Hello, I just wanted to share my positive experience with my recent back surgery and the Dynesys Stablization hardware. I had severe Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Stenosis, along with a Synovial cyst, all in the lower lumbar at L4 and L5. I had reached the point where I could barely walk or stand. Months of physical therapy and treatment with steroid epidural injections did nothing to alleviate the pain. My doctor felt I was a good candidate for the Dynesys Stablization hardware. He said the surgery was less invasive, the hardware allowed for more flexiblity, quicker recovery (no bone graft), and if it failed, conventional fusion would still be an option. I had the surgery in the early morning of May 2. By the following morning, I was up walking, pain free (except the local incision site pain, which was very manageble), was able to walk up and down a flight of stairs without assistance and without any pain. Unbelieveable! They let me leave the hospital the same afternoon. Before the end of the week, I was driving and back to work. 3 weeks ago the Dr. gave me the all clear to go back to my normal activities. My orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Huffman in Napa, CA, was a life-saver. He is incredibly skilled, and he made the right call with the Dynesys hardware. I feel like I have a new lease on life. I'd say that at this point, just 2 1/2 months later, my recovery is at 100%. So, if you are giving this procedure consideration, I just wanted to let you know there have been really positive results, and that I would certainly recommend it, I'd absolutely do it again.