A 75 year old patient who underwent an Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion or XLIF procedure to correct her spinal stenosis.
27 year old musician details her experience recovering from an accident, and undergoing a cervical disc replacement to treat a herniated disc and severe cervical radiculopathy.
26-year-old patient describes her experience with a herniated disc, and ALIF surgery.
A successful spinal fusion, lower lumbar 4,5 took care of the sciatica that radiated down my leg. Fast recovery too!
Mary Ann O.
The office was huge, clean, modern, and inviting. The staff were all professional. I saw Dr. Varma for a neck injury. I was extremely nervous seeing him since having this injury three years ago. Dr. Varma was professional and answered all my questions, he made me feel at ease and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Varma and his office.
I saw Dr. Varma, I was very nervous for a cervical spine surgery consultation, Dr. Varma made me feel very comfortable, answered all my questions, very patient with my questions, provided me the best and worst scenario. I look forward to seeing him again and feel very comfortable having Dr. Varma do the surgery if need be.
Most amazing professional doctor he did two spinal surgeries, I was in sooo much pain for 25 plus years but meeting Dr. Varma I felt safe that this will be okay and finally my pain will be gone and I went from being I constant pain to immediate relief I will recommend highly him in spinal surgeries to my family friends and loved once. Thanks so much Dr. Varma for giving me a chance to live my life pain free and I am grateful for you being my surgeon – plus you have amazing staff!
Dr. Varma is the best. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family. He is very knowledgeable in his profession. He performed a spine fusion on me and he relieved my back and neck pain. In addition, the front desk staff are very nice and pleasant.
My experience with Dr. Varma was completely different. He mentioned surgery, but suggested physical therapy first to see how that went, hoping to avoid surgery. He also sent me to a pain management doctor. He was attentive, interested, informative and friendly. He gave me all the time I needed. I would recommend him in a flash!
Dr. Varma is the best!
He’s not a man of many words, no bs from this guy. He’s not intimidating though, just very professional.
He has your back, pun intended. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He genuinely cares about his patients, don’t hesitate to make an appointment. The office is extremely professional and very helpful. I would highly recommend them.
I saw Dr. Vikas Varma in the LIC office. He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He is patient, caring, thorough, down to earth, professional, doesn’t rush you, makes sure you understand everything, answers all questions and helps you in every way. I will have him perform back surgery on me. His office staff is highly efficient and professional. Toni went out of her way to help me get an an appointment with him as I was having insurance issues. She is a perfect representation of what Dr. Varma’s office is about- efficiency, follow through, dedication, professionalism, pleasant and caring. All doctors and their staff should be like this. They set a very high bar.
I usually don’t write reviews. In fact, I’ve only done it once before – for my physical therapist who happens to be in the same office as my surgeon.
My PCP referred me to Dr. Varma and I really couldn’t have picked a better doctor myself. From the very first day, when they were in a (sad and freezing) temporary location on 62nd and 5th, Dr. Varma was patient and understanding and explained my condition in detail. He quickly scheduled an MRI and instead of immediately suggesting surgery, he sent me to a pain management doctor and PT. He has returned every single call and displayed great bedside manners at all times.
When I finally decided to go ahead with surgery, he again explained the procedure in detail and asked me to sleep on it before I made my final decision.
I am happy to say that surgery was a breeze – much less dramatic than I feared it would be, and Dr. Varma has been fantastic at following up and answering all my post op questions.
The front desk staff and the surgical coordinator have all been wonderful – quickly responding to emails and messages.
I honestly have nothing but great things to say about everyone I have come across in this office.