Beverly and Ralph describe their experience with Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release with Dr. Demetrio Aguila. Ralph watched his daughter hop on a lawn mower the same day she had the procedure. Beverly said the procedure took six minutes and she’s had no pain whatsoever. Watch to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance.
M25 Program Helps a Young Boy and His Family
This story brings to life why Dr. Aguila created the M25 Program which allows patients to pay for surgery with community service. Nine-year-old Silas suffered a horrible dog bite to the face, an injury requiring multiple surgeries. His parents could not afford the treatment that would dramatically affect their son’s life. Thankfully they had access to the M25 Program, an experience that touched everyone involved in Silas’s care.
Dr. Aguila’s patient Nicole shares her feelings of gratitude for Dr. Aguila and his M25 Program which allows patients to pay for surgery with community service. This video represents Nicole’s story in her own words.
Delores back and leg pain was so bad she would cry for days. After years of frustration she never dreamed she would find a doctor who could help her. But after Dr. Aguila removed her Piriformis Muscle she is “a new me.” Watch her inspiring story and learn more about this groundbreaking surgery.
Theresa suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for years but put off dealing with the pain because she didn’t want to stop her active life. Then she found out about Dr. Demetrio Aguila and Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. CTR with Ultrasound Guidance is done in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia and best of all no downtime. Watch her story and learn more about this innovative procedure.
Trevor was suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. As a mechanic, he needs his hands to function to do his job. He was excited when he found out Dr. Demetrio Aguila was offering Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance in his hometown of Atkinson, Nebraska at the West Holt Medical Facility. Trevor was grateful to go back to work right after the procedure. Learn more by watching his story in his own words…
My name is Trevor, and I am from Atkinson Nebraska. I was having numbness and pain in my hands, so I thought this sounded like a good option for me. When I found out that Dr. Aguila came to Atkinson, Nebraska I thought I would check it out. It is nice that he is in my hometown. He does all the diagnostic work here to see if you are a candidate for Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. They have all the technology for the procedure here too. This option is less invasive, less downtime so there were enough pros that I decided it was time to get it done. My experience at West Holt was phenomenal. Dr. Aguila lets you see what is going on and I like that. He gives you a local anesthetic and it is painless. That is the best part. He uses his tool and does his thing and it is over. You can go home right after and it is fast. Basically nothing, there are no limitations after Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. I can go right back to work this afternoon. Going right back to work is huge so I can keep providing for my family. I would recommend Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance to anyone.
Karolee is a teacher who came home every day with aching feet from her Peripheral Neuropathy. She was also suffering from numbness and burning and could not enjoy her active lifestyle. Dr. Demetrio Aguila is a peripheral nerve surgeon who can eliminate pain with nerve surgery. He is one of a few surgeons in the U.S. trained to help patients with a permanent surgical solution to their Neuropathy pain. Here is Karolee just weeks after surgery with Dr. Aguila.
Joseph is an avid runner who was experiencing sciatica pain shooting down his leg. For seven years he chased down a diagnosis and tried many different treatments, none of which were successful. Then he found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, one of a handful of Peripheral Nerve Surgeons in the U.S. trained to remove his piriformis muscle thereby releasing the compression on the sciatic nerve. Watch Joseph’s journey back to health.
Joseph’s Story Piriformis Syndrome – Pain in the Buttocks “I love to run but when I was in college I started having pain in the buttocks. It got so bad that I had tingling in my toes at work and I thought I must do something. I had to quit everything and that is frustrating for an active guy. It was to the point where living was a bear.” Joseph tried to find a treatment, but no one could help “Twelve physicians later we still did not have an answer. We tried physical therapy, chiropractor, massage, and everything else. Seven years in I am like what am I going to do?” As an ER physician, Joseph’s father had heard about Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a Peripheral Nerve Surgeon. Dr. Aguila is one of a handful of peripheral nerve surgeons in the United States who focus on relieving chronic pain through nerve surgery. Within five minutes of examining him, Dr. Aguila was able to give Joseph something that had eluded him for seven years and dozens of doctors – a diagnosis. “He walked in and he said to me, I am 80% sure I know what you have.” Joseph had piriformis syndrome, a condition when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle. Dr. Aguila surgically removed Joseph’s Piriformis Muscle, a procedure only a few doctors in the U.S. are trained to do. Joseph is back to running and living his life to the fullest. “I am thrilled to be back running. It is such a blessing that I can function much less compete.” He has this advice for anyone suffering from back or sciatica pain. “Fly into Norfolk to have Dr. Aguila examine you. I know what it feels like to be hopeless. It has been a blessing to work with Dr. Aguila and his team. I owe them a debt that I can never repay.”
Lisa’s story is a familiar one for patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Pain was bothering her all day and keeping her up at night. She needed surgery but didn’t want to endure the downtime of a hospital stay and traditional Carpal Tunnel Surgery.
Luckily her mom found a solution on Facebook – Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. Watch how Lisa became the 58th CTR Success Story for Dr. Demetrio Aguila.
“I had done everything that I knew how to do. I had gone to Chiropractor, massage, etc. I had the EMG from the typical doctor and then she said had referred me to a surgeon.
On Facebook my mom found your ad and so I decided to explore it and that is what led me here today.”
The downtime associated with traditional Carpal Tunnel surgery forced her to explore other possibilities. “I am a teacher, and I didn’t want to wait until school started and then have to miss six weeks of school, so this was an excellent option for me.”
Lisa traveled from Griswold, Iowa to have the procedure and was impressed with the Healing Hands team from Dr. Aguila to the rest of the staff. “They are all amazing, like this place is amazing they are having fun they love what they do they are smiling. He talked the whole time all the way through explained what he was doing showed me different measurements so I would understand even more. He pointed out things on the ultrasound, I mean he could not have been more accommodating. It was like he was teaching me how to do it.”
Here’s Lisa immediately after CTR with ultrasound guidance. “Awesome yup my hands are a little tingly but that’s just because of the numbing agent and I assume I’ll be good to go because nothing really hurts.”
The future is brighter day and night. “I could not sleep all night because I would wake up in pain so I’m excited that I might be able to sleep all night and they said usually it happens the first night so that is that is exciting. You know exactly what is happening every second from the ultrasound to when he does the surgery. He is so excited you can tell that he is excited to solve your problem. I would recommend this procedure to anyone.”
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Atkinson, NE 68713
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1st Tuesday AND 3rd Tuesday of the month: 8am – 3pm (Atkinson outreach)
2nd Tuesday AND 4th Tuesday of the month: noon – 7pm
Wednesday: 8am – 3pm
Thursday: 8am – 3pm
Friday: 8am – 3pm
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