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Thread: ANYONE w/ experience - DR. CLEMENTS or COOPER UNIV. HOSPITAL ?!?!?!?! Please share..

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    ANYONE w/ experience - DR. CLEMENTS or COOPER UNIV. HOSPITAL ?!?!?!?! Please share..

    Hi there -

    i found this thread and was hoping some of you might be able to give me some information on Dr. Clements out of Cooper University Hospital in NJ. i saw him in July (he was the 1st of 4 opinions that i sought out) - i was impressed by his demeanor, knowledge, openness to answer my questions (both at the time of my consult and several weeks later on the phone) - he seemed to pinpoint rather quickly what needed to be done and with the least amount of information (ie: xrays/scans/MRI/etc) - all he had was a couple of blurry xrays - the other 3 orthos had a host of scans and reports to read thru...

    I am looking for anyone who has had surgery with him to share their stories and experiences with me - both of HIM and of the COOPER HOSPITAL...

    I would hate to eliminate a very good doctor with whom i seem to have a good rapport based on lack of knowledge of the hospital with which he is affiliated...i don't know much if anything about Cooper University Hospital and have little info on patients who've had surgery there....

    PLEASE SHARE anything you can offer with me about DR. CLEMENTS or COOPER HOSPITAL THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
    1993/1995: PSF w/ Harrington rods T3-L4
    Jan. 24, 2012: ALIF of L4-L5, L5-S1 w/ cage spacer and BMP
    Jan. 31, 2012: PLIF of L1-S1 w/ pelvic anchors
    Scheduled Nov.15, 2012: Fusion T2-S1 w/ pelvic anchors to fix T12 fracture
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ot/myback2.jpg - BEFORE
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT2342x406.jpg - AFTER
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT1410x229.jpg - AFTER
    www.jerseyot.blogspot.com

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    Anybody?? I would love to hear from anyone!!
    1993/1995: PSF w/ Harrington rods T3-L4
    Jan. 24, 2012: ALIF of L4-L5, L5-S1 w/ cage spacer and BMP
    Jan. 31, 2012: PLIF of L1-S1 w/ pelvic anchors
    Scheduled Nov.15, 2012: Fusion T2-S1 w/ pelvic anchors to fix T12 fracture
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ot/myback2.jpg - BEFORE
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT2342x406.jpg - AFTER
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT1410x229.jpg - AFTER
    www.jerseyot.blogspot.com

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    why don't you ask him to give you several names of patients that he did similar surgery on?

    Melissa
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    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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    Hi Melissa, i was given a name of someone who had surgery with Dr. Clements 8 years ago by another member on this forum - (for which i am very grateful, so thank you Lisa!) - this former patient of his was very happy with her revision and she spoke very highly of him...it was the hospital (Cooper) with which she had a problem - big problems: no pain meds thru the night on 2 occasions, unanswered call bells forcing her to "go" in her bed, rude/impatient/obnoxious nurses, etc. She said she would NEVER recommend Cooper Hospital to anyone but in the same breath said to take that with a grain of salt because her bad experience was 8 years ago and that maybe things have changed...that's why i'm on here trying to find anyone else who might have had any experiences with either Dr. Clements OR Cooper Hospital...i'm just trying to get a better picture...

    I did call Dr. Clements and am waiting for him to contact a few of his patients on my behalf who have had the same surgery - - with HIPPA laws now, they have to be very careful...so i'm hoping to hear from a couple of them soon!
    1993/1995: PSF w/ Harrington rods T3-L4
    Jan. 24, 2012: ALIF of L4-L5, L5-S1 w/ cage spacer and BMP
    Jan. 31, 2012: PLIF of L1-S1 w/ pelvic anchors
    Scheduled Nov.15, 2012: Fusion T2-S1 w/ pelvic anchors to fix T12 fracture
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ot/myback2.jpg - BEFORE
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT2342x406.jpg - AFTER
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...CT1410x229.jpg - AFTER
    www.jerseyot.blogspot.com

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    I do have to say that I lived in South Jersey until 2007 and I had heard terrible things about that hospital from people. My husband was in the ER there and I was not very happy with the service he received there

    Melissa
    Melissa

    Fused from C2 - sacrum 7/2011

    December 8, 2014 - Another Broken Rod Surgery

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