Patient Success Stories
Dr Fischer literally gave me my life back after a lengthy, painful journey with significant lower back issues. She is skilled and compassionate, a winning combination from a patient’s perspective.
A year-and-a-half ago, I was suffering from severe neck pain and back pain from a herniated disc in my neck. I was unable to sleep properly at night, and it took several attempts and additional pain meds for me to even bear lying down in the MRI machine long enough for them to finish the […]
Dr Fischer is a world class surgeon . If you are unaware she was handpicked to by the 2 most specialized and the world class Spinal Surgeons in the world. Dr Fischer is so gifted NYU is very lucky to have her on there team . You will be hard pressed to find a better […]
I am so grateful for Dr. Fischer. She led me back to a normal life. I was in such pain in my Lower back and gain so much weight . Now I play with my grandkids. I walk everywhere without pain and enjoying life . Thank you Dr. Fischer .
Dr Fisher is very patient and easy to communicate with my two levels herniated discs. After I decided to do the surgery Dr Fisher is very kind to schedule me a surgery as soon as she can with her tight schedule as I was in such a suffering. It took me some time to finally […]
Dr. Fischer took the time to listen to my life-crippling situation and offered suggestions on which surgery to select. She did an exceptional job with the fusion and my physical therapists have been impressed with my speedy progress. She is prompt in responding to my questions and thorough in her analysis. I feel I have […]
I have been a patient of Dr. Fischer for several years. She has always been knowledgeable, thorough, analytical, caring, and dedicated. If you are looking for a spine surgeon then you certainly are suffering from a serious health issue that is very disruptive to all phases of you life. But if you are in this […]
Dr. Fischer is an excellent doctor. Wonderful bedside manner. Patiently answers all questions and explains things so a layman can understand. She is extremely positive in her outlook and exudes a very positive karma. She and her staff are very timely about responding to messages and emails. Highly recommend her.
I have been suffering from back pain for over 40 years since high school football until now at age 61. Other than genetic arthritis mostly in the lower back region, I suffered from extreme compression of the vertebrates L4 – L5 that really strained & impinged the nerves and squeezed the disc between. Unfortunately the […]
I injured myself tumbling and needed disc replacement surgery. I was scared until I met Dr. Fischer. She is the real deal. Dr. Fischer doesn’t sugar coat things which is refreshing and important when it comes to neck and spine issues. She is highly intelligent, through, and passionate about her work and patients. As her […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Im Les vargas. I am a post op patient of Dr. Fischer. I had spinal stenosis and needed surgery. Dr Fischer performed spinal fusion surgery on my lower lumbar spine on January 13th of 2017. I am happy to say that today, 6 months later, i have no more pain in my back or legs. […]