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Old 04-08-2012, 01:48 PM
pelada pelada is offline
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Default need info on m6 doctor

Hi. Im struggling right now.

had files sent to Boree the day before his accident and now im back to square one looking for a trustworthy doctor to do an m6. im going to evaluate his replacement but havent got started yet.

i need L5/S1 either fused or replaced.

anyone have experience with Pimenta and M6???

can you recommend anyone else that was at Boree's level???
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2003 low back injury playing hockey, hardly move
Conservative therapy involving steroid injections and massage
chiropractic Dr. M. Leahy, life still a living hell
2005 diagnosis finally as grade 5 annular tear (hmo's suck)
1 month later - SED Dr. A Yeung (better but not full recovery)
2011 re-injured (major disc pain returned, fighting it)
2012 re-injured again (major disc pain, now slight leg pain)
2013 april 17, M6 L5/S1 Dr. Clavel
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:51 PM
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Pelada,

Sincere condolences on your hopes of surgery with Dr Boeree not working out. By all accounts he was among the best of the best.

I've not heard of Dr Pimenta using the M6 (he may, I don't know). Spinal Kinetics' site does not list a distributor in Brazil. The posters on this site that go by the handles Maddie and Sandy123 are both former patients of Dr Pimenta. They may have some insight into that question.

Another surgeon on par with Boeree/Clavel/Pimenta that (as far as I know) have no affiliation with any health broker is Dr Zeegers in Germany. He doesn't use the M6; I don't know if he'd be willing to implant one if you leaned on him really hard. The poster on this site that goes by the handle nanfromsactown is a recent patient of his, and may be able to provide you with some insight.

Other than that Dr Boeree was his mentor and that Dr Boeree's office is referring Dr Boeree's patients to him, I have no knowledge of Dr Dare; but as he seems to have been a very close associate of Dr Boeree, Dr Dare might also warrant your consideration.

Good luck, Jeff
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:47 PM
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Dear Palada,


I have just recently made my decision to have Dr. Clavel at the Barcelona Spine Center perform my adr, M6-L at L3/4, surgery. I have only dealt with Dr. Clavel or one of his assistants, Yolanda. They have been timely in their responses to my questions and very helpful with anything that I have asked of them. Just my two cents
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2009-2011-multiple Rx-acupuncture-chiropractor- pt-2Nd Dr. Opinion= mri=ddd L4/L5
2010-steroid injection-facet injection- rhizotomy
2011-3rd Doctor opinion=mri=ddd L4/L5-pt- 4th Dr. Opinion=ADR
2012-5th & 6th Dr. Opionion=ADR
Dexa Scan
Metal Alergy Test
May 17, 2012---L4/5 ADR, M6-L, Dr. Clavel
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:36 PM
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i contacted dr. pimenta's office. dr. pimenta himself replied. he said that he hasn't used the m6 but he could use it. i assume he will just place an order for the m6 and it will arrive promptly.
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2008-2 level disectomy/laminotomy. completely healed.
2010: car accident. reherneated
2011-diagnosed with two level DDD L4-L5 L5-S1
2011-ESI performed then 2 level disectomy/lami
12/11: Diagnosed with spinal infection. Currenly on antibiotics (ivy). changes in mri due to infection. rushed to the hospital. got surgical drainage and a laminectomy at l5 and another partial laminectomy at l4.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:59 PM
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there is definitely a learning curve with a new device... you should ask Dr Pimenta how many M6's he has done.

you don't really want to shell out that much $$ to be a guinea pig, especially for 1 level disease at L5/S1, which pretty a chip shot and you should have a great outcome if it's done right.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:00 PM
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Default Dr. Clavel in Barcelona!

I had consulted with both Dr. Boeree and Dr. Clavel about doing my cervical ADR using the M-6. They are very much alike in their approach and I liked them both, but in the end I went to Dr. Clavel for my surgery. It was a tough call. If you had chosen Dr. Boeree then I think you will have no issue with shifting your focus to Dr. Clavel for your surgery.

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2005-2008 Unknown cause of spinal stenosis at C 4/5.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:54 PM
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I have been a patient of Mr Chris Dare for the past two years and I really can not recommend him more highly. I had L5/S1 disc replacement surgery in November 2011 at the Spire hospital Southampton UK using the M6 artificial disc.
The operation hads been a total success and I still thank Mr Dare on a daily bases for every thing he has done for me. In my opinion not only is he an extremely talented surgeon he is an extremely nice man. I would be more than happy to answer any questions.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:42 PM
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Do you have contact info for Dr. Dare? I'd love to consult with his as well.
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Multiple traumas to spine starting age 13.
1st American to have 6 ADR's in one surgery. C3-4 - C/7, & L5-S1 - L3-4.
Surgery w/ Dr. Clavel, 3/18/13, M6.
Before surgery: severe spinal stenosis C5/C6 (cord "flattened" per stateside doc), + for Hoffman's & Babinsky's.
At time of surgery: 5 yrs MAX before ending up in wheelchair.
Clavel found L5-S1 partially fused. Had to cut it apart to put in M6.
Please excuse brevity - SEVERE carpel tunnel.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:29 AM
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Hi Lillyth
Mr Dare's contact info

Nuffield
Wessex Hospital
Chandlers Ford
Eastleigh
SO53 2DW

Contact number 02380 258432

Email
karen.hammond@nuffieldhealth.com

Please let me know if I can be of any further help
Best Wishes
Mia
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:03 PM
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I spoke with Mr. Dare recently and found him to be very polite and he never once seemed to want to get off the phone. I asked ridiculous amount of questions. If his surgery is as good as his patience on the phone, its going to be good!

Havent talked to him since summer though so im very interested to hear from anyone who has had surgery with him.
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2003 low back injury playing hockey, hardly move
Conservative therapy involving steroid injections and massage
chiropractic Dr. M. Leahy, life still a living hell
2005 diagnosis finally as grade 5 annular tear (hmo's suck)
1 month later - SED Dr. A Yeung (better but not full recovery)
2011 re-injured (major disc pain returned, fighting it)
2012 re-injured again (major disc pain, now slight leg pain)
2013 april 17, M6 L5/S1 Dr. Clavel
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