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    Dear Dr. Garg: I agree with Dr. Saheb re: endoscopic approach. The issue here is her cardiac status. I recommend having an anesthesiologist who does open heart anesthesia perform a pre-op consult. She ...

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    Dear Varun: One last thought. Before proceeding with a corpectomy, attempt to obtain the MRIs from the original date of injury and the follow-up MRIs. I am sure that the images are stored on a server at ...

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    Dear Dr. Saheb: Thanks for joining the discussion and welcome to SpineConnect. Your points are well taken. Not every spine surgeon can master the techniques required by endoscopic approaches, due to the ...

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    Dr. Agarwal,  I recommend that you do no further surgery for this patient.  You have had an excellent result.  Further surgical intervention is unlikely to help him.  The risks of additional surgery are ...

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    Dear Dr. Fernandes Da Rosa: Thank you for posting this thought stimulating case. It is a common issue throughout the world regarding athletes who THINK they have the potential to become a professional ...

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    Update: follow up of the patient - videos and pics posted. Glad to say she is doing well. Everytime she moves her head, my heart skips a beat!!! ------------------------------ Dr. Varun Agarwal ...

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