"Dr. Kunwar is Number One and the best surgeon. My mother had back
surgery with him, and his surgery not only was very successful but it
was a miracle. He has a very kind professional attitude, and he treated
my mother just like she was his own mother. When he saw my mom pain-free
and walking, I saw tears in his eyes."
"I can not find a word to appreciate Dr. Kunwar and his wonderful,
caring staff. His bedside manner is the best. My mom’s back was
so severe that no other surgeon was able to conduct such delicate, successful
surgery. For the rest of our lives we will appreciate him and he is in
our daily prayers. We were very fortunate to find him. Dr. Kunwar has
devoted his life to his patients. Bless him and his family."
"I first saw Dr. Kunwar in November 2009 with my CT scan. I came in
with low back pain, numbness in the toes, and leg pain. The CT was not
clear enough to make a determination and he sent me in for a lumbar MRI
in January of 2010. A few days later I received a call from Angel that
Dr. Kunwar wanted to see me as soon as possible."
"Once I went in and talked to him is where I am convinced that his
attention to detail saved my life. We were discussing the surgery (fusion
with X-LIF at the L2/3 level). Out of the corner of his eye his saw me
make an involuntary movement I didn’t know I had made. He asked
me when the last time I had a cervical MRI done and the answer was never
because I had no pain in the neck or symptoms.
He told me to humor him and back to the MRI scanner I went this time for
my cervical spine. Because of his attentiveness the MRI showed 2 herniated
disks and a bulging disk in my neck. Had he or any other surgeon done
the lumbar surgery I would have either died or been paralyzed during positioning.
The 2 disks were resting directly on the spinal cord. Even a minor fender
bender or fall would have been catastrophic. He told me this was a silent
killer and not usually found until after the fact. It was a total miracle
that he saw that one movement and ordered the further tests. He did the
fusion on the C4/5/6 levels with titanium plates. Once that had recovered
enough, 4 months later we did the surgery I originally came in for and
am now working on recovering from that. I don’t know how to thank
him enough for saving my life, but I am grateful to Dr. Kunwar and his
staff for taking such good care of me."
Thank you again,
"In 2008 I had been experiencing pain in my shoulder blade, which
I didn’t think was really a problem. The pain eventually turned
to tingling down my arm to my fingers. I wasn’t too concerned, until
working out at the gym one day I noticed my right arm was much weaker
than my left arm. I went to my general practitioner who ordered an MRI.
I delayed bringing the CD with the MRI results to him for 2 weeks.
I finally dropped it off at my doctor’s office, who promptly called
me the next day. He told me I needed to see Dr. Kunwar right away. Two
days later on a Friday I met with Dr. Kunwar and was in surgery the next Monday.
I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Kunwar’s facility located at
Washington West in Fremont. He saw me, along with my husband, right away.
He showed us the copy of the MRI and carefully explained the surgery I
needed. It was all a little overwhelming and confusing for us, but he
did a great job explaining the MRI and using spine props to show what
was needed and why. I had a wedding I was planning on attending the next
weekend, but the staff made it very clear that my surgery was priority.
I made it through surgery with flying colors, and was surprised at how
fast my recovery was. I feel so blessed to have such an outstanding neurosurgeon
available so close to my home and able to do this necessary procedure
so quickly. Dr. Kunwar’s staff made me feel so comfortable with
the situation I was in. The facility at Washington Hospital could not
have been better. As a matter of fact, I did make it to the wedding 6
days later. Don’t get mad at me Doc, I took it very easy and went
home early from the reception. I was thrilled that I felt well enough
to attend it. If anyone I know needs a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kunwar is the
person I would highly recommend."
"I met Dr. Kunwar in 2008. He did a procedure on my back called XLIF.
Since the day I met with him he was very professional and compassionate
about my severe back pain caused by degenerative disk disease and severe
arthritis. His office staff was very cordial and helpful through my whole
experience, even well after the surgery was completed.
I never would have thought that the pain I felt in my back could be cured
until I met Dr. Kunwar. The pain in my lower back made my life almost
unbearable, not being able to bend over, lift anything heavy, and especially
not being able to pick up my granddaughter. I hated having to live with
that miserable pain. But, since Dr. Kunwar’s help, I’m able
to live a normal, pain-free life. He is a wonderful doctor and his office
staff and the nurses at Washington Hospital are top-notch."
Condition: Pituitary Cyst
"It has been 3 months since Dr. Kunwar dealt with a large and complex
cyst on my pituitary, which was severally impairing my vision. I had 2
previous operations by another neurosurgeon — both were unsuccessful,
the cyst came right back.
So I consider myself extremely fortunate to have met Dr. Kunwar and to
have benefited from his surgical skill, I also appreciate his great human
qualities, his obvious concern for his patients, and his willingness to
answer all questions. Dr. Kunwar’s office staff at Washington Hospital
(Fremont) is very efficient and supportive. As for the hospital itself,
I have nothing but praise."
Anne. O., PHD
Condition: Degenerative Disc Disease
"Those reading this testimonial need to understand a few facts about
me. I am 72 years of age and have had three prior surgeries: both hips
replaced and back (L4/L5) cleanup. The current surgery was to fuse L4/L5.
I require the very best in a doctor and am pleased to have both in my
primary care physician (Dr. Nicholson) and surgeon (Dr. Kunwar).
Dr. Kunwar has provided me with the very best of care beginning with the
evaluation phase, at which time he provided through analysis and evaluation
of the data along with the type, direction and consultation for this surgery.
The consultation with my wife present provided us with the alternative,
the risks and detailed views of the problem, the procedure, and follow-up
issues, such as the sore muscles and need for following his very detailed
advice. In addition, he kept my primary care physician informed and provided
him with a post-operation review.
His post-surgery concern and direct support has been outstanding and greatly
appreciated. My recovery is well on its way with no pain, and muscle strength
returning with exercise."
Condition: Brain Tumor
"When I was diagnosed with a frontal lobe meningioma after a car accident,
I was devastated. I was referred to Dr. Kunwar by my general physician.
I had one consultation with Dr. Kunwar in which he was extremely patient
and detailed in explaining the diagnosis and what my options were. He
answered all my questions thoroughly. He gained my confidence, and I made
the decision to schedule my surgery that day.
The surgery was scheduled for November 17, 2008. We decided on the supra-orbital
procedure. The post-operative period was very easy. I had little to no
pain. Dr. Kunwar was very attentive post-operatively. No one can see my
incision or can tell that I have had brain surgery. It is amazing. I had
spinal surgery and knee replacement surgery several years prior to the
brain surgery by other doctors, and the brain surgery was by far the easiest.
The recovery period was the most rapid. I attribute this to the intelligence,
knowledge, skill and artistry of Dr. Kunwar—a most elite neuro-surgeon.
I am currently back at work full-time and feel well."
Condition: Degenerative Scloliosis
"I am deeply grateful to the staff of Washington Hospital for the
wonderful care I received here. Not only is my surgeon, Dr. Kunwar, the
very best, so were my nurses!"
Condition: Degenerative Scloliosis
"I have been having pain in my back and legs over the years. Early
in 2009, the pain increased and I had two Epidural blocks. Even after
the two Epidural Blocks, the pain increased. I was in excruciating pain
all year. I was in pain walking, standing, sitting, and even in bed.
I heard good and bad stories about back surgery and had trouble making
up my mind about having the surgery until the pain got so bad, that the
pain pills were no longer helping. My family doctor referred me to see
Dr. Kunwar. I saw him late in the year 2009. He showed me the X rays and
explained why I was having so many painful problems with my back. I liked
the compassionate way he explained all my back problems and the ramification
of surgery. I did not have to think very long before I decided to have
I had the surgery on January 4,2010. I left the hospital 3 days after,
followed by physical therapy for two weeks. I have not had any back pain
since I left the hospital.
When anyone mentions to me that they are having back pain, I have highly
recommended Dr. Sandeep Kunwar. I think he is a “Miracle worker.”"