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1spud
05-08-2006, 05:46 PM
my daughter is 5yrs old and has a hemivertebre and has been told by two different doctors that she needs surgery. i don't know what questions to
ask or how to know if the surgen we found is good. i would love some advise.

i live on long island, NY. the doctors that i have found so far are

Wesley V. Carrion- Stonybrook
Ronald Lewis-East Meadow
David Feldman-NYU

mom2cole
05-08-2006, 06:01 PM
You should probably let us know the Dr's name and see if someone on here sees him already. Where do you live? I live in CA and my son who is 12 yrs old with severe congenital scoliosis goes to Childrens Hosp Los Angeles. Very good Dr's. Also, what type of surgery? My son has had two spinal fusions when toddler and rods inserted also and a Halo. If we know more details then can be specific on which type of questions. You also might want to get a 2nd opinion depending on circumstances,etc...
Hang in there!

STacey

mom2cole
05-08-2006, 06:03 PM
oops-I just noticed you said 2 different Drs so must have got 2nd opinion-sounds like you are doing good so far and your on the right track!
Stacey