prodisc® Surgeon-as-Patient Stories:
Dr. Robert Masson

Feb 27th, 2020



This is the story of Dr. Robert Masson and his experience not just as a Neurosurgeon who uses prodisc® for his patients, but as a prodisc recipient who went through the journey of being a patient himself.

In the story, the Orlando-based doctor speaks of his lifelong passion for high-performance activities—including wakeboarding and motorsports racing. But after a trampoline accident resulted in a herniated cervical disc, his ability to live an active lifestyle was severely curtailed. Once he began to feel numbness in his hand, affecting his confidence as a Neurosurgeon, he knew that it was time to become a patient himself. 

In May 2013, Dr. Masson underwent a total disc replacement procedure with prodisc C and felt immediate pain relief following the procedure—returning to his daily activities and performing surgeries a mere 1 week after his own surgery. Since then, he has not only climbed Mt. Kiliminjaro, but he has also placed and won in multiple IMSA Prototype racing events with his team, Performance Tech Motorsports. See the story of this total transformation.

Category: Educational

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