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Forum: New Member Introductions 04-19-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By Karger
If you don't mind me asking how did you contact...

If you don't mind me asking how did you contact Dr. Schmitz?

Thanks,

Karger
Forum: International Assistance 05-25-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 158,454
Posted By Karger
i had to wait about a month for my second unbais...

i had to wait about a month for my second unbais opinion from Dr Zeegers too. I know the waiting can be frustrating, but it was well worth the wait.

I would go back to him again if i needed...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-11-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 43,867
Posted By Karger
Dr zeegers did wonders for my back. He is the...

Dr zeegers did wonders for my back. He is the pioneer in adr and he leaves no stone unturned.

I would suggest to see him as he is one of the last true spine savers
Forum: International Assistance 03-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 158,454
Posted By Karger
If you need a 3rd option. Dr Zeegers (also in...

If you need a 3rd option. Dr Zeegers (also in germany) is really good.

Dr. Willem Zeegers – Artificial Disc Replacement | World pioneer in treating back and neck pain (http://www.drzeegers.com/)...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-24-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 43,867
Posted By Karger
Does he have any data to backup why you wouldn't...

Does he have any data to backup why you wouldn't be a candidate for ADR? Did you seek a second opinion. Fusion should be the last resort. Your body wasn't meant to be fused together. If your...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By Karger
I know how you feel. I waited until it got...

I know how you feel. I waited until it got really bad before I went and got the ADR for my l5/s1. In hindsight, I am not sure why I didn't go years ago to get it done. If I could do it all over...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-18-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,542
Posted By Karger
Hi, I would steer clear of Stenum... Do...

Hi,

I would steer clear of Stenum... Do some goggling Ritter-lang and you will find some horror stories.

There are many other great surgeons I would recommend prior to Ritter-Lang.

Dr...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,369
Posted By Karger
I had the activ-l put in. I went to Germany for...

I had the activ-l put in. I went to Germany for it. No regrets!

Karger
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By Karger
When I was with Dr. Zeegers and talking about...

When I was with Dr. Zeegers and talking about disc's. I mentioned to him about the M6. I saw alot of cool videos on it etc. Dr Zeegers told me he had reservations about the M6 and said it was...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By Karger
O i didn't realize you already had a diagnosis...

O i didn't realize you already had a diagnosis with Dr. Zeegers. Again, I am not sure of your spine pathology and it's possible that 2 adr's may not be possible in your case. It's really left up to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By Karger
It's also crazy that in NA only one level is...

It's also crazy that in NA only one level is covered. They have been doing multi levels for years in Europe.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By Karger
I would only do fusion as a last resort. Studies...

I would only do fusion as a last resort. Studies show that most fusion is failure. Although there has been success stories with fusion. It may depend on your doc/surgeon and how good/caring they...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 26,986
Posted By Karger
HI, I would steer clear from Stenum... I've...

HI,

I would steer clear from Stenum... I've read about too many horror stories, all though i have seen alot of success, but the bad ones are just really bad.

When i was looking for an ADR...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By Karger
I'm not sure where you got ADR on L5-S1 level...

I'm not sure where you got ADR on L5-S1 level does not have as much of a successful history as other levels. First time i heard that.

I've seen plenty success stories. I had l5/s1 adr disc and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-04-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,068
Posted By Karger
I went over to Germany where they are not bound...

I went over to Germany where they are not bound to FDA regulations etc and got the Activ-L. It was well worth the trip and the $$. I figured I wasn't going to just let anyone mess with my back, so...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-23-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 43,867
Posted By Karger
I would recommend Dr Zeegers in Germany. May...

I would recommend Dr Zeegers in Germany. May cost a bit, but he has been doing it the longest with the highest success rate. Other dr i saw just looked at my MRI and wanted to slap in the M6 disc. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-01-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,557
Posted By Karger
Ever thought of going over seas to have it done? ...

Ever thought of going over seas to have it done? I know it will cost out of the pocket, but the surgeons are more experienced in Germany then in the US.

I thought about getting mine done in the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,862
Posted By Karger
dr z

I agree with everything henry said above. I am 16 days post surgery and doing great. Dr zeegers drove two hours to the air port just to have coffee and see me off to Canada. That says something about...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 07-14-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 101,436
Posted By Karger
If you pick the wrong surgeon who puts in the...

If you pick the wrong surgeon who puts in the wrong disc or doesn't do correct Placement then your going to be still in pain and out a lot of money. I decided to go to Germany since surgeons have...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 07-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 101,436
Posted By Karger
I agree. I picked my surgeon and not my disc. I...

I agree. I picked my surgeon and not my disc. I wanted to find the best surgeon for myself and have them do a perfect diagnosis. Once done, which ever disc they wanted to put in me, I would go...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 07-07-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 101,436
Posted By Karger
also, that was just 1 level adr. l5 s1 activ-l...

also, that was just 1 level adr. l5 s1 activ-l disc.

i went into alot of debt and probably never retire, but worth every pennie
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 07-07-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 101,436
Posted By Karger
my cost

Due to the rising cost of the EURO it may vary.

Here is what i paid.

Hired the best of the best surgeons = 8500 Euro.
5 star Klinik Cost = 19500.00 EURO

Convert that to Canadian when the...
Forum: International Assistance 06-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,085
Posted By Karger
Hello. I'm new and have upcoming ADR surgery

Hello All,

I am pretty new to this site. But i have sever degeneration of my l5 S1 disc. Been living with this for 9 years. Like most of you i've searched for the surgeon I liked best.

I...
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