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... He has had MRI's, myelogram, all tests. neurosurgeon suggests either laminectomy, fusion, or trying one of the minimally invasive techniques, specifically Dr. Jho in Pittsburgh or the guy in Florida. They go in with an endoscope and just kind of suck out some of the disc. ... (2 replies)
... I've seen one orthopod, who gave me hospital admission papers for ACDF the day I saw him to hear my MRI results, one neurosurgeon who agreed that I had stenosis at C4-5 and blown discs (and recommended ACDF) and one neurosurgeon who likes posterior laminectomies and told me I didn't have any issues (he actually told me my symptoms were "BS"). Don't want a plate and screws with... (4 replies)
... Dr. Schiffer is a very nice doctor who can offer a lot of minimally invasive stuff. I don't think that they can "suck out" bone spurs, however. I have a herniated disk and a degenerating disk space with bilateral bone spurs. ... (2 replies)

... I'm in NY and am scheduled to see an OSS from Hospital for Special Surgery. They seem to be very involved in this minimally invasive microsurgery too. I hope it is an option for me. ... (6 replies)
... I've sent my films to Dr. Jho, but he is back logged and I don't know when he will get to them. Has anyone that has dealt with him had a quick response? Also, there was another dr. in San Francisco that does the minimally invasive surgery but I can't remember his name - does anyone out there know who he is? He had an ad on this website a couple weeks ago and I emailed, but... (5 replies)
Dr jho wait times
Apr 25, 2005
... I can answer the dr jho wait time question as they just emailed me and told me that the first available is in September, FOUR MONTHS AWAY! ... (6 replies)
Dr jho wait times
Apr 16, 2005
... Because of my adjacent problems and worry about domino effect, I started looking into ACD without fusion and CED. I sent films to dr jho and dr schiffer in California. Dr. jho offered me his surgery to trim the disk. Dr. ... (6 replies)
... Hi; I have heard really excellent things about Dr. Jho, very much in demand, I am sending my MRI to him now, only problem is that he is not going to be available until Sept. I was told that by the hospital, when I called to find out what the procedure was in seeing Dr. Jho. There is a Dr.Kleeman at New Hampshire Spine Institute, does what they call port-hole decompression who... (2 replies)
... I don't know anyone personally who's been to see Dr. Jho, but from what I've read on this and other boards, his surgery list is filled out for months. I've had an ACDF. 3 levels. There isn't a day that goes by that if I had it to do over again, I'd tell the surgeon to "go f*** himself" and run to Jho. I found out too late about MI surgeries. Take the time to do the... (6 replies)
... There is a fairly well known surgeon named Dr. Jho that does MI surgeries. When you find his web site, you'll notice he has information about MI cervical procedures available. ... (6 replies)
Dr jho wait times
Apr 26, 2005
... Dr Schiffer really does do minimally invasive stuff. If you have a simple herniated disk he can go in with an endoscope and suck out the herniated portion of the disk. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Just back from NY OSS at Hospital for Special Surgery. He said my neck is complicated, DDD, bone spurs front and back and compressed nerves form new herniated disk. He said that I'm not a candidate for MI surgery and they need to remove plate and screws c4-6 and put new one in for ACDF C6/7, probably from c5-7 . I don't need a plate from c4-7 since I'm well fused. I'm... (6 replies)
... Just do a thread search(look in the upper R corner of this page for the button)on Dr Jho.That should help.Marcia (6 replies)
Dr jho wait times
Apr 25, 2005
... wanted to know who this Dr. Shiffer and Dr.Reuter are, are they minimally invasive? ... (6 replies)
... There are some web sites I could point you to, but I can't, due to the rules. But there are doctors that perform minimally invasive surgeries, especially in the neck area. One of these that people from around the country go to see is Dr. ... (10 replies)
... eon and he said forget the laminectomy he wanted to do a fusion and hardware, totally took me off guard, so before I did anything wanted to find some one who did minimally invasive surgery which Kennedy does do, but said he didn't for stenosis. So right now am sending off my films to Jho and Kleeman and see what they say. ... (7 replies)
... The main reason I chose the minimally invasive procedure was that it showed considerable promise for my specific condition, and yet it didn't involve REMOVAL of any discs or FUSION of any vertabrae. ... (12 replies)
... It sounds like we are both looking at this the same way. I am first going to try the minimally invasive techniques and hope to avoid a fusion of my entire neck. I would really love to get back to trail running, and Dr. Jho thinks that this is possible. ... (6 replies)
Spinal Stenosis
Feb 18, 2004
... anterior, with fusion, two say posterior decomp with fusion, a third says laminectomay only, to maintain mobility as long as possible. I have been exploring the Jho Institute for minimally invasive surgery and an org in Florida called Mocrospine. I am hoping these Docs can do minimally invsive options first. ... (10 replies)
... Please do your online research for ACDF's and also look at minimally invasive procedures as a possibility. There are some surgeons like Dr. ... (12 replies)




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