UCLA Health Says Yes

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“I was told surgery was too complicated or that they could only remove half the tumor because they were afraid they would nick my spinal cord,” says 59-year-old Flo Silverman, who had two neurosurgeons reject her case before seeking help at UCLA Health. “I had a big tumor in my cervical spine, in the C2 to C4, which was causing a lot of pressure and symptoms. When I met Dr. Luke Macyszyn, I said, ‘I hope you won’t say no to me.’ He looked at me really softly and said, ‘I can help you. I’ll take care of you.’ I was so elated., I thought, now, I’m sure I’ll survive. You can tell when a doctor is telling you the truth. They scheduled me for surgery right away. I had the surgery on a Tuesday and on Wednesday morning I went home. I was doing so well. UCLA made me live again.”