Dr. Michael Gleiber made the front page of Florida Weekly, the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter Newspaper in Florida.
The article called “Cutting Edge” follows the journey of one patient, Charlie Brower, and shows how Dr. Gleiber uses new minimally invasive surgery to get patients back on their feet within a day.
Written by Mary Jane Fine
BACK IN ’64, DURING HIS AIR Force days, Airman 2nd class Charlie Brower sometimes worked on tanker planes, the aircraft used for in-flight refueling. Many’s the time he clambered across the wings of those workhorse planes, lugging a hose filled with de-icing fluid. Which is what he was doing one frigid day when he slid off a wing – SMACK! – onto his butt.
“And ever since then,” he says, “I always had lower back pain.”
The pain ceased on March 13. It was a Wednesday, he remembers with a smile and glance over at Michael Gleiber, the spinal surgeon who allowed him to straighten up and fly right.