Very knowledgeable and understanding:
I have been cared for by Dr. Fong for 2 years and found him to be very knowledgeable and understanding. I have chronic neck pain due to a car accident over 13 years ago. I saw Dr. Fong after many years of pain and worsened shoulder pain and numbness in my fingers on the left hand. I had an MRI and Xrays that revealed multiple levels of disc damage and mild compression of the spinal cord at C5,C6. Dr Fong was conservative in his recommendation and I received tx at pain management x2 years with good management of my symptoms with steroid injections. Just recently my symptoms have worsened and an updated MRI was performed with Xrays too. Dr. Fong reviewed the findings and after a through physical exam and long discussion in his office we have decided to proceed with a 3 level fusion in the c-spine using my own bone for the procedure. I feel confident that Dr Fong did not rush into cutting me open and only advised it now because we have exhausted all conservative treatments.
Great surgeon. No more pain! Thank you Doctor Winston Fong! Very happy! Excellent surgeon; he does minimally invasive surgery so the recovery time is much less than it would be with the old-school method of back surgery.
Dr. Fong is Awesome!Straightforward, honest, energetic and knows his craft.I was using a walker, back brace and in debilitating pain. Numbness in legs when I met him.After x-rays, MRI and direct physical evaluation, Dr. Fong diagnosed spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease.After spending an hour of time with me, he fully explained the situaion, the options before any surgical procedures. He DID NOT rush me into surgery.I tried everything for 6 months and had enough and finally had surgery. 2 days after a 2hr surgery, I went home. The procedure he uses is minimally invasive. Comes in from one side, the back and blood loss is such that no transfusion is necessary and there are 3 small incisions that go away.6 weeks later I was released to light duty. 6 months later...No pain, repaired.He is there through the whole time including aftercare.This is the doctor you need to visit with before you do anything else.
I've been seen by many spine surgeons and Dr. Fong has been the most knowledgeable doctor I've met. Dr. Fong has great bedside manner and gave me realistic expectations of my surgical outcome. My lumbar procedure went great and the staff couldn't have been better. Mcbride hospital was very nice and staff was very professional. Overall couldn't be happier with Dr. Fong and his PA Shannon. 5 stars!!