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  1. #1

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    Spinal Surgery Recommendations

    Hi All,

    My dad is 65 and the spinal MRI showed degenerative disease at 3 places that is causing slight numbness in legs and pain.
    he has had a spinal surgery 12 years ago at the same spots and metal plates had been inserted to support spine. The post-operative changes have occurred over time.
    We saw a surgeon and he has recommended surgery again.

    He has a HKID. we need to get second opinion and also want to know the best place and doctor in hong kong to get this done (incase it needs to be done).
    Please could you help recommend something.

    thanks a lot!


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    @Cwbguy had recommended this person a few months ago:

    Raymond Yip:

    Surgeon Dr. Raymond Yip

    Expensive


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    Also heard very good things about Prof Kenneth Cheung at Queen Mary - not sure if he still consults.

    QM ortho is well regarded.

    https://www.ortho.hku.hk/biography/c...neth-man-chee/


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    Sorry to hear about your father. Here are some other Drs you can contact for a second opinion

    Julian Chang, Clarence Leung and Chris Tong.


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    many many thanks!


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    If you are talking about non urgent procedures then QM has an excellent reputation, but things do move slowly compared to going private. Think three months for first consult, another month for the second, another month or so for MRI, etc etc. Private you will be in the OR in a week or so.
    @rani has suggested three top surgeons who not only are professionally but ethically competent, unlike one group mentioned before on this site (Clue-motorbike) who will have you in the OR with indecent haste.

    The downside of @rani's suggestions is they are private, as far as I know, and they are general surgeons. I feel that for something as complex, and potentially devastating if mistakes are made, that a specialist spine surgeon should be seen.

    The cost of going private can be eye-wateringly expensive. My ten hour session in the OR, Adventist Hospital, not more expensive Matilda, was $300,000, just for the OR, not the extras which were around $50/-. Add in $100/- for surgeon, $50/- anesthetist, the bill adds up, fast. Insurance rarely covers the OR costs, BUPA caps that at $30,000 per operation for example.

    If you need any info on this, plse ask.


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    thanks I will explore both public and private options. it has to be taken care of ($ is obviously a big consideration but I need to get the best option available)


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    Try medical tourism for good workmanship and lower costs compared to HK. Thailand good and only 2.5 hrs away. Bangkok and Chiang Mai have big medical schools and offer top service; most folks pay cash.


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    Hi BSC1280, May I know which spinal surgery you chose finally? I also finding the specialist for second opinion. Many thanks.


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    Thoroughly recommend for your first and second opinion:-

    https://www.spineuniverse.com/specia...mond-yip-22370

    Former head of spine surgery in a public hospital before going private 10 years ago so extremely experienced. Spends all the time you need going over every possible scenario, and will do anything to keep you out of surgery if possible.

    shri and mysti like this.

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