I can't say enough great things about my experience with Dr. Dewal these past 3-4 months. I am a FT practicing dentist and was experiencing severe shoulder and radiating arm pain which I learned from another doctor was related to stenosis and herniated discs in my neck. As you can imagine I was very frightened about not only my extreme pain, but about my ability to continue in my livelihood where I was now struggling to treat my own patients. I contacted Dr. Dewal for a second opinion who so graciously spoke to me initially on the phone (including a lengthy conversation later in the evening) and comforted me with his confident approach to helping me with my problem. He got me in for an appointment very quickly, spent a lot of time with me in an unrushed manner, and reviewed my situation, his recommendations and explained everything in detail. He clearly was very experienced with my problem and made me much more comfortable that I was in the ri ght place. I liked that he was not pushing me to do surgery unless it was absolutely necessary, until we exhausted all the more conservative options. Once it became apparent that this was my only solution, Dr. Dewal did my anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for 2 levels. All I can say is my severe pain was relieved almost immediately as a result of the surgery and the post operative recovery went as smoothly as I could have hoped. I was back working on patients, with full range of motion in my neck, less than a month later! Now at my 3 month follow up, all is healing well and I can resume all my regular activities. Dr. Dewal never seemed bothered by my many questions I had along this process, and his warm, friendly personality was such a pleasant change from many other experiences I've had! All I can say is if you have spinal or neck problems that need to be evaluated and treated, look no further than Dr. Dewal of Long Island Spine Specialists, as you will be in great h ands with him and his terrific staff!