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Forum: New Member Introductions 06-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,495
Posted By NJ Gene
Andrea, I had a great experience with the Texas...

Andrea, I had a great experience with the Texas Back Institute (TBI). I had ADR with the Mobi-C at C5/C6, which was below 2 levels of previous fusion. I'm six weeks post-op and feeling great!!

I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-12-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,119
Posted By NJ Gene
I just read your posting on a different thread. ...

I just read your posting on a different thread. It sounds like Dr. Bierstedt is recommending what I suggested, a Hybrid approach.

Gene
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-12-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,119
Posted By NJ Gene
Perhaps a Hybrid Approach is the way to go

Mrbaozi, I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. It sounds like you're just at the beginning of your research. Dr. Bierstedt is a good start. There's also Dr. Clavel in Barcelona and Dr....
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,074
Posted By NJ Gene
Sherry, I believe you are correct with respect to...

Sherry, I believe you are correct with respect to the Prestige Disc. It requires screws in the vertebrae above and below the disc. If you were to do multi-level, it would require two sets of discs...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,397
Posted By NJ Gene
Faravahar, this board is all about ADR. However,...

Faravahar, this board is all about ADR. However, I wouldn't limit yourself to just one device. Don't get me wrong, the M6 is a very good one. However, this does not necessarily mean it's the best...
Forum: International Assistance 06-03-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 158,454
Posted By NJ Gene
Wholly cow Dema and Raouf!! Are you okay? What...

Wholly cow Dema and Raouf!! Are you okay? What do "moderate" injuries mean? Mr. Andrews should have to buy you a new car, pay your medical bills, and punitive damages. I can recommend a personal...
Forum: The Big File 06-01-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,880
Posted By NJ Gene
Brandis, I would do it if you are happy with the...

Brandis, I would do it if you are happy with the results.

Gene
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-20-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,015
Posted By NJ Gene
For whatever it's worth, I've heard great things...

For whatever it's worth, I've heard great things with Dr. Petersen in Austin. I also believe he is in-network with many insurance carriers.

I can't say enough good things about TBI, but the...
Forum: International Assistance 05-20-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 158,454
Posted By NJ Gene
bwink, I don't notice any sounds yet. We'll...

bwink,

I don't notice any sounds yet. We'll see what happens as I continue PT.

Gene
Forum: International Assistance 05-20-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 158,454
Posted By NJ Gene
You are correct, the three top guys (Guyer,...

You are correct, the three top guys (Guyer, Zigler, Blumenthal) only take out-of-network insurance. The hospital is in-network. In some rare cases, I guess insurance will cover hospitalization...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-15-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,209
Posted By NJ Gene
Anne, as a patient who just had ADR at the Texas...

Anne, as a patient who just had ADR at the Texas Back Institute I can attest to what JSS is telling you.

Gene
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-14-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,209
Posted By NJ Gene
Anne, I'm not promoting this surgeon in any...

Anne,

I'm not promoting this surgeon in any way. However, he is located in Allentown, PA

Dr. Jeffrey McConnell, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Allentown, PA, 18104...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-10-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 43,867
Posted By NJ Gene
Stoked, I'm just curious. Have you looked into...

Stoked, I'm just curious. Have you looked into seeing a pain management specialist? Perhaps there is an injection or Rhitzotomy procedure that can be done. This effectively would "deaden" the...
Forum: International Assistance 05-04-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 158,454
Posted By NJ Gene
Cynlite, my condolences as well. My thoughts and...

Cynlite, my condolences as well. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Gene
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-04-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,365
Posted By NJ Gene
Congratulations to you to as well, Amy!! I hope...

Congratulations to you to as well, Amy!! I hope you have a quick and speedy recovery. My turn is tomorrow morning at level C5/C6 using the Mobi-C. I'm at the hotel right across the parking lot...
Forum: International Assistance 05-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,077
Posted By NJ Gene
Harrison, They took our fingerprints and...

Harrison,

They took our fingerprints and readings of our irises. There were no DNA swabs of any kind.

Gene
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-01-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,306
Posted By NJ Gene
Randolf, why don't you think Cigna approve this...

Randolf, why don't you think Cigna approve this or at least part of it? Is Dr. Pettine on your insurance plan? While not ideal, perhaps you can get insurance to cover the most critical levels. ...
Forum: International Assistance 05-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,077
Posted By NJ Gene
Travel Suggestions - Airport Security

Good afternoon everyone,

This post relates to travel and making it easier on everyone taking the trip, including family members. It also applies to future trips, both domestic and international. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-30-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,306
Posted By NJ Gene
Thank you Cynlite :beer:

Thank you Cynlite :beer:
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-30-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,306
Posted By NJ Gene
Dear Acronym, Welcome to these boards!! I'm...

Dear Acronym,

Welcome to these boards!! I'm sure you'll get a lot of help here. Please realize that only about 1 out of every 100 spine surgeons in the U.S. perform artificial disc replacement...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-26-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,365
Posted By NJ Gene
Amyk, also wishing you the best of luck. I'm...

Amyk, also wishing you the best of luck. I'm scheduled to go for ADR surgery myself in just over a week with Dr. Blumenthal at the Texas Back Institute in Plano.
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,275
Posted By NJ Gene
The facet injections work differently for...

The facet injections work differently for everyone. For some people it does nothing at all, which means the facets were probably not the cause of the pain. For those that it does help, the effect...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,275
Posted By NJ Gene
AZMtnman, Have you considered getting an...

AZMtnman,

Have you considered getting an injection of your facet joints? That might decrease some of the pain related to arthritis in the facets, while not compromising your ability to get ADR or...
Forum: International Assistance 04-14-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,514
Posted By NJ Gene
What kills me is this American attitude (by both...

What kills me is this American attitude (by both non-ADR surgeons and people alike), "Just give it time, it might get better" or "Why do you want to get cut open?" In my case, I am not in...
Forum: The Big File 04-12-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,359
Posted By NJ Gene
Please review my attachments

Cheryl, I agree with Cynlite completely. As someone who specializes in finance, she is more qualified than I am to discuss this. However, look at my attached amortization schedules in pdf format. ...
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