I had my first fusion/instrumentation T11-L5 in April '03 in Phoenix. Dr Crandall did a GREAT job. But bythe end of '08 I had started developing flat back syndrom and everything was falling forward. In Sept 09 I had surgery (replaced all hardware and fused T11-S-1 with a wedge included) with Dr Agawala in Denver, as that was where my son lived so I could recover a few weeks before flying home to Alaska. I was in St Anthony's Central and it was the WORST experience of my life! I ended up writing a letter to the doctor about it and it was forwarded to the hospital. They investigated and sent me a letter of apology. But I would have done better to have stayed in Alaska. Apparently they are building a new hospital, but in the meantime there is no way I would ever go back there.