I cannot seem to find the right words to express my sympathy. Dr. Lauerman operated on me twice, once in 2006 and the second time just this past April. I knew immediately that if I faced surgery this second time that I would entrust him to perform the fusion. I have his skilled handiwork as a part of my anatomy which will be with me for the rest of my life. I thank him for that. Know what a great surgeon he was, he will be missed. Bless his family.