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Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,533
Posted By JeffR
Weight's screwed me up too. :( and I like...

Weight's screwed me up too. :(

and I like Drew I had a 3 level in Spain. Shoot any questions you have.

Note since your issues SEEM to be limited to L5-S1 - get confirmation if you can - you...
Forum: International Assistance 05-28-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,224
Posted By JeffR
Agree with the above, less weight means less...

Agree with the above, less weight means less fatty tissue to cut through and less scar tissue in the end. It will also be easier on your joints and will improve your health overall so win-win. ;)
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,276
Posted By JeffR
I think we have hijacked Azmtnman's thread enough...

I think we have hijacked Azmtnman's thread enough but I will say I agree that the Activ-L as an option in the US is a HUGE step forward in the U.S. as the prodisc is just not a great solution...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-20-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,276
Posted By JeffR
That not my list, that is a list of doctors that...

That not my list, that is a list of doctors that participated in the clinical trials. You posted it, hence I called it your list.
I wasnt talking about free follow ups but the fact that an out of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-20-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,276
Posted By JeffR
It takes hundreds if not thousands of procedures...

It takes hundreds if not thousands of procedures with a device to become adept with it. I personally wouldn't let a doctor who has done less than 50 touch me - which is the case for pretty much...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-15-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
Zeegers is great and a really nice guy to boot -...

Zeegers is great and a really nice guy to boot - I would have seriously considered him but he wasn't using M6s at the time of my surgical decision, you are in good hands! :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-15-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
I don`t think you can think of Rehad being BETTER...

I don`t think you can think of Rehad being BETTER in Germany, it is more of a question of a different strategy or philosophy. Clavel wants you to be mobile after surgery and do physio to help get...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
My improper definition, I meant hybrid surgery in...

My improper definition, I meant hybrid surgery in that you had a fusion and an ADR at the same time, not a hybrid fusion (which is something different).
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
I agree both numbers are relevant (now that I...

I agree both numbers are relevant (now that I understand them), but note not only non-elective folks get quoted full amounts - I got pretty much that when I went through TBI and I was out of country...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
That's brutal - both your personal circumstances...

That's brutal - both your personal circumstances and the US insurance price inflation.
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-14-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
I was confused because you quoted costs higher...

I was confused because you quoted costs higher than what you insurance company paid out. Usually the patient pays the difference, but I'm guessing your insurance got the cost down, not sure why you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
$25.00 is pretty cheap. :P Is the $25K what...

$25.00 is pretty cheap. :P

Is the $25K what YOU paid our of pocket (and insurance paid the rest), or what the insurance company paid on your behalf (and it cost you nothing)? You said earlier it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
Honestly a hybrid procedure out of pocket is...

Honestly a hybrid procedure out of pocket is definitely over 100K in the US. I was quoted 125K for a hybrid with two prodiscs from TBI and they tried hard to get the price down - and that was 3 1/2...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 04-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 101,437
Posted By JeffR
The quote shouldn't be the same cost per disc...

The quote shouldn't be the same cost per disc since there is a fixed-fee cost element for the procedure, i.e. the hospital stay is the same length no matter how many discs you get and certain...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
Colorado Babe's surgery cost was ~132K not ~26K....

Colorado Babe's surgery cost was ~132K not ~26K. The ~26K was just the amount that insurance covered.
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,436
Posted By JeffR
That's not your vertebrae - bone appears usually...

That's not your vertebrae - bone appears usually grey on an MRI, white could be fat or similar materials, scar tissue, your spinal cord etc.

-Jeff
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-10-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
That's a very good price from what I know. To put...

That's a very good price from what I know. To put that in perspective when I had a discogram through TBI the company they subcontracted to tried to tried to fleece me for 18K saying that was the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-08-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 41,972
Posted By JeffR
I think anyone considering ADR should strongly...

I think anyone considering ADR should strongly consider Clavel for all the reason's mentioned earlier. The man is great at what he does, but knows the limits of the patient's physiology, his own...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-08-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 67,881
Posted By JeffR
If I was in the US facing surgery without...

If I was in the US facing surgery without insurance IN ALL CASES then I would go to Europe in a heartbeat. The surgeons there have better discs available, the best have done more ADRs than US...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-07-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 26,986
Posted By JeffR
The latest and greatest is not always the best...

The latest and greatest is not always the best choice if the doctor has had more success with the tried and true. ;)

SK don't even talk about the new disc on their website so I would be surprised...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-24-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,297
Posted By JeffR
In terms of contacting the surgeons, use their...

In terms of contacting the surgeons, use their direct websites. DO NOT go through a third party, you will pay more and have more of a hassle.

Zeegers (really good): HOMEPAGE ZEEGERS | Zeegers-Back...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,920
Posted By JeffR
It depends by what you mean by negative outcome. ...

It depends by what you mean by negative outcome. There is a patient who is active on here whose leg pain did not resolve after he had an ADR and it appears that the nerve root compression was not...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-30-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,895
Posted By JeffR
Tiffany, One other thing I would mention is...

Tiffany,

One other thing I would mention is another reason people go overseas is because you get access to more advanced discs than are available state side (or in my case in Canada). Since you...
Forum: International Assistance 03-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,268
Posted By JeffR
Don't know what stack files are - did you find...

Don't know what stack files are - did you find the DICOM files? This should be all you need.
Forum: International Assistance 03-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,268
Posted By JeffR
That image is way too tiny for me to read, but...

That image is way too tiny for me to read, but essentially your want to send him all .jpg or all dicom files which may have a .dcm extension or something similar.
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