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A few months ago I saw a shoulder specialist at the San Antonio Hospital. I believe his son is supposed to be a good back specialist, but I can't find his card. Anyone know who I mean? Always something.

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13 minutes ago, elevator said:

A few months ago I saw a shoulder specialist at the San Antonio Hospital. I believe his son is supposed to be a good back specialist, but I can't find his card. Anyone know who I mean? Always something.

Both father and son are Orthopedic Surgeons. I get treated by the senior Gonzales and either can treat you.

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I am looking for a back specialist who is not a surgeon as surgeon tend to want to operate.. I have seen one of those now I want a second opinion.

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22 minutes ago, bmh said:

I am looking for a back specialist who is not a surgeon as surgeon tend to want to operate.. I have seen one of those now I want a second opinion.

2  Orthopedic Surgeons saw me and recommended surgery on my spine. Then #3, Dr. Jorge Gonzales fixed my 2 collapsed disc lumbar problem with an Epidermal injection, outpatient procedure. Every once in a while I go for an office visit for a steroid injection for another problem with deteriorating almost gone disc including nice ragged bone spurs   The SAT Hospital of which he is a founding doctor has all the equipment needed for that. Back specialist= Orthopedic Surgeon and don't just perform surgery.

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Thank You happyjillin, my brother has the same problem as I have which is genetic and in France tey do not operate unless you are becoming paralysed. so I will follow their advice and see a doctor who does not want to operate ..

 

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8 hours ago, bmh said:

Thank You happyjillin, my brother has the same problem as I have which is genetic and in France tey do not operate unless you are becoming paralysed. so I will follow their advice and see a doctor who does not want to operate ..

 

See Dr Jorge first for a consult and he will decide what imaging is required No cart before the horse-eh!

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11 hours ago, bmh said:

I am looking for a back specialist who is not a surgeon as surgeon tend to want to operate..

Not these two, they will explore every option there is before surgery.  I know this from the experience of a very close family member who was their patient, first the father and then the son.

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8 hours ago, slainte39 said:

Not these two, they will explore every option there is before surgery.  I know this from the experience of a very close family member who was their patient, first the father and then the son.

And I know it from personal experience. You are totally correct slainte39. First small thing I went to doc Jorge for years ago was a partially torn achilles tendon and I asked him to give me a cortisone shot. He told me that's only for pain and not healing so he didn't do that and told me to not play volleyball for 6 weeks and walk carefully.

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10 hours ago, slainte39 said:

Not these two, they will explore every option there is before surgery.  I know this from the experience of a very close family member who was their patient, first the father and then the son.

They only suggest surgery as a last resort.

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Friend of mine had major back surgery and recommends this doc:

Dr. Carlos Parga, and he was recommended by Dr. Valenzuela.  His office is in Puerto De Hierro Norte ( UGH) but operated on me at Hospital Country 2000.   His number is 331-368-2083 or 2084.
His cell is 333-441-7302
 
He speaks and writes English and his email is:  carlosparga@hotmail.com
 
Always good to get multiple opinions with serious surgery.  Also you may well need pain management assistance as well, so prepare for that in advance.  
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Thank you for the doctor s name it is always good to get everal  opinions. I had all the tests XRAYS, MRI and the test where they stick needles on you and  electricity to check the reactions so no more tests  needed just opinions.. After talking to my brother , I pretty much made up my mind that surgery is out until my muscles atrophy.. but one of these doctors may know of good therapy..

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