I’m no fan of hospitals and I’m deathly afraid of needles. After a rear-end auto accident, my spine was a mess. Dr. Samad is an absolute angel. He performed an ALIF surgery to repair and fuse at the L4-L5 level. As soon as I woke up from surgery, I knew I was fixed. Before surgery, I couldn’t walk 100 feet without stopping twice and bending over in agony. Pain in the back; radiating pain down my leg; and pain in the hip area. Now, I walk up to eight miles a day and I’m 100% pain free. I take no medication at all. I’m happy again, which makes my family happy. I highly recommend Dr. Samad! A talented surgeon and a genuinely nice guy with an amazing staff.