I just had surgery yesterday, I only had right side stylohyoid ligament calcification, not elongated processes. But I went to Dr. Mendelsohn at UCLA and he was great! From the moment I saw him for a consultation until after surgery yesterday he was nothing but wonderful. He is very knowledgeable about ES and very supportive. He was attentive and listened to my whole journey and my concerns and symptoms, and made me feel completely comfortable and confident in him doing the surgery. Today I am in quite a bit of pain, but I am hopeful that once the inflammation and pain subside I will be back to my old self, thanks to Dr. Mendelsohn. I highly recommend him! If you have any questions, I am here for you.