Everett G. Robert Jr., M.D.'s Testimonials

Since 2007, I have been having lower back problems and my old remedy was numerous epidural injections. Then about six months ago the injections no longer eased my back pain. I contacted SBS for a second opinion on my lower back problems and my doctor knew immediately the cause and solution of my problem. Eventually, he suggested and I begged for back surgery, and today my lower back problems are history. The care, concern, follow-up phone calls, and success of my lower back surgery never can be adequately thanked. SBS gave me my life back!

- Joseph

In the few days before 06/20/11, I was unconscious in my home. I remember only a few seconds after being awakened by a Jefferson Parish Deputy. I was then transported by ambulance to East Jefferson General Hospital.

Dr. Everett Robert was the physician that operated on me a few days later on 06/23/11. He literally saved my life, along with my family and friends who broke into my house when I didn’t show up for work and didn’t respond to my phone or the knocks on my door. There is quite a lot that I don’t remember, but I know that I had excellent care throughout my days in the hospital. Dr. Robert was attentive to me and my family during that time, as well as now. According to my way of thinking, I am rapidly recovering under his and his staff’s care.

At my first office visit, he answered all of my questions and my concerns. He explained everything to me in a very straightforward way. I felt and do feel confident under his care. In addition, the staff in his office was very kind and helpful. I believe he is on top of my care and that has helped me to accept this illness. Having a doctor that knows his profession as well as Dr. Robert does, makes me feel confident that he will do everything he can to save my life.

- Patricia

My name is Laura and I am a lung cancer patient. On July 14, 2011, my oncologist informed me that I now had a brain tumor as well. She then recommended Dr. Everett Robert, and my husband and I met with him the following day. He immediately put us at ease by taking the time to answer all of our questions while he explained the options that were available – surgery being the obvious choice in my case. He made us very aware of any possible side effects that may occur and we felt confident in Dr. Robert’s care.

On July 19th, the tumor was successfully removed. I was released from the hospital several days later and to our surprise, Dr. Robert gave us his cell phone number and told us to call him immediately if we had any concerns or questions, no matter what they might be.

In today’s world. there are some doctors who barely take time to answer a few questions because of being over-booked, and here is a doctor who would actually give you his cell phone number. It did not take long for my husband and I to realize that the bottom line for Dr. Robert is his patient’s health and well being. When you are a cancer patient, that is the most important factor on your road to recovery.

- Laura

On the morning of May 6, 2011, my whole world changed. When I tried to get out of bed and stand on my right leg, the pain that I experienced was horrific. I could not walk or stand on my own. Needless to say, I was so scared and could not understand what was happening to me. I had never in my 71 years experienced this type of pain. The best way I could explain how it felt was as though someone was shooting me with a taser gun in my right leg and under my knee cap.

In effect, I was confined to my sofa, or my mother’s wheelchair. This pain kept my life on hold for three weeks. My lifestyle previously was that of cooking, working around the house and yard, vacationing and attending many social functions. I was totally miserable.

After many different types of medical studies, MRI’s, and lots of medication, I wanted it to be over.

On May 23, 2011, three weeks from the day it all started, my dear friend Dr. Kelvin Contreary introduced me to Dr. Everett Robert of Southern Brain & Spine. When I saw Dr. Robert, I knew he was the answer to my problem. He was so pleasant and interested in me and my pain, and wanted to help me get back to the life I knew. His astute diagnosis after reading my MRI on his computer found him scheduling me for immediate surgery for an L2-3 herniated disc in my lower back. This herniation was causing pressure to the nerve leading to my right leg and knee causing the excruciating pain that I was experiencing. His ability to diagnose and rectify my condition was aided by his surgical ability and experience in Neurosurgery – his specialty.

Three days later on May 26, 2011, I entered the hospital at 5:30 a.m., had surgery at 7:30 a.m., and was back in my room at 11:30 a.m. A few hours later I was able to get out of bed and walk down the hall PAIN FREE – I was ecstatic. The only thing I could do was thank God and Dr. Robert. By 3:30 p.m., I was home with only a very small incision in my back. No more pain pills. Dr. Robert gave me my life back. In my followup visits with Dr. Robert, I continue to have great results. I have total confidence in his surgical and cognitive ability as a Top Neurosurgeon. I highly recommend anyone who is in any type of spine pain to visit Dr. Robert – just like he helped me, he will do his very best to help you!

- Sharry

My name is William and I suffered for 28 years with sciatic pain. I am a charter boat captain in Cocodrie, LA. I think I am still in good physical shape after chartering for 31 years. In the 1990’s my pain started getting worse. On top of my sciatic pain I discovered I inherited gout. I had to have both knees replaced from the gout. I started on a mission to find someone to fix my sciatic problem. I went to three different neurosurgeons and all said they could not find anything wrong with me. They suggested a pain stimulator which was a waste of time and money. A good friend told me to go see Dr. Lucien Miranne. We hit it off really well. What a great doctor! He told me to go get the pain stimulator out so I could have an MRI. After three MRI’s Dr. Miranne introduced me to Dr. Everett Robert and Dr. Najeeb Thomas. They told me my best bet was exploratory surgery to find out what was choking my sciatic nerve. Dr. Robert and Dr. Thomas are real doctors. They always treated me with utmost courtesy and respect. Dr. Robert explained what the surgery would be like and what to expect. I had my surgery on May 18, 2011. Dr. Robert told me after the surgery that they found three inches of scar tissue choking my sciatic nerve. The pain before the surgery was off the chart at ten plus. After the surgery the sharp stabbing pain was gone. Dr. Robert told me to do nothing for three months and my wife Connie made sure I did nothing to hamper my healing. Lying around was the hardest part of the surgery. Thanks to these doctors my life was given back to me. My grandson André asked his mother what is wrong with Pappy. Lizzie asked André what he meant and he said “Pappy isn’t grumpy anymore.” That comment says it all. I am able to play frisbee and football, go to the movies and fish with my three grandsons. I thank God every day for finding Dr. Miranne, Dr. Robert and Dr. Thomas for me. These men are great!

- William