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tae_tap
06-03-2015, 10:36 AM
I thought everyone would be interested in the new replacement as chief at Wash U.

https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/New-chief-of-spine-surgery-named.aspx#

Tamena

golfnut
06-05-2015, 08:26 AM
Thanks, Tamena. I had heard he was coming, but appreciate the article. His name was familiar to me which I assume was from this forum. Now, I don't know if I'll see him or Dr. Kelly for my check up in January.

mabeckoff
06-05-2015, 11:08 AM
Isn't he Kennedy's Surgeon?

Melissa

LindaRacine
06-05-2015, 10:06 PM
Isn't he Kennedy's Surgeon?

Melissa

Yes

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kennedy
06-06-2015, 05:36 PM
yes Dr.Gupta is my surgeon I'm going to be one of his partners after he moved to saint Louis. when I first saw the article I felt really sad and happy at the same time. but how it made me feel it felt like being punched in the gut.

mabeckoff
06-08-2015, 12:34 AM
yes Dr.Gupta is my surgeon I'm going to be one of his partners after he moved to saint Louis. when I first saw the article I felt really sad and happy at the same time. but how it made me feel it felt like being punched in the gut.

Kennedy,

I know exactly how you feel. My surgeon, Dr Bederman, is leaving Southern CA and moving to Texas. I am glad for Dr Bederman but I am sad for myself.

Melissa

kennedy
06-08-2015, 01:39 PM
Melissa I'm still petty sad about. I'll be followed by one of his partners

dailypain
09-25-2015, 10:53 PM
So how is Dr. Gupta? I am assuming I will see him also since Lenke left. I am not planning on having anymore surgery, (two in a life time is plenty), but just in case, (God Forbid), I have to, I want to make sure I have a very good surgeon.

Any comments regarding Dr. Gupta?

Tableone
09-26-2015, 12:15 AM
Manish Gupta was previously at UC Davis in Sacramento. They have still not hired a replacement for him, and so now there is only one deformity surgeon there that sees adults, and that is Rolando Roberto. This guy is SO overwhelmed by patients that they've got him operating four days per week - two at UC Davis Medical Center and two at Shriners. I saw him twice. I liked him and unlike some of the other surgeons I saw, he was happy to answer my questions and work with me, but the last time I saw him I waited two hours to see him and was in tears from the pain. To say he is busy is an understatement. I don't care how good you are, doing these kinds of complex surgeries four days per week is too much in my opinion. I have just never seen a surgeon be this busy. It was actually scary how busy he was. Let's hope they hire a third deformity surgeon soon.

dailypain
09-30-2015, 09:29 PM
I agree that is too many surgeries for one doctor. Sort of scary.

My last visit with Dr. Lenke here in St. Louis, I waited 5 hours and 15 minutes. Yes you read it right....5 hours & 15 min. It was my 2 year followup so I guess I kept getting bumped back. Not sure but I was almost passed out in pain by the time he came walking in with his Fellows.

Then he spent most of my 20 minutes telling me about HIS sciatica problem. I was of course complaining about my 'DAILY PAIN' and asking him why. I know this is going to sound bad of me but after the short visit, and LONG WAIT, I turned to my husband and said "Boy, I hope his Sciatica is REALLY hurting him". I know that was bad. But what I meant was because they (doctors) never seem to offer much sympathy regarding our constant pain. Plus I wasn't in the best of moods by then anyway.

Thanks for the info.