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Old 10-26-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
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Question Dr Ditsworth

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Has anyone had the SED procedure with Dr Ditsworth out in California? if so, what was you problem going in, how is it now, what are your opinions ?


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Old 10-26-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Dr Ditsworth

howdy, I have had 2 discectomies thru him.

this was about 4 years ago, so i dont know if things have changed.
but my experience was..

his "helper" guy at the time (I forgot the name, something like 2 guys names in a row with "rick" in it.or something like that)
was kinda a "yes" man, he had career success in his eyes more then "helping the people"
and I would call him in pain and he would prescribe me the same ol tylenol 3 with no effect.

The doctor himself was professional enough.

I had one discectomy and after a while of "recovering" it was decided "they didnt get it all, in this rare case we have to do it again"

and did a "redo"

after all this time, i cant say if the surgery was successful at all.

but that is not even a doctor specific comment, as you mayb know there are tons of theorys on "waiting vs surgery"

anyway, thats my 2 cents

Old 10-26-2004, 12:21 PM   #3
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Re: Dr Ditsworth

sorry, you asked more then that..

the problem was L4/5 herination

it was real bad (pain wise) who knows if it was technically bad, I mean...they said I was a candidate for surgery

I did PT after, and let that fall by the wayside because of money

I remember saying to someone "I feel improvement"

but have had all kinds of hell after that, and long story short, I cant say 100% that it helped, but if you have insurance and havent found any relief, I would explore all my options..

if I could do it ALL over again (and if I had insurance)

i think I would have tried IDET first, then endoscopic, and then lots of PT

anyway, I hope that helps, as you know the mysteries of back problems make it hard for me to give to a very clear opinion of dr ditsworth

but as I stated before, they actually admitted to not doing it completely and doing it again.

for what its worth


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