Dr. Rushton accepted me as a patient after searching for a surgeon that met "my" qualifications. Dr. Rushton is a young, but very skilled, experienced orthopedic spinal surgeon. (OSS)He fused discs C 4-5, 5-6, and 6-7 of my cervical spine.
I was very nervous before this surgery, but Dr. Rushton met me in the OR before they provided anesthesia for the surgery and assured me that everything would be fine. This was an eight hour surgery with a plate in the front and rods and screws in the back of the neck.
I have done very well with this surgery. Many people that have the same levels done do not have the ROM that I do. Dr. Rushton woke me from the surgery and asked immediately if the pain and numbness were gone. I was thankful all pain and numbness was gone...neck, shoulder and arm.
I received excellent care while at the Pennsylvania Hospital from the nurses and staff. Dr. Rushton provides great follow-up care and I know if I have a problem I can call and get in to see him within a short period of time. ( week or two)
Dr. Rushton is confident in his surgical skills and is always honest, friendly and cheerful. He always seems to knows my name ( or is good at pretending), but seems to take a real interest in his patients and their spinal problems.
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