Traveling more than 4,000 miles to receive surgery from Dr. Tyson Cobb was absolutely worth it to Dr. Susanne Meeuwis-Cools, an experienced and in-demand dentist in the Netherlands. About a year ago, Susanne began to feel numbness, tingling, and terrible pain in her left wrist. Determined to continue working and find the best solution to fit her needs, Susanne took to the Internet. After reading white paper after white paper and trying to find the best orthopaedic surgeon, she found Dr. Cobb.
“I already had traditional open carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist and I didn’t want to go through it again because of the long recovery time,” Susanne explained. “Dr. Cobb tried to help me find a surgeon locally who could help me but in the end I travelled to him.”
Dr. Cobb is an expert at micro-invasive carpal tunnel surgery, after performing it more than 5,000 times, and he travels the world training other surgeons to perfect it as well. Contrary to open carpal tunnel surgery, Dr. Cobb’s procedure involves a state-of-the-art surgical equipment that is used to perform carpal tunnel release with minimal scarring. In fact, the incision is smaller than the head of a pencil eraser.
Susanne’s recovery time was one week. “I haven’t stopped working since the Monday after my surgery with Dr. Cobb,” she said. “I love my job because I know I make people happy and it has been great to be back!”
She credits Dr. Cobb for his professional and communication skills. Susanne said he was able to put her at ease and explain everything thoroughly.
Her surgery went so well, in fact, Susanne is back to doing activities she hasn’t been able to for years.
“I went skiing in Austria with my daughter and I can hold a golf club again – I haven’t been able to do that in three years,” Susanne said. “If I had known about this procedure before, I would have traveled to Iowa to see Dr. Cobb for both wrists. Without question.”