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    Question Indianapolis doctors, anyone?

    Also, sorry for another post but lots of questions here...

    Anyone know anything about Indianapolis doctors? Who is the best? I've consulted John Dietz, Terry Trammell and Rick Sasso.

    Also, is it worth driving a few hours to St. Louis or Chicago?

    Thank you!
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
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    Some good places to start:

    Dr. John P. Lubicky
    IU Medical Center/Riley Hospital for Children
    702 Barnhill Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Appointment Line: 317-274-2500
    Nurse's Line: 317-278-8913


    Dr. Scott Luhmann
    Washington University Orthopedics
    St. Louis Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children ~ St. Louis
    1 Children's Place
    4 So 60
    St. Louis MO 63100
    Appointments @ St. Louis Childrens: 314-454-2500
    Appointments @ Shriners St. Louis: 314-432-3600


    Dr. Peter F. Sturm
    Shriners Hospital for Children ~ Chicago
    2211 North Oak Park Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60607
    773-622-5400
    http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Chicago/
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    I live near Indy...

    I have seen both Deitz and Trammel. I wanted to see Sasso, but he does not take my insurance. In Dec. 2008, I drove to St. Louis to see Keith Bridwell. He is excellent. He gave me the most thorough exam I have ever had. I am holding off on surgery right now. Not sure if it will help. I currently see Dr. Coscia at OrthoIndy. I like him. He is very thorough. If I do decide to have surgery, I will be very tempted to go to St. Louis and have Bridwell do it.

    FYI, I was fused T3-L2 for Scheuermann's kyphosis in 1989. My curve has progressed up my spine into my upper back/cervical area. Don't know what kind of problem you are looking to help, but wanted you to know where I am with all this.

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    Sorry, I looked quickly at your signature before and saw "age 11" and your screen name of "confused mom" and assumed you were seeking a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.

    I'll leave the info there though in case it can help someone else

    Best of luck to you!
    mariaf305@yahoo.com
    Mom to David, age 17, braced June 2000 to March 2004
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    You may want to contact naptown78 who appears to have had a successful revision surgery from her original surgery two years ago. She’s from Indianapolis and maybe she’ll share surgeon information with you.

    I’ve always believed that the best doctors are recruited by the top teaching hospitals, and these institutions are generally located in large metropolitan areas. Chicago has excellent surgeons at University of Chicago, Northwestern and Rush University. I did seek an opinion from Dr. Bridwell but chose my surgeon from Chicago who was trained by Dr. Bridwell. And yes I think it is worth driving a few hours to St. Louis or Chicago.

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    Thanks!

    Thanks all,

    I am trying on all of your advice to get an appt with Lenke/Bridwell in St. Louis and/or Gupta in Chicago. I may try Dr. Coscia in Indy, as well.

    I appreciate the input!

    Evelyn
    age 44
    80* thoracolumbar; 40* thoracic
    Reduced to ~16* thoracolumbar; ~0* thoracic
    Surgery 3/14/12 with Dr. Lenke, T4 to S1 with pelvic fixation
    Not "confused" anymore, but don't know how to change my username.

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