I know there was a link to this some time ago, but I cannot find it. Also, if anyone has any other questions. The reason I'm asking is because I cannot find anything on the computer about this Dr. I do know he's a "MD/PHD" and his specialty is neurosurgery. I need to ask him about his board certifications because nothing is listed. Here is what I have so far. Feel free to let me know if I should ask anyting else.
I had a follow-up MRI (last one was in 10/07) on MOnday and will meet w/surgeon next MOnday. Right now (based on 10/07 MRI) he's suggesting a C6/C7 ACDF with a hard collar for 6 weeks. Thanks.
IF YOU ARE RECOMMENDING SURGERY:
Artificial Disk Replacement (ADR) Pro Disc C? I've read if I have problems down the line they can just stack the disks one on top of the other w/out losing mobility.
If I have to have surgery could I wear a bone growth stimular to help fusion? I would like to help my fusion along in any way that I can - can you prescribe this for me?
I've read the Miami -J Collar is more comfortable than the Philly or Aspen.
Do you perform the whole procedure?
How many times have you done this procedure and what is the success rate?
Are you board eligible or board certified?
Are you fellowship trained in spine surgery?
Will you be using a Titanium Plate? (some cases, implants a small metal plate to stabilize the spine)
I've read some Dr.s do not recommend a collar and some do - what's the difference and why?
Will I be having physical therapy, if so for how long?