A great doctor is one who cares...
A physician like Dr. Sharad Rajpal, who gave Julie Svaldi her life back.
Julie had spent more than a year trying different non-surgical treatments for the pain in her back. Unable to stay in any position for more than a couple of minutes at a time because of the pain, she finally decided she was more afraid of living the rest of her life this way than of having back surgery.
She was terrified of the procedure and spent weeks researching online and asking people about their experiences. So many of the people she spoke with needed more than one surgery and were still in pain. So it was important for her to find the BEST doctor.
Julie believes God was guiding her search because the name that kept coming up, no matter what terms she plugged in, was Dr. Rajpal. He had exceptional reviews.
She had to wait three months for an appointment, but when she got into his office, Dr. Rajpal took his time speaking with her about her concerns, her fears, and her options.
At last, Julie decided to schedule lower lumbar surgery.
"When I woke up after the operation, the pain was gone," Julie says. "I could feel the surgical pain, of course, but the excruciating pain I'd been living with for the past months was gone!"
Now, two years later, Julie walks her dogs, does pilates, works comfortably at her desk job, and generally lives a life she loves - a life that's pain-free.
"I'm so grateful, and I try to live that way every day because I feel like I've been given a second opportunity to live," says Julie. "I just can't thank Dr. Rajpal enough!