Dr. Tim Tollestrup has changed the lives of hundreds of patients from all over the world suffering from chronic pain conditions previously considered untreatable. In this video, he explains how gratifying this is as a surgeon through the lens of his patient Shelby who had nerve pain stemming from Hammer Toe Surgery. Watch this video and his other videos to learn more about his pioneering pain-focused peripheral nerve surgeries.
It’s very gratifying to be able to help patients with these pain issues who feel like they’re at the end of the road, they’ve been able to get no answers from multiple doctors, physical therapists, et cetera, et cetera. Nobody really knows how to help these patients. And you can take them, just like Shelby.
I mean, she was in a situation where she felt like her life was over, and it’s a relatively simple problem in her case, and you can do this procedure and then take her pain away completely. So yeah, it’s really great to be able to do that for patients.
This is after I’d been to three other doctors. All of them wanted send me to pain management. I had no interest, no interest whatsoever in taking drugs. Come to Dr. Tollestrup, and I’ll never forget the day. I told him exactly what was going on, he examined my foot, and he was quiet for a few seconds. And I’m just like, “Okay, what’s going on?” He looked at me and he says, “I can fix this.” Those four words changed my whole outlook on everything, and I cried, and he scheduled surgery for about a week and a half later. And since then, I have my life back and the pain is gone.
Dr. Tollestrup was my answer. He took away the pain just like he said. He said he could fix it, and he fixed it, and I will be forever grateful to him.