Incapacitating headaches, dizzy spells, blurred vision, vague pains, foggy thought process, and years of incorrect diagnoses. This is the world of people with unrecognized and untreated Chiari malformation. For you, the malformation is not a rare congenital disease. It is your life. It may not be life-threatening, but it is a disease that is threatening the quality of your life.
My number one priority is the compassionate and respectful evaluation of patients who suffer from the numerous symptoms that comprise the Chiari malformation.
I seek to identify the most likely cause or combination of causes of these symptoms in any given patient, be it Chiari I malformation, cervical stenosis, or tethered cord. I seek to develop a treatment plan that offers the greatest benefit to the patient with the least possible risk. If the patient's quality of life has been improved, I have done my job.