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    Moving need Surgeon Southern CA

    I am moving from NC to Southern CA near the town of rancho cucamonga. Does any one have any Suggestions for surgeons?

    Melissa

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    seriously, Melissa?
    that is great!

    of course there are a bunch of great surgeons out there!
    start with Cedars Sinai...
    Dr Pashman...and also Dr Anand, if you're interested...
    many many others...
    i just went to SRS resources on foundation site and typed in by states...CA
    i typed in city..LA, San Diego, etc...
    there were at least 6 surgeons listed for LA with "adult scoliosis" as specialty

    jess
    Last edited by jrnyc; 03-07-2011 at 10:54 PM.

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    well i heard good things about Dr pashman
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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    My surgeon was Dr. Kropf from the spine institute. He does his surgeries out of cedars sinai. Good place to see some celebrities while your in their for your surgery. I got to see the kardashians, after my surgery. One of them was having her baby there. The top floor is reserved for spine surgeries and celebrities.

    Rich

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    I hope this means a new start and new life Melissa. How have you been? Have been wondering about you.
    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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    Thanks for all the information about doctors.At the most, we will be about 2 1/2 hrs from LA. My husband has just got a great job there so he is moving out now and I will be in June when my son is done with school. As I am sure that the Doctors are booking appts months ahead, how should I handle getting an appt ?

    Thanks for the good wishes.

    No, I am no better off now than before either of my operations. I am worse

    Melissa

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    suggest call now and book appointments with surgeons for after June..(first asking surgeons' offices about insurance questions)...
    i think there are several surgeons you can see within a 3 month wait or so..
    not everyone has a waiting list like Lenke

    also...will your husband cover your insurance?...if so, when will it kick in...?

    best regards...
    jess

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    Melissa,
    California sounds like a great place to move. Inknow you have had way more than your share of pain following surgery. Maybe a fresh start with a new surgeon is the answer for relief from pain. I wsh you the best of luck.
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

    See photobucket link for:
    Video of my 1st Day of Golf Post-Op-3/02/12-Bradenton, FL
    Before and After Picture of back 1/7/11
    tap dancing picture at 10 mos. post op 11/11/11-I'm the one on the right.
    http://s1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/pottoff2/

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    Melissa--
    That is surprising news on the move! I was hoping the pain was better--so sorry you have so much to deal with. I hope too that CA might be the beginning of a fresh start and better luck with the back issues. Wishing you the best. Janet
    Janet

    61 years old--57 for surgery

    Diagnosed in 1965 at age of 13--no brace
    Thoracic Curve: 96 degrees to 35 degrees
    Lumbar Curve: 63 degrees to 5 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke in St. Louis--March 30, 2009
    T-2 to Pelvis, and hopefully all posterior procedure.

    All was posterior along with 2 cages and 6 osteotomies.

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    I hope you find a surgeon in California who can fix your problems. I think getting away from your previous surgeon is a step in the right direction. Good luck with the move.
    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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    if the new surgeon doesn't help, Disneyland has a new ride which might help!

    rich

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