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Forum: International Assistance 11-18-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,793
Posted By phillyjoe
I personally met this Doc B when he was in the US...

I personally met this Doc B when he was in the US to explain the M6L. I agree there was a bit of a sell. I ended up pursuing the cervical first, via 3 level M6C with Dr Clavel. At least in my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-29-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By phillyjoe
I will add my two cents for whatever it is worth....

I will add my two cents for whatever it is worth. It looks like Dr Meyer is a well regarded nuero in Munich who teaches at the Uni Med Ctr. Many, if not most, of the European docs we see on this...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-12-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By phillyjoe
Hope you continue to recover well. Aside from the...

Hope you continue to recover well. Aside from the plumbing patch, any other issues with removal of the M6? Did you get ESP or Prodisc on the revision?
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-01-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By phillyjoe
Sorry, Yue has moved on to Midstate

Sorry, Yue has moved on to Midstate
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-30-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By phillyjoe
James Yue at Yale New Haven

James Yue at Yale New Haven
Forum: International Assistance 03-12-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By phillyjoe
Wasn't he referring to non US citizens? Flying...

Wasn't he referring to non US citizens? Flying through London is common, especially on deals with BA. It's a weird exception
Forum: International Assistance 03-09-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By phillyjoe
What's the finder's fee if we turn you in?!!

What's the finder's fee if we turn you in?!!
Forum: International Assistance 03-04-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By phillyjoe
If it were me, I'd go anyway. But we all have...

If it were me, I'd go anyway. But we all have our own level of risk to consider. Virus aside, you could get stuck there if there is a ban. So if you have the time, it could be a short vacation....
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-17-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By phillyjoe
Cyn, you are right and now I remember that I even...

Cyn, you are right and now I remember that I even have that image printed for my files to remind myself to be grateful. Don't know how I forgot. Perhaps I was thinking it was RL who did it. I hope...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By phillyjoe
I agree to stay away from RL. You might also...

I agree to stay away from RL. You might also check out Dr Bierstadt in Germany at Oz. I met him personally when he was marketing in the US, but we didn't click the way I did with Clavel.
Due to my...
Forum: International Assistance 08-29-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,846
Posted By phillyjoe
Hello Cyn. I posted some images today. Sorry I...

Hello Cyn.
I posted some images today. Sorry I have been AWOL. As before, thanks for your help in getting me through this. Like you, it wasn't the walk in the park I thought it would be. 3 levels...
Forum: International Assistance 08-03-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,846
Posted By phillyjoe
Hello Cheryl I've been in touch with the team...

Hello Cheryl
I've been in touch with the team in Spain as part of my ongoing followup issues and my 3 year anniversary. Yolanda was great as well as kind in every way. So I am curious about your...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-20-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,201
Posted By phillyjoe
Have you had a bone density test done?

Have you had a bone density test done?
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-05-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,153
Posted By phillyjoe
Maybe I didn't follow the whole thread. Why the...

Maybe I didn't follow the whole thread. Why the psych testing? Everyone thought I was crazy for going to Spain by myself, with a doc I met on the internet, to get 3 non FDA approved devices! Somehow...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-09-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,423
Posted By phillyjoe
I saw the reference in this thread to dr jim yue....

I saw the reference in this thread to dr jim yue. I saw him a few times while I was living in CT. Be forewarned, he is hard to pin down with an opinion. And his opinion may change frequently given...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-14-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,241
Posted By phillyjoe
He may take awhile to get back to you. He doesn't...

He may take awhile to get back to you. He doesn't have the admin team that the others have. But you are buying the surgeon, not the team. Feel free to politely follow up with him. Good luck.
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-12-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,241
Posted By phillyjoe
if you read some old stories on here, dr z was...

if you read some old stories on here, dr z was sometimes a bit of character, though there is no doubt he was a great surgeon. sometimes it was hard to figure out if he was being really conservative...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,241
Posted By phillyjoe
Tomas, Dr Bier has long used M6 for C and L. ESP...

Tomas, Dr Bier has long used M6 for C and L. ESP has also been around for some time. Did he say why he recommends ESP over M6L in your case? In any event good luck with your decision and I hope you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-06-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,205
Posted By phillyjoe
I thought that any form of spondy, retrolisthesis...

I thought that any form of spondy, retrolisthesis or otherwise, was a contra indication for any form of lumbar ADR? or was grade 1 just not significant enough to worry? Did the doc discuss this...
Forum: International Assistance 05-31-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,554
Posted By phillyjoe
i felt that nursing care was at least as good as...

i felt that nursing care was at least as good as in the US and I didn't speak any Spanish. My night translator was a very nice young college student but she basically could sleep through a freight...
Forum: International Assistance 02-18-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,236
Posted By phillyjoe
Tony,what type of dynamic stabilization is being...

Tony,what type of dynamic stabilization is being contemplated and why? Dr Bierstadt in Dusseldorf uses the Israeli TOPS system
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-06-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,693
Posted By phillyjoe
good luck. What degree of spondy do you have at...

good luck. What degree of spondy do you have at 5-s1 that makes you not an adr candidate? try not to be stressed out about the surgery. the decision was the hardest part, and it is behind you now
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-20-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,583
Posted By phillyjoe
Sorry, could you please tell us what exactly you...

Sorry, could you please tell us what exactly you mean by 'probably will settle"? and what evidence are you basing that judgement on? I had not come across anything in my research which would lead to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,994
Posted By phillyjoe
GK-are you still in email communication with Dr...

GK-are you still in email communication with Dr B? if so, has he given any update on when he will publish his study about the M6 failures he showed you? thanks
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-21-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,459
Posted By phillyjoe
were you told no bending, lifting,twisting? were...

were you told no bending, lifting,twisting? were you to NSAIDs to prevent HO? good luck in your recovery. Don't be too eager to go back to work
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