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Forum: Insurance Hell 04-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,984
Posted By MikeC
Jerry, no way I am reading that entire lawsuit...

Jerry, no way I am reading that entire lawsuit todday but for sure J&J has deep pockets. I cannot help but wonder. if there is a patent infringement, why is the M6 allowed in Germany, Spain, UK etc....
Forum: Insurance Hell 04-19-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,984
Posted By MikeC
As far as I can see, there is more than just the...

As far as I can see, there is more than just the FDA at work here:

http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/13-1047.Opinion.10-25-2013.1.PDF
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-17-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,227
Posted By MikeC
I was quoted $13,000 for the ProDisc itself and...

I was quoted $13,000 for the ProDisc itself and then of course the surgeon's charge on top of that. If you are doing a hybrid procedure, (fusion at one level + ADR at another), the cost of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,227
Posted By MikeC
Speaking of turning a profit, I was informed...

Speaking of turning a profit, I was informed today that I would be charged, in the US of A, $14,000 for one ProDisc....not including the installation. I am going to check on e-bay if I might not...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,227
Posted By MikeC
Pro Disc

Wow, those are exactly my symptoms...numb feet and burning. Can you say who was your surgeon? Sorry if you have already indicated the name in previous posts.
Forum: International Assistance 02-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,375
Posted By MikeC
Clavel vs Petersen

Hey that sounds like a boxing match on HBO pay per view! :laugh: I have also heard that S1/L5 is not a very mobile joint and, if fused, that will not greatly decrease your mobility...I don't have...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-12-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,012
Posted By MikeC
Boxer: well I paid a "discounted" rate of $250...

Boxer: well I paid a "discounted" rate of $250 for a 15 minute consultation, and he gave me 2 options. First, there was the temporary fix, and then the second option was a fusion at L5/S1 and a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,012
Posted By MikeC
So Boxer....I am seeing dr Bitan today. How was...

So Boxer....I am seeing dr Bitan today. How was your consultation? Mike
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,472
Posted By MikeC
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The doctor...

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The doctor you are thinking of in Texas might be Dr Ziglar at the Texas Back Institute near Dallas. He uses the Pro-Disc and can only do one level from what I...
Forum: International Assistance 11-06-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,352
Posted By MikeC
Hi Stone! Well I really was not going to...

Hi Stone! Well I really was not going to choose Barcelona for the tourism but I do hope that post surgery I would be in the mood to visit Paris; if my new back thinks it is a good idea! I am...
Forum: International Assistance 11-05-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,352
Posted By MikeC
Dear Stone, I am close to pulling the trigger on...

Dear Stone, I am close to pulling the trigger on a two level ADR with Dr Bierstedt but it seems like the demand is much higher and they have less time for hand holding. Well success bring more...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-17-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,712
Posted By MikeC
Chris, I have not found one US based doctor who...

Chris, I have not found one US based doctor who recommended an ADR; they usually shriek in horror when I bring up that possibility. Drs Clavel and Bierstedt have both recommended a 2 level ADR. ...
Forum: International Assistance 08-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,636
Posted By MikeC
dr Bierstedt

As Dr Bierstedt once told me on the phone when I asked about the M6 being approved in Germany and not in the USA; "we are not a banana republic in Germany".

So what are we here in the USA...
Forum: International Assistance 05-24-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,545
Posted By MikeC
Hello Boris; I am happy to hear that you were...

Hello Boris; I am happy to hear that you were pleased with the experience. How are you feeling now about 5 months after your surgery? I am still on the fence. Thank, Mike
Forum: International Assistance 05-05-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,545
Posted By MikeC
Dr. Bierstedt

Hello fellow members,

Claudia has had great experience with Dr Bierstedt. Has anyone else here had surgery with him?

I ready many comments about Dr Clavel but I a, looking for more feedback...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-24-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,991
Posted By MikeC
Jeff, I just found your suggestion for...

Jeff, I just found your suggestion for Gofundme...that sounds incredible. Not sure why I am not find replies faster in the forum. Sure glad this forum is here!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-06-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,991
Posted By MikeC
Last post for the evening. I realize that I...

Last post for the evening. I realize that I never reponded to your question. Malte called me from Skype during a trip to South America which I thought showed dedication. I think that he was...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,991
Posted By MikeC
Saving up the 32,000 Euros I need for the...

Saving up the 32,000 Euros I need for the procedure. My wife already sold all of my daughter's Beanie Babies, at ( at a loss mind you), so it is perhaps a home equity loan or some cash using a credit...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-06-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,991
Posted By MikeC
Wow, room service.....that is even better! I...

Wow, room service.....that is even better! I have been drinking lots of Spanish wines lately...is that some sort of subliminal message to myself? I must be getting in the right frame of mind. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,991
Posted By MikeC
Well the latest news is that I had a one hour...

Well the latest news is that I had a one hour consultation with Dr Clavel by Skype 2 weeks ago. He is very confident that he can perform the 2 level ADR without any issues. My only issue is coming...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-05-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,991
Posted By MikeC
Dr Bierstedt

Boxer, wow! I had submitted my MRI to Dr Bierstedt but I only spoke to Malte Petersen, and he did not suggest that I speak to Dr Bierstedt. Was there a charge for the consultation? I had trouble...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-27-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,114
Posted By MikeC
Hi Lisa, without being an expert in the subject,...

Hi Lisa, without being an expert in the subject, I looked at the website and the images of the PEEK spacer, it does seem to be a form of artificial disk. I am sure that you will hear from other more...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-25-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,898
Posted By MikeC
Thanks for the update on Dr Zeegers. I am...

Thanks for the update on Dr Zeegers. I am curious to know how detailed is the diagnosis. e quote me €620 as I recall (620 euros) which is a bit pricey as you say, but might be well worth it. I am...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-19-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,898
Posted By MikeC
Hi Adrigail, now that you mention it, I am a...

Hi Adrigail, now that you mention it, I am a zombie in the morning until I get enough caffeine flowing in my veins! If I think about it, it might make me a bit giddy during the day.

I had to do...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-18-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,898
Posted By MikeC
Zeegers consultation

Dr Zeegers services are 630 Euros; he indicated that it takes him 3/4 of a day to complete with a Skype video call as well. Also the patient must fill out one long questionaire (18 pages) and the one...
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