Who & where is the best for back surg...

Who & where is the best for back surgery?

Created by believer664 on Feb 23, 2010

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Since: Jan 09

Daniels

#1 Feb 23, 2010
I hear good things about Patel in the old beckley hospital building.
believer664

Beckley, WV

#2 Feb 23, 2010
mpkingfish wrote:
I hear good things about Patel in the old beckley hospital building.
thank you so much for your info.
believer664

Beckley, WV

#3 Feb 23, 2010
mpkingfish wrote:
I hear good things about Patel in the old beckley hospital building.
thank you

Since: Jul 09

Beckley, WV

#4 Feb 23, 2010
believer664 wrote:
<quoted text>thank you
I wouldn't go to him my friend had a bad time with him. I would go to Morgantown. They have wonderful doctors up there... That is where she ended up going and the helped her she is fine now.
believer664

Beckley, WV

#5 Feb 23, 2010
ford 1st wrote:
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I wouldn't go to him my friend had a bad time with him. I would go to Morgantown. They have wonderful doctors up there... That is where she ended up going and the helped her she is fine now.
I really don't know who to call at Morgantown, it is my husband who really needs help.

Thank you for another option. My spouse is really bad, he can't hardly walk or stand to shave, his pain is so severe.
who

Oak Hill, WV

#6 Feb 23, 2010
dr patel is good, moved to brookshire
pony58

United States

#7 Feb 23, 2010
I 2005 my husband who was 37 at the time starting having trouble walking and his hands staying cold and purple. He went to the ER at both hospitals and they would never do a MRI. He started walkig with a shuffle and hadto use a cane.He became severly depressed and had been seeing his Psych. doc in Christiansburg Va (started going there because our mental health system is the worst). His psyc. doc admitted him for depression due to his physical condition. At New River Valley they also have the St. albans Behavioral Health joined with the hospital so they can treat the physical as well as the mental health conditions. Whithin a couple of days his doc had a bunch of test and the MRI done and told him it was either Parkinsons(but that didn't explain the cold hands) or it was something going on with the nerves in his back. When he was released we went to his regular doc who also is in Virginia and he had sent the results to her. She immediatly made an appointment at UVA with the Top Neurologist in the worl( Dr. John Jane ) the one who operated on and attended to Christopher Reeves(the one who played SUPERMAN) after his accident. The appointment was within 1 month and that was unbelievable being the top doc in his field. When we went to UVA for the appointment Dr. Jane came in and all he said and did was check his reflexes and said"My God You are going Paralyezed due to a broke neck at C5 and 6. He said it was barley holding together and could snap at anytime. All this time we had no idea he had a broken neck. This was on Thursday, stayed over night had a milogram, came home for the weekend and was back on Monday evening for surgery the next morning. The surgery took about 4 hours and he was in recovery another couple of hours. Went up to the room and couldn't believe it. He was up walking normally without the aide of a can and his hands were white and warm as they could be. I would suggest Dr. John Jane at the University of Va. to anyone with any back or neck problems. We owe a lot to my husbands doctors in VA. They really take a personal interest in someone both physically and mentally. If you have medicaid it will cover because UVA is considered a teaching hospital and of course Medicare always transfers but you need to get your Doctor to make the referal if they will. We owe his life to DR. Jane and his other Va. doctors for saving him from a life of being paralyzed the rest of his life. Dr. Jane is the best and his son is a pediactric neuro-surgeon. Dr. Jane is in his 80's but he knows his stuff and he has a great team of docs who has learned under him. If there is anything I can do to help with information let me know. I will know when my thread is updated.
thoughtful

Beckley, WV

#8 Feb 23, 2010
Dr. Armbrust in Charleston is wonderful.
believer664

Beckley, WV

#9 Feb 24, 2010
pony58 wrote:
I 2005 my husband who was 37 at the time starting having trouble walking and his hands staying cold and purple. He went to the ER at both hospitals and they would never do a MRI. He started walkig with a shuffle and hadto use a cane.He became severly depressed and had been seeing his Psych. doc in Christiansburg Va (started going there because our mental health system is the worst). His psyc. doc admitted him for depression due to his physical condition. At New River Valley they also have the St. albans Behavioral Health joined with the hospital so they can treat the physical as well as the mental health conditions. Whithin a couple of days his doc had a bunch of test and the MRI done and told him it was either Parkinsons(but that didn't explain the cold hands) or it was something going on with the nerves in his back. When he was released we went to his regular doc who also is in Virginia and he had sent the results to her. She immediatly made an appointment at UVA with the Top Neurologist in the worl( Dr. John Jane ) the one who operated on and attended to Christopher Reeves(the one who played SUPERMAN) after his accident. The appointment was within 1 month and that was unbelievable being the top doc in his field. When we went to UVA for the appointment Dr. Jane came in and all he said and did was check his reflexes and said"My God You are going Paralyezed due to a broke neck at C5 and 6. He said it was barley holding together and could snap at anytime. All this time we had no idea he had a broken neck. This was on Thursday, stayed over night had a milogram, came home for the weekend and was back on Monday evening for surgery the next morning. The surgery took about 4 hours and he was in recovery another couple of hours. Went up to the room and couldn't believe it. He was up walking normally without the aide of a can and his hands were white and warm as they could be. I would suggest Dr. John Jane at the University of Va. to anyone with any back or neck problems. We owe a lot to my husbands doctors in VA. They really take a personal interest in someone both physically and mentally. If you have medicaid it will cover because UVA is considered a teaching hospital and of course Medicare always transfers but you need to get your Doctor to make the referal if they will. We owe his life to DR. Jane and his other Va. doctors for saving him from a life of being paralyzed the rest of his life. Dr. Jane is the best and his son is a pediactric neuro-surgeon. Dr. Jane is in his 80's but he knows his stuff and he has a great team of docs who has learned under him. If there is anything I can do to help with information let me know. I will know when my thread is updated.
I truly appreciate this. I go to Dr. Patel's office 3/31 but will discuss possible further test to be ran, your story gives me hope. My husband is diabetic, COPD,Fibromyalgia, worked in the coal mines for 26 yrs, then became totally disabled in 1998 but it seems no one cares or takes an interest in his pain,inability to hardly walk or do anything hardly. I shall discuss this with him and I shall keep in touch with you re the outcome of our situation. The problem is getting to the out of area facilities. I am now retired but have not driven out side of Beckley for years, he has always done the driving. Thank you so very much, will stay in touch!
pony58

United States

#10 Feb 24, 2010
Please do keep in touch and let me know what is going on. I go to Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church and I will request prayer for you both.

God Bless
pony58

United States

#11 Feb 24, 2010
Are you on Facebook?
pony is right

Charlotte, NC

#12 Feb 24, 2010
My father also had the priveledge of being seen by Dr. Jane (supermans doctor how cool). Although he was not appropriate for Dr. Jane's services his staff called another surgeon and we saw him at his office in less than 30 minutes and the next day my dad had brain surgery called Gamma Knife which did not even require an incision. UVA is the place to go, get in with someone and if they are not right for you, you will not leave until you see the right provider. The rock!!
believer664

Beckley, WV

#13 Mar 6, 2010
pony58 wrote:
Are you on Facebook?
not yet but when I do I shall let you know and thank you so much for your prayers for us, we shall keep in touch soon. Sorry I have not responded sooner but I got quite busy here.

thanks again!
secret one

Tarboro, NC

#14 Mar 7, 2010
Nowhere in Beckley, or UVA,or in this State for that matter. Got to the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, or The Cleveland Clinic.
secret one

Tarboro, NC

#15 Mar 7, 2010
Further more Dr. Janes at UVA is a joke, he told my wife that there was nothing he could do for her.
This is the same doctor that operated on Christopher Reeves after his horse riding accident.

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