Tenex Surgery Video Transcription

My name is Vera Pascal. I have a very active lifestyle. I had tennis elbow, I had a pretty bad case of it, so I’ve done a few injections, cortisone injections. It made me feel good first. But, they were often a few months later the pain was back. I went to see Dr. Noy, I was then recommended to a specialist for elbow. So I went to see him, and one of the first things they said to me if you wanna be better, and if you wanna never have this problem, you have to stop doing this exercise. It’s not good for you.

Well, they immediately basically told me don’t do what you love to do. So I had to go back to Dr. Noy and I told him I can’t be treated by the doctor, he said no problem. We will do the surgery, and you’ll be back in the game, and you’ll be doing what you love to do. First, I was very scared of it because I know the recovery from the surgery is very long, usually months. As Dr. Noy explained to me this procedure is the least invasive because the cut is very small, normally surgery would damage the good tissue, a little bit of the good tissue as well. However, I think that’s one of the reasons why you heal so much faster is because it’s not as invasive.

So you don’t have any scars and surgery took probably about two hours, maybe a little bit less, and I was able to go home the same day. After six to eight weeks post surgery, I was absolutely back to normal which I thought was magical. I feel like nothing ever happened. I work out extremely hard, I mean I can do hundreds of push-ups, I don’t feel any pain. Dr. Noy is one of the best doctors I’ve ever met not only because he can diagnose you without doing an MRI, so he uses MRI just to sort of prove what he knows, he’s not the kind of doctor who rushes to operate like he always wants to find alternative if he thinks they will work. But ultimately, his main goal is to get you back in the game. Whatever it takes, and whatever is best for you.

So when he told me that surgery is probably the best thing for me, it turned out to be the best thing for me. And I wish I listened to him sooner and didn’t do the cortisone shots and wasted months. Dealing with Dr. Noy’s office is always a joy from the very beginning, from when you make an appointment. You know, he has an unbelievably friendly staff, and they don’t tell you to stop doing what you’re doing unless obviously, it’s dangerous for you. But, they actually work with your lifestyle, they understand that you’re gonna do what you love to do. I only recommend Dr. Noy.