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Thread: Fifth Surgery Soon

  1. #16
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    Jun 2005
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    Thanks again, Janet. Kelly called me this morning with instructions for my pre-op in another week. I just have to get all my questions together and get my answers.

    If anyone else is reading who has had surgery with Dr. Lenke, I would appreciate any tips you may have. Having been through several surgeries, I pretty much know what to expect. But as I said, I'm more worried about making all the approriate arrangements for my newbie caregivers since I will be painfully loopy to be of much assistance.
    FeliciaFeliciaFelicia
    10/24/00 posterior fusion T4-L4 at age 57
    8/5/05 posterior surgery for spinal stenosis at L4-L5; laminectomy and fusion
    5/14/07 posterior revision with fusion to sacrum
    2/11/08 anterior discectomy L5-S1, and reinforcement of fusion with plate attached to L5-S1
    3/9/2011 and 3/11/2011 revision surgery with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis - complete revision and fusion with instrumentation from T1 to sacrum, one lumbar osteotomy.

  2. #17
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    May 2010
    Location
    Indianapolis area
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    Felicia,

    You might want to post on the forum for "first time" surgeries. There are several people on that forum who have had surgeries with Dr. Lenke. I am trying to schedule with him now, and I am eating up their posts about everything that happened, what to ask, etc.

    Good luck,
    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.

  3. #18
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    Jun 2005
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    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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    Thanks for the tip, Evelyn. I see what you mean - quite a few Lenke customers there! I guess I'm a little surprised because I thought the bulk of Dr. Lenke's practice was revision surgery - didn't realize he does so many first timers. I will post some questions there.
    FeliciaFeliciaFelicia
    10/24/00 posterior fusion T4-L4 at age 57
    8/5/05 posterior surgery for spinal stenosis at L4-L5; laminectomy and fusion
    5/14/07 posterior revision with fusion to sacrum
    2/11/08 anterior discectomy L5-S1, and reinforcement of fusion with plate attached to L5-S1
    3/9/2011 and 3/11/2011 revision surgery with Dr. Lenke, St. Louis - complete revision and fusion with instrumentation from T1 to sacrum, one lumbar osteotomy.

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