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Jupiter man joyous over his ‘minimally invasive’ surgery

Dr. Gleiber was featured in an article published by Jupiter Courier Newsweekly discussing Dr. Gleiber’s techniques and his patient Charlie’s success. Excerpts from the article are below.

Jupiter man joyous over his ‘minimally invasive’ surgery

Written by Gwen Carden

Brower and Dr. GleiberLeft to right: Charles Brower and Dr. Michael Gleiber

A gigantic smile crossed Charles Brower’s face as he opened the door of his Piper Cub and hoisted himself into the left seat. Pre-flight completed and seatbelt fastened, the engine roared to life.

Moments later the 69-year-old Jupiter resident piloted the plane down the runway and into the skies for a little recreational flying. It was a good day. No. Actually, it was a great day. And a remarkable one, too.

What made it great was that it was the first time in 50 years that Brower, who injured his back while in the Air Force, had been free of back pain. What made it remarkable was the fact that just six days earlier he had had back surgery.

Dr. Gleiber is a board certified spine surgeon in Jupiter who performed Brower’s minimally invasive spine surgery at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center on March 13.

Brower was up and walking within an hour and a half of the conclusion of his procedure, took no pain medication other than Tylenol and checked out of the hospital the following day.

“There are a lot of horror stories about back surgery, but those of us on the forefront of spinal surgery are doing it very differently than we did even five years ago and very differently from other surgeons who aren’t necessarily using the most up-to-date techniques,” said Dr. Gleiber.

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