Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh sees patients from all over the nation.
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After being given a thorough explanation of my spine problems and what can be done to relieve the symptoms, I set up the date for my spine surgery without hesitance. There was no intraoperative event. Tha pain management regimen that Dr. Rustamzadeh prescribed for me, for post-op and for discharge, was well beyond my needs.
My pain, numbness, and tingling sensation have gone away; my strength has been back to normal now (about 1 month post-op). I couldn’t be happier choosing Dr. Rustamzadeh as the surgeon to fix my spine problems and the related symptoms. He possesses great skills, honesty and professionalism that one would search into for a great surgeon.
My surgery went exactly as planned and my recovery has been quick.
Because of my experience, we brought my mother-in-law down from Vancouver WA for a consultation. She had tried for 18 months to get someone in her area to treat her lower back pain, without success. Dr. Rustamzadeh reviewed her charts, diagnosed the problem in minutes and had her in surgery within 10 days. Two months after her surgery, she can now walk upright..no longer needing a wheel chair, no longer needing her walker, and no longer needing pain medication.
I’m 47 and played many sports in my youth which contributed to my bulging discs (L4-L5 & L5-S1). Because of this I changed my lifestyle at 35 and eliminated running so that I could avoid anything drastic like surgery on my back. Well it finally happened where my disc pinched off my sciatic nerve and my left leg was numb for 3 weeks. Dr. Rustamzadeh recommended a minimally invasive procedure to remove this disc bulge. I was scared out of my mind but decided it was the best course of action.
The discectomy took 50 minutes and I was able to go home that day. Immediately the numbness was gone! I looked up several post-op Youtube videos from around the country to see what to expect and a lot of people gave mixed reviews on pain levels so again, I was scared. i felt amazing for the first two days, post-op, but waited to see how i’d feel after all the anesthesia left my body. I had zero pain down my leg and the incision didn’t hurt much at all. I was off all narcotic pain medication by the 4th day and was able to move around very well. Obviously not lifting, twisting or bending but sitting was no problem and there were no complications. By day 8 I took a 4 hour car ride without any pain!
It’s now week 3 and had the metal staples removed and still feeling great. PT starts in another month and I’m now able to lift 10-15lbs with no bandages or back braces. VERY happy with how things have progressed.
As for Dr. Rustamzadeh, my family is in medicine and we did extensive background checks and referrals and everyone said he was the best technical neurosurgeon around and that I would be in the best hands. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure and what post-op would be for me and answered everyone of my questions. He made me feel comfortable in the office and in the OR right before my procedure. He really cares about his patients.
Additionally, the staff in his office were very caring and truly helpful as I had to deal with insurance. Nicole immediately responded to every email and question and treated me like family which helped me during my pre-surgery anxiety.
I highly recommend Dr. Rustamzadeh for anyone suffering from back pain. You want to see a Dr. that has reviews like this because I was scared and now I’m happier than I’ve been in years with how my back feels!
I had been living (if you want to call it living) with excruciating back pain for 5 years. It was to the point I couldn’t drive, I needed help to walk and even get out of bed. I was terrified at the thought of back surgery. I kept putting it off, getting multiple epidural injections that were only a short term relief. Band aids that stopped helping. Once decided that I needed to have surgery I was nervous and full of questions. Dr Rustamzadeh was so helpful. He answered all my questions, went over everything in great detail and completely calmed all my worries. His staff were so helpful and seriously Nicole is the best!!! I would recommend Dr Rustamzadeh to anyone who needs spine surgery. I am 2 months post op and I’m WALKING 2 miles a day!!!!! It’s been a miracle and has given me my life back. Thank you Dr Rustamzadeh for truly changing my life.
I must admit though, that I was very frightened at the prospect of having spine surgery and of having several discs removed and then spinal fusion. I had heard all the stories of surgical failures and the pain you had to endure the rest of your life. However, after all of the apprehension and fear, I did have the operation, and although it initially was very painful for a few days, I am so glad that I did it.
Now, July 29th I am pain free. Dr. Rustamzadeh did a wonderful job. He is a neurosurgeon, and his specialties are back and brain surgeries!
He had me walking 2 miles a day within a week after rehab. Before the surgery, I had trouble walking to the bathroom – it was so painful.I recommend Dr. Rustamzadeh, as he is a very skilled and compassionate surgeon, and he is very understanding of your fears and your pain. His assistant Nicole is truly a wonderful, caring and very encouraging person; and she is very happy to answer all your questions and reassure you that the doctor can help you.
I recommend Dr. Rustamzadeh very highly, but who ever you choose, please choose a neurosurgeon for the procedure. Although Orthopedic surgeons are great for replacing joints (hips, knees, elbows etc.) it is my understanding that their surgical training for the back is limited – about a year. Most orthopedic surgeons don’t even attempt back surgery, as it is a very intricate and delicate type of surgery. Dr. Rustamzadeh’s training included 7 years for the back besides his specialty as a brain surgeon. After having had several painful surgeries in my life, I was most concerned about my back, with which I had suffered for 17 years of progressive pain until I could barely walk.
I know that the prospect of back surgery is a very frightening one for most people. However, after my recent experience with spine surgery, and the now enormous relief of pain it is a testament to this surgeon’s skill. My surgery included L2,3,4,5 and 4 vertebrae were fused – yes surgery is painful – for a few days, but the difference in pain relief is nothing short of miraculous. I walk 2 miles every day without a cane, or any assistive device. A year from now, I believe my back problem will be nothing but a memory. So, if you are suffering and in pain, I strongly recommend Dr. Rustamzadeh 5 stars!
He is extremely knowledgeable and able to quickly understand and explain to you what needs to be done. Then he makes it happen!
When I was told I had to have three discs fused in my neck (C2, 3 & 4) I immediately panicked. I did not want this surgery, but had no choice. I’d heard horror stories about fusions and many told me the results would not be good, I would always have discomfort and neck pain.
WRONG, thanks to Dr. Rustamzadeh.
I’ve had many unrelated surgeries due to other medical conditions, and I must say THIS surgery was by far the easiest. I had ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN OR DISCOMFORT (other than wearing a temporary brace!). The results were amazing, I have no neck pain, I can do all the things I love to do (kayaking, climbing, boating, working in garden….)
If you need a great Neuro Surgeon, this is the man to see. His office staff is great and incredibly helpful as well. I cannot express enough how grateful I am to this wonderful doctor. So don’t put it off, go see him, he is the BEST.
A day after the surgery, I noticed that the radiating pain in my leg was almost gone. I was able to sit, sleep, and walk like a normal person again.
It’s now been a little over 8 weeks post-surgery. My mobility is getting better every day. Even though I am on a weight restriction, no lifting anything more than 10 lbs. But I am feeling great!
The reason I am sharing this with you all because most people, especially men, don’t realize that extreme leg pain has something to do with a lower back injury. I would recommend having it checked early and don’t wait for months and months as I did. I have never had any kind of surgery in my life. This was my 1st surgery ever, and I was extremely nervous about it. However, it was sooooo worth it. It’s probably the most minimally invasive spinal surgery there is. I walked in and walked out the same day. I am now able to live a normal life again.
To anyone who has spine or back issues I have visited many Doctors from Stanford to Monterey county and he is by far the very best He is up front with his patients and tells you like it is . and his office staff is great they are polite and efficient and are always willing to help.. In my opinion he is the best brain and spine surgeon in central California