Although at first Dr. Arkady Gendelman seemed very interested in helping my spinal problems and ankle injury he as since let me down.
I rcvd an MRI which showed and stated a ruptured disc leaking into the spinal canal and pinching my left sciatic nerve.
When I attempted to show these results to Dr. Arkady Gendelman he refused to look at them and stated he does not know how to review these records.
When I requested a referral to a spine surgeon he at first complied but then refused telling me that these “back problems” will get better by themselves and that surgery is not the answer.
Dr Gendelman then issued me pain and nerve medication.
When I found that my referral was never placed I had to contact hm again to tell him to put the reffarl thru.
When he finally did he then cancelled all my medications (Im assuming this was because I did not do as he wanted) So I have been left with a ruptured disc, severe pain, burning, numbness, in my legs and no interest further from this doctor.
When I asked why my medications was cut off he said he wanted me to make appointments with his pain management doctors.
I want this problem fixed, I do not want to live with it, I do not want to stay on medication or “wait” to see if my ruptured disc heals on its own and I sure as hell do not deserve to be talken off the medications he started just because I need to see a surgeon.
I was not handled correctly by this doctor and I have since changed primary doctors and rcvd my referral to UCSF spine clinic where I will be undergoing spinal fusion surgery.
If I had waited I would have eventually lost motor function in my leg.
I made all this perfectly clear to Dr Gendelman to which he refuses do anything about.
Although he wanted me to make more appointments with him he has not helped my condition and instead as enabled me to prolong my problems.
Have all your records and write ups ready when/if you still see this doctor because he will not give you very much time and instead will tell you what to do even after you know what you need.
I origanally went to him for help and I did not rcv it. I will not see this doctor again.