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    Default medical facility

    Live in SD and need a Facility or Doctor who may do Hernia repairs...anyone have an idea???
    Bob

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    Default Try talking to

    Criss Colon, the guy who signs hsi posts like this : CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

    He works at a maajor medical facility and will surely point you in the correct direction.

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly
    Criss Colon, the guy who signs hsi posts like this : CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

    He works at a maajor medical facility and will surely point you in the correct direction.

    HB
    thanks

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    I would think Clinica Abreu is a good choice and they have a web site. The OP lives in SD and has no idea where to get 1st world style medical care, that's interesting.

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    Default In a similar situation...

    I have a cervical disk hernia which will need surgical replacement of the disk. I'm presently in Spain but I don't really want to do it here before leaving because of follow up and other reasons... So, I am looking for a possible solution in the DR too, but it's got to be top of the line in every way of the word, service, safety, quality and technology applied... I'm only ot turn 40 and I don't plan on being a cripple just yet
    So far I have gotten a hint to make contact with the military hospital (?)... The other options may be Mayo in Florida or Mount Sinaii. Price is always an issue but in this case I will prefer to go the safe and most future oriented route before bargaining on my neck.

    Suggestions and experience reports welcommed... J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguarbob
    Live in SD and need a Facility or Doctor who may do Hernia repairs...anyone have an idea???
    Bob
    Contact Dr. George F. Riley, a urologist and surgeon at Clinica Abreu. Very capable and speaks excellent English. He is part Canadian. He is in the office Monday through Friday starting at 3 pm, 688-6834, or you can try cell 850-0751 to see if that is still correct. He has an excellent reputation.

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    Default I know George

    He's a pretty fair golfer, too!

    HB

    Mr. Sauser I would suggest that you have studies done when you get here and get several opinions. There are some excellent guys here that could do that work...But you'll have to do your homework.
    Last edited by Hillbilly; 06-21-2005 at 08:09 PM.

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    Mr. Hillbilly , thank you very much for your post. What I basically wanted to know was, if some would think of considering doing it in the DR as an option as I do not know if they do have the (access to the) recent technology in general. In some way, I think you responded my question. Still, feel left a little in the dark here.
    And by the way... I go by:
    ... J-D. Mr. Sauser that would be my Dad.

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    Default Okay J D

    The deal is that they have very good people here but without the MRIs and so forth with which to make a decision, you can't make a choice. My own feeling is that if you establish a rapport with a surgeon, then he's your guy.

    Otherwise you are a side of beef that needs to be dealt with. Heck, if tou can afford the Mayo there near Ft. Lauderdale or North Miami or Pembrook Pines (somewhere in that area, I have seen it,,,.)then why not. You won't have to question whether they have the latest..

    Another thing. If you don't have someone of your family here with you, it is not any fun, and infact the clinics don't like it. They want somebody to be there with you during the time after surgery...

    HB

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    Default Thanks!

    Thank you Hillbilly. I think I got your point. I do have all the MRI´s but if they don´t, they´d probably not have the technology I think I need.
    I´ll check anyway.
    Thanks! ... J-D.

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