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Re: Should I get a second opinion,right arm problem after sugery

Re: Should I get a second opinion,right arm problem after sugery

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Posted by Boots on February 21, 2000 at 01:28:38:

In Reply to: Re: Should I get a second opinion,right arm problem after sugery posted by Jennifer on February 18, 2000 at 18:35:30:

: : Thanks to those that respond I am beginning to feel like I need a second opinion on my right arm not working after surgery and it has been 3 weeks and it was fine as far as full range of motion before the surgery. I could do everything with it before and now I can't even comb my hair because it won't lift at all when I try. THe surgery was a cervical laminectomy on C4+5 and c5+6. I did contact one surgeon in another ares to discuss a second opinion and they were completely negative and said they didn't want ot get involved in a conflict. They said if I brought all of the records to them from the hospitol and the doctor that they will look at them but probably would not see me. This response really makes me wounder what to do next. If anyone has an idea for me I would appreciate it ASAP.

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: Absolutely you should get a second opinion! I remember reading on one of the boards that you only have something like 120 days to claim a suit against your dr after surgery. I don't know how accurate it is, but you might want to check it out.

: As for your second opinion, my surgeon Robert Pashman (of Cedars Spine Institute) does 2nd opinions via the internet for $50. It's at espine.com, you make a telephone appt, fill out your history, fedex the films, and then he'll review and spend 15-30 minutes explaining his opinion. Then he follows up with an email version of your films with comments and a recap of the discussion.

: If it's something your interested in trying, I'd encourage you. The people I've talked to have had great results from him (myself included). At one time I heard 60% of his cases are revisions from other drs...again it's an "I heard" situation.

: Hope this helps. Feel free to email me if you want to!
: Jennifer





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