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Patient Success Stories

Gerald Klein

My wife Theresa suffered with daily pain in the hip area for 5 years, and in this time saw numerous doctors in Rockland County and always received epidurals in the hip area and had no relief. A friend recommended a doctor at Columbia Presbyterian and a different test was done and found the cause of […]


Anthony Baker

I’m writing to you regarding one of your excellent doc Charla Fischer and her staff at the Allen Hospital. They treated me so good that I really didn’t want to home. D. Fischer is my first female surgeon and I am very pleased with her work. The staff was so considerate with me during my […]



Bill Northhacker

In 1971, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Northhacker of Fleischmanns, NY, injured his hand and neck during an army parachute jump. As a result, he struggled with pain for most of his life. He tried various medications and several rounds of physical therapy over more than four decades. Nothing helped. “After 43 years of unrelenting back, […]


Dr. Charla Fischer | Best Spine Surgeon in New York

Skip Funt

Skip Funt had certain members of the medical community scratching their heads. He wasn’t your typical case. Over a period of ten years, a number of doctors had treated the energetic, now-72-year-old from Midtown Manhattan for chronic pain in his right hip. The therapies they offered weren’t just ineffective . . . according to Skip, […]



I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Charla Fischer and the New York Presbyterian staff. For many years, I suffered from sporadic back pain which had been misdiagnosed as a pulled muscle. At the end of February 2013, the pain returned but this time it lasted for 6 long agonizing months. I tried every type […]


Danielle Pizarro

You’ve changed my life for the better. Thank you so much for your professionalism, compassion and bedside manner. But most of all, thank you for performing a successful surgery. My quality of life has improved 10 fold and it’s only been 2 months. I’m more confident with my body and can’t wait to show of […]