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Old 01-17-2017, 11:57 AM
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Bringing up this older post about Dr Clavel. I'm very much interested in having Dr Clavel do my 2 level disc replacement, L4 & L5. I already have been accepted to see Dr Ritter Lang in Germany but after reading numerous posts here I'm having second thoughts. He could see me March 2. I have sent my records to Dr Clavel and I'm wondering what the average wait time is before you hear from him and what's the average wait time from acceptance to scheduled surgery?
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:17 PM
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1-2 weeks to hear back and ~ 1.5 months out for surgery was in my case.
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:11 PM
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I recall my experience being the opposite. Longer wait time to get his opinion, faster time to schedule surgery. Maybe it is a function of mere scheduling or perhaps seriousness once he sees the problem. Given the number of patients who seek his advice, including his packed waiting room while I was there, I am amazed the wait isn't years.
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C3-C4:Mild disc osteophytes. Mild-moderate right facet arthrosis. Mild right foraminal stenosis.
C4-C5:Midline central disc protrusion, significant. Mild canal stenosis.
C5-C6:Moderate disc osteophytes. Mild-moderate canal stenosis. Moderate-severe bilateral foraminal stenosis.
C6-C-7:Mild-moderate disc osteophytes. Mild canal stenosis. Moderate left and moderate-severe right foraminal stenosis.
June 29,2016-3 level M6 (C4-C7) Dr. Clavel Barcelona
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:24 AM
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I'm very happy this topic is being introduced!

I sent off all my information via Dropbox to Yolanda on December, 16th, 2016 and she confirmed receipt. I have not had my initial consultation yet (it is January 18th, 2017) and I don't know when it will happen. I've heard so many great things about Dr. Clavel so I am open to being patient. I did notice on his website it says that he will get back to people within one week for a consultation. Perhaps that was written before he got super busy!? Anyway, hopefully, I will hear from him soon and I will not have to wait too long after that to schedule surgery. Waiting can be hard when one is in pain and is limited. That being said, Dr. Clavel sounds great so it makes sense that he would be in high demand!

Thanks again for initiating this topic and I wish you all the best!
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1992 Neck injured in bad car accident
For many years taught & choreographed dance & injured lower back in 1997
Loads of conservative treatment
2000, IDET procedure L4/L5 & L5/S1,
2001, orthoscopic laminectomies L4/L5 & L5/S1 & orthoscopic discectomy L4/L5.
Surgeries didn't help
Recent years- stem cell & PRP injections- helped a little.
Recent MRI & x-rays show DDD & facet arthrosis in lower back & DDD & bone spurs in cervical spine.
3/22/17 L4-S1 ADR with Dr. Clavel
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:32 AM
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Jgvesely,
So you didn't hear if you were accepted or not. Or did you get an email saying you were and now you are waiting for a consultation? I sent my info out today. I too hope it's not long. Is there a phone number to call?
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:31 AM
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Depends on the time of year of course. I know Clavel was out of the office until about the 10th of Jan.
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C3-C4:Mild disc osteophytes. Mild-moderate right facet arthrosis. Mild right foraminal stenosis.
C4-C5:Midline central disc protrusion, significant. Mild canal stenosis.
C5-C6:Moderate disc osteophytes. Mild-moderate canal stenosis. Moderate-severe bilateral foraminal stenosis.
C6-C-7:Mild-moderate disc osteophytes. Mild canal stenosis. Moderate left and moderate-severe right foraminal stenosis.
June 29,2016-3 level M6 (C4-C7) Dr. Clavel Barcelona
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:10 PM
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Hi Dasses66,

I have not had any approval from Dr. Clavel in response to the information I sent. Although, I am assuming I am a candidate for ADR because the Texas Back Institute got back to me and recommended ADR at the L4/L5 level and a fusion at the L5/S1 level. I'm hoping Dr. Clavel might want to do ADR at both levels as I think I would rather get ADR than fusion even at L5/S1.

PhillyJoe,

Thanks for your information about Dr. Clavel not returning till January 10th. Yolanda mentioned that they had been away on holiday but I did not realize they had gotten back so late.
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1992 Neck injured in bad car accident
For many years taught & choreographed dance & injured lower back in 1997
Loads of conservative treatment
2000, IDET procedure L4/L5 & L5/S1,
2001, orthoscopic laminectomies L4/L5 & L5/S1 & orthoscopic discectomy L4/L5.
Surgeries didn't help
Recent years- stem cell & PRP injections- helped a little.
Recent MRI & x-rays show DDD & facet arthrosis in lower back & DDD & bone spurs in cervical spine.
3/22/17 L4-S1 ADR with Dr. Clavel
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:47 PM
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Dasses66,

I will see if I can find Yolanda's phone number and send it to you.

Wishing you all the best, Juliette
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Juliette
1992 Neck injured in bad car accident
For many years taught & choreographed dance & injured lower back in 1997
Loads of conservative treatment
2000, IDET procedure L4/L5 & L5/S1,
2001, orthoscopic laminectomies L4/L5 & L5/S1 & orthoscopic discectomy L4/L5.
Surgeries didn't help
Recent years- stem cell & PRP injections- helped a little.
Recent MRI & x-rays show DDD & facet arthrosis in lower back & DDD & bone spurs in cervical spine.
3/22/17 L4-S1 ADR with Dr. Clavel
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:24 PM
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Thank you Juliette.. I need an ADR on the same levels as you. I was approved by Dr Ritter Lang so I'm hoping I can get approved by Dr Clavel. I hope it's not too long of a wait, my daughter graduates in June and I need to be well by then. I sent my records and Yolanda said she didn't receive them so I sent them again today. If you get a contact number you can pass it along, I appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:40 PM
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Hi Dasses66,

I just sent you Yolanda's contact information via private message. I have a feeling Dr. Clavel and Yolanda are very backed up but I wish you great success in being in good shape for your daughter's graduation!

All the best, Juliette
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Juliette
1992 Neck injured in bad car accident
For many years taught & choreographed dance & injured lower back in 1997
Loads of conservative treatment
2000, IDET procedure L4/L5 & L5/S1,
2001, orthoscopic laminectomies L4/L5 & L5/S1 & orthoscopic discectomy L4/L5.
Surgeries didn't help
Recent years- stem cell & PRP injections- helped a little.
Recent MRI & x-rays show DDD & facet arthrosis in lower back & DDD & bone spurs in cervical spine.
3/22/17 L4-S1 ADR with Dr. Clavel
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