Patient and Family Testimonials
Jay K. Morgan, MD, FAANS
I’m so relieved I got a second opinion from Dr. Morgan
Dr. Morgan listens. When Dr. Morgan sat down and asked me to tell him my story I started speaking so quickly he had to tell me to slow down. A previous specialist I had seen listened to me about 10 seconds before jumping to his conclusions based on my MRI, and I thought I’d better talk fast before this doctor also shut me out. But he didn’t. Dr. Morgan encouraged me to describe the timeline of my injury and its progress. Though he certainly deals with cases much more severe than mine, he could tell my return to the sports I love was important to me. The previous specialist had warned me not to speak to a surgeon regarding my condition, claiming I would be “talked into surgery” (when he, himself recommended some rather invasive procedures). But, based on the history of the injury, Dr. Morgan simply suggested a conservative pain management approach for now. I’m so relieved I got a second opinion from this doctor. Not because I received t he diagnosis I was hoping for (in fact, I will likely need surgery at some point in the not-so-distant future), but because Dr. Morgan treated me, a middle-aged mom who loves gardening and sports, with understanding and compassion.
– Jenny W.
“Excellent work and patient care from Dr. Morgan”
Dr. Jay Morgan was my neurosurgeon after a horrific vehicle accident on Oct 20, 1995. I just wanted to say how appreciative of him I am to this day! He performed a fusion on my cervical spine. He was an amazing surgeon!
Today, I work as an EMT for a local ambulance company in Sacramento, CA. I have been doing this for 8 years. I am also really into running. I ran my first marathon last December and I hope there will be many more in the future. I just ran my second half. If it wasn’t for the excellent work and patient care from Dr. Morgan, I would not be where I am today. If you would please forward this to him and thank him for me, I would be very grateful! Thank you for your time.
– Heather M
“In several hours, Dr. Jay Morgan changed my life”
Since an on-the-job injury in 2002, I had been living with the chronic, debilitating head pain of occipital neuralgia. In several hours, Dr. Jay Morgan changed my life.
For seven years every aspect of my life had been affected by my condition. Every movement I made was guarded. I would avoid innumerable activities, events and crowds for fear of getting bumped. If I was riding in a car and there were speed bumps, I would get out and walk around because I knew if I rode over them the jarring movement would trigger two weeks of head splitting pain. My mother lives on five beautiful, but remote, acres accessible only by a bumpy dirt road. I had not been able to visit my mother’s home in years and relied on her coming over to my house in order to get together.
Immediately upon waking up from my surgery with Dr. Morgan, I was free of the oppressive pain that had been with me for seven years. As I have recovered fully from the surgery, I now find I have improved range of motion and boundless energy. I feel ten years younger.
Thanks to Dr. Morgan’s excellent care and surgical skill, I am a new woman.
— Jane K
“Doctor Morgan, you’re my hero”
You gave me back my quality of life. I certainly didn’t want to have back surgery, but after struggling with chronic pain, then debilitating headaches for years, I needed some relief. Dr. Morgan, you listened to me, really listened, explained the options and helped me draw the conclusion that surgery was my best option. Now I can wrestle with my kids without thinking about it, I can play 18 holes of golf without spending two days on ice. I feel great. Thank you.
– Chris F
“Dr. Morgan is a miracle worker”
Dear Sierra Neurosurgery, Thank you for saving my retirement! I woke up from my back surgery with Dr. Morgan and was pain-free for the first time in four years. He is a miracle worker.
I was a nurse in Reno for over 30 years, so I knew I had a lot of options for a back surgeon. After getting a grim diagnosis in the Philippines, where my husband and I have retired, I wanted a second opinion from a trusted doctor with a great reputation. And even though I had to travel around the world to get it, there is no doubt in my mind that I made the right choice with Sierra Neurosurgery and Dr. Morgan. Thank you for the great care and for giving me back my life.
– Teresita D
“Thank You for the excellent service and care”
Dear Dr. Morgan and team, My name is J. Wilkerson, and on April 4, 2008, I had a L4-5 Lumbar Disectomy performed by Dr. Morgan. I am writing to complement your office on your professionalism, compassion and follow-up that I’ve received.
I called for a follow-up appointment and your office got me in that same day. That was more than I expected and then I was wowed by the service I received.
Also impressive was the experience that I had with the Nurse Practitioner. Her knowledge, listening skills and recommendations were refreshing and appreciated. I was seen on time, and during the appointment she listened to all my questions, and I did not get the feeling of being rushed. Thanks you all, keep up the excellent service,
– J. Wilkerson, DDS — Dentistry for Kids