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AMD/IDET surgery anyone have info on surgeons or the procedure?

AMD/IDET surgery anyone have info on surgeons or the procedure?

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Posted by LB on July 12, 2000 at 00:08:30:

Hi, this was posted at the support message board I frequent, was wondering if anyone can help.
"Does anyone know anybody who has undergone back surgery known as AMD or IDET??? I have just returned from the ************ hospital from a very 'renowned' surgeon, and his first words were, "I'll do a disc fussion". Just what I DIDN'T want to hear. That's the old school of thought. Recently, in the last 3 years these 2 non invasive procedures have come into practice and I believe are more appropriate for my situation. Course the doctor had no interest in listening to my symptoms, research, history, anything, just said after 2 sentences of talking to him 'fussion'. I tried to show him my research I had done on these procedures and I got stonewalled. Challenged as a matter of fact...Like, what do YOU know?? While he had me there, he did do a steroidal facet injection (vs epidural)at L5 and L4. Always fun to have a needle up your spine.******* wouldn't even listen to me say, "well, since I have herniation at L3, shouldn't we do something there as well"? I think he got insulted that I knew words with more than 5 letters in them.*******. So, if anyone has any info on AMD/IDET, please let me know. Thanks."


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