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Thread: Seeing doctor after surgery

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
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    England
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    Seeing doctor after surgery

    Hi,

    I'm planning to return to the United States sometime this year now that I've had the surgery to correct my scoliosis. I had the surgery done in England because my father's insurance paid for it.

    How often do you need to see the doctor after having the surgery? I have an appointment to see mine for six weeks post-op. How often might I need to see him after that? I'm just asking for answers based on people's own experiences - I know my doctor is different from everyone else's.

    Also, how many months would you recommend waiting to go on an eight or nine hour flight?

    Thanks,
    Robbie.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
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    Bucks County, Pa
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    I saw my surgeon at 6 weeks, 4 months, which was Wednesday, and I don't have to see him again until my yearly check-up.
    It is great to hear that you are doing so well, just don't over do it.
    surgery 9/06
    Rothman institute

  3. #3
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    Jul 2006
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    Montgomery, AL/Tuscaloosa, AL
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    I had a follow up at 1 month, and will have one at 3 months, then I think 6 months or 1 year.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Houston, Texas now live in Colorado Springs, CO
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    Robbie,

    The surgery that I will be having in June will be out of town. My local surgeon will be doing my follow up care. I will go back to the out of town surgeon only once for a followup. Maybe you can have your doctor in England see what doctor's are close to you in the U.S. and have them do your follow-up care.
    Theresa

    April 8 & 12, 2004 - Anterior/Posterior surgery 15 hours & 7 hours
    Thorasic - 79 degree down to 22
    Lumbar - 44 degree down to 18
    Fused T2 to sacrum
    June 2, 2005 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @L3 7 hours
    MAY 21, 2007 - Pedicle subtraction osteotomy @ L2, extended the fusion to S2 and added pelvic instrumentation 9 hours

    FUSED T2 - SACRUM 2

  5. #5
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    Sep 2005
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    Sacramento,Calif.
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    My Dr. wanted to see me every 3 months and I had x-rays each time also. I will find out at my 1 year check up (The end of Feb.) how often there after.

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