At just 55 years old, I found myself at the mercy of a terrible back injury. After many years of working as a Registered Nurse, I had severe spinal stenosis and Cauda Equina syndrome. The pain was debilitating enough that I eventually sought out a surgeon’s opinion of how to ease my pain.
My first surgery, done at a large Boston hospital was unsuccessful, with post-operative nerve pain that was unrelenting. I also acquired a post-operative surgical infection. I could not get answers from my doctor, and I was getting sicker and sicker. I did not know where to turn, but knew I needed help.
I was referred to Dr. Steven Leckie by colleagues of mine at BID Hospital, Plymouth. They assured me that Plymouth Bay Orthopedics, and Dr. Leckie would be the right place to be taken care of. Immediately upon meeting Dr. Leckie, I knew we were in good hands. His easy-going personality and professional demeanor assured me and my husband that we were in the right place. I never felt like an “employee” of the hospital, but a patient whom he cared about and for. My surgical experience from start to finish was excellent! From the pre admission testing folks, to all of the nursing and support staff, to Dr. Leckie himself, I was overwhelmed with the compassion and patience that was shown to me. All of my needs were met, questions answered, and tears dried. I was finally pain free!
Physical/Occupational Therapy was also excellent, teaching me how to wear my brace correctly and how to do the simple things like put on my own socks again.
Follow up visits in Dr. Leckie’s office are pleasant and informative, and I know that I can get answers to my questions when they arise, in a timely fashion. I’ve not had a day of nerve pain since I had my surgery with Dr. Leckie in February, 2015. It is like a miracle. People want to go into Boston for their care because they believe it is the best around. I would not go anywhere else but BID Hospital-Plymouth and Plymouth Bay Orthopedics for my spine and joint care. Last weekend, I walked on my own, completely pain free, into a Bridal Boutique and enjoyed watching my only daughter try on wedding gowns. This would not have been possible if not for Dr. Leckie and his excellent surgical care.”
– Kathy Mercurio, RN LNC