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Forum: International Assistance 05-30-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Clavel Nurses

I am going to be honest - the nursing care was definitely subpar when it came to pain management. I had been on so many pain medications before going that I am not sure how well they could have...
Forum: International Assistance 05-21-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Clavel

I did a ton of research on surgical outcomes. Clavel always came out ahead. I also was able to speak with several individuals in the states that used Clavel and has great success stories. He...
Forum: International Assistance 08-15-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Dr. Rolando Garcia

I had my heart set on Rolando Garcia, but Florida Blue denied the procedure. I could not afford his cost without insurance. I feel truly blessed to have been able to use Dr. Clavel in Spain. He...
Forum: International Assistance 06-28-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,863
Posted By Nestletea
ADR Payment

I was scared to death to complete the wire transfer to Dr. Clavel. However, several members eased my fear. It all worked out fine and I found out when I got there, that if I became ill prior to...
Forum: International Assistance 06-28-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,463
Posted By Nestletea
Response Time - Barcelona Spine Center

Phillyjoe - I always give everyone the benefit of the doubt - Yolanda is super busy being the only international coordinator for their office. They may need to look into expanding, as I have read...
Forum: International Assistance 06-25-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,463
Posted By Nestletea
Difficulty Getting Ahold of Clavel's Office

I had an M6-L and M6-C placed on 3/15/17 by Dr. Clavel. Follow-up after surgery has been horrible - Yolanda does not answer e-mails or complete forms that are asked for. I am finally receiving...
Forum: International Assistance 03-14-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,550
Posted By Nestletea
Met Dr. Clavel 3/14/17 and added another Surgery

First of all - Dr. Clavel is absolutely amazing! He spent an entire hour with us, and so did the anesthesiologist.
Forum: International Assistance 03-13-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,550
Posted By Nestletea
We Made It!

We made it into Spain this morning - they are 5 hours ahead of Florida time. A couple of things I have learned already. If Yolanda sets up the taxi for you - do NOT exit the airport. My husband...
Forum: Insurance Hell 03-08-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,504
Posted By Nestletea
Texas Back Institute

Texas back institute will do an all inclusive package - $36,000. However, this does not include hotels and transportation. I had the same insurance issues with BCBS and went through the appeals...
Forum: International Assistance 03-03-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,550
Posted By Nestletea
Smile Ready Set Go - Booked with Clavel - Surgery March 15th

I completed my wire transfer to Dr. Clavel at Barcelona Spine Center today. I am feeling very blessed to have the ability and means to make this decision. Thank you to all the members on this forum...
Forum: International Assistance 02-22-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Decided on Clavel

After going through a horrible experience with Florida Blue, I have decided on Dr. Clavel! He truly is an amazing surgeon and his assistant Yolanda is phenomenal to work with. She has literally...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-22-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,974
Posted By Nestletea
Why Patients travel out of country

Many have asked why patients travel out of country for lumbar disc arthroplasty. The answer is pretty easy: Insurance still considers the procedure experimental/investigational.

Well I was all...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-22-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By Nestletea
Smile Expedited External Appeal Denied

My frustration has continued, as the expedited external appeal that was filed through Florida Blue was denied. This has exhausted all of my insurance options in the United States. Therefore, I will...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-13-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By Nestletea
Florida Blue - Denied ActivL Lumbar TDR

I had lumbar TDR scheduled February 15, 2017 with Dr. Rolando Garcia in Miami, Florida. Their office submitted for approval and the procedure was denied due to being "experimental/investigational." ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,974
Posted By Nestletea
M6 vs. ActivL

I want to thank Blizzaga for opening my eyes to some worrisome data regarding the M6 disc. You completely changed my point of view.

I am actively seeing a surgeon in Florida that ran the FDA...
Forum: International Assistance 12-23-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Bierstedt, Clavel, Ritter-Lang, Bertagnoli, Zeegers - Reached out Individually

I have done a ton of research and been able to compile what I have learned about each of the surgeons listed above:

Ritter-Lang - I have completely taken him off of my list. His surgery...
Forum: International Assistance 12-19-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Re: surgeon choice

I have narrowed my search down to Bierstedt or Clavel. Do you have any insight on these two surgeons?
Forum: International Assistance 11-27-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,135
Posted By Nestletea
Ritter-Lang and Stenum vs. Bertagnoli/M6 vs Activ-L

As I continue to research, the waters seem to get muddier and muddier. Has anyone had a good outcome with Ritter-Lang? It seems that the bad reviews are older posts. Is there anyone that has...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,974
Posted By Nestletea
Disc Preference

Thank you for providing these articles. I have the spent the afternoon researching discs and now have several reservations regarding M6 design. What is your opinion regarding Activ-L? I am curious...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,974
Posted By Nestletea
M6

From what I have read, the cervical M6 sounds like it can cause Hangman's syndrome. I have been reading up on this for days, but am new to all of this. Could you please share your research on the...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-26-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,162
Posted By Nestletea
Florida Blue -Post C5/C6 Denial

For those of you struggling with insurance authorizations, I wanted to share my story regarding the mobi-c C5/C6 disc replacement surgery I had on 3/17/16. My neurosurgeons office failed to receive...
Forum: International Assistance 11-26-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,142
Posted By Nestletea
Lumbar ADR - Clavel vs. Bierstedt

I have been completing a ton of research on ADR in both Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. I contacted and received evaluations back from Ritter-Lang, Bertagnoli, Bierstedt, and Clavel. I spoke...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-26-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,974
Posted By Nestletea
New Member Intro - Nestletea

Good Afternoon,

I wanted to introduce myself and give some background history on my injuries. I live in St. Augustine, Fl and work as a guidance counselor. I am married and have two boys - 7...
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