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Forum: New Member Introductions 12-31-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,951
Posted By laid up doc
thanks for deleting my post Harrison... enjoy...

thanks for deleting my post Harrison... enjoy your fiefdom. i think most people benefit from a variety of opinions.

there is no one answer..
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,069
Posted By laid up doc
you won't get far in any emergency department...

you won't get far in any emergency department requesting roxicodone, or any specific narcotic at all. go in asking for help, tell the truth, and you'll get a lot more help.

you really should...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-19-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,069
Posted By laid up doc
imho you suffered the fate of too many spine pts...

imho you suffered the fate of too many spine pts in the US - having a surgery the doc can do rather than what is best.

you may have needed multilevel surgery in the first place. i am not in the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,078
Posted By laid up doc
i will add - neurosurgeons are a scarce commodity...

i will add - neurosurgeons are a scarce commodity these days in many parts of the US. they are paranoid as heck about being sued b/c they are sued so often and it's hard for them to even get...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,078
Posted By laid up doc
i'm not sure if it has to do with being miffed or...

i'm not sure if it has to do with being miffed or feeling snubbed as much as taking on some element of risk in following up someone on whom you didn't operate... that's the best i can come up with as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,178
Posted By laid up doc
i do know that there are a fair # of US surgeons...

i do know that there are a fair # of US surgeons looking to establish an out of country hub to use different implants, stem cells, etc... some of my local orthopedists have been very curious about my...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By laid up doc
you can only deduct a certain $ amount per day...

you can only deduct a certain $ amount per day for hotel expenses
other medical stuff you can deduct per my accountant (check w/ an accountant or tax resource obviously):
- mileage to/from dr...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-19-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By laid up doc
i am no tax expert, but it looked like it came...

i am no tax expert, but it looked like it came straight off.

my income for 2011 was less than half of normal so i hit the cutoff easily and it looks like it was a straight deduction.

good luck.
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By laid up doc
i had an accountant do it, but i deducted mine

i had an accountant do it, but i deducted mine
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-15-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,490
Posted By laid up doc
several states have a major paucity of...

several states have a major paucity of neurosurgeons due to malpractice issues... I know that NV has such a problem (and has therefore had problems maintaining their trauma designation), not 100%...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,458
Posted By laid up doc
keep in mind, as others have mentioned, that MRI...

keep in mind, as others have mentioned, that MRI findings DO NOT = symptoms. if you're having intolerable symptoms, push for a discogram to confirm (or even refute) the disc as a pain generator and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-17-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,615
Posted By laid up doc
you certainly do have a unique situation in your...

you certainly do have a unique situation in your lumbar region... i highly doubt any US surgeon would tackle that since you have fusions below AND L2/3 is a tricky level on which to operate. you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-10-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,484
Posted By laid up doc
i also had the benefit of having had a disc...

i also had the benefit of having had a disc denervation procedure (transdiscal biacuplasty) that worked very well until my disc was reinjured... leading to new symptoms that i learned at the time of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-10-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,484
Posted By laid up doc
ally, i also had a relatively unimpressive...

ally,

i also had a relatively unimpressive MRI except that the internal disc structure was clearly off, which, along with my symptoms and diagnostic acumen of my pain dr at the time (whom i miss...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-26-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,931
Posted By laid up doc
the good thing about that group (Carolina...

the good thing about that group (Carolina Neurosurg and Spine) is that if you see one doc and he thinks another doc would be better, they'll tell you - or at least, they told me. Adamson would have...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-25-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,931
Posted By laid up doc
i'll repost my reply too: in Charlotte, best...

i'll repost my reply too:

in Charlotte, best for ADR is Dom Coric and for fusion is Tim Adamson, both at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine.

Bruce Darden at OrthoCarolina is a pretty straight...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-25-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,654
Posted By laid up doc
in Charlotte, best for ADR is Dom Coric and for...

in Charlotte, best for ADR is Dom Coric and for fusion is Tim Adamson, both at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine.

Bruce Darden at OrthoCarolina is a pretty straight shooter too.
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-20-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,823
Posted By laid up doc
jim - my understanding is that titanium...

jim -

my understanding is that titanium alloys cause fewer problems across the board. "stability" probably isn't the best choice of descriptors for how they compare... but chromium is one of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,823
Posted By laid up doc
No noo nooooo!!!!

autoimmune diseases are nothing to f- around with... we (physicians) don't understand them very well, there are many of them and many people who don't fit neatly into the boxes. it's one of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,261
Posted By laid up doc
MRI would be better at showing just about...

MRI would be better at showing just about anything than an xray - I'd ask your pain dr. Doesn't mean that the person reading the MRI didn't gloss over the facets or put in a macro for the read of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,668
Posted By laid up doc
make sure you ask lots of questions about the...

make sure you ask lots of questions about the "Marfan-like" problems... definitely not a typical comorbidity for an ADR patient!
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,455
Posted By laid up doc
buena suerte!! i had a 1 level and was out...

buena suerte!! i had a 1 level and was out seeing Barcelona on post-op day #4 (gently, but i was out and seeing the sights!). i wish you similar success ;)
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-08-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,951
Posted By laid up doc
there is definitely a learning curve with a new...

there is definitely a learning curve with a new device... you should ask Dr Pimenta how many M6's he has done.

you don't really want to shell out that much $$ to be a guinea pig, especially for 1...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-24-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,801
Posted By laid up doc
buena suerte Jules!! this redhead woman did...

buena suerte Jules!! this redhead woman did great, can't say enough good things about my experience w/ Dr Clavel, at Quiron, and in Barcelona. i hope you find things to be the same!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,319
Posted By laid up doc
gotta disagree on the MRI's... i would say that...

gotta disagree on the MRI's... i would say that only L5/S1 looks "good" and that's on that 2nd image. the others have varying degrees of degeneration - hard to say on the one view.

ya'll gotta...
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