University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Compliment - Dr. L. Dade Lunsford and the Gamma Knife Procedure
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- A couple of years ago I was diagnosed as having 2 brain tumors, both benign, however, troublesome as far as symptoms. I needed a doctor to treat me who was the "best" of the best as with these brain tumors a mistake in treatment can be quite devastating. I could not take any chances with my health. Dr. Lunsford is truly the "best" doctor in the world for treating my condition as far as I am concerned. Among doctors he is a pioneer and a leader and educator, recognized world wide for his treatment of my type of tumors with the gamma knife procedure. When I went to consult with him in Pittsburgh 4 different doctors consulted with me-they each took the time-each one did-to explain their part in the procedure and then to answer any questions I had. They all had the most amazing bed side manners. After meeting Dr. Lunsford I understand why. He is a perfect gentleman and is a most gentle and caring man. I knew my brain was in good hands with him. The day of the procedure he came to my bedside and spent a few minutes with me to calm my fears and to assure me all would be well before the actual procedure was done. I received absolutely outstanding treatment before, during, and after the gamma knife procedure. Everyone and I mean everyone was marvelous to me. Since I had the gamma I still experience symptoms, however, the tumors are shrinking and I am doing well. And, even though he is not treating me now as I see a doctor closer to where I live for follow up, he still wants to know how I am doing. Now that is what I call outstanding medical care! Thanks to Dr. Lunsford and all of the treatment team at UPMC in Pittsburgh PA.