Imagine a life free of of back or neck pain, one where you can enjoy all of the activities you enjoyed before you had pain.
According to patient Sindy Fuller, this is exactly what she experienced after undergoing back surgery performed by Dr. Jay Jagannathan. “I’m 61 years old and feel better than I have in many years. I’ve resumed all the activities I used to do,” says Fuller, who works out regularly and has even enjoyed riding on zip-lines without pain or discomfort.
Similarly, another patient, Glenn Rocheleau, suffered from lower back pain and had radiating numbness down through his right leg. After undergoing surgery with Dr. Jagannathan, he no longer needed pain medication and was able to return to work as a pilot. “This surgery was a lifesaver for me. It got me back everything that I had lost. The mobility I have regained from [no longer suffering from] all the pain is incredible.”
Dr. Jagannathan attended medical school at the University of Maryland and was trained at the University of Virginia and Wayne State University. For the past two years, Dr. Jagannathan has been one of only a few neurosurgeons to be named a Top Doc in Hour Detroit magazine. He has been named a Rising Star in spine surgery by In-Spine magazine, and is a recipient of both the Synthes Award for Craniofacial Research and the Pevehouse Award in socioeconomic research from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Although Dr. Jagannathan could go anywhere with his talents, he has decided to practice in Michigan, where his practice takes him throughout the state; he has offices across metro Detroit, as well as in northern Michigan. “My goal is to give patients the information they need to seek treatment that results in a better quality of life,” Dr. Jagannathan explains. He adds, “I understand that for most patients, surgery is a last resort.” That could mean having minimally invasive surgery or spinal injections. In some cases, it’s possible to provide lasting freedom from pain without surgery or anesthesia.
When surgery is necessary, Dr. Jagannathan (who is fellowship trained in complex spine deformities) has had excellent results with disk replacement, lumbar and cervical fusions, and cutting-edge procedures such as endoscopic and image-guided cranial surgery. With board-certified neurologist Dr. Fadi Delly on staff, who is also fellowship trained in pain management, comprehensive pain management and neurology services are also available, including the use of EMG to diagnosis and treat disorders such as stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and brain dysfunction due to strokes and concussions.
Visiting a neurosurgeon or neurologist can be intimidating for some, but the experienced staff at the Jagannathan Neurosurgery strives to make consultations as comfortable as possible, giving prompt attention to patient concerns and utilizing state-of-the-art techniques that result in quicker recoveries. “A team-oriented, empathetic approach to patient care, along with outstanding outcomes, are the paramount goals of this practice,” Dr. Jagannathan says. “We won’t keep you waiting. We understand that when you’re in pain, you want to get the best care possible, quickly.” With locations in metro Detroit and in Northern Michigan, there is a location near you. Please visit Dr. Jagannathan’s new, state-of-the-art office in Troy opening this fall.