Re: Should I use the same N.S. - not happy
Dear merlino, When i was in bad nerve compression pain from 2 lumbar discs that were herniated bilaterally i just wanted the pain to stop & had the laminectomies asap after spine ortho & NS told me they could fix it. People just want to be well again, as im sure you did & do now. If you were at the beginning again before first surgery but knowing what you know now would you make the same choice? Also, in my opinion a thoracic surgery like removing a meningioma i wouldnt want a plain neurosurgeon that puts in shunts, operates on brains but i would want one that does spine only, hopefully growths on spine only neurosurgeon & when looking for a NS last year i saw NS that specialized in tumors of brain, others that did growths on spine only & if i had access to one or two that is where i would start & even wouldnt let pain rush me. Of course, we all want to be listened to, want the dr to be thorough, skilled but a NS that has all these qualities & is highly specialized in the area where i need surgery & that has done the surgery 1000 times seems a better fit for me than someone who has done 10-20. I hope & pray that you find the right dr for you & the answer to why you are not improving. God bless you!
Last edited by gmak; 02-21-2013 at 10:54 PM.