It is obvious that First State has worked as a team for some time. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Their treatments returned me to a normal life, I had thought that was impossible. Dr. Ginsberg is a genius at what he does.

– Gordon

My procedure was very well explained. Sarah (PA) took the time to give me details of my progress during follow up visits. I’m very excited to start back with the activities I gave up before surgery. I haven’t felt this good in 10 years! Thank you!!!

– Kevin

My physicians at FSO have taken great care of me so I can get my life back.

– Cathleen

My first visit with Dr. Z left me impressed and relaxed with my decision to have the surgery I had been putting off. The whole process has been great, I feel better than I’ve felt in years. Great job, great staff!

– Mark

When I came to First State, I was not walking without support (an elbow of someone, sliding along the wall, etc.). The care I’ve rec’d since my 1st visit has been exceptional. The staff is so caring and supportive. Everyone is so understanding of my needs. I will definitely recommend First State to others.– A. Smith
Dr. Rudin & his staff are absolutely phenomenal. My first contact with this team was when they surgically repaired my wife’s back. Total professionalism and compassion, and attention to detail, afforded my wife a full recovery & capability to fully function again. As far as myself, well it was a no brainer to have Dr. Rudin and his team fix my neck. Results are once again fully pain FREE and recovering quickly. Thank You Dr. Rudin, Debbie, Bonnie and staff.– Paul
I saw Dr. Z after 4 months of severe neck and arm pain. I went from a very active lifestyle to barely able to work. I tried many treatments and medications, none worked. A surgeon wanted to put plates and screws in my cervical spine. Luckily, I had a second opinion with Dr. Z. He gave me a specific PT program with flexibility exercises and cervical traction, as well as nerve medicine which really helped. Thanks to Dr. Z, I was back to my normal life in 3 months without having to have surgery.– Steve
You gave me back my quality of life. I can walk, bend and I’m off pain meds. Thank you so very much!– Ruth
I was told to see a spine surgeon by my family doctor and he suggested that I see Dr. Bruce Rudin. I am so happy that he did. I was so nervous to hear that I might need back surgery. Dr. Rudin and his staff explained everything to me so that I knew exactly what was going to happen if I went through with the surgery. I felt very informed when I left his office. Even his assistant had the same surgery that I needed and she was so nice to explain that her back pain is now gone and she had the same pain as me. I had the surgery in August and I am now pain free!! Thank you so so much Dr. Rudin and your staff! I would definitely recommend this doctor to anyone! Thank you– Vitals.com Review
As a veteran that has served in our armed services, I’m proud to share that Dr. Ginsberg is my doctor. He is caring, smart, and an expert in his field…. and will do whatever is needed to help the patient and provides exceptional care. He has excellent bedside manner, and his staff respect and love him, I observed their interaction as I waited for my procedure! I highly recommend Dr. Ginsberg! Excellent Work! Keep up the good work.– Luis
I developed neck pain that progressed to shooting pain down my arm. I had difficulty sleeping, driving, exercising, and holding my phone. I had surgery with Dr. Z and in shortly after regained all my functional abilities. I was back in the gym after 6 weeks post-surgery. Dr. Z and his staff have a vast amount of expertise and experience dealing with neck problems and always made surgery the very last option and my care and comfort their foremost concern. My recovery was much quicker than expected.– Mary Ann
Dr. Newell has been my spine doctor for several years. He is attentive, takes his time explaining non-operative choices. He has helped me with injections and pain management of my lower back. I am very satisfied and would recommend him. Because of his pain management planning on my behalf, I have been physically as active as ever.– Helga
As a school bus driver for young children, I need to be pain-free and focused during the day. I recently underwent a major fusion with Dr. Z and have since enjoyed a speedy recovery. On behalf of myself & all of the kids at school I’d like to say Thank You Dr. Z!– Katheryn H.
I went through a horrible trauma which required several spinal surgeries. I was referred to Dr. Rudin by another doctor. I was petrified to have to go through such an ordeal but he made me feel at ease and took the time to answer all of my questions. When I got nervous days before my surgery and called with more questions, he personally took the time to talk to me. After my surgeries, I’m feeling so much better and could not have asked for a better doctor.– Vitals.com
Dr. Rudin is very professional and knowledgeable. I had a microdiscectomy for a large lumbar disc herniation. All of my pre operative symptoms resolved and I was able to return to work in 1 week. His office is very clean and his staff is very nice and professional. I would highly recommend him to any patient that has neck or back pain. He’s the best!– Vitals.com
Dr. Rudin did an excellent job on my back. I went from nearly paralyzed to walking miles in just 2 months after surgery! I am VERY impressed!Thank you Dr. Rudin.– Luther Strickland
In April 2012, my family and I were on vacation in Maryland so that I could drag race my motorcycle in a big weekend race. After making a pass down the quarter mile track, I couldn’t feel my legs and almost dropped my cycle. I made it back to my family in the pits and literally slid off the cycle as friends kept me and the cycle from falling. My fingers would randomly twitch and we had no choice but to pack up and return home. We called our prior doctor who referred me to Dr. James Zaslavsky, who we were able to see the following day. Upon meeting Dr. Zaslavsky, he asked about my symptoms and gave me an exam to see for himself what was going on. Dr. Zaslavsky consulted with my wife and I and we all agreed that a Laminoplasty was my only option to correct my problem. In May 2012, Dr. Zaslavsky performed my Laminoplasty which left me with great range of motion and mobility with less recovery time without the use of a neck brace. If it wasn’t for Dr. Zaslavsky, I wouldn’t have been able to return to work full-time as the driver of an 18-wheeler or return to the race track to drag race my motorcycle. Dr. Zaslavsky gave me back my life.– J.D.
I was very impressed with Dr. Ginsberg. He spent quite a bit of time explaining everything in detail. He may be young, but he knows medicine like someone twice his age. He is very direct and answered all my questions. He is very personable and asked me a lot of questions. Most doctors don’t do that. He had a plan in place for me very quickly but also gave me other options to consider. I highly recommend him for any orthopaedic needs and look forward to my next visit. You will not be disappointed with this doctor.– M.H.
I am currently a patient with Dr. James Zaslavsky and a former patient of Dr. James Moran. I would like to state that the care given by both of these great physicians has dramatically improved my life and ability to lead an improved lifestyle. Prior to being treated by these physicians, I was in constant pain with severe debilitating spasms in my lower spine. With their treatment plans and the procedures provided by Dr. James Moran, great relief was given. When we realized further treatment would be helpful in sustained recovery efforts, Dr. Moran referred me to Dr. James Zaslavsky who performed tests and MRIs. He determined that the best thing we could do was to have spinal surgery to improve my overall chances at recovery from this injury. I was a firefighter/NREMT for most of my adult working career. Though this injury means I will never again work in that type of capacity, I will forever be grateful for the care given by these professional doctors and surgeons. Without their generous and compassionate care, I would not have been able to continue with the lifestyle I have worked so hard to have in this world. My family is so thankful and will never be able to express their gratitude for the care and compassion these two physicians have provided to us. Thank you is never going to say it all…may God keep you and shine down his blessings upon you all.– P.N.
I had back pain for many years due to disc deterioration. I met with Dr. Zaslavsky and he recommended what needed to be done. I recently had surgery to correct the problem and I’m nearly pain free and will probably be totally pain free within about a month or two. The whole staff truly cars about the patient and I was very comfortable in their hands.– Robert Rosenfeld
I find Dr. James Zaslavsky to be an excellent Physician/Surgeon. His expertise is outstanding. His bedside manner is exceptional. I went from living with severe pain to now being able to enjoy life once again. As much as I enjoy Dr. Zaslavsky and his wonderful staff, I plan to never need them again. I simply can’t thank him enough for giving me my life back!– Karen McPherson

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