I recently had major surgery on my cervical spine. Work was done from C3 to T1. I was suffering from severe stenosis and losing the ability to use my left arm and hand.
Dr. Taghva performed the surgery and was assisted by his nurse practitioner Vanessa Stroessner. It’s been a few months since the surgery and I have full use of my arm and hand. I had always heard Dr. Taghva was an extraordinary surgeon and after being living proof I whole heartedly agree.
I think one of the things that makes Dr. Taghva so successful is the fabulous team surrounding him. I have had over 30 surgeries in my life (old sports injuries) and have been attended to by numerous doctors and staff. Of all the people I have met in the medical/surgical profession the kindest, most responsive, knowledgeable and all around pleasant individual is without a doubt Vanessa Stowasser. You would be hard pressed to find someone as valuable as she is to the team. I actually look forward to follow up visits just for the opportunity to speak with her.
Gabrielle scheduled all the appointments and keeps the office running smoothly. She is much different than many other medical office managers because she truly cares.
I can’t forget the women at the front desk also. They are always greeting patients with a smile and kind words.
My highest recommendation to Dr. Taghva, Vanessa and the rest of the team.