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Old 07-25-2007, 05:52 PM
epiphaknee epiphaknee is offline
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I was interested in the following referenced article - Hurting Americans Find Relief Overseas:

I was most interested in the prices being made for multiple level ADR surgery (seems a lot less than what is discussed on this list) and interested in patient outcomes and expectations. I would like to hear from other reader responses.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:20 PM
Justin Justin is offline
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I was a 2-level lumbar. My surgery (including travel for two and hotel / expenses) in 2003 was roughly $28k.

I have had nothing less than a miraculous outcome. I was given another chance at life.


PS I noticed Rob Wilson was in the article (he is a member here that posts often). I hope things are getting better for you Rob.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:26 AM
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Germany has some of the best docs, but some patients have had very poor outcomes from a certain hospital. Please read these topics -- especially the first one in this FAQ on Stenum.
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