Spine surgeons at Mercy Spine Center of Excellence specialize in a wide range of surgical treatment options for both cervical and lumbar spine diagnoses, including minimally invasive and artificial disc replacement. Our surgeons and care team is dedicated to getting you back to the activities you love.
Real Patients, Real Stories - Sheri Crittendon, Montrose, CO
“Before my surgery, I had numbness to my toes and excruciating pain when walking; it was totally debilitating. When I came for the all day, pre-surgical orientation, the team explained the whole surgery process and was so kind, patient and extremely positive. The TLC [Touch, Love and Compassion] team even led me through a positive visualization of my surgery, which gave me comfort and reassurance. Everyone who cared for me, and the whole experience, was just fabulous. Before my surgery, Dr. Youssef said, “You’re going to walk a mile.” I said, “Seriously?” And it happened. Immediately after surgery, I walked a mile in the hospital. I’m now nine weeks out from surgery and walking 2-3 miles a day. My life has been transformed, and I look forward to enjoying all the activities that I love to do, without pain.”