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Old 11-13-2006, 04:57 AM
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How do you go about finding a good Dr. and a good hospital in Germany? Also does anyone know about the Maverick disc that is being used in Germany? It is an all metal disc. Thanks, Susan
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:22 AM
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Susan,

Welcome to the forum. I moved your post to it's own thread since your question really didn't have to do with other thread that you posted on. I hope you don't mind.

You can send your films yourself to the hospitals in Germany. Some of them charge for film reviews and some do it for free. My day job.... www.globalpatientnetwork.com, actually does presentation of your case to surgeons in the US or surgeons overseas. It makes it easy for you to get opinons and helps you to evaluate the information you are getting in a more effective manner. (Contact me off the forum if you are interested in learning more.)

Yes, the Maverick is an all metal disc. I hope that you'll learn about all the discs that are available... there are many. All of the differences between the devices come with advantages and disadvantages. Sorting all this out is a very difficult process.

Good luck,

Mark
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:15 AM
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Thanks Mark, It is very confusing and after reading alot of the negative feedback from unsuccessful surgery I am wondering if getting a fusion has a higher degree of a successful outcome. Also the only hospital I have talked to via email, in Germany wanted my MRI's via disc and my Dr.'s office doesn't have the capability for that. Any comments, anyone?
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:46 AM
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There is a company in Texas (MedTecImaging)that can put films on CD. GPN can also put your films on CD, but it is not just films... it's a complete patient profile with history, reports, and more. You can use a CD or your case can be presented via the internet. These two solutions are very different.

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Old 11-15-2006, 06:10 PM
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Hi Susan and welcome,

On this forum you'll find compassion along with ideas and answers. However, what Mark did not tell you is how he helped many fellow spineys. GPN does facilitate consultations with your choice of doctors, both here in the US and overseas... but what he didn't say and what many of us have found, is that he brings sanity with his services. I don't mean to sound like a one girl commercial for Mark but I really don't think I would have found the solution I needed nor would I have managed to pull it off without his help. Yes, he does charge for his services but for many of us, it's the best investment in our backs.

Instead of fighting alone, he's right along side of you, reassuring and comforting while you're pulling your hair out and running around like a chicken. At least that's this girl's opinion. You've nothing to lose by calling him and you owe it to yourself to at least consider him, so just do it and see if it leads anywhere. www.globalpatientnetwork.com

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