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  1. #1
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    Question Scoliosis Surgery

    I am 63 years old and have been advised by two surgeons I need to have surgery to correct a 38 degree curvature (increasing now at about 2.5 degrees/year). The surgery would involve two surgeries in one hospital stay of about 7-10 days. Fusion would be from T12-S1. Does anyone out there have experience with Dr Tim Yoon of Emory Spine Center, Atlanta? Also, I'd love to hear from anyone who has had similar surgery.
    Last edited by gmw; 01-08-2010 at 05:20 PM.

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    You've come to the right place to hear from patients who've had the same type of surgery as you. I hope also that some of them have experience with your surgeon.

    Welcome, btw!
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Thank you hdugger.

    Are there any forum rules about advertising? The first time I read the Doc's advertising I was actually interested. But he never answers any questions ... just flies by and asks us to drop in.

    I'm just sayin'

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    Smile

    I had a similar surgery so if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
    Aug.17,09 Anterior
    Aug.20,09 Posterior
    Fused T-10 to Sacral Pelvis
    Cedars-Sinai
    Dr.Pashman

    Sheri 47 years young
    Husband married 30 years
    3 kids 29,28,25
    4 grandkids 10,8,5,3

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    Thanks Sheri - but since the Doc has become a member and advertises from time to time .. I'd really appreciate it if he would respond.

    Hope all went well and you are doing great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdugger View Post
    provided The Times with data last week that he will present at the SRS' international meeting next month showing that a study group of 24 patients who had curves averaging more than 42 degrees maintained deformity correction one year after surgery to an average of 6.5 degrees.
    What was the date of that article? Anand did not present at the 9/09 SRS meeting, and the SRS website shows the next international meetings in April and September.

    --Linda

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    hdugger -- Thanks for posting. I would like to hear about your surgery.

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    Welcome gmw. I have had similar surgery to you also. Feel free to ask any questions that are concerning you. The extended 'Family' forum are fantastic and always willing to help. Ask away................
    Vali
    44 years young! now 45
    Surgery - June 1st, 2009
    Dr David Hall - Adelaide Spine Clinic
    St. Andrews Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pre-op curve - 58 degree lumbar
    Post -op - 5 degrees
    T11 - S1 Posterior
    L4/5 - L5/S1 Anterior Fusion

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