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4 Level ALIF Surgery scheduled.........need advice



  • Hey all -

    Thanks for your help and comments.  I have decided to go 360 after all and the big day will be 4-4. I have a great deal of confidence in the surgeon, however the office staff is a disaster.  This concerns me a great deal since as we all know, they run the show. It has been causing me a great deal of stress dealing with the incompetence of the office staff. I don't have patience for that crap. Apparently when they merged with Atlantic Health at the end of 2015, a new crew was assigned to this doc and they are clueless. The PA confided in me that they have been losing patients for this very reason. I am concerned with the surgeon and his skills only, but when the office staff continually makes mistakes trying to get the procedure scheduled, and pre-approved, etc., it makes me crazy.  As a former paramedic and having been through the doors of the OR 30+ times, I know the drill. Anyway, hope those that have had their procedures are doing well. I will continue to be in touch through the April surgery buddies since this forum has been very helpful in getting me through the last 3 spine/neck surgeries.  Hang in there all...........

    2013    PLIF  L4/L5
    2014   3 Level ACDF

    "Life is Short, Play with your dog...." WOOF"
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