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Old 01-20-2019, 10:16 PM
leipan71 leipan71 is offline
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Default Dr Desai

How was your experience with Dr Desai in general? Do you know anyone else on this forum that used him?

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started to have back pain at age of 18
DDD at L5-S1 at age of 23 in 1993
bulding discs and disc tear at L4-L5 and L5-S1 in 2017
DiscSeel procedure at L3-S1 in Feb 2018 (no help)
considering ADR at L4-L5 and L5-S1
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:05 PM
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leipan71
Dr Desai
How was your experience with Dr Desai in general? Do you know anyone else on this forum that used him?

leipan71, I did not have surgery with Dr. Desai, but had my one level L4-5 with Clavel Dec 2017. After my experiences, I would suggest to pick the most skillful surgeon. From the outcomes of many people, it appears Dr. Desai is up there. The rest, hospital stay, rehab, post surgery communication etc, is not the greatest for any of the EU or US docs. It will be up to you to heal, and over time you will, if your diagnosis and surgery is accurately performed. Desai is probably booked for a reason!
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47 yr old biochemist/golfer in Los Angeles
7 years back and neck pain; L4-5 annular tear, C5-6 herniation
2015/16: PT, Acupuncture, epidural/facet injections
2015: 4th cranial nerve palsy and double vision/vertical strabismus, not sure if related in any way to neck/back
2017: Scheduling for L4-5 ADR in LA, insurance pushback
2017: Looking at ADR in Europe now
12/14/17: L4-5 ADR by Dr. Clavel, Spain
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