I have a brain tumor & neuro-cardio disease. I have had these issues all my life. My primary doctors have saved my life several times. Over the years we have fired doctors because of they're arrogant, afraid or only care about your insurance. Dr. Petr was my second Neurosurgeon that I met. The first Dr. Mayo Cline I fired day 1. I know a lot about my illness; know a wonderful, knowledgeable doctor that cares about as a person when I meet one. Dr.Petr is brillant & no other doctor will touch me
Dr. Petr is not only an amazing doctor but also a people person. In my opinion being a caring doctor who actually cares about his patients makes him simply the best. He took the time to listen to me which is rare. He explained my surgery clearly and in words I actually understood. His staff and everyone at Lyerly were simply amazing all were very friendly.
I would recommend Dr. Petr without hesitation. Very straightforward and professional. I have complete confidence in his recommendations and feel fortunate to have had him for my surgeon.
My experience with Dr. Monteiro has been one of great joy and comfort to me. I have had extensive major spine surgery in Jan of 2017 and Dr. Monteiro has been caring, taking great time with me in surgery and making sure that I am healing afterwards. I trust him now and before with my life. He truly wants me to have a life well lived....a great surgeon....and man.
I had a complicated spine surgery and I'm 8 weeks into recovery. I'm very satisfied! Although, I haven't been able to go back to work, I feel so much better. Right now I'm doing physical therapy to strengthen my back and core. I'm taking my time to not interfere with recovery process. After all, I had an all-in-one type of surgery. Most people have to under go surgery 2-3× but under the circumstances Dr. Monteiro was able to do it in one surgery. I'm glad he did! ??
I have been very impressed with Dr. Wallace and his staff. I was seen for consultation within a week of calling for an appointment. My surgery was scheduled within one month of the consultation. The only reason for that delay was because I needed additional testing. His staff responds quickly when I call with questions. My post op care has been excellent, and all of my concerns are addressed thoroughly. Everyone has been very compassionate. I recommend him without reservation.
Very thankful for such a fabulous doctor. Anyone would be very very pleased.
My fusion of L 3-5 was a complete success! Dr Wallace explained everything about the surgery to us on the previous visit to surgery. He also came in right before surgery to answer any questions.
I would say full recovery for me was about 2 1/2 months.
I would tell future patients to be careful with the pain medicine and take only what is needed.
Dr Wallace is a gifted surgeon who is very knowlegeable, kind and answers all your questions. 5 stars to his PA Mike Seese too.
he dose not give a crap how much pain you are in
Rude phone conversation uncaring about my needs more interisted in if my money was ready to be shoveled ther way than helping a man in depressing chronic pain....thanks for the extra dose of holiday cheer. I wouldent let someone who thinks this way touch me in the OR if you payed me now... Karma.....hope you and all your families are all well and happy for the holidays. Thank you for giving me a few more weeks of depression for hopes to get a sugurey I needed.
I like Dr Cannestra because he's straight to the point, nononsense. As a retired operating room health care employee I truly appreciate this. I've had four previous spinal surgeries prior to finding Dr Cannestra. He repaired my current problem and is going to correct some previous failed fusions. I didn't want to continue with the previous surgeon and couldn't find another that would touch me. Dr Cannestra has done a great job for me for this surgery and I will only allow him to operate on me.
It's been over 2 months since Wallace did the surgery and yet it's still taking days / weeks to get a call back from him or his staff. I would not recommend this office. One staff member made the comment " I'm sorry for the hectic situation but there's so many dr's in the office and things are so chaotic". Several times we had to call 3 sometimes 4 times a day to have things faxed because we were in jeopardy of losing our job / disability. The office did not seem to care. NO ONE RETURNS CALLS!
Dr. Cannestra did a Chiari Malformation with syringomyelia surgery on me back in June. Dr. Cannestra was very thorough and informative. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Cannestra and Dean and the care I received. The only complaint I would have is that Laura his medical assistant is not very prompt or thorough.
Dr. Petr and his team are highly skilled, caring and professional. My questions and concerns were answered and he explained my procedure in detail so I knew what to expect. I received outstanding care and I highly recommend Dr. Petr.
Dr. Petr and his team are excellent. Having to deal with a risky and sensitive surgery (spinal fusion), Dr. Petr and his team took the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. I never felt rushed in my appointments and his staff has been very responsive. He explains the surgery in easy to understand terms and is very compassionate in his approach. He has a bed side manner that is excellent and a reputation of being the best in the field.
I had a cervical fusion several years ago and I am completely pain free.
I had spinal fusion L5/S1 on 4/29/16. Dr. Cannestra was very kind, patient and thorough in answering all of our questions regarding my options, surgery, post op and life expectations. I can't say enough positive things about him, Dean and Laura who have been so helpful in every step of the way. The only negative would be how long it took for the initial appointment but that was the case with ALL neurosurgeons in Jax - especially the top notch ones like Dr. Cannestra! I'm a thankful patient!
Not only does Dr. Petr have a reputation as THE doctor for spinal fusion surgery, he took what was for me a scary topic and broke it down in easy to understand terms when explaining it to me including using visual aids. The day of surgery I met Dr. Petr's entire surgical team. After surgery the first person I saw was Dr. Petr. He cares, and his warmth and compassion shine through. He has assembled the most awesome team, including PA Greg Norris And MA Sheila Huddleston. HIGHLY recommend Dr Petr.
My experience has been wonderful the office staff from top the bottom top notch. Dr PETR has a way of making you at ease from the first visit through surgery to the last visit he explains everything in way that you can understand but leaves the final decision up to you. I wouldn't go anywhere else from now on my experience has been great my pain is totally gone felt great right after surgery.
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Petr to my family and friends. From the first appointment where Dr. Petr spent over an hour explaining my condition and in detail explaining the pending surgery, Dr. Petr was kind, considerate and very capable, his staff is excellent. From the receptionist, to his admin, to his physicians assistant there is nothing but friendly, caring, compassionate care. They make you feel like they are completely your care team and are wanting the best outcome.
Have to go to another surgeon to fix the mess Dr Monteiro created.
Dr. Petr was very professional and completely explained every aspect of my surgery. He went completely in depth of what the procedure would entail. He and his PA Greg checked on my recovery and performance during my recovery. Dr. Petr told me he was very comfortable that he could relieve my symptoms, and was present when I awoke in recovery. I was up and walking three hours after surgery, and have continued in a positive recovery so far.
Dr. Petr is a true professional, a testament to his profession. He treated me like a person and not a number. He spent an hour with me explaining the procedure I needed and what it would entail. After surgery, Dr. Petr was at my side like he said he would be. He asked, how are you?. I was so grateful that he took the time to wait to see how I was feeling. I saw Dr. Petr again the next morning at 6:00am and was advised surgery was successful. He released me the following day.
I would highly recommend Dr. Petr to any family and friends that are ever in the need of his medical expertise. Dr. Petr was very knowledgeable of my condition and the treatment required to correct it. He knew time was of the essence to have surgery. The surgery went smoothly, along with the recovery. I have been able to walk miles, and without any nerve pain since the surgery and am thankful to Dr. Petr, Greg and Sheila for their treatment.
Dr. Garcia and his staff are highly professional and excellent to work with! Our experience with them from beginning to end was excellent!
I found Dr. Petr to be intellectually impressive, emotionally connected, jovial, and genuinely concerned about my well-being before surgery, immediately following surgery and the ensuing weeks after surgery. Most impressive was his meticulous approach to determine the best course of action and then presenting that course of action for my approval. His light-hearted approach, combined with confidence put my entire family at ease. Thanks for the professional effort by you and your team.
A year ago my husband had a fusion in his lower back. He spent almost a week in the hospital for a routine surgery. Two months later the pain and lack of mobility was as bad as it was before the surgery. Here we are a year later and the stabbing, pinching, and horrible pain is worse than before surgery. When he asked for help, my husband was told there was nothing more he could do. This has taken a toll on our marriage, teenage daughter, and his quality of life is beyond horrific!
Condescending, rude, arrogant. He's ruined my life. 12 months after a simple spinal fusion, I'm seeing pain management Dr's to cope with the horrible pain since the surgery. He won't admit fault, or even let me see a different doctor in the group. Stay away from him. As the head of neuro for Baptist hospital, no one in the network will admit his failure. I got lucky to find an Dr who isn't scared, and found the bones Dr. Monteiro broke, but wont admit to.
Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spine Fracture Treatment
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Deep Brain Stimulation
Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Or Cranial
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization