- February 15, 2017
Hello, my name is doctor Steven Tresser and my specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. So I have four fantastic children and a loving, very energetic wife. So I love traveling with my family and one of the things we’ve done together that we really enjoy is a sailing trip. We all go and sail for a week or two somewhere in some far flung destination. My father was a physician, which is one of the things that inspired me to go into medicine. And I went to college at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. And then I did medical school at University of Miami here in back in Florida. And following that I did seven years of training in neurosurgery and Ohio at Case Western Reserve, which was a university hospital of Cleveland. And after that I was really tired of training. So I came to Florida and started practicing.
And I think what sets Florida Orthopaedic Institute apart is the excellence that the physicians and the staff members, they really care about their patients. I think they’re all really top-notch providers of medical care and we have fantastic resources at our disposal to help us take care of people. Patients are treated typically present with spinal pain, either in their back or their neck frequently with radiation into the legs or pain or numbness or tingling in the legs, weakness, trouble walking, and sometimes trouble standing up straight due to spinal deformities. I would say my, my approach to surgery is I believe that although the technical aspect of the surgery is very important, it’s a very long process and there are many other important or equally important components. One is, you know, starting with educating the patient from the first time you see them as to what their condition is, what treatment options there are, and taking that through the entire process. Sometimes that results in surgery and other times not and then, and then the aftercare after surgery, getting through the entire process from start to finish. So I think the continuity of all that, that entire process is very important and you can’t just focus on the surgery. So I think my credo is to take time to educate people, help them make the right decisions for themselves, and be caring along the way.