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You are a Blessing!
Thank you to everyone on the medical team at the office at St. Joseph’s ~ Towson Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Kenneth Crandall, you will always be someone I deeply appreciate. Thank you for being a great person, you never gave up on seeing me healthy again. You always gave me assurance I would be out of pain, living my life again as I enjoyed. I felt safe with you, knowing you had my best interest for better health again. It was a long journey for everyone, thank you for being there. A lot of time has passed since we first met, there were many obstacles to overcome. With you and your endless efforts to see me well again, “we finally” got me to better health. I feel like everything, my surgery and recovery were important to you to see me healthy again. Thank you Kenneth Crandall, you will always be an incredible doctor, but more an incredible person. You are a blessing to my life and your professional field of medicine. You are an amazing person, your efforts in having care to others is endless. To everyone that was there for me! You are all amazing professionals. I never felt like I was in a doctors office on my visits to St. Joseph’s. I felt comfort and assurance I was in the best care. Have a blessed day, everyone will always be in my prayers. Enjoy every moment life offers you. ~ Carolyn C.
I normally don’t write reviews but Dr. Defontes was an amazing doctor. My daughter broke her fibula above the growth plate and her tibia through the growth plate and he was very knowledgeable about her conditions. He explained everything thoroughly so we understood everything and was very patient and kind. I couldn’t be happier with how he was with her, so sensitive and caring. We couldn’t have asked for a better doctor during this awful time, he was absolutely amazing!
I Can Walk Again
I had my back surgery on [date] 2019. I’ll never forget that date. Dr. Crandall and his staff were truly “miracle workers.” Following painful/unsuccessful weeks of therapy, I was in absolute agony. I had displaced a vertebrae along with damaging a few disks while landscaping. I could barely walk a few yards. Because of nerve damage, I experienced sciatica down both legs and numbness in my feet. It felt as though I had a broken ankle and had to drag one leg. It also felt as though there was a vice in my lower back tearing me apart. Trying to sleep lying down was no longer possible. It was sheer hell. Through the kindness’ of others I’d hear, “You don’t want surgery. The repercussions could be so much worse!” When you cannot walk, are in excruciating pain from nerve damage, can’t sleep, and starting to drink heavily to medicate yourself because pain re-leavers simply aren’t working, there truly is no alternative. I am very fond of St. Joseph’s hospital for their care of my elderly father these past 5 years. There was no doubt in my mind that they would have a skilled Orthopedic Department. I was very impressed with Dr. Crandall upon meeting him. Very professional, self assured – he gained my confidence quite readily. He also rearranged his schedule – and that of many others – to provide me with a surgery ASAP.
I won’t say that the aftermath of surgery wasn’t painful, but within three weeks I no longer needed, nor to this day, have I taken a simple pill of any type for pain. I can walk up to three miles without discomfort and try to do so every day/other day. I did not have any followup therapy of any sort after my surgery. I no longer drink any alcohol. Dr. Crandall ordered a bone density machine to help my bones heal. I know many others who have had back surgery – not at St. Joseph’s – and no one has ever heard of the machine. I wear it – religiously – 2 hrs. a day for the next six to nine months. I feel great. I experience a few twinges here and there, and know when I should not continue doing something too strenuous. I wouldn’t think twice about undergoing surgery again, if necessary. I would highly recommend Dr. Crandall and his staff to everyone. Because of Dr. Crandall, I can walk again without any pain. Because of him, his staff and having my surgery at St. Joseph’s, I can have a Merry Xmas and look forward to a very Happy New Year.
Complete Resolution of My Symptoms
Dear Dr. Kenneth Crandall,
I would like to thank you and your associates at St. Joseph’s Hospital for the excellent care that I received in August 2019 during and after my surgery. As a surgeon myself, I appreciated your thoughtful and careful evaluation of my problem and the technical skill and judgement required to perform my spinal reconstruction. To be honest, I was not anticipating the complete resolution of my symptoms. I have been pleasantly surprised with the resulting absence of my foot drop and leg pain. I am sure you will have a long and successful career. Good luck and, again, THANK YOU.