Dr. Keenen was the right choice for me. Being under 40, spine surgery scared me. I saw 3 different surgeons and Dr. Keenen was the only one who made me feel safe, knowledgeable and ready for such a big event. He took time to explain everything to me, answered every question I had and let me know that the choice I had finally come to was going to be life-changing, for the better.
I had two bulging disks in my lower back that caused nerve loss and 50% muscle loss to my right leg. Dr. Keenan and I agreed on the urgency for surgery, which was performed within one week. The surgery was successful and my physical therapy is producing excellent results. This surgery has been literally life-altering
Dr. Keenen was an absolute God send! He gave a much more accurate diagnosis than another doctor I consulted. He changed his schedule to provide an emergency surgery for me. I would have been paralyzed for life without having this emergency surgery. The follow up visits were great as well. I felt very well taken care of and well informed about how to recover after the surgery, so that I knew my limitations and was confident about not injuring myself.
Spinal surgery is a big deal and I appreciated that while this is their every day, they treated me like it was the big deal it was to me.
I got three different opinions before my spinal fusion surgery. I chose to “interview” Dr. Keenen based on the comments and recommendations from my physical therapists. That’s right, multiple therapists over the course of three years mentioned I should get a consultation with Dr. Keenen. I finally did, and am so happy I did. I was terrified of surgery and cried EVERY time a doc told me the same outcome.
I had suffered from debilitating pain causes by severe stenosis L4/L5 for svrl yrs. As a very active person—running, working out, trekking with a backpack, long walks–I could not stand the inability to do these chosen activities as well as not being able to stand or even walk more than 5 mins or feel comfortable around my home.