Randeep Kaur (25 years)
(Region's First Dynamic stabilization)
Athenes, Greece I was having Pain in the calf of my right leg. I had got a similar pain many
months ago; it subsided with rest and medication. This time the pain would not
go. Pain instead of decreasing started increasing and it became difficult for me
I have a standing job and it became difficult for me to do my duty and I started
taking off from work. I live here in Greece away from my family in Goraya,
Punjab, India. I showed to an Orthopedic surgeon here in Greece. Tried some
medication here, but then he got an MRI done which confirmed a right sided slip
disc which was compressing my right sided nerve root. I was advised surgery,
which scared me.
I discussed it with my family in India. 1 week later my wife called me and told
me about Dr Sanjay Pal Bansal, that he is doing Key-Hole surgery for Slipped
Disc. Some body in the village has got treatment done from Dr Pal and I was
informed that he is a fellowship trained spine-surgeon from Italy and Singapore.
I got his number and called him from Greece. I was greeted by a pleasant voice
who listened to my problem patiently. I fixed up an appointment with him, flew
On meeting him in his clinic and discussing everything with him, I was
convinced. I found the hospital very clean and hygienic, staff was very
cooperative. Within 2 days I was back home after getting the surgery done. I was
walking comfortably with minimal pain in my leg, and by one week all my pain was
gone. I was back to Greece after 3 weeks—it also included stay at home with my
Now I am perfectly OK with and back to my original work. I do practice daily
back exercises and ergonomics for my back. Had I known that this procedure is so
simple and available in my own state, I would not have suffered so much of pain.
Mr DK Sharma
Atwal Colony, Jalandhar City
I was having severe back pain and sciatica in my left leg since April 2009. I
had already shown to a couple of doctors by this time and also got an MRI done.
My pain was not getting well. Dr Pal examined me thoroughly and advised me to
continue with the conservative treatment. He explained me my condition and
showed me the MRI—there was a big slip-disc at L5-S1 level compressing my left
S1 nerve root.
I was back in his clinic after 6 months of suffering. These 6 months were mostly
spent on the bed, I had exhausted all my medical leave, my left calf muscles had
become weak, I could stand with a bend to the right and walk for a very small
distance. I was advised surgery by other doctors, but I was not convinced and
was very scared.
Dr Pal consoled me; he explained me that surgery was required. He told me that
he would do a minimally invasive surgery, I will need to stay in the hospital
for 1-2 days and there will not be much requirement of a long leave from work.
I got the surgery done, when I woke up from anesthesia my legs were moving( I
was extremely scared as people told me that if you get a Spine surgery done your
legs may not move) and my pain was gone. I was allowed to walk in the corridor
the next morning and most of the bend in my back had corrected.
Now it is 6 months I had this surgery, I am perfectly OK. Had I known that it
would be a very comfortable and safe procedure, I would not have taken so much
My message to people suffering from similar conditions is not to prolong their
illness for very long time, listen to what their doctor says.