I had a 360 two level fusion in July of 2006 with Dr. Steven Courtney at Plano Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. His staff is so warm and approachable. as well as reachable. I never felt like I was left hanging on the weekends-I was always told to call if there was a problem and one of them would get back to me-they always did!
My new pain management doctor says my fusion is one of the best he has seen. I was fusing well at 3 months-fuklly fused at 12 months. Everything was great till my 18 month follow up(yes they were still doing follow-ups-every six months at that point!). We found scar tissue had developed-not the doc's fault-how my body healed. I can lean back pretty far from the waist and can lay my palms flat on the floor-no I don't have REALLY long arms-lol. I am just flexible even with L4-S1 fused. I had the choice of Presbystarian in west Plano or Baylor-I took Baylor. Try to get a surgery early in the week!!!! Try not to have to be in over the weekend. I found the level of care to be drasticly dofferent!
Dr. Courtney used to be Head of Orthpoedics at Plano HCA before he formed this group. Who ever you choose-try and get more than one opinion!!! Go see both if you can to get a feel for the doctors and their opinions.
We will be here for you!