Thursday, November 25, 2010

FW: Thanksgiving blessings

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From: phyllis
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 07:53:22 -0500
To: Lloyd Hey
Subject: Thanksgiving blessings

Good morning, Dr. Hey:

We are up preparing for a feast and stopped a moment to reflect on our blessings.  This Thanksgiving we are very happy to have Mama at home and in far less pain.  She is standing up much straighter and is doing well.  We thank God for that!  

Thank you for your abilities, intelligence, and patience.  Thank you for not giving up on her and others like her.  We thank God for your skills and knowledge.

God bless you and your family!!

Thanks again!!

The Taylor Clan

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

14 yo Lexi doing well after kyphosis surgery

I dropped of Lexi and her mom at RDU airport Sunday morning, for their flight back home from after her surgery last week.  I received this note from Lexi’s mom today.  We’ll be working on getting her back into training for her next lacrosse season.

Get well Lexi!!! You look great!

Lexi is home from her surgery!  The surgery went very well.  She actually woke up and said that she loved Dr. Hey and thanked us for making her go through with the surgery.  Dr. Hey was amazing.  Not only is he brilliant, but he is so compassionate.  He prayed with us before and after the surgery!  I am thankful that I found him and that he was the one to perform the surgery on Lexi.”

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Thursday, November 4, 2010

14 Lexi did great w her scheuermann's kyphosis surgery

PReop kyphosis 84.
T3-L3 instrumentation and fusion w osteotomies.
Postop: normal
Ebl: 650 cc
Cell saver: 300.
Complications: none.
Family thankful.
Life is good!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Flat back gonzo 2:30 pm. Now nice "sway"!!!

Just finished the anterior posterior reconstruction for flat back on the 46 Yo woman from Ohio w Harrington rod fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis many years ago.

She did great w surgery.
Anterior took 2 hrs L45 and L5S1 ALIF.
Posterior took 3 hrs 45 min.
Ebl 1500
Cell saver 620 cc
Blood 1 unit prbc.
Complications: none.

You can actually see the difference --- she has a buttocks again!

Time to talk to family and get lunch and to clinic c
Great day.

2 16 mm ALIF's in. Flatback reconstruction under way.

Just finished anterior. Both discs were completely gone, bone on bone. Had to take a lot of time to gradually jack up and clean out each space. Got 16 mm cage in at both L45 and L5S1. Her disc spaces are back to close to their original height.
Dr. WATTERS, general surgery now closing, then we will turn pt over and do posterior osteotomies and laminectomies and extension instrumentation and fusion.

Dr. Lloyd A. Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Today's challenge: anterior posterior reconstruction for flat back syndrome.

This 47 up woman from Ohio had Harrington rod fusion done for scoliosis as teenager.

She did well until a few years ago where she had increasing back and leg pain and trouble w walking and standing.

Her L45 and L5S1 discs have collapsed below her long fusion which actually put her lumbar spine in kyphosis.

We are starting the anterior procedure right now to do the anterior alif's first.