I've had sciatica since 2012. I was referred to Dr. Stark for more specialized treatment. His treatment allowed me pretty normal activity, including extensive backpack, hiking and x-country ski trips, for the last three years. I finally needed evaluation for surgery. He recommended several possibilities. I had never had surgery in my life before and had considerable trepidation. When I finally chose the surgeon Dr. Stark took the time to discuss this with me and eased my mind considerably about my choice. His assistant, Jenn, is a gem and helped immensely with the logistics of the surgical referral. Because of them I am entering this surgery business with much greater confidence and certainty. I could not recommend Dr. Stark, and his assistant Jenn, more highly. They are just very thoughtful, competent, nice people.