Dr. Guyer & Texas Back InstitutePosted by john h on 11/15/04 at 09:54 (163966)
Yesterday my spine Doctor from the Texas Back Institute was on FOX News and did about a 5 minute segment on the new artifical disc The FDA just approved. He had one of his patients with him who of course was 100% cured. He noted the risk with this surgery is exactly the same as with conventional fusion surgery. The upside is quick recovery and you lose no motion as the disc functions like a real disk. and are unlikely to have a failure either above or below where the disk is inserted. This is a common problem with a fusion. He called me last week to inform me that although the FDA had approved it he was going through the hoops of getting Medicare and the Insurance companies on board. Said that will probably take 8-10 weeks. .
Re: Dr. Guyer & Texas Back InstituteEd Davis, DPM on 11/15/04 at 13:34 (163990)
My office manager's husband is looking at the possibilty of that too. Keep us informed. It is an exciting deveopment.
Re: Dr. Guyer & Texas Back Institutemarie on 11/20/04 at 18:51 (164453)
John can you give us a link to their website?