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Atlas Mugged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-05 03:07 PM
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PLEASE HELP - I need names of neurosurgeons in Germany
I know we have some members in Berlin and other parts of Germany. I desperately need surgery in my neck and I'm looking for neurosurgeons or spinal orthopedic surgeons in Germany. I was in an accident 2 years ago (hit by another, VERY large vehicle, other driver admitted fault, and, of course, there's a lawsuit) and my most recent MRI has revealed massive deterioration in my neck since the MRIs taken directly after the accident. I have 4 herniated discs and one is completely ruptured, pressing on my spinal cord. Because of an avalanche of bullshit, courtesy of the FDA and my damn-them-to-hell No Fault insurance, I cannot get the correct surgery in this country without waiting for it to be approved. Meanwhile, as my primary neurosurgeon specifically states, I'm a tragedy waiting to happen. I need disc replacement in TWO levels (and 3 levels of fusion), which is currently not allowed in the US in the cervical area. Otherwise, it's five levels of fusions - completely irreversible - and a bitch since there's cutting edge surgical techniques available.

Berlin is preferred since we have access to an apartment there and usually go there twice a year. I've not been able to travel at all since the accident. I'm hoping that Ambien will help make the trip bearable.

My humble apologies for intruding on the usual fun!

Thank you.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-05 03:18 PM
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1. Some site links for you
One site:
http://www.germanmedicine.net/en/pricesneuro.html

You have to have an account to access and make contacts at this site:
http://tinyurl.com/8edxb

This is a site specific to one neurosurgeon AND has a serchable database in left frame:
http://www.medicineonearth.com/display.php?id=2493&lang...

An article with an email address you can use to make contact/inqueries:
http://jnnp.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/71/2/1...

A Google search that has many links:
http://tinyurl.com/9sbl9

Good luck!
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Atlas Mugged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 08:05 AM
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4. Thank you Whoa!
Excellet sites - the one with the prices was particularly interesting. Insurance will take care of this, but it's good to know what I'm dealing with here.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-05 03:28 PM
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2. It's not Germany, but 60 minutes
had a story about getting surgeries overseas. Here's a link:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/21/60minutes/mai...

This summer, millions headed out to foreign lands for vacation, adventure, tourism, or just a beautiful beach.

But how about hip surgery or a multiple bypass or a facelift?

A growing number of tourists are doing just that, combining holidays with health care, and that's because a growing number of countries are offering first-rate medical care at Third-World prices. Many of these medical tourists can't afford health care at home (the 40 million uninsured Americans, for example). Others are going for procedures not covered by their insurance: cosmetic surgery or infertility treatment, for example.

And as Correspondent Bob Simon reported last spring, the hospitals in these faraway countries are glad to have these medical tourists. In fact, they are courting their business, trying to get more people to outsource their own health care.

Good luck with your surgery and I hope you recover soon.
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Atlas Mugged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 08:12 AM
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5. Oh, yeah....
That's a good one. Thank you very much, cally, I feel like less of a "socialite" trying to get surgery done overseas. There was a time when the only reason anyone left the US for surgery was to come back as the opposite sex. But now, with all the restrictions of FDA and insurance companies, it's the only option for some people who don't want to settle for below average results.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-05 03:29 PM
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3. Check your my posts. I posted three docs in your lounge thread.
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