Dr. Saatman performed a discectomy. I was very nervous about spine surgery and had avoided it for ten years. The procedure was nothing like I imagined. After the procedure on 5/15/18, I only had to take three pain pills. One each night. I am now walking 3-4 miles a day. I have zero sciatic pain. I cannot believe I waited this long. I flew to California on the first of July, a five hour trip, and experienced no pain. I cannot express how thrilled I am to be pain free.