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    UCLA DOCs

    Dr.William Oppenhiem, Peds. and Dr. Nick Shamie Adult. Has anyone had surgery with either one of these two doctors? Any feed back would be appreciated.

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    Hi-
    My son used to go to UCLA and we saw Dr Oppenheim for years. Dr O operated on Cole with fusion twice-once at 18 months and then again at 3 1/2 yrs old. We were very happy with him and no complaints, the only reason we now go to Childrens Hosp Los Angeles is because Dr O could do no more for our son's severe congenital scoliosis and wanted us to see Dr's at Shriners L.A., which we did. They recommended another more invasive surgery with halo but did not have an ICU unit and the surgery was going to be so major/invasive they then transferred/referred us to CHLA for the surgery. We have now been at CHLA for 8 yrs. We saw Dr Oppenheim for approximately 3 1/2 yrs. I beleive he is the Head in Peds Ortho at UCLA.
    Stacey
    mom to Cole (13 yrs old and awaiting final fusion with Hdw Summer 2007)

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