As one of the leading endoscopic spine surgeons in the Western Hemisphere, Dr. Shen has created a protocol for his endoscopic procedures called enVision Spine Surgery.
Endoscopic spine surgery is considered the ultimate in minimally invasive spine surgery – or as it is typically called, the least invasive spine surgery.
"First-rate, excellent patient manners. He listens very well and has a great attitude. I am the type of patient who researches issues, and usually understands them. I also explain my situation thoroughly and have lots of questions. Dr. Shen walked me through my MRI and answered all of my questions. I am VERY excited about the thought of having no more pain in my lower back from stenosis. He assured me he can and will fix my issue! I walked out fist-pumping... I will follow up after my surgery."
"Dr. Shen deserves a million-star review, five doesn't do him justice. This is a doctor who remembers what the ultimate goal is and that's the patient. He performed surgery on my daughter and because of his skill and wonderful, caring bedside manner, she is now thriving. His assistant, Mary Jo, is a Godsend and is on top of her game. I was one of those people who cringed at any back surgery and Dr. Shen has changed my outlook completely. I highly recommend if you have any issues that require surgery contact, Dr. Shen. This is a man with unsurpassed abilities and the best thing is that he cares, he really cares."
"Dr. Shen is truly amazing. I just got home from surgery. I had a cyst at the L5S1 of my lower spine. All other doctors' opinions were to avoid this major surgery that was going to require removing part of my hip and a fusion to get to the cyst. He was able to do it with robotics. Removed the cyst and I am relieved of all pain. He had a great bedside manner and was very informative. I would refer anyone to him he works wonders. Thank you, Dr.Shen."
"Dr. Shen is absolutely an amazing surgeon. My chronic pain is gone in my neck after years of severe pain. Dr. Shen performed a fusion on my C5-6 and replaced my C6-7 with a donor vertebrae. His bedside manner is wonderful. Dr. Shen even called me at home a few days later to check on me. I am truly grateful to Dr. Shen for giving back to me a pain-free neck."
"Very impressed with Dr. Shen and his staff. I would definitely recommend him if you need to have back surgery...Appreciated the fact that he took the time to personally call me to make sure I was doing ok...Thank you, Dr. Shen, for everything."
"A master of his craft. I just had surgery yesterday. He, along with his staff went above and beyond to be sure I felt comfortable and safe. People come from all over the world to see Dr. Shen. If you need spine surgery he is worth the trip. This is the first day my pain level is low in over a year."
"Dr. Shen was awesome. I am pain-free after being able to walk no more than 20-30 yards without stopping and sitting or bending. He was able to do surgery without fusion. Loved his bedside manner. He called me on Sunday to check on me. His staff was great. The nurse was available to answer questions. Highly recommend."
"Went with my husband who has spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease to have a consult with Dr. Shen yesterday and we could not be happier with how thorough and compassionate Dr. Shen and his team were. I am not someone who rates doctors based on their bedside manner. Personally, I don’t care how nice you or your office are. I care about your track record as a surgeon and your surgical patient outcomes. So, judging on Dr. Shen’s outstanding surgical outcome track record and extremely thorough bedside manner, you would be missing out not having a consultation."
“Dr. Shen is the best spine surgeon period!…Dr. Shen is caring, experienced, and incredibly focused leaving no margins for error. Any spinal procedure can make you nervous or fearful but I felt nothing but confidence knowing it was Dr. Shen “Behind the wheel”. I have issues at other levels and won’t hesitate to see again if needed!!”
"I am a retired orthopedic surgeon. The care I received was first-rate from my first office visit, surgery, and post-op care. It is amazing that spine surgery can be performed in an outpatient setting. Endoscopic spine surgery lends itself to a much faster recovery."
"Dr. Shen is amazing! Not only is he a great surgeon he has a fantastic way of speaking with you."
"Dr. Shen performed surgery on my chronic lower lumbar back pain. It was amazingly simple, done in an outpatient procedure. My back pain, which I’ve been trying to deal with for over 20 years, is almost completely gone. All he did was shave the disc that was protruding into the nerve, done Endoscopically. I’m thrilled with the results and would recommend Dr. Shen to anyone."
"Allow me to start by saying that I am a physician, and although clinical research is what I do, I certainly did my homework on how best to fix my L5-S1 herniation. I knew endoscopic surgery was the only way I wanted to go - but who? When I met Dr. Shen, his warm courteous demeanor put me at ease right away. I had already reviewed his impressive resume. he went to top-notch schools, and a spine fellowship is very hard to get into. He has also performed thousands of these procedures - also very comforting. We reviewed my MRI together, and I believe his interpretation was more detailed than that of the radiologist...The actual surgery went very well, with Dr. Shen removing a fragment of extruded disk. My left calf muscle (which had no strength for 6 weeks prior) immediately started to regain function. The recovery is going very well so far. Dr. Shen is just a high-quality guy, and a high-quality surgeon. A very rare combination that I am thankful to have met."
“Thank you, Dr. Shen. So nice and caring, the only doctor I look forward to seeing! I will continue to see him to work through my spine issues. His bedside manners are amazing (and) he is fun to visit with. He is the best endoscopic surgeon with amazing skill…He took great care of me during my surgery, I felt very comfortable and confident.”
“Dr. Shen did a lower back fusion in March 2020 – I can't thank him enough for the compassion that he gave me from the first day I met him... he explained thoroughly what he was going to do, he literally told me what I was going to have done and how my recovery was going to be. My surgery was 100% successful, I honestly trusted him and he made my experience better than I ever thought (possible). I have my life back in 2 months! I can't thank him enough! His secretary Mary Jo and staff are all very good. I highly recommend him...thank you, Dr. Shen.”
“I have been having lumbar pain for years. The pain had been getting progressively worse and unbearable at times for the past two years and was also causing numbness and tingling of my feet and toes. I had been getting pain management injections for the past two years but that was just a temporary fix that lasted at most one month after each injection. I was then introduced to Dr. Shen and at first, had a consultation meeting with him. Dr. Shen reviewed my MRI and suggested that I undergo Endoscopic Spine Surgery. He explained to me that this was a non-invasive surgery and I would be able to walk out of the doctor's facilities the same day that I had the surgery. He was in fact true to his word. Dr. Shen explained everything about the surgery and answered all my questions. He is a wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. I was extremely surprised to receive a phone call from him the very next day after my surgery to see how I was feeling. I am feeling much better. Thank you, Dr. Shen!”
“I knew there were options to relieve back pain, but I never thought it was possible to have my pain completely gone! I used to think about my back pain every day, always adjusting my activities to lessen the pain. After sending my MRI to Dr. Shen’s office, I had an appointment 3 days later. Dr. Shen reviewed my MRI with me, explaining everything and answering all my questions. Within a week, my surgery was scheduled. Dr. Shen is immensely knowledgeable and caring. Today, I don't even think about my back pain. It's been 4 months since I had my surgery, and I am absolutely amazed at how great I feel. My life is no longer revolved around my back pain. Thank you, Dr. Shen!!”
Disc herniation occurs when the interior “jelly” of the disc pushes through the tougher exterior and irritates nearby nerves, resulting in pain that ranges from mild to severe.
If you have myelopathy, you have experienced a severe compression to your spinal cord. It is typically a gradual process with the degenerative changes linked to aging.
Spinal stenosis results in thickening of the ligaments, formation of bone spurs, and deterioration of the disc material. As a result, the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves.
Dr. Jien Shen is a world-renowned leader in endoscopic spine surgery and disc regeneration. Regardless of the spine disorder, Dr. Shen approaches each patient on an individual basis, with his or her own set of circumstances. He understands your pain and will use his knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery to get you back to living your life.
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