Monday, September 27, 2010

28 Yo woman w painful adolescence idiopathic scoliosis fixed today

Her curve continues to progress as adult.
T5-L2 instrumentation and fusion.
Surgical time 3 h 05 min.
Ebl 750 cc b
Cell saved 245
Blood transfused. None.
Correction: excellent.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

L45 spondylolisthesis and stenosis fixed this pm

Severe back and leg pain.
Surgical time 2 hrs
Ebl. 250 cc.
No blood transfused.
No complications.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thank You from Louise's family for Duke Raleigh Hospital and Hey Clinic

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From: Pam
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 11:11:22 -0700 (PDT)
To: Lloyd Hey
Subject: Louise B and Family

Just a little Note
by Pam
Dr Hey Clinic Duke/ Raleigh the Staff and All of the Wonderful people their. What an Amazing experience if you ever have to be in a predicument like my mom(Louise) Dr Hey has performed several surgeries on her to reconstruct her back & has done such a Phenomenal job!
We had an opt.9-27-10 to have Moms rods cut down because of the settleling of her body, but there was an emergency on 9-14-10 where Moms rods came through her skin, as we all thought it would. I Called Dr Hey's office spoke w/ Shelbie & right away she wants us to get their as quickly & as safe as possible. Got their at 3:00 & was seated in the Registration room (very nice) where staff members from her post-opp (Ruthie) were coming down to wish her luck with hugs. Never seen a Hospital like this before in my LIFE! she was in OR 5:30 & was being worked on by Dr. Hey & Brittney & his other WONDERFUL TEAM members (Maureen,Lisa, Paula & 2 wonderful Anethesiologist Dr.treadwell(pretty hands,& who can 4 get Mr. Handsome (Robbie). Mom was in a room by 9:30 that evening , just enough time for me to Thank the Lord for what a Great! job he had done & to get something to eat. LIKE CLOCK-WORK these people are AMAZING!!! Mom got to leave next day,,we're not talking about waiting around for hrs to here from so many people, paper work & all other impersonals that make you stressed out like other hospitals or for experiences I have had in the past.We were told she could go home, Dr. checked her out I went got the car & home within the hour. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate ALL the staff Nurses((Peggy Mary Ann & the Nurses Asst (Pasha & Doris) @The Hey Clinic & Duke/ Raleigh hospital & the Volunteers (Ray) who also make it Very comfortable for us...Everytime we visit it's like visiting family not like going to a regular doctors visit.
I want to Thank you for taking such Great Care of my Mother & My Family.

Kind Regards,

The Family of Louise B

Please pass this note along to ALL!

Pam Dixon

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Martha's Life Changing Report One Year After Complex Adult Scoliosis Reconstruction

Yesterday we had a great, but very busy clinic at the end of a really great week. Martha and her husband came back to see us one year and one day after her major reconstructive surgery I performed to correct her old adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), which was combined with severe adult degenerative scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and severe spinal stenosis.

Martha and her husband take a few seconds here to share their sincere thanksgiving to all of the caring nurses, physical occupational therapists, scrub techs, physicians, physician assistants, social workers and others from Duke Raleigh Hospital and Hey Clinic who helped them start a whole new life together.

Her smile tells it all. Thanks for taking time Martha to thank the folks who "bust their butts" every day caring for folks like you, but rarely if ever get a chance to see the wonderful long-term results, and the difference it makes in your lives for years to come!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Encouraging thank you note from 13 yo Claire from Voula Greece who had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery (AIS) with us recently.

"Dear Hey Clinic,

When I found out I had scoliosis I felt like a weirdo, like I was strange. I hated the ugly hump on my back, I hated how I was different. I developed a very bad attitude and was very hard to be around. We decided that the surgery would be the best for me. I acted like the surgery would be nothing, but in reality, I was terrified. I walked through the hospital doors and it felt like my heart weighed 200 pounds. I sat in my little hospital bed and began to think about God. I didn't believe in God for a long time but suddenly I found myself praying. My prayers were answered. All my nurses were amazing. All the doctors explained everything to me in words I could understand, not in fancy words to my dad. When Dr. Hey came in the room and asked if he could pray with us, I knew that it would be ok. the time in the hospital passed slow but I made it through it. When I looked in the mirror and saw a straight back with no curves or humps it brought tears to my eyes. I have all of you to thank for it.

Thank you so much for giving me my life and my faith. thank you for taking the stress off my shoulders.

You will forever be a part of my life and I thank you dearly.

Love, Claire"

Claire sent this very touching hand-written note recently. She had her scoliosis surgery at Duke Raleigh Hospital at age 12 with our Hey Clinic team. We love caring for guests of all ages at Hey Clinic, but our adolescent and pediatric scoliosis and kyphosis guests are SO SPECIAL and PRECIOUS!! Thanks Claire for sharing your heart, and allowing us to share it with others!

Here is post from your surgery day:

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

14 Yo young lady w 47 degree adolescent idiopathic scoliosis fixes this am

Team: PA Brittany, circulator nurse Kelly, motorcycle dan scrub, nurse fran scrub. Evoked potentials: Sarah. CRNA eydie, anesthesiologist Jon.

Room aura: excellent.
Surgical time: 2 hrs 45 min.
Correction: excellent
PReop curve: 47 degrees.
Ebl: 250 cc.
Cell saver returned: 100
Blood transfused: none.
Postop location: private room w family at duke raleigh hospital.

A good morning.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic