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  1. Well I will be trying to see Dr. Rolando Roberto...

    Well I will be trying to see Dr. Rolando Roberto at UC Davis. I just spoke to his surgery scheduler and was informed that he does a fair amount of adult Scoliosis revision surgeries. Dr. Manish...
  2. Thank you everyone for your comments. I feel like...

    Thank you everyone for your comments. I feel like the regular posters here are my personal friends! However, I wish some others would chime in, too. Also, if anyone cares to, please go into some more...
  3. Turns out Dr. Edward Sun is a pediatric Scoliosis...

    Turns out Dr. Edward Sun is a pediatric Scoliosis specialist even though his web bio on the SRS site states "adult Scoliosis." Anyway, thanks to both of you for the suggestions. Bederman is at a...
  4. The hours between anterior and posterior fusion surgery

    Hi everyone:

    I would like to know what the hours/days between the anterior surgery and the posterior surgery were like for everyone. How long was this period? Did you have decent pain control? If...
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    I threw it overboard

    I got my harrington rods and luque wires back and thew them all overboard when I was still working on the cruise lines. I realize now it wasn't the best thing for the environment. I apologize to the...
  6. Well I'm looking for a private adult deformity...

    Well I'm looking for a private adult deformity surgeon (I'm not a good patient for a medical school due to my PTSD) and I'm looking ANYWHERE in California. I live in northern California, but I'll...
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    Hi Gardenia: Once the bone is fused, it is my...

    Hi Gardenia:

    Once the bone is fused, it is my understanding that you no longer need the hardware. My curve had not gotten worse or anything since my hardware removal twenty years ago; it is a...
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    Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to discrediting...

    Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to discrediting him. I think he does great work and I was actually hoping to see him and wished that he took MediCare, but many private surgeons no longer are as...
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    Dr. Hey no longer a MediCare provider

    I'm looking for a private surgeon to do my fusion to sacrum, so I contacted the Hey Clinic as I'm willing to travel. Unfortunately, like many other private spinal surgeons I've contacted, he is not...
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    hardware removal

    Gardenia:

    When I had my hardware removal, I had on ordinary spine surgeon, not a Scoliosis specialist, do it. The two Scoliosis surgeons I asked about it told me the metal would not be causing me...
  11. Got my Botox injections today

    Hi Everyone:

    Well I got my first ever Botox injections in my Rhomboid muscles near my thoracic spine today! I have a new pain doctor who was a physical therapist before becoming a doctor and she...
  12. Thank you so much for this explanation, Ed, it is...

    Thank you so much for this explanation, Ed, it is most helpful. Also, I don't want to reinvent the wheel here, so please give me all you've got on BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Proteins) Thirty years ago...
  13. Dr. Edward Sun in San francisco bay area?

    Anyone been to him? Would he be up for an adult revision/fusion to the sacrum? It seems like he has good training, and he is on the Scoliosis Research Board.
  14. XLIF, TLIF, ALIF/also osteotomy definitions

    I found all these terms confusing, so I wrote them all out, hope they are correct. If Linda or anyone who knows could explain why most of us have to be cut open front and back instead of just one or...
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    Hi NY: Just wondering how you're doing after...

    Hi NY:

    Just wondering how you're doing after your revision surgery, I believe you said it was a complete revision, meaning they took out the old hardware? Anyway, hope you are doing OK, please let...
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    Brought to my knees but pain atypical

    Hi Everyone:

    What to do?

    The pain has been so bad at times that it has literally brought me to my knees in tears. Given my level of facet disease (around a level 3) and the two completely...
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    I am so very sorry to hear about these terrible...

    I am so very sorry to hear about these terrible problems you're having post-surgery. This is why I am so afraid to be re-instrumentated again. I think everyone reacts differently to the metal...
  18. Well my new pain doctor told me that my MediCare...

    Well my new pain doctor told me that my MediCare approvd the Botox injections today and that it did not need pre-approval. I'm going to get it injected into the muscle under my rib hump, in my...
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    I have had three scoliosis surgeries, two fusions...

    I have had three scoliosis surgeries, two fusions and a hardware removal. I am fused T2-L3 with severe facet disease and all the other degeneration below my L3. The past two months I have come down...
  20. Hello: Sorry to hear your pain and height loss...

    Hello:

    Sorry to hear your pain and height loss is driving you to have to consider surgery.

    I am interested that so many surgeons want to do a posterior-only approach. I wish that was the case...
  21. Botox injections in thoracic for tightness

    Hi Everyone:

    Hope no one is in as much pain as me. Anyway, I have a new pain management doc - she's a DO and a neurologist, which is unusual, but she is nice and actually seems to care. She has...
  22. Dr. Fabian Bitan in NYC does many deformity...

    Dr. Fabian Bitan in NYC does many deformity surgeries. He actually trained with Cotrel in Paris.
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    Hi Peggy: Thanks for asking what I'm...

    Hi Peggy:

    Thanks for asking what I'm considering. As I have found out that I am not a candidate for Artificial Disc Surgery due to my severe facet disease, and I found out from the CT scan that I...
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    cervical artificial disc replacement

    Green:

    Have you considered cervical artificial disc replacement? I know a guy with a five level, and 2-3 levels are very commonly done. That way, you wouldn't lose mobility. I even saw a surgeon...
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    Hi Everyone: Well I've had bad news. I got a...

    Hi Everyone:

    Well I've had bad news. I got a CT scan of my collapsed lumbar levels to check if I'd autofused, but two surgeons have told me that although I was slightly autofused, that it would...
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