I had brain surgery from Dr. Zamorano, I wanted to thank her for being the only surgeon that had the skills needed for the surgery I had.
– Darry Beeman from Detroit MI, USA
Dr. Zamorano takes the time to listen to my concerns regarding my recovery. I feel that she is focused on my complete care. I feel better on a daily basis and I see the end of treatment in sight. Thank you Dr. Zamorano!
– Bryant Parker, Detroit, MI
Dr. Zamorano treats me like I am part of the family. I have suffered from a brain tumor for years. I see Dr. Zamorano for periodic check ups and she has performed life saving surgery to keep my tumor from growing. My quality of life has increased and I owe her everything!
– Marjorie Earls, Sterling Heights, MI
Dr. Zamorano has completely changed my life. Over the years, I have been to many doctors. Since my auto accident, I have been treated by Dr. Zamorano and undergone two surgeries. I owe her all credit for my recovery.
– Vera Jackson, Detroit, MI
I was the first Gamma Knife Harper/DMC. Dr. Zamorano was the pioneer in bringing this life saving technique to Michigan. I have been under her care for my Acoustic Neuroma for many years and I owe my continued success to her outstanding care. I would highly recommend her to anyone facing this disease. She is phenomena!
– William Panasiewicz – Lake City, Michigan
I have been under Dr. Zamorano’s care for quite some time. I have been seeing her for surveillance on my brain cancer. She is a caring and compassionate physician who intently listens to her patient’s needs. I will be under her care as I continue my fight. Thank you for everything you do, Dr. Zamorano. –
– Pamela Pettinari – Monroe Michigan
Dr. Zamorano has been treating me since I was very young. She has treated me for my brain tumor and I continue to see her to follow my progress. She is like family to me and my mother. She is caring, compassionate and keeps me informed as to my condition. I wouldn’t trust my treatment to any other doctor. She is the best!
– Jarret Langowski – Grayling, Michigan
I have been seeing Dr. Zamorano since 2008. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which I was injured. Dr. Zamorano performed lumbar spinal surgery in early 2010. The recovery time was fast, and I am virtually pain free. I wouldn’t trust anyone to be my neurosurgeon but Dr. Zamorano. Thank you Dr. Z!
– Mary Samel – Royal Oak, Michigan
I was referred to Dr. Zamorano as a second opinion on a brain tumor that I have. I was advised to have surgery by another physician. Dr. Zamorano ordered an MRI to assess my condition. She decided that I did not require surgery and that we should monitor my progress. I appreciate a surgeon that does not immediately recommend surgery. I will continue to consult with Dr. Zamorano. Thank you Dr. Zamorano.
– Thomas Kenyon – St. Clair, Michigan
I have had trigeminal for 15 years, was on medication all those years. When went to see Dr. Lucia Zamorano, I had the Gamma Knife procedure done. After 6 months I felt better. I am off all the medications and I have not had any pain since.
– Julia Cortese, Michigan
The staff has a great impact to benefit the patient’s with knowledge of advanced new methods of treatment available. I feel so cared for, Thank you.
– Eveline Clark – Roseville
Dr. Zamorano has helped me tremondously. Without her my quality of life was greatly deminished. Since my surgery my pain has decreased immensely. My road to recovery is on its way. I highly recommend Dr. Zamorano, her clinic nd staff. She truly cares about her patients. Thanks Dr. Zamorano for all you’ve done for me, thank you to all the staff, friendly, professional and kind!
– Liz M.
Good location, clean and beautiful office. Very impressed with the artwork and cleaniness of the building. Doctors are very nice. Pleasant experience.
– Noely N.
I cannot find the right words or express how thankful I am for giving me my life back. My body was a prison. I would like to thank everyone here for the kindness and caring. My life is restored and all of you played a role in that. Thank you so very much.
– Tracey Woodcox
A Tribute to Doctor Lucia Zamorano Neurosurgeon Birmingham Michigan
My mother is 95 years of age and lives on her own in Ontario Canada. At the beginning of 2014 she began to complain of numbness in her legs when she walked and this quickly advanced to acute pain over the next several months making it painful to walk more than a few steps. A CT Scan which we were able to arrange within a week in Michigan, revealed disc bulges at multiple levels impinging on the nerves causing the pain and inability to walk. The recommended course of action was to try the least invasive approach first that being cortisone shots with fluoroscopy into the afflicted area. We were able to do this within two months thanks to the cooperation of all the good people at the Pain Management Center of Mercy Hospital in Port Huron MI. Unfortunately it was not successful and the time came to identify a neurosurgeon that could and would perform a discectomy on a 95 year old patient.
You might wonder why with her having medical coverage in Ontario my mother did not have all of the above procedures performed there at no cost. First despite what anyone says patient care is rationed in Ontario. The government has decided to spend a certain amount of GDP on health care and that’s it. The rationing is achieved by “setting priorities” as to who will secure the services first and if you happen to be 95 years old the odds of your rising to the top of the list before you die are remote to none. On a macro basis there is perhaps some logic to the approach but when it’s your family, not so much. Unfortunately this is what we have to look forward to in the US under Obamacare. The good news is that there is still Switzerland, Singapore and a number of other good medical centers where you avail yourself of medical care as long as you are willing to pay for it.
But I digress as the primary purpose of my writing this is to extoll the virtues of a wonderfully skilled and dedicated neurosurgeon, Doctor Lucia Zamorano of Birmingham Michigan. When you are a doctor and have a 95 year old person with a pacemaker approach you to perform a five hour operation, you have to stop and consider what are the upsides to taking this on compared to the potential risks to reputation and given the litigious nature of our society, risks of a lawsuit in the event something goes wrong. Our torte law needs reform so that we no longer put our doctors in this ethical dilemma. After reviewing the CT scan and having a consulting visit with my mother, Doctor Zamorano did not hesitate to say she thought she could help and would be willing to perform the operation. I must first commend Doctor Zamorano for her compassion.
As of this writing it is now three weeks since my mother’s five hour operation at the Detroit Medical Center Harper University Hospital where she stayed an outpatient overnight. She is now able to walk pain free about a quarter of a mile using a mobile walker as a security blanket. Prior to the onset of pain at the beginning of the year she had been going to the gym doing a half hour on the bicycle and a half hour with free weights, leg presses etc. Our goal, thanks to the wonderful work of Doctor Zamorano is to get her back in the gym by September. Beyond that
however Doctor Zamorano has given her back her mobility, her life and the ability to live in her own home. Doctor Zamorano I salute you as being a compassionate, caring and skilled doctor who I would recommend highly to anyone needing the services of a skilled neurosurgeon.
I would also like to thank the wonderful people at DMC both the Administrative staff of the International Division who were very well organized, caring and minimized the bureaucratic process as well as the Anesthesiologist Team who were exceedingly attentive and again willing to take on the risks of dealing with a 95 year old patient. I would encourage any Canadian in need of medical care before they expire or endure untold pain for a long period to contact the International Division of the Detroit Medical Center.
– Anthony Ivey, Ashburn VA