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Mobi-C Surgery

cba191ccba191 Posts: 2
edited 06/16/2015 - 3:03 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
My first doctor recommended ACDF for my c5-c6 and c6-c7. He mentioned the disc replacement but said that it's still pretty new and there is only one certified device. The replacement seemed like a much better procedure for me though. I met with a 2nd surgeon today and he said that I'm a perfect candidate for the Mobi-C.
The surgery is scheduled for next week, as long as Cigna is willing to go along with it. I'm nervous, but excited to get this taken care of. I'm 45 and am hoping this wont prevent me from going on my month long motorcycle ride this fall.

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  • There are a few of us MobiC folks on here! You can find us on my thread under "recovering from surgery". I had C4-6 done 4 months ago and am doing great! Looking forward to welcoming you to the club. :)
    L4/5/S1 scar tissue removal surgery, plus unexpected L4/5 microdiscectomy #2 October 2015
    L4/5 microdiscectomy May 2015
    2-level ADR C4-6 (Mobi-C) February 2015
  • cba191ccba191 Posts: 2
    edited 10/31/2015 - 8:37 PM
    This has been quite an ordeal, and I have yet to have the surgery!
    Cigna denied my request for the procedure. And I've been fighting them since June. But finally, after all the internal appeals that are required, I finally got their decision overturned by a 3rd party arbitrator!
    I have it scheduled for the 12th of November and can't wait! I'm so sick of sleeping pills and painkillers.
    I just hope that what I've gone through with Cigna will make it easier for others to get their procedures approved.
  • Surf hookerSSurf hooker Posts: 2
    edited 11/06/2015 - 8:18 PM
    Brandis- I am trying to locate your thread. Can you help me out? New to forum and don't see a way to search for a thread.

    Link to Brandis post


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