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01/11/2013
By: bdianewriter
Alabama Neurosurgeons PC
Dr. Stanner found out my Mother had NPH-water on the brain. He listened to me when no one else would because the MRI didn't show the disease. Dr. Stanner looked behind her left eye and found the water. Quickly we went to Brookwood Hospital and I was never so put at ease and putting a shunt in my Mother's head at 74 years old was quite scary. Dr. Stanner saved my Mother from the nursing home because as this progresses she would have gotten other symptoms which would've made it impossible to enjoy her independent life. She lived 7 more years and you can't put a price on that; he is my hero for giving me those extra years. I highly recommend that if you have any family members who have the symptoms of NPH that you get them to Dr. Stanner ASAP. I will never forget him and his kindness. One more thing my Mother came through the surgery needing only Advil.
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