Everett G. Robert Jr., M.D.

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      

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