Patient Testimonials


Click on the links below to read stories from some of Dr. Sinicropi’s patients. You can also browse by surgical procedure:

Spinal Fusion
Decompression Surgery
Disc Replacement
Laminectomy / Laminotomy


lindsay hammerbeckLindsay Hammerbeck

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

The pain was immediately so minimal after surgery. I actually took a previously ­planned week-­long trip to London only nine weeks post­-op and I was able to return to work as a Registered Nurse ­just a week after that!” Read more.


 

Harlan Altepeter

Procedure: Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion

 


 

mark hollenbergerMark Hollenberger

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement

“After being involved in a car accident, which resulted in whiplash, I was diagnosed with two herniated discs and spinal stenosis. I experienced neck pain, stiffness, headaches, reduced range of motion, and tingling in my fingers and arms. Immediately after surgery I could tell that my symptoms were reduced.” Read more.

 


 

spine fusion patientMickayla Davis

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

“I was referred to Dr. Sinicropi by my lawyer whose family are patients of Dr. Sinicropi’s. I knew that if my lawyer trusted Dr. Sinicropi enough to treat his family, then I would be in good hands.” Read More.


 

Ryan KellyRyan Kelly

Procedure: Artificial Disc Replacement

Dr. Sinicropi’s help getting me in for surgery quickly was critical because my fiancé and I were able to keep our wedding date.  We got married only 3 weeks after I had surgery.  We left on our honeymoon to Hawaii a day later for two weeks.  I was able to swim & snorkel that first week we were there.” Read more.

 


 

dean williamsDean Williams

Procedure: Laminectomy

“I’ve had lower back problems for the past 3-4 years.  I’d been doing physical therapy for a while to try and resolve my lower back pain. Eventually my physical therapist told me that there was nothing else he could do for me, and that I needed to consider surgery.” Read More.

 

 


 

vicki eckertVicki Eckert

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“I tried cortisone shots, but those didn’t work at all to relieve my pain. I was at the point when I was willing to try anything to get better – including surgery. It was my first surgery ever so I was pretty scared, but Dr. Sinicropi made me feel comfortable.” Read More.

 

 

 


 

adam kauserAdam Kauser

Procedure: Discectomy

“I was unable to perform my duties at work. I could not bend over to put on my socks or tie my shoes. After the procedure I was sore for a few days but the pain was pretty much gone. I could stand up straight.  I could walk better than  I had in a long time the same day after surgery.” Read More.

 

 


 

John CatalfamoJohn Catalfamo

Procedure: Discectomy

When I woke up from surgery the pain in my leg was completely gone. It was like they flipped a light switch and turned off the pain. It’s not worth it to live through the pain. I had surgery and my life is better now than it’s been in ten years. Read More.

 


 

spine fusion patientThomas Malaske

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

“Go see Dr. Sinicropi if you have back pain. He performed an absolute miracle on my spine. Read More.


 

spine surgery patientDavid Hanselman

Procedure: Laminectomy & Decompression

“The pain down the legs was gone immediately after surgery. The back soreness is getting better by the day as I am only 3 weeks removed from my surgery.” Read More.


 

bob orrisonBob Orrison

Procedure: ACDF Surgery

“I felt great right after surgery. I didn’t even need to take many of my prescribed pain pills. Now I can walk around without any of the pain I felt before.” Read More.


 

 

acdf surgery patientAmy Kolstad

Procedure: ACDF Surgery

“Surgery was the best decision I could have made for myself.  The care that I was given was extraordinary. Read More.


 

Connie Clemens

Procedure: Cervical Fusion

“I was in a car accident back in 2010. A truck ran a red light and collided with my vehicle. After the accident I had nearly constant pain, primarily in my neck. The first few doctors I saw were little, to no help at all. Dr. Sinicropi was the first doctor I saw who consoled me and recognized my pain.” Read More.


 

Ronald Meyer

Procedure: TLIF Surgery

“When you start having back issues, go talk to a spine expert. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Sinicropi – he is the absolute pinnacle of spine surgeons in my book!” Read More.


 

Andrea Diestler

Procedure: Artificial Disc Replacement

“I would completely recommend Dr. Sinicropi to anyone needing spine surgery. Everyone on his team that I dealt with during the course of my treatment was kind, knowledgeable, and made me feel confident that I was getting the best care possible.” Read More.


 

Rachelle Rood

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

“I had seen two other specialists before finding Dr. Sinicropi.  Within 5 minutes of my first visit with Dr. Sinicropi I knew he was someone I could trust.  He knew exactly what to look for in what was causing my pain, he was very straight-forward about the next steps and what my options were throughout the process.” Read More.


 

Sandra Haas

Procedure: Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion

I was in such pain and not living my life like I wanted to. I was forced to postpone my surgery for about 8 months after my injury because of a number of family issues. Eventually it got to the point where I couldn’t cope anymore. So I went in for surgery and immediately felt good about the decision.” Read More.


 

William Schiffler

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement & Spinal Fusion

Immediately following the surgery, I was pain free from my lower back through my entire leg. Read More.


 

Sheila Priebe

Procedure: Cervical Fusion

“I was terrified of surgery at first, but Dr. Sinicropi and his staff were so supportive and made me feel comfortable. Looking back I’m so glad I had the procedure done. “ Read More.


 

Pamela Scott

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“Before the procedure I couldn’t stand for long without the help of my cane. Now I can stand for an hour without even using a cane!” Read More.


 

Brenda Kretlow

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

“Back in 2012 I lifted a heavy object at work and felt a severe pain in my back. Shortly after that I knew I needed back surgery.” Read More.


 

Clarice Snyder

Procedure: Cervical Fusion

“In addition to the intense pain and not having any pain med work effectively, I could not participate in any daily activities. Standing or sitting I could handle the pain for five minutes at the most (while on pain meds) before I had to lie down.” Read More.


 

Janet Sewell

Procedure: Lumbar Decompression

“I slipped and fell on a patch of ice last winter and had severe leg pain from my buttocks all the way down to my feet. First I went to the chiropractor. When that didn’t work I was referred to a neurologist and had several epidurals. Nothing worked. Finally, I went to see Dr. Sinicropi.” Read More.


 

Charles R. Collins

Procedure: Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion

“After surgery my leg pain was gone and I was out of the hospital in less than a week. I didn’t take a single pain pill.” Read More.


 

David Hall

Procedure: Lumbar Decompression

“Dr. Sinicropi performed my previous decompression surgery perfectly. I wouldn’t go to any other surgeon.” Read More.


 

Elizabeth Emerson

Procedure: Anterior / Posterior Spinal Fusion

“Dr. Sinicropi immediately put me at ease. He never pressured me into surgery and he answered all my questions.” Read More.


 

Gary Harshe

Procedure: Cervical Fusion

“Go to Midwest Spine & Brain Institute if you have neck pain. They are fantastic. From the surgeons, to support staff – everyone went above and beyond.” Read More.


 

James Seim

Procedure: Total Disc Replacement

“Right after I woke up from surgery I could stand, sit, and walk without pain.” Read More.


 

Linda Ives

Procedure: Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion

“I was scared going into the procedure, but Dr. Sinicropi put my nerves at rest. I couldn’t be happier with the results.” Read More.


 

Bill Edberg

Procedure: TLIF Surgery

“When I woke up I could move my foot for the first time in six months. Shortly after that I was walking around. The back pain was completely gone.” Read More.


 

Kim Dreyling

Procedure: Low Back Surgery

“I put off having the surgery for 8 years and I wish that I would have done it much sooner.” Read More.


 

Steve Carlson

Procedure: Cervical Fusion

“I had already had cortisone injections and physical therapy, both of which did not work.” Read More.


 

Doria Howard

Procedure: Laminotomy

“I was on pain meds for only three days after surgery and I started to sleep well for the first time in years.” Read More.


 

Roy Naslund

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“Right after surgery, I expected a lot more pain than I had. After four weeks I’m pain free and I no longer need a walker to get around.” Read More.


 

Kristin Haines

Procedure: ACDF Surgery

“After the procedure, I felt great. The numbness, tingling, and pain was completely gone. It’s now a year after my surgery and I feel fantastic.” Read More.


 

David Smith

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“I tried chiropractic, spinal injections, pain medication, and several other surgeries before I finally found Dr. Sinicropi.” Read More.


 

Claudio Damus

Procedure: Cervical Fusion

“I was surprised that I did not have a lot of pain right after the procedure. I didn’t need many heavy meds at all – I was able to control the pain with Tylenol. After a few weeks I was back to all my normal activities.” Read More.


 

Audrey Ricker

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“Don’t wait and suffer in pain. Seek help from Dr. Sinicropi. I’m 75 years old now and I feel better than I have since I was 40!” Read More.


 

Dan Pike

Procedure: Decompression

“I tried chiropractic, physical therapy, and injections but nothing really worked for very long.” Read More.


 

Diane Rain

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“Dr. Sinicropi and his team are simply wonderful. I have already referred many of my friends to him.” Read More.


Tyler Behr

Procedure: Spinal Decompression & Fusion

“Follow the advice of a specialist like Dr. Sinicropi don’t be afraid of surgery.” Read More.


 

Rod Landers

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

“My life has completely changed as a result of this surgery. My wife says she has her husband back.” Read More.


 

Shirley Sailor

Procedure: Revision Spinal Fusion

“I found Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Dr. Sinicropi online. After being denied surgery by another clinic, Dr. Sinicropi took my case.” Read More.


 

Dave Biebighauser

Procedure: Spinal Decompression

“I had no pain at all when I woke up from the anesthetic. My leg was initially weak but with rehabilitation I soon was back to 100%. I feel better now than I did 5 years before this happened.” Read More.


 

Pamela Beatty

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“Go see Dr. Sinicropi and his team. My friends say I’m not even the same person as I was before surgery. Dr. Sinicropi did such a wonderful job. I’m so appreciative. I am a living miracle!” Read More.


 

Janet Fish

Procedure: Lumbar Fusion

“I ultimately went with Dr. Sinicropi because of his professionalism and warmth. I trusted him.” Read More.


 

Levi Hanson

Procedure: Spinal Herniectomy

“Right away after surgery, the back pain was completely gone. The leg numbness went away over time.” Read More.


 

Brad Sullivan

Procedure: Spinal Discectomy

“I expected a lot worse, but recovering from surgery wasn’t bad at all. The nerve pain was instantly gone.” Read More.


 

Richard Volovsek

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

“The success of the procedures was so complete that I was astonished.  Except for a very small reduction of head rotation, everything about the functionality of my neck seems normal.” Read More.