Success Stories

We call them "Success Stories" with good reason. Our patients have their own stories to tell about how they suffered before Pauza Discseel, and the results afterwards. Be amazed as you watch Richard Hart's story, and read about others below. Please call our office or Apply Online today to see if you are a candidate for Pauza Discseel™. Your new life awaits!


Erica Knudsen Shares Her Experience with Pauza Discseel

When Erica began developing spinal pain, she was no longer able to run and felt like the things she loved were taken away from her. She found out about Dr. Kevin Pauza's procedure through her spine surgeon. She decided this was the best option and it gave her hope to return to her active lifestyle. Erica Knudsen was able to return to running after having Pauza Discseel. Erica says that this procedure has "100 percent turned her life around".


Sean Gilbert Shares His Life Changing Experience with Pauza Discseel

Patient, Sean Gilbert, shares his life changing experience with Pauza Discseeland how he has been able to return to the lifestyle activities he loves. Sean wanted to find a solution to his back pain that did not involve having hardware put in his spine. He chose Pauza Discseel.

"Pauza's disc treatment has given me back my life. It's given me the lifestyle that I moved to Hawaii for thirty five years ago. I'm able to be in the ocean, be in the mountains, be a happy person again." - Sean Gilbert


Jim Murphy Had Pain for 10 Years, Then He discovered Pauza Discseel.

Jim Murphy is now 1 1/2 years post-op after living with pain for over 10 years. He is an active guy that loves yoga, pilates, skiing, hunting, fishing, boating and more adventures, but for years he couldn't pursue these because of back pain. 

Then he discovered Dr. Kevin Pauza's website and that changes his WHOLE life. Watch and be amazed!


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Thank you Dr. Pauza for keeping the hardware out of my spine and letting me live an active life. I climbed Mount Baker yesterday which I never would have been able to do without your cutting edge PDT treatment that I received just 2 months ago

 

 

- Sean - A Thankful Patient July 02, 2015

I flew over from tropical Queensland, Australia to have the DISCSEEL treatment. I'm glad I did. I had sciatica and a little sciatic pain down both legs.  I was using walking poles to get around.  I had chronic pain in my lower back. Five discs were in total degeneration.  The medical profession in Australia did not have any solution for my condition.  I contacted Carrie, and I'm glad I did.  The sciatic pains went away within days of the treatment.  Lower back pain diminished from a 9/10 to a 2/10 within months.  I have osteoarthritis throughout my spine and hips which causes different pain for me. My family and I are very grateful to Dr. Pauza and his great team . Who would have thought this simple procedure could change the quality of life for people who suffer with high level pain continuously? This treatment will be available in Japan in the near future. Thanks again Dr. Pauza. I hope the DISCSEEL treatment will be available to back pain suffers throughout world.

- Patrick Wall
Far North Queensland, Australia May 22, 2017


I cannot say enough wonderful comments about Dr. Pauza and his staff. I have been a patient of Dr. Pauza's for over ten years. I came to him at the age of 25 with horrible back pain and having a hard time getting through my workday as a teacher. Dr. Pauza has done many treatments for me and I consider the disc sealant a success. I still have back pain, but after the sealant, it is not unbearable. To have back pain at such a young age was a very depressing and discouraging outlook for the rest of my life. Dr Pauza and his staff have helped and given me relief and hope. I love his entire staff, they are very caring and friendly. Dr. Pauza is a blessing for East Texas! Thank you so much Dr. Pauza!

- Christy A.
TexasMay 08, 2017


I have been waiting for almost 4 years to have Discseel preformed by Dr. Kevin Pauza due to the fact that my injury happened on the job. So dealing with Workman's Comp was a nightmare. I went to Tyler, Texas last Wednesday to meet his team. Carrie Wright, Director of Biologics, has been so very helpful. I can't thank her enough for her help and support From the minute I got to Texas. They all were there to help me! I would also like to thank Laura in the Surgical Center for getting me ready. She never gave up. Today, one week later, I am feeling wonderful. It is amazing to me. It's almost a miracle! Thank you to Dr Pauza and team. Very grateful!

- Louis M.
New JerseyMay 08, 2017


Dr. Pauza and Carrie gave my 18 year old daughter her life back! I can't say enough good things about them. After a volleyball injury, my daughter had struggled for 4 years with chronic pain that even a spinal cord stimulator and narcotics could not control. Now after having the disceel procedure my daughter is off all meds and is back to enjoying her life. Dr. Pauza is the most kind and compassionate doctor I have ever come across. He truly cares, and Carrie is the perfect compliment to him. Don't hesitate to see if Disceel is right for YOU!

- Kathy B.
FloridaMay 06, 2017


Hello, I'm now 18 years old and I have two spine procedures done, 10 months apart. The best experience so far in my life is my mom finding Dr Pauza. My first surgery in Texas was my L2/L3/L4/L5/S1. That was done in stages of sports, L5S1 was from crossfit. The L2-L4 was getting speared in the back in Football. I was 15 at the time of the initial start of all this. I was a wrestler since I was 6. My life was geared towards being in the Olympics as a wrestler. I tried to go back but it was impossible. My back was too screwed up. I did physical therapy for 3 years total. My second surgery came 10 months later, back to Texas. My next surgery was my neck,I had my C34-C45-C56 done. At the time I only had two months left of my year from my back surgery. My neck and back are awesome. I am sucessful in my own business now as a Heavy Equipment operator. The surgerys were life changing for me. I tell everyone about it. I'm not going to tell you it was easy, a year down.. taking care of yourself, being careful at lifting and relearning life as I knew it. I keep myself in shape and eat well. The support you receive before, during and after is awesome. They are always there for you. No one can say that about doctors anymore, I can say it about Dr Pauza and his Disk Seal team. The people here changed my life. I am forever grateful to them.

 

- Wyatt Gratzel, Age 18
CaliforniaApril 14, 2017


I was at the end of my rope with no other options but 6 level Fusion or to try this procedure. I wish I knew about this many years ago. My life is changed I can be a normal person and have normal activities pain free. I no longer take pain medications and go to the hospital with bouts of back spasms it's is almost as I've been liberated from a jail . I did exactly what the doctor told me and I would do it again. The result as I stated just about pain-free little aches and pains is normal but nothing like I had before no pain medication not seeing pain management doctor anymore I'm free to live my life and if I have any repercussions I will return to dr. Pausa for more treatment. I would recommend this to anybody to do this before you ever think about any type of fusion surgery. I cannot think him and his staff enough.

- Steve Martin
FloridaApril 13, 2017


I wanted to pass along my gratitude to Dr Pauza and his staff and share a few insights for prospective patients considering PDS. Let me say on the front end, in my mind this is less of a testimonial and more of a PSA. Anyone with back pain should at least be aware of and consider this procedure. 2 years ago I was given a diagnosis by a highly regarded back specialist that I would require fusion at L5-S1 vertebrae. I had previously had a laminectomy/discectomy performed at that location stemming from an injury in 2012. Prior to that, I was very active, but pain had pretty much made it to where any activity was not enjoyable or in some cases even tolerable. My job requires that I pass a fitness test annually, so I was even becoming concerned about my future employment status. I had long since decided that I would reserve fusion as a last resort so I began researching options and discovered PDS. Dr Pauza and his staff are very friendly, down to earth, and informative. After I made the decision to try out the procedure, Carrie and I visited on the phone about all considerations and she even helped me identify some ways to reduce the cost of the procedure. After the procedure I required about 2 months to start really noticing a difference. As the inflammation from the procedure subsided I could tell that the nerve pain was less and I continued to improve over a 6 or 8 month window. While it is hard to quantify, I would say I am probably 75% improved from where I was 14 months ago. For me this means I can be active, able to play with my daughter, carry her to bed, pass my fitness test, recreate outdoors, go on a long car ride, etc. in short, life altering. I am eternally grateful that there are still innovative doctors out there who care about people and strive to improve quality of life for their patients. I can't say it will work for everyone, but for me it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

- Adam
United StatesApril 10, 2017


Dr. Kevin Pauza's disc procedure gave me my life back! I was never the same after a private plane crash.  All I can say is that I was living a very limited lifestyle.  Once a successful bodybuilder, I quit lifting weights.  In fact, I quit doing everything. I wouldn't go out with friends because the idea of sitting in a car and the amount of back pain involved to go out was more than I could bear.  I've had 3 back surgeries and multiole back injections.  None of it helped. So several years ago I found Dr Kevin Pauza and went to Tyler Texas to undergo his procedure.  Thank God I did! Since then I'm back to doing almost all the things I wasn't able to do before seeing him.  I thank him everyday for what he did for me, and if you think you need help, give him & his team a try.

- Keith Klein March 22, 2017


I had the DISCSEEL procedure with Dr Pauza in September 2015. All five of my lower lumbar discs were sealed.  I've been surfing for nearly 40 years (I'm currently 50 yrs of age), and I've led a very active lifestyle. I was back to my active lifestyle and back to surfing about 6 months after my procedure! I'm able to surf everyday now, and I am doing very well. I am very thankful for Dr. Pauza and his staff for taking such good care of me and giving my active life back to me. I highly recommend this procedure if you're suffering from pain and want to maintain your flexibility and avoid spine fusion.

- Tim Wyman
CaliforniaMarch 16, 2017


I have used Dr Pauza on two different times and with total success. Another doctor suggested using him before he did back surgery. I have told serveral friends of my success.

- Nelda Shipp
TexasDecember 05, 2016


After a year of excruciating pain, doctors poking, prodding, misdiagnosing and finally giving me only one option... surgery, which would guarantee a life of pain. I researched and found Dr. Pauza. It was an act of God! Dr. Pauza's compassionate approach to help people live pain free without surgery saved my life. He and Carrie continue to care for me and I now consider them part of my family. I will forever be grateful for them coming into my life...

- Agi Smith
Napa, CaliforniaAugust 02, 2016


I AM A 67 YEAR OLD MALE THAT HAS EXPERIENCED BACK PROBLEMS EVERY SINCE A WATER SKIING ACCIDENT AT 18 YEARS OF AGE, IN 1968. AFTER 3 WEEKS OF TRACTION AND A MYELOGRAM, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT I REQUIRED BACK SURGERY AT METHODIST HOSPITAL IN LUBBOCK TEXAS. THE SURGERY WAS PREFORMED BY DR SHANNON, ORTHOPETIC SURGEON AND TEXAS TECH TEAM DOCTOR. MY L5/S1 DISC WAS IN NUMEROUS PIECES AND WAS TOUCHING MY SCIATIC NERVE. AFTER THE SURGERY IT WAS MONTHS OF WEARING A BRACE AND NO ACTIVITY. I WAS TOLD THAT I SHOULD HAVE A FULL RECOVERY BUT THAT ARTHRITIS WOULD EVENTUALLY SET IN AND CAUSE BACK PROBLEMS. BEING A YOUNG HEALTHY MALE I RESUMED WATER AND SNOW SKIING AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHER FORMS OE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. MY MINDSET WAS THAT I WOULD NOT LET MY BACK ISSUES HINDER MY DAILY LIFE. I LIVED THAT WAY FOR MOST OF MY LIFE. AT ABOUT AGE 50 I REALIZED THAT MY BACK WAS HURTING MORE OFTEN. I VISITED NUMEROUS CHIROPACTORS AND DID WHAT EVER I COULD TO FIND BACK PAIN RELIEF. AGAIN I CONTINUED WITH A DETERMINATION THAT MY BACK WAS NOT GOING TO LIMIT MY DAILY ACTIVITIES, EVEN THOUGH MY ACTIVIITIES WERE LIMITED, DUE TO AGE. FOR A LOT OF MY LIFE I TRAVELED FOR A LIVING BY CAR OR BY AIR. AT ABOUT 60 I REALIZED THAT TRAVELING WAS BECOMING HARDER AND HARDER DUE TO BACK PAIN. SITTING IN A CAR, AIRPORT OR A PLANE WAS NO LONGER FUN. ON THE ADVICE OF MY DR I VISITED AN ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST. AT THAT TIME I LIVED IN OMAHA, NE. I HAD A LAMINECTOMY AND HAD ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN RELIEF. THE DR WANTED TO TRY A FUSION, NOTICE THE WORD TRY A FUSION??? I DECIDED TO PASS DUE TO HIS LACK OF ASSURANCE OF PAIN RELIEF. AFTER MOVING TO TN, FOR WORK, I VISITED ANOTHER BACK DR. HE SAID HE WOULD NOT TOUCH MY BACK DUE TO ARTHRITIS AND NUMEROUS DISC PROBLEMS. HE RECOMMENDATION WAS TO SEE HIS PARTNER THAT SPECIALIZED IN HIP REPLACEMENT AS HE THOUGHT HAVING MY HIPS REPLACED WOULD ELIMINATE A LOT OF MY PAIN. AFTER REVIEW IT WAS DETERMINED THAT I WOULD HAVE MY RIGHT HIP REPLACED IN JANUARY 2012 AND THEN MY LEFT. AS IT TURNED OUT THE LEFT IS STILL ALL NATURAL. THE MORNING AFTER THE HIP REPLACEMENT MY PAIN LEVEL WAS 10 TIMES WORSE THAN BEFORE!!! EVEN JUST LAYING IN BED, I HURT, I MEAN HURT LIKE A PAIN LEVEL 7 TO 9 CONSTANTLY. AFTER 6 WEEKS OF RECOVERY AND NO PAIN RELIEF MY HIP DR REFERRED ME TO A NOTED SPINE SPECIALIST IN NASHVILLE. AFTER NUMEROUS TESTS PROCEDURES AND 3 SERIES OF SHOTS MY DR CALLED TO INFORM ME THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO TO ELIMINATE MY PAIN. HIS EXACT WORDS STILL RING IN MY EARS, "SON YOUR BACK LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN RODE HARD AND PUT UP WET". I SAID, SURELY YOU CAN FUSE IT OR DO SOMETHING??? HE WAS VERY EMPHATIC THAT HE WOULD NOT TOUCH MY BACK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO THE DETERIORATED CONDITION AND RECOMMEND I FIND A GOOD PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. TO SAY THE LEAST I WAS DEVASTATED AS I HAD TO QUIT MY JOB THAT I LOVED AND LEARN TO COPE WITH THE REALITY THAT LIFE AS I KNEW IT WAS NO MORE. AT 62 THAT IS HARD TO HEAR AND EVEN HARDER TO REALIZE THAT MY LIFE WOULD BE FILLED WITH PAIN FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS. I WAS FORTUNATE TO FIND A GREAT PAIN DR. HE WORKED WITH ME THROUGHOUT THE TERRIBLE ORDEAL. HE DID A SERIES OF BACK SHOTS, NO HELP, TRIED NUMEROUS MEDICATION THAT ONLY MASKED THE PAIN. HE ALSO PREFORMED A NERVE ABLATION ON BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS WITH LIMITED, BUT APPRECIATED, PAIN RELIEF. AS ONE CAN IMAGINE MY LIMITED MOBILITY AND PAIN PREVENTED ME FROM LEAVING THE HOUSE VERY OFTEN EXCEPT FOR DRS VISITS. IN THE SPRING OF 2016 DR URBAN INFORMED ME THAT HE HAD ATTENDED A SEMINAR ABOUT A REVOLUTIONARY NEW BACK PROCEDURE, PUAZA DISCSEEL TREATMENT. HE THOUGHT I MIGHT BE A GREAT CANDIDATE. AFTER REVIEWING DR PAUZA'S WEB SITE AND READING ALL I COULD ABOUT DISCSEEL AND DR PAUZA I DECIDED TO FILL OUT THE PATIENT EVALUATION FORM ON DR PAUZA'S WEBSITE. SHORTLY AFTER I WAS CONTACTED BY MICHELLE PINA FROM DR PAUZA'S OFFICE. EVERYTHING CHANGED FROM THAT MOMENT FORWARD. MY WIFE AND I DECIDED THERE MIGHT JUST BE HOPE AFTER ALL. IT STILL AMAZES ME HOW EASY AND CUSTOMER FRIENDLY THE PROCESS IS! ALL I HAD TO DO WAS GET AN MRI LOCALLY AND SEND IT TO DR PAUZA FOR REVIEW. NOT BEING ONE TO WAIT AROUND I WORKED WITH MICHELLE TO GET THE MRI AND DR PAUZA'S REVIEW. I STILL REMEMBER MICHELLE CALLING TO TELL ME THAT DR PAUZA FELT I WAS AN A EXCELLENT CANDIDATE, WHAT GREAT NEWS. HAVING NUMEROUS QUESTIONS, SHE ARRANGED FOR DR PAUZA TO CALL ME AND WE SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES ON THE PHONE DISCUSSING MY BACK AND HIS TREATMENT. AT THIS POINT I WAS SO IMPRESSED AND EXCITED. I DID CONSULT WITH MY OTHER DRS AND FOUND THAT MOST WERE TO SAY THE LEAST...SKEPTICAL, BUT THE GENERAL FEELING WAS THAT WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOOSE. AT THAT POINT I WAS USING AN ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR TO GO ACROSS THE STREET TO VISIT NEIGHBORS. LIFE WAS NOT MUCH FUN! AFTER A LOT OF THOUGHT AND PRAYER MY WIFE AND I DECIDED ALL WE HAD TO LOOSE WAS THE MONEY. ON JUNE 23, 2016 DR KEVIN PAUZA PREFORMED THE PAUZA DISCSEEL TREATMENT ON ME AT THE TUTLE CREEK HOSPITAL IN TYLER, TEXAS. HIS INITIAL REVIEW WAS THAT I NEEDED 5 DISCS SEALED, BUT THE REALITY WAS THAT I ONLY NEEDED 4 DISCSEELS. MY WIFE MEASURED ME BEFORE AND AFTER THE TREATMENT AND I HAD GAINED 1/2" IN HEIGHT AND MY POSTURE WAS VASTLY IMPROVED . THE NEXT MORNING I STARTED WALKING WITH A CANE FOR 10 MINUTES TWICE A DAY. IT DID NOT TAKE LONG UNTIL I COULD WALK FOR 20 MINUTES TWICE DAILY. TO GO FROM HARDLY BEING ABLE TO WALK FROM THE BED TO THE BATHROOM AND SPENDING MOST OF MY DAYS IN BED TO WALKING... WHAT A BLESSING!!! IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 9 MONTHS AND TODAY I AM A NEW MAN. I MOW MY OWN GRASS, WALK WITHOUT A CANE AND LIVE A MUCH FULLER LIFE. BEING PAIN FREE IS SUCH A BLESSING...THANK YOU DR PAUZA. BUGS GR

- Arles "Bugs" Graham
Spring Hill, TNJune 23, 2016


If I could, I'd nominate Dr. Pauza for a Nobel Prize in Medicine. The procedure of fibrin sealant has been life saving. Certainly appreciate having my life back. 

- Jenny McCutcheon
OklahomaDecember 29, 2015


I came to Dr. Pauza after having ankle surgery because my ankle was weak from my sciatic nerve having been pinched because my discs had collapsed due to degenerative disc disease. In fact I had shrunk 1 1/2 inches from the height I was in my twenties (about 35 years ago). My back was in such bad shape that it was common to spend a day or two in bed just by turning or bending a certain way. It hasn't even been two months since Dr. Pauza performed the injections to restore my discs, but I have not thrown out my back since then. The first month there was lots of ice packs and taking it easy. Now, the only thing that keeps me from walking more is the ankle that had to have a metal plate put into. I am AMAZED with my back results. It feels so much better already. It is my firm belief that God lead me to Dr. Pauza,  because I had done more internet searches than I can count. Thought I feel an occasional twinge where my back was the worst; it is nothing compared to the agony in which I used to live. I mostly worked with Ms. Carrie Wright, and she was so helpful and kind, but everyone on your staff was exceptional. God bless Dr. Pauza and his work.  p.s. I have already gained almost a half inch in height. 

- Roddy Alsman
IndianaDecember 07, 2015


World-Class Martial Artist

"I suffered with chronic back pain for 4 years. Being the physical person I am I continued with my normal high intensity workouts and pushed through the pain, continued with my martial arts, gymnastics and weight training until the pain was too much to bare. As a film a television actor who is adamant about performing all his own stunts and someone who is expected to because of the world class level of martial arts I bring to the table as an actor, I was in despair and knew I had to find a way to deal with or remedy my back problem before it got any worse. I sought out some top spine surgeons, the first one told me I had no other choice but spinal fusion, I was devastated, the other two surgeons told me I Could have an artificial disc or fusion or I could do nothing, and just use pain management procedures.

I was seriously considering the artificial disc, but something inside me said DON'T! The next day my chiropractor sent me a video about DR Kevin Pauza. I watched the video, and I was AMAZED, I researched everything I could about the procedure. I then called DR Pauza in Texas. The receptionist I spoke to was absolutely lovely. That same day I was called by his assistant Carrie. I found Carrie to be one of the most genuinely caring, sweetest and helpful people I have ever met. We discussed my problem in great detail, we discussed my personal needs in relation to how important it was that I maintain my physical ability, she reassured me DR Pauza could help. Dr Pauza and Carrie then both got on a call with me. Dr Pauza, asked me about back and the problems, he explained his procedure to me in great length and at that moment I knew I had found the answer to my back problem. Dr Pauza is simply the future, I cannot express the level of expertise, genuine interest, sincere caring that he had for my situation. I sent my MRI to him in Texas, after he reviewed my MRI he called me back. Again we had an in depth discussion, and again cementing the fact that this was the Doctor for me.

My family and I flew to Texas the next week, we were greeted at the airport by a car service and taken to our lovely hotel, which is all done with the help of Carrie. Carrie helped make the whole experience extremely easy and comfortable. We met DR Pauza and Carrie in person the next day and after speaking about the procedure again, I was filled with confidence and trust in DR Pauza and I thanked God, I had found him. From the moment the procedure began I had complete faith and trust in DR Pauza. From the beginning to after the procedure my whole experience was amazing, I couldn't have asked for anything better. I was walking around immediately after the procedure.

By the second week I was back in the gym and my sciatic nerve pain had diminished, I was also able to lie on my stomach without pain which previous to the procedure I could not do without pain. By week three I was shadow boxing. My progress grew every week. Now I am 3 months out, I am back to running, I have increased flexibility, I am back to kicking and punching, back in the gym and I am beyond grateful that I found Dr Pauza.

Sometimes in life you will find those rare individuals that can change your life. I personally feel Dr Pauza gave me back my health, enabled me to come back pain free, and better than ever, and enabled me not to choose major surgery and for that I am eternally grateful to DR Pauza and Carrie for everything they have done for me. And by taking care of me they have taken care of my whole family.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!
Bren Foster

- Bren Foster - Actor - World Class Martial Artist
Los Angeles, CAAugust 13, 2015


From The town of the Summer White House, Kennebunkport, Maine

 I was always active and have been a runner since I was a little kid. I had a lot of lower back issues but they never really took me away from running until 2008. I was pregnant with my second son and 'threw my back out' while picking up a pillow off the floor. It was incredibly painful but I didn't take pain medication because I was worried about the baby. The pain subsided after a few months and I gave birth. Afterwards, the pain would come and go and I would have to rest and be inactive until it diminished.

In 2012, the pain came back in full force after a non-stop flight t from Paris. I went quickly to a physician in town who routinely provided epidural cortisone injections which I had been receiving a few times a year. My disc had ruptured and without knowing it, due to the fact that he did not perform any testing, he injected and punctured my dural space leaving a residual leak. This led to spinal headaches and other complications. I visited a spine surgeon, who was horrified to see my state of affairs on the MRI images. He asked me to watch a video in his office and this was the first time I heard the name Dr. Kevin Pauza and the Pauza Disc Treatment. I was transfixed! Unfortunately, Dr. Pauza was not accepting any new patients at that time so I decided to go with adiskectomy because of the severe pain I was experiencing I had to had relief. Several times since my procedure, I would have debilitating pain and be laid up for weeks and months. 

We arrived in Tyler Texas and everything from that point was completely taken care of by Dr. Pauza's team members. They were a delight to work with and I can't say enough about them. Dr. Pauza's ability to transform his vast all-encompassing amount of knowledge on the subject into terms that are frank and completely understandable was incredible. Literally incredible!! The procedure was a complete success. It has been 2 months and I am currently undergoing physical therapy to build strength.

My discs have been regenerated and I now have my future back. I am expected to be able to run again in a few months and I am forever grateful for Dr. Pauza's procedure for saving my life. If you are considering this treatment, I HIGHLY recommend doing it.

 

 

- Erika Knudsen July 16, 2015


I made a three hour drive to see him because he was highly recommended. He had great bedside manner. He was very knowledgeable and had a lot of info to absorb (take notes). Liz had me fill out my paperwork prior to the appointment (mailed packet to me), and the wait time in the waiting room was about 15 minutes while the wait time in the exam room was only about 10 minutes. He spent about 20 or so minutes with me going over my situation & resolutions. Afterwards, I spoke with my insurance lady, Wanda, to discuss my fees (this was my choice to meet with her). I am extremely pleased with my visit with Dr. Pauza.

- James June 16, 2015


Dr. Pauza performed my procedure in June 2013. The evaluation process was rigorous and well worth the wait. After many years of suffering, the fibrin sealant provided welcome relief from the pain and inflammation associated with degenerative disc disease. Aside from mesenchymal stem cells becoming advanced enough to be useful in spinal areas, I believe that PDT will be the future for treating issues relating to DDD. Thank you Kevin, for the opportunity to be treated as I'm extremely pleased with the results. 

- Craig
FloridaJune 09, 2015


To everyone like me that is always doing their homework in reaserching and looking for a NEW procedure for your back. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR AND YOU WILL TOO . DR. PAUZA IS GOD SENT. His bedside manners are amazing, he is so attentive to your questions, and concerns, he is a down to earth person, my husband and I love this Doctor and Carrie Wright these two people are amazing. I have never found a Dr. like Dr. Pauza in my life and Iam glad that thru my prayers and research God sent me to him. I had the fibrant sealent done and I am glad i did. I know it has only been a week today, but I feel myself getting better day by day and it will be a process. But do follow Dr. Pauza orders to getting better. With God's help I will keep you'll posted of how I am doing. And in case you may think I was paid to say this well I have news for YOU'LL I wasn't paid it comes from my heart .My husband and I can't Thank you enough Dr. Pauza and Carrie God Bless you both.

- Maribel De Jesus-Jimenez April 22, 2015


I have been on the upswing for 2 weeks and 2 days now.  I have taken no pain meds, have had no spine associated pain, and I am amazed at the fact that I never realized how depressed I was dealing with constant pain for over 12 years.  Being without pain for more than two weeks, I have been so up. Speaking of up, it has also been more than two weeks since I have had to climb the stairs on all fours. I am doing as you all have instructed, which is hard when all of a sudden you feel so good.  Linda and friends along with cousins and grandkids are filling in on all the chores and work I am not doing.  I so believed in Dr. Pauza and his methods before, and now it so much better than I imagined.  I have so much respect for him as well as all of the other staff who has treated me.  Everyone was great. Like you, I would love to be on his staff.

The Friday following the procedure, I sat on a bench at a jumpjam (wall-to-wall trampolines), watching 7 of our 8 Grandkids play.  On Saturday, I took 2 of the boys to a nearby lake, where sitting on the edge of the pier, I watched them catch 14 small mouth bass.  They carried all the gear and baited their own hooks while the older of the 2 took the fish off. All days have not been as exciting as those 2 days, but have most enjoyably been pain free.

- Charlie Malone April 14, 2015


My wife and I were lucky enough to be able to have Dr. Kevin Pauza treat her spine. As a physiatrist myself, I pulled her away from a three level fusion which was going to be performed by an extraordinarily reputable surgeon in our community.I just couldn't let her go through with it. Fortunately for us, my sister saw Dr. Pauza on the Sunday morning show on CBS. My wife and I watched it and we were immediately convinced that an evaluation by Dr. Pauza was essential. My wife underwent a four level biological disc replacement procedure more than two years ago. It couldn't have gone better. She has been pain free since recovering from the procedure. It's almost miraculous. We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. This treatment is revolutionary and should supplant lumbar fusion and many other spinal surgeries once it is given the recognition worldwide that it deserves. I even think that Dr. Pauza should be considered for a Nobel prize given the magnitude of his discovery and the incredible results that he has produced. If selected as an appropriate candidate, anyone with any hesitation should confidently and immediately proceed with this procedure. I recommend Dr. Pauza and his center enthusiastically.

- Matt Schwartz, MD April 13, 2015


I had Dr. Pauza's (PDT) injected into two discs one of which had absolutely NO disc tissue. It was vertebrae on vertebrae almost a year ago. I had seen other doctors in the past that wanted to do a double fusion at 34 years old (which if anyone knows about fusion they typically fail and or break down adjacent tissue requiring the doctor to fuse again). A 3rd level fusion is almost a death threat. I was so blessed to find Dr. Pauza and have his PDT. It's almost been a year and I'm off all pain medications that I was having to use and have been relieved of horrific pain for years! He regrew disc tissue which was NOT there before he treated me! This procedure gave me a second chance at life. I had been suffering from lower back pain for 10 years! This is a miracle procedure and I'm even taller! God Bless Dr. Pauza, he is the most humble person, and truly cares and gives each of his patients all access to him and his staff members day or night. I'm thrilled and so thankful that I finally got my life back! I can't thank Dr. Pauza enough! God Bless you Dr. Pauza! Thank you!!

- Kelly G April 08, 2015


I have had back problems for 20 years. I have done everything everonle else has surgery, cortisone shots, acupuncture and chiropractor. Crazy that an outpatient 15 min procedure has fixed my back. It has been over two years and I my only regret is that I did not do it sooner! 

- Martin Bennett
TennesseeApril 01, 2015


I just had Dr. Pauza perform his treatment on three of my lower discs about three weeks ago. Ten years of 24-7 back pain disappeared instantly. I am still early in the recovery phase and have very minimal muscle soreness, but have no nerve pain. I'm about an inch taller too. I keep my before and after x-rays with me in the truck to show people the differences in my discs and people can't believe the change. The staff and the facility in Tyler, TX are top notch. I was very impressed. I'm a pretty skeptical guy from NJ and did my research before committing to having the procedure performed. Bottom line, best decision I ever made. I will keep you all posted on my progress. Off to the gym now. Thanks Kevin!

- Jim Murphey March 30, 2015


Today is my fibrin sealant (on 5 disc) one year anniversary! Yes, I would do it again! This procedure is a miracle and I will never be able to thank Dr. Pauza and his staff enough.

- Kay March 25, 2015


Imagine that over a ten year period, you could go from being outgoing, biking from 30 up to 90 miles a day, walking 10 miles every weekend, to a point where just standing for more than 30 minutes brought on lower back pain and stinging feet which required ice packs and drugs just to get to sleep at night. That was what happened to me. Thank God for someone seeing Dr. Pauza on Good Morning America. That person told my sister-in-law, who was in worse shape than I was. For me, she was the test. If it worked for her maybe it would work for me. So she did it and one year later she was in Utah skiing! But that is her story. So four weeks ago today (3/10/15), I had the procedure done. For the past ten years all I wanted was to have my feet stop stinging all night long, if I could only get that. Well the day after the procedure I got my wish plus a lot more. I am now up to a four mile walk, standing without fear, and looking forward to a life with much less pain along with my retirement in five to six years with my wife which will be fun and most of all without a cane! I would recommend anyone to at least look into the procedure. Thank you Dr. Pauza!

- Van McComas March 11, 2015


I had a discogram done. In addition to the normal discogram, I had a FAD (Functional Anesthetic Discogram) done to determine that L3/4 was my problem. I got my Fibrin sealant done on the 18th of February so I am now going on 4 weeks. Fibrin is a sealant that is injected into a torn disc, and it seals or glues it back together and raises the disc height back up to normal. I have not needed any pain medicine for the last 3 weeks and that’s really good.

- Linda March 09, 2015


I would recommend Dr. Pauza to LBP sufferers; he is an amazing and caring MD.

- Gwen December 18, 2014


I was more than pleased with my visit with Dr. Kevin Pauza and his amazing staff. I have never felt so comfortable and taken care of at a doctors office. They are truly the A-Team. Leaving the office, I felt educated on my condition and hopeful for great results. He is the best!

- Juanita December 10, 2014


Dr. Pauza and his staff are good at what they do. The doctor is always nice and gives hope that their cryonic pain can be eased. I would recommend him to anybody!

- David December 03, 2014


A friend of ours recommended Dr. Pauza to my husband. He began seeing him in March and had a series of three injections in his back beginning in March and ending in May 2009. He was very polite and helpful. My husband had very good results from his injections and we would very highly recommend Dr. Pauza.

- Brad November 03, 2014


Dr. Pauza is among the best in the USA. When I was there, I met patients in his waiting room from other countries. He will help those who truly want help. God placed him here to heal, and he helps his patients more than any other doctor. Dr. Pauza has been considered for a Noble Prize. He is a genius.

- Shaun October 23, 2014


Dr. Pauza is actually the best spine doctor I have been to in the entire country. I have had 22 doctors along with multiple surgeries. He was smart, courteous, timely, and has helped my back as none of the prior 22 doctors could. I highly recommend him. The new bio sealant he invented worked perfectly. He had excellent research support to walk me through the entire process. I would give him a 100 stars if I could and so would many of the other people he has helped over the years. Research for yourself and ask friends. You would be lucky to find a doctor who cares enough for his patients to run a practice and take the time to bother with research. I investigated Dr. Pauza and his academic awards. This guy is top notch. The best by far.

- Mindy July 10, 2014


Dr. Pauza has been my doctor for many years and I have had many procedures. He has always been great. He even called me at home to check on me after procedures along with giving me his cell phone number after one procedure. I am awaiting FDA approval on another treatment that I hope and pray will work, but if it doesn’t I know that Dr. Pauza will continue to do the best he can to help me.

- Molly February 13, 2014


He is the best spine specialist in the world. He researches along with successfully treating those that other doctors couldn't help. He treats the Royal Family and is honestly fabulous. Those who say anything negative are only upset because he helps them return to work without medications. Dr. Pauza is great.

- Ryan December 03, 2013


Dr. Pauza was great!!! He took the time to talk to me and make sure I understood my problem and treatment options. I would recommend him to anyone who wants the best pain doctor in East Texas.

- Victoria September 22, 2013


Kind, nurturing, and empathetic are three words that come to mind when describing Dr. Pauza and his team. Not exactly punctual for the first consultation, but I've yet to meet a doctor who is. Certainly Dr. Pauza is worth the wait. All procedures WERE on time and the staff was courteous. One male nurse sticks out in my memory not only for his exceptional skills, but for his understanding nature and thoughtfulness about feeling exposed in those awful hospital gowns. I highly recommend Dr. Pauza and his team and will be returning shortly to get back in competition form. Dr. Pauza is very gracious.

- Susan May 24, 2013


Kevin Pauza is the best. He is polite, caring, and intelligent. He cured my pain after I suffered for over 7 years which is why everyone I talk to agrees about him. I don't know what I would do without Dr. Kevin Pauza.

- Jackson April 11, 2013


Dr. Pauza is the most understanding, kind, and gentle man. I can only see great things from this incredible doctor. If you have back pain you must see him.

- Robert December 05, 2012


At first I was skeptical, being referred from Harvard to Dr. Kevin Pauza in Tyler, Texas. Others in his lobby were from everywhere. Now I know why. Dr. Pauza was sharp. Pauza identified the source of my pain and successfully treated me. I'm pain free finally after 12 years. Dr. Pauza is very polite and serious. He spent time with myself and my family and magaged to get me off of my pain meds. Pauza is the best.

- Steven Thurston III October 26, 2012


Kevin Pauza is a genius along with being nice and caring. His patients travel from throughout the world to see him, and it is easy to understand why. I am from Boston and was referred to Pauza from Mayo clinic because they said only Pauza could help my problem, and he did. However, I would have preferred that he didn't wear scrubs, but I can overlook that. I wish he wasn't located in Tyler, Texas, but his hospital is ranked high.

- Jackie Wellington May 25, 2012


Kevin Pauza is the best spine physician in the world. The upset patients are likely only upset because he encouraged them to work and he decreased their narcotics. I can tell you that seven doctors tried to help me before Pauza. His invention of a disc biologic has me back to running marathons and 10K races. Before Pauza, I had to use crutches. Pauza is like a God when it comes to spine. The wait is worth it. If there is no wait, then your doctor is not as good as Pauza. Other spine doctors for good reasons have ranked Pauza number one in Texas. Pauza saved my life. That is why Pauza sees Princes and Kings. Only Pauza could fix me. Thank you God, for Dr. Pauza

- John Sully April 02, 2012


I think enough of Dr. Pauza to recommend him to anyone who has back pain. I noticed in some of the ratings where he fell short were not due to his expertise or treatment, but how busy he is and because he tries to treat every patient who needs him while still doing research to come up with more and better ways of treating back and joint pains. The bottom line, you may have to wait for him, he may be a little short with you, but never unpleasant and if you can overlook that, you will be rewarded with the pain relief no one else could give you. It's worth it. I know from personal experience that he's the only doctor I know of who can really "cure" pain.

- Sandra Hayley November 01, 2011


Kevin Pauza is on the forefront of intradiscal therapies that will hopefully be the future of treatments for those of us who catch the problems before they turn into huge structural problems.

- Mark June 06, 2011


Kevin Pauza was my final hope. I've been to Mayo, Harvard, and elsewhere and none have helped me. Kevin Pauza made an exact diagnosis and treated me on one occasion. I am still free of pain because of the disc biological Kevin Pauza invented and treated me with. Why could no one else help me like Pauza?

- Jennifer February 08, 2011


I never thought I would get out of bed again and it seems like a miracle to be working. I work for a bunch of great spine doctors. I would certainly try the Fibrin. You don't burn any bridges with it and I do know of people that have gotten relief from it even when their discs were less than 1/3. Some bone on bone almost. The doctors I work for know Dr. Pauza and have talked to me a lot about it. I have shown some of them my films and they were amazed. I don't get on here too much anymore because I work a lot but if I can answer any questions I would be more than happy too. I will try to set this up so I get notified if anyone writes. Best wishes and God bless.

- A Thankful Patient January 17, 2011


Dr. Pauza and Carrie gave my 18 year old daughter her life back! I can't say enough good things about them. After a volleyball injury, my daughter had struggled for 4 years with chronic pain even a spinal cord stimulator and narcotics could not control. Now after having the disceel procedure my daughter is off all meds and is back to enjoying her life. Dr. Pauza is the most kind and compassionate Dr. I have ever come across. He truly cares and Carrie is the perfect compliment to him. Don't hesitate to see if Disceel is right for YOU!

- Kathy Bigham
Florida


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