Patient Stories

See how we’ve helped change the lives of some of our patients.  Click on the links on the patient’s names below to read their stories:

Sciatica Pain and Piriformis Syndrome

Foot Pain and Failed Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

Persistent Knee or Hip Pain After Surgery (Failed Hip or Knee Surgery)

  • Wanda’s Story – After knee replacement surgery failed, nerve surgery finally helped Wanda get back on her feet
  • Larry’s Story Denervation Surgery Helps Larry Overcome Knee Pain after a Knee Arthroplasty
  • Kathy’s Story – A Tragic Tale of Unnecessary Knee Replacement and Amputation
  • *Quincy’s Story – Chronic Knee Pain Gone Through Denervation Surgery
  • *Mark’s Story – Pain after Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Margaret’s Story – Pain after Hip Replacement and Revision Surgeries

Persistent Low Back Pain After Spine Surgery (Failed Spine Surgery Syndrome)

  • Robert – Persistent Pain After Spine Surgery
  • *Barry’s Story – Low Back Pain Gone After Two Innovative Surgeries by Dr. Tollestrup
  • *Shelly’s Story – Failed Spine Surgery then Nerve Surgery Success

Hand/Arm Pain- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Other Upper Extremity Nerve Compression

  • LaDonna’s Story –  The pain in LaDonna’s right shoulder, arm, wrist, and fingers drove her to the brink of suicide. Then Dr. Tollestrup decompressed her Brachial Plexus. Now she is back to living life again.
  •  *Stephanie’s Story – Overcoming Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • *Corrine’s Incredible Story – How Dr. Tollestrup Created a Surgery to Heal Her Damaged Hand
  • *Maria’s Story  – Carpal Tunnel Release and Denervation Surgery Helps Patient Get Back Grip

Chronic Pain After Surgery or Trauma

  • *Randy – Chronic Pain after Trauma or Surgery
  • *Frank – Chronic Pain after Trauma or Surgery
  • *Melissa – Chronic Pain after Trauma or Surgery
  • *Linda – Chronic Pain after Trauma or Surgery
  • *Deb – Chronic Pain after Trauma
  • *Samantha – Chronic Pain after Trauma or Surgery
  • *Joan – Chronic Pain after Trauma or Surgery

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Peripheral Neuropathy

  • *James – Peripheral Neuropathy
  • *April – Peripheral Neuropathy
  • James C –  James was in so much pain from Peripheral Neuropathy that on some days he couldn’t get out of bed. Then he met Dr. Tim Tollestrup who performed a series of peripheral nerve surgeries.

Migraine/Chronic Headaches

Nerve Decompression Surgery

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • *Tina – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

“While I no longer live in the Las Vegas area, I was well pleased with the services I received in late 2014. I had chronic pain in my left leg, and Dr Tollestrup figured out the problem (needed to replace my left hip) by submitting myself to a whole-body bone scan. The scan showed “heat” (actually an area of radiation from the procedure) at my hip. Unfortunately, I needed to move directly after the test, or I’m pretty sure I would have used Dr. Tollestrup for the replacement surgery. I highly recommend Dr Tim.” – William*

We can’t begin to express our gratitude for the blessing of Dr. Tim in our lives. My husband was at the end of the road, ready to shoot his own leg off to be done with it (or worse). Years of debilitating pain after a motorcycle accident that severed his sciatica had us left with below knee amputation as an only option. Still suffering, we gave Dr. T cart blanch to “experiment” and we all learned and experienced truly amazing advancements in the science with miraculous results. Though Rob still suffers pain, he has been given his LIFE back and can manage with what he’s got now. The very best thing is being LISTENED to, and not treated like the chronic pain is anything other than REAL.” – Darcy*

Read more stories from patients we’ve helped and see videos from patients that have benefited from nerve surgery. Share your story on our Facebook page.

Referring Physician Success Stories

We’re very proud of our efforts working in collaboration with other physicians. We’ll share stories of successes in this area.

Video Testimonials

Some our patients have been kind enough to share their stories with us in video form. You can find these videos by clicking here.

Share Your Story

If you have a story to share, please use our form on this website to get in touch, or post something on our Facebook page. We’d love to share your journey to help others.

See If The Tollestrup Team Can Help

Dr. Tim Tollestrup and his team may be able to help. Call us at 702-666-0463 or fill out the form on this page to set up a consultation to determine your options.


We do not guarantee any specific results or outcomes for surgery, should our practice work on your behalf. Information on this website may be used as a reference for successes we’ve achieved for our patients, and not as an assurance or guarantee for similar results in all instances.