- Find a Doctor
- Medical Services
- Patients & Visitors
- Classes & Events
- Health Library
- Why Choose Sharp?
Spine surgery gave Donnie the ability to keep up with her grandchildren — pain-free.
“I had pain in my lower back that shot down my left leg all the way to my ankle,” recalled Donnie. “The pain was nearly paralyzing — so I knew the problem could no longer be ignored. My husband, Ted, had been seeing an orthopedic surgeon for his own back problems so he introduced me to Dr. Mundis and I was soon on the road to recovery.”
After a series of X-rays and an MRI, Sharp-affiliated orthopedic surgeon Dr. Greg Mundis determined that Donnie had spondylolisthesis, a condition in which one vertebra slips over the vertebra below it. Donnie was also diagnosed with stenosis — a narrowing of the spine that causes pressure to compress on the spinal cord and nerves.
Donnie tackled a rope obstacle course only seven months after surgery.
“The care I received at Sharp Memorial Hospital was the best I’ve ever had,” remarked Donnie. “Dr. Mundis’s great bedside manner made me feel like I’ve known him forever. The nurses were always in my room checking on me, but were happy to leave if I wanted to be alone. They were kind and listened to what I wanted so I enjoyed my stay.”
Seven months after back surgery, Donnie visited her son and his family in Sydney, Australia. “While in Australia, I was able to complete a rope suspension bridge obstacle course at Tree Top Adventure Park with my grandchildren, pain-free,” said Donnie. “I’m so pleased with the outcome of my surgery!”
Find a San Diego Orthopedic Surgeon
To learn more about orthopedics at Sharp or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for San Diego orthopedic surgeons or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm.