View Full Version : 8 Wks Post Op - Dr. N. Bhatia-UCI

11-30-2009, 11:56 AM
:)I just wanted everyone to know that I had my surgery Oct. 5th as planned with Dr. Nitin Bhatia who works out of UCI Hospital, CA. Fused from T11 - L4. My original curve was 44-45 deg. and he orignally thought he could get it to maybe 20-21 deg. In my last weeks check up it was measured as a 15 deg curve. Amazing surgery, little pain, walking since the first week and am so happy it is over. The hospital staff were fantastic and I start physical therapy this Wed.
I received lots of encouragement from this forum and want to thank everyone for sharing their experiences and questions with all.

loves to skate
11-30-2009, 12:29 PM
Good to hear from you RZBUD, and I'm so glad you had a good outcome.

12-01-2009, 01:51 AM
Glad to hear you are coming along well :)

12-01-2009, 08:08 AM
rzbub - so glad to hear you had a good outcome from surgery. My daughter will have almost the same surgery - T-11 -> L-3. we don't have a surgery date yet, but her main concern is missing a lot of school. I'll let her know about you - it should give her encouragement.


12-01-2009, 11:40 PM
RZBUD--Congratulations on being on the other side and having such a great outcome. That is awesome. Hoping for continued healing for you! Janet

12-02-2009, 01:59 AM
Hi RZ,

Congratulations from me as well. What a great outcome I'm a little jealous;).

Way to go,

12-02-2009, 03:30 PM
Congradulations! Your surgery date was really close to mine (September 30'th). I was at St. Jospehs :} I'm so glad your doing well!!!!