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Forum: New Member Introductions 12-26-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,069
Posted By sahuaro
Dr. Lauryssen appears to have a good reputation,...

Dr. Lauryssen appears to have a good reputation, according to posts here.
A friend had 3 level Prodisc-C by Dr. Regan (also in LA) after I had my one-level Prestige ST by the same surgeon--and we...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-26-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,726
Posted By sahuaro
That is so terrific! But, now I'm confused: who...

That is so terrific!
But, now I'm confused: who will be paying for the surgery?
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-16-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,068
Posted By sahuaro
I am sorry to learn of your post-surgery...

I am sorry to learn of your post-surgery problems. First, yes, it is possible to have multiple Prodiscs implanted--a friend has 3 cervical ADRs and is doing well.
The only name I know of (through...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-27-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,726
Posted By sahuaro
How wonderful that you have an alternative! ...

How wonderful that you have an alternative!

I assume Health Net would have paid for fusion--which would have been 2-level and probably more expensive both for surgery and hospital stay. However,...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-27-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,726
Posted By sahuaro
There was a letter from some governmental agency...

There was a letter from some governmental agency to insurance companies indicating that if they were offering federal insurance, they could not second-guess the FDA by denying FDA-approved...
Forum: The Big File 03-20-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,782
Posted By sahuaro
Thanks, jss. Good to know it was a stupid...

Thanks, jss. Good to know it was a stupid question!
I hope you get your questions answered.
Forum: The Big File 03-20-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,782
Posted By sahuaro
Please excuse me for interjecting with what may...

Please excuse me for interjecting with what may be a dumb question--since I am totally ignorant when it comes to engineering, etc: I have a Prestige ST (metal on metal) and am scheduled to go to...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-11-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,609
Posted By sahuaro
I had HealthNet PPO and they absolutely did not...

I had HealthNet PPO and they absolutely did not cover my ADR surgery--the appeals process was a joke...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,572
Posted By sahuaro
Welcome to the board but sorry you need to be...

Welcome to the board but sorry you need to be here!
I don't have a specific answer to your question but I do hope you factor in the surgeon's experience with cervical ADR's as well as cost.
Forum: Insurance Hell 04-24-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,179
Posted By sahuaro
I can only answer your first question: HealthNet...

I can only answer your first question: HealthNet covered nothing related to the surgery. They did pay for follow-up visits with the surgeon and subsequent X-rays.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-05-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,933
Posted By sahuaro
Hi Emily: It sounds like you are having some...

Hi Emily:
It sounds like you are having some extensive spinal problems and that you have significant central stenosis and impingement of the cord in the cervical area. The question for your surgeon...
Forum: The Big File 01-02-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,076
Posted By sahuaro
I have a Freedom chair which also allows for...

I have a Freedom chair which also allows for different adjustments.
Forum: The Big File 01-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,513
Posted By sahuaro
Terry: I tried to PM you but couldn't... I...

Terry:
I tried to PM you but couldn't...
I don't know if you have my e-mail address, but would really like to hear from you. I also don't know if you are even checking in to read this thread at...
Forum: The Big File 10-27-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,333
Posted By sahuaro
Both Terry and I have Prestige cervical disks. ...

Both Terry and I have Prestige cervical disks. My surgeon told me that I could drive 2 weeks after surgery--which I did with no problem, using my soft collar just for my own sense of security. ...
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-03-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By sahuaro
Would some form of a national health system...

Would some form of a national health system really take care of the corruption in insurance companies? Would we have an easier or even harder time getting our surgeries approved?
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-28-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By sahuaro
Thanks, Justin and ans. Just to clarify, this is...

Thanks, Justin and ans. Just to clarify, this is an amendment to our certificate of insurance which has appeared subsequent to my appeal. They have also expanded the written policy regarding...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By sahuaro
I just checked my certificate of insurance with...

I just checked my certificate of insurance with HealthNet online and lo and behold! there is now an attachment which is new and which we never received (and subsequent to my and others' appeals)...
Forum: The Big File 09-15-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,744
Posted By sahuaro
Yipes! Sounds like an emergency...what happened?...

Yipes! Sounds like an emergency...what happened?
Wishing you a successful surgery--please update when you can.
Forum: The Big File 09-14-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,744
Posted By sahuaro
I am down the road from you in Tucson and just...

I am down the road from you in Tucson and just wanted to let you know that I opted to have (cervical) ADR surgery in Los Angeles where some of the most experienced and top-notch ADR surgeons are...
Forum: The Big File 08-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By sahuaro
Ouch! Having had both rotator cuffs repaired, I...

Ouch! Having had both rotator cuffs repaired, I have some idea of the pain you are in.
Is it possible to get a cortisone injection directly into the shoulder? This may provide some relief, if only...
Forum: The Big File 08-22-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By sahuaro
I was going to post this about the responses to...

I was going to post this about the responses to the other article re medical marketing but the issue is the same: there is some hysteria and paranoia going on here. Physicians do not get paid per...
Forum: The Big File 08-21-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,094
Posted By sahuaro
This is in response to the article posted by...

This is in response to the article posted by Harrison in the Article Library. As a very grateful patient of Dr. Regan, as a wife of a physician and as an office mate of a psychiatrist, I find this...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-08-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,227
Posted By sahuaro
Just want to clarify that the age limit was set...

Just want to clarify that the age limit was set by Medicare and does not necessarily prevent you from having an ADR. Otherwise, I would agree with Zorro about doing your homework and consulting with...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-06-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,763
Posted By sahuaro
You need to check your insurance company's rules...

You need to check your insurance company's rules for filing appeals because there is probably a time limit for each level of appeal.
Forum: The Big File 06-20-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,779
Posted By sahuaro
I don't have the answer for you for I can tell...

I don't have the answer for you for I can tell you that I use estrogen patches and was just told to not wear one on the day of surgery. And my understanding is that there is less of a risk of...
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