Dr. Hoel performed a C5-6 discectomy and fusion at M Health Fairview for my neck, shoulder, and arm pain. Wow, my pain was completely gone! I’m now 9 weeks post-surgery. I am still totally pain free and almost 100% back to normal daily life.
From the moment I met Dr. Hoel, I had complete confidence in his ability to help me, although I had doubts that I would be able to get rid of all the pain. We initially tried more conservative treatment (rest and injection) but that did not afford much relief from the constant pain in my neck, shoulder and arm. Once we decided together to go ahead with the surgery, I felt positive that it was the right decision.
Dr. Hoel was very open and honest, yet reassuring, about the procedure and expected outcomes. His care coordinator, Julie, really worked hard to help me prepare for the surgery, navigating COVID requirements and a short timeline so that I was able to go on a long-planned vacation just 4 weeks after surgery. Thank you Dr. Hoel, and your entire team!