Success Stories

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Amy Smith

See a Washington Post story about a woman whose worsening pain stumped specialist after specialist for five years until she saw UM spine surgeon Steven Ludwig, who diagnosed the cause as spinal stenosis and performed successful surgery.

The University of Maryland Spine Program is recognized as a regional leader in providing state-of-the-art treatment of all spinal disorders. Meet some of our patients and read about their life-changing experiences. These are the sort of success stories that UM Spine Program physicians and staff make possible every day.

Mrs. Downing: See video of a long-time back pain sufferer who found relief after minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery.

Meryl Eddy: Cervical disc disease patient resumes active lifestyle after receiving newly approved artificial disc.

Amy Smith: Kyphosis patient is 'eternally grateful' to Dr. Daniel Gelb after successful spinal surgery.

Kimberly Salmeri: UM Spine Program Patient Kimberly Salmeri vastly improved after scoliosis fusion surgery.

Aronld Honkofsky: Spinal stenosis patient credits UMMC's team approach with getting him on the road to recovery.

Stephen Little: Herniated disc patient discusses how he came to have spinal disc replacement surgery and the impact it had on his life. Watch video

If you are a patient of a referring physician and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, please call 410-448-6400.

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