Urgent Tumor Surgery – Shirlene Basset

Can you think of a moment that completely changed your life?

It was the summer of 2012. Shirlene was in the midst of a work day as a business systems analyst, when she received a phone call from her family doctor. She was instructed to head to the emergency room as soon as possible. Puzzled, Shirlene gathered her things and headed to the hospital.

Upon arrival, she was greeted by Dr. Seth Joseffer and Dr. Nirav Shah. They informed her of a tumor that had been discovered on a recent MRI of her brain. “I was having progressive headaches and migraines with no relief. They informed me that I would need urgent surgery because of the swelling that was occurring around the tumor. ”

After receiving the unsettling news, Shirlene contacted her family including her two kids to inform them of the upcoming surgery. “As a single mother, I will never forget how Dr. Joseffer and Dr. Shah sat down with my kids and explained everything related to the surgery. I was also very lucky that the tumor was benign.

The surgery was performed and much to the surprise of the hospital staff, Shirlene was able to make a quick recovery. She was out of the hospital within two weeks and back to work within two months.”Thanks to the precision of Dr. Joseffer, Dr. Shah and their wonderful staff all of the tumor was removed and I did not need any chemo or radiation.”

Today, Shirlene continues to work as a business analyst. “It changed my entire life. Since the surgery, I’ve learned to take better care of myself and I even lost fifty pounds. I also learned not to sweat the little things. Life is precious ”

In her interview, Shirlene expressed an infinite amount of gratitude to the Princeton Brain and Spine Care team. We are overjoyed to see the amazing results of this surgery and Shirlene’s positive outlook on life. Stories like hers are truly motivating and enable us to provide further exceptional and compassionate care of our patients.