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Festus
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re: best orthopedic surgeon in Baton Rouge


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in the medical business he has a great rep

I guess it depends on what side of the medical business you're in.

If you're on the plaintiff side of the medical business, he's got a great rep. He does surgeries and runs up the specials on a case.






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TigerDeBaiter
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This. Bankston's entire office is well educated and well run as they have had numerous LSU football players through there over last 10 yrs.


He is the LSU team doctor, you know.






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saderade
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Problem with Isaza is he sees so many patients in one clinic that I am not sure how well his patient selection for surgery is. I have never seen him in surgery but I know most of his patients do well.

<<<<<<< worked with him for a year

I would still head to Neuromedical center if I needed surgery.






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Tigerpaw123
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Sounds like you are in the legal world, I am not, nor does it sound like the OP is. Isaza's surgical technique is suburb, his surgical patients do very well and he sees plenty of non personal injury patients. The OP seems to have tried conservative approach without much luck, if he ends up having surgery, isaza should be in that conversation


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El Josey Wales
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surgery is never a guarantee to fix anything bro


I know this from experience.






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zippyputt
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Kelly Scrantz neurosurgeon. Hank Eiserloh


These two guys.






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ArRazElle
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I have three of them along with tears in the nuclei of each. Two of the discs are impinging on the nerve roots at the L4/L5 region which has caused severe nerve damage. I have constant nerve pain in my left leg which is actually worse than the back pain. Also, i have lost feeling in my left foot due to the nerve damage. May be irreversible.

Some of this might have been avoided if I had gone ahead with the lesser invasive surgery. Now, the only thing that might help is a full blown fusion which I 'm in no hurry to go through. My suggestion would be to go ahead with the more "minor " surgery before it gets worse.

I saw Dr. Kevin McCarthy at Bone and Joint Clinic in BR three times, twice for steroid injections. I would not recommend him.

The only person I would consider for my surgery is Dr. Horace Mitchell at Neuromedical Center in BR. I have been seeing him for about two years now, and would not trust anyone else. One of the most knowledgeable doctors with the best personality I've ever seen.

Good luck.



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Roscoe
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Arrazelle - just curious, how quickly did you lose feeling in your foot from first onset of leg pain? I'm experiencing leg weakness, although not severe pain in either leg or back. Just discomfort in lower leg and weakness. Orthopedist thinks its related to back injury from many years ago and that nerve roots are being pinched. He's referring me to another ortho who specializes in spine to discuss options, including either pt or ESI's,but my first thought was to see a neuro since it sounded like a nerve issue and I didn't want to delay and end up with irreversible nerve damage. But as some have said in this post, sometimes u can't get in to see the good ones for 3 months.





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El Josey Wales
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I didn't want to delay and end up with irreversible nerve damage.


This happened to me and now I have permanent foot drop.






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Roscoe
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For those in this thread who have had microdiscectomy procedure, how long was the recovery time and how long did it take for the leg strength to come back, if it did?





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LSU Tigershark
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Scrantz, Oberlander, McCarthy are all very good at lumbar surgeries. I would recommend seeing a McKenzie certified PT before getting cut on, that's just me. Good luck





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Bull11
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Dr. Leoni in Lafayette did my brother's back. He was referred to me by multiple clients of mine that are also doctors. I also have a friend whose sub-specialty is spinal issues in Houston.



Too late. He is no longer doing surgery. Retired at the end of last year.






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Bull11
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quote: If you can, get out of LA if you need surgery. The risk of letting the doctors in this state operate is too high


If you truly believe this, you my friend are an idiot. Just because you had one bad experience with a doctor in LA, you cannot group them all together. I have worked with many outstanding surgeons across all of the specialties. Yes, there are some bad ones. But please do not think just because you cross state lines that there will not be horrible doctors wherever you go.






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Ortho Reb
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Fwiw, that's just the first page. Too tired to keep going, but you get the picture.


You'd go to an Ortho doc over a neuro doc for a bulging disc?






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GeauxWrek
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I got referrred to isaza for mine. He was good. I went the injection route and that has worked great so far.





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mtcheral
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I did. Worked great





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saderade
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For those in this thread who have had microdiscectomy procedure, how long was the recovery time and how long did it take for the leg strength to come back, if it did?

It really depends on each individual case. Some people have immediate relief and the strength comes back very quickly. Then there are people who never fully regain the strength. Most people regain strength rather quickly and are back to a normal sedentary lifestyle in 2-3 weeks. More active lifestyles can take months. If you start to have gross weakness then you need to look at your surgical options.






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Roscoe
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You'd go to an Ortho doc over a neuro doc for a bulging disc?


Seems to me that there's a over-lap between orthos and neuro's in that many in both fields specialize in the disorders and injuries of the spine. If there's issue with the vertebra or a fusion is required, seems to me that an ortho would be the person you would want to see. If its just a disc impinging on a nerve, seems to me that a neurosurgeon would be the one you would want to see. However, as many doctors in both fields specialize in the spine, sometimes you can see an ortho or a neuro for the same thing as there is an overlap in what both specialize in.






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saderade
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If there's issue with the vertebra or a fusion is required, seems to me that an ortho would be the person you would want to see. If its just a disc impinging on a nerve, seems to me that a neurosurgeon would be the one you would want to see.
Don't look at it like this. Find out who the best are in your area. A good neuro or ortho spine surgeon should be able to do either a fusion or discectomy without issue. Look to get it done minimal invasively if possible. There are some ortho spine surgeons better than some neurosurgeons but overall a neurosurgeon has longer training and generally "better hands."






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