Re: What kind of surgeon?
it sounds like you found a good one there.the most important things when considering any surgery are that the person you are consulting with has ALOT of knowledge and experience with whatever procedure you are having done.it doesn't actually always come down to the type of surgeon,its what they have done and what they do that i use to make my decisions.i went thru three neurosurgeons to try and find the 'right' info about the cavernoma inside of my spinal cord.the first two gave me totally opposing info and both told me that cavernomas dont cause pain,they should have popped into my shoulder blade for ten minutes.the third was the charm.i asked them all outright,how much actual experience have you had doing cavernoma resections and also three pages of other questions.you need to be an informed "consumer" in order to find the best surgeon for your particular "job".
too many people just don't spend enough time thoroughly checking out all of their options and interviewing and consulting with even more than one surgeon,and some pay for that post op.
i am glad you found one that looks like a good prospect.start making a list of questions when you think of them,keep a piece of paper and a pen in a handy place so anytime you just suddenly think of a good question you can go immediately(if i didn't do it right that second i would forget the question)and just add it to that list.it really does help.i wish you alot of luck with this guy and hopefully things willgo your way and you will feel comfortable with him and his abilities.please keep us all posted onhow things go,K?take care,Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.