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Old 05-03-2021, 05:35 PM
l10ydchristmas l10ydchristmas is offline
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Hello All,

I would appreciate any highly rated Dr. contract information you can share. I am having a lot of difficulty getting an evaluation for the LP-ESP. I have tried contacting Dr. Bierstedt through his liason (a month an half with no response) and Malte Petersen at m.petersen@germanspinespecialists.com (email address no longer valid).

I am also having difficulty finding this through the search feature.

Please feel free to post or message me. Thank you.
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2017: Bodysurfing collision at the beach. Neck pain at night affects sleep. Likely DDD at C5-6.
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:42 PM
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Avoid Petersen, here's why:

https://www.adrsupport.org/forums/sh...ad.php?t=10330
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:05 AM
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Thank you Richard. I would appreciate any direct contact information for highly rated German surgeons other than Bierstedt or Illerhaus.
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38 y/o male
~2003: Felt an unusual sensation when squating in the gym. Symptoms started in 2010. Have severe DDD at L5-S1.
2017: Bodysurfing collision at the beach. Neck pain at night affects sleep. Likely DDD at C5-6.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:55 AM
annapurna annapurna is offline
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Bertagnoli at ProSpine in Bogen is still practicing and accepting patients. We didn't actually get to the point of contacting him so I can't help you with any thoughts about ease of reaching his office but we did go searching for his status and contact info within the past couple of months.

When Laura first pursued ADR with Zeegers and Bertagnoli, we found that signing up for Skype and using it to follow up after initial contact emails tended to give us pretty good responses. The Skype US to Germany subscription is $3 a month for a hundred minutes of call to a landline time so that worked well for us a few months back when Laura had a spine pain scare and got some diagnostic help from another German doctor.
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Laura - L5S1 Charitee
C5/6 and 6/7 Prodisc C
Facet problems L4-S1
Knee, Shoulder, Toe, Finger, Elbow Problems

Jim - no spine problem but lots of other fun medical challenges

"There are many Annapurnas in the lives of men" Maurice Herzog
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:17 PM
Cheryl0331 Cheryl0331 is offline
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Default Have you tried????

Have you tried Whatsapp?
Great service and connections.
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2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prosthesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a CP-ESP prosthesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:44 AM
annapurna annapurna is offline
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Have you tried Whatsapp?
Great service and connections.
My experience with Whatsapp is that the person you're contacting needs to want to be contacted. Using Skype to call an international phone number worked better for the cold call to get someone to talk with. Once you've established the contact and are moving forward, there's way too many ways to continue the communication.
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Laura - L5S1 Charitee
C5/6 and 6/7 Prodisc C
Facet problems L4-S1
Knee, Shoulder, Toe, Finger, Elbow Problems

Jim - no spine problem but lots of other fun medical challenges

"There are many Annapurnas in the lives of men" Maurice Herzog
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:01 PM
Cheryl0331 Cheryl0331 is offline
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Thank you Richard. I would appreciate any direct contact information for highly rated German surgeons other than Bierstedt or Illerhaus.
Several here have used; Dr. Biren Desai Cologne, Germany.

I had excellent care from Dr. Schmitz in Dusseldorf, but the post-op communication has been disappointing.
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53 yr old female 5'7" 141 lbs. non-smoker conservative treatments failed
2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prosthesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a CP-ESP prosthesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
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