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Patient Name: Jim Carter,Lois Krum
"Pictured left to right are Jim Carter of Easton, local neurosurgeon Khalid Kurtom, MD, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery in Easton; and Lois Krum of Easton. Carter and Krum recently had spinal surgeries which have improved their quality of life and mobility."
Jim Carter, a retired corporate attorney, and Lois Krum, a retired respiratory therapist, of Easton met through an online dating service and married later in life. The Easton couple planned an active retirement focused on volunteerism in their community. Instead, they found themselves suffering from severe spinal issues that were affecting the quality of life they had worked so hard to attain.
Patient Name: Debra Mende
Surgery: Tumor Surgery
"Dr. Kurtom was very confident in how he approached my surgery, which gave me confidence in fighting this disease."
When Debra Mende, age 59, started experiencing short episodes when she could not speak, she knew something was wrong. Dr. Kurtom performed an awake craniotomy to examine a lesion on the left side of her brain around her speech area. Information obtained during the procedure enabled Mende's physicians to determine the best treatment options for her brain tumor. READ MORE...
Patient Name: Pete Raynor
"Dr. Kurtom's straightforward manner and can-do attitude helped me decide to do the surgery. He conveyed to me that he knew he could be successful. It was important to me not to leave the community I love and the hospital I knew and had confidence in, to have this surgery. I consider myself blessed to have such a phenomenal doctor."