Friday, June 26, 2015

24 yo Vanessa with one lung since birth and severe scoliosis gets her wish for new posture and pain relief. She tells her story.

I was born with one lung and was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12. At that point in time my spine was too far gone for any kind of brace, surgery was the only answer. We were afraid to do surgery because at 12 years old I had already medically been through so much. So I fought scoliosis for years and I was in pain all the time due to the curve. My hip went bad and then during my pregnancy the curve got worse and actually became a triple curve.
After the birth of my son we searched for the best surgeon to help me and would take on my high risk case. We were referred to Dr.Hey by another orthopedist. From the beginning, he treated us like family and took such great care of me. I was very comfortable with Dr.Hey and his team.
I now feel like I should at 24!

We thank Dr.Hey for fixing what we thought was impossible. Thanks for straightening me out!”
Vanessa Mcmanus and Family  Surgery date 6/2/15

Vanessa, before surgery with Dr. Hey

Vanessa, before scoliosis surgery

Vanessa, before scoliosis surgery

Vanessa, before and after scoliosis surgery with Dr. Hey

Vanessa's before and after scoliosis surgery, back view, shared from patient with permission

Vanessa's new posture, even at hospital (photo shared by patient after hospitalization with permission)
Vanessa at hospital after surgery in Hey Clinic T-Shirt... Got it Straight with Dr. Lloyd Hey

Vanessa's back when she got home from hospital with plastic surgery closure and hump gone.

Vanessa's new posture at 6 week postop.
Incision healing nicely, humps gone, shoulders level

Vanessa and her husband Joshua with me at 6 week postop visit 7/30/15 at Hey Clinic with her preop and postop X-Rays

We would be happy to serve you and your family with a thorough second opinion about possible scoliosis bracing, surgery, or revision kyphosis, spondylolisthesis or scoliosis surgery for your child, adolescent or adult loved one.

Our guests tell us that we make it worth your trip!

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Flat Back Syndrome and Spondylolisthesis - can I ever stand up straight again?

I received these 2 pictures from Sheila, from South Carolina, who had flat back syndrome anterior/posterior surgery with me a few weeks ago, and is now doing very well. She had an old Harrington rod fusion with severe L5S1 spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis.  

Email text received today with first and second photos!
Hello. I wanted to share with you this BEFORE surgery picture. This was taken the day we left for Raleigh NC 4 days before surgery.  This is my son. He wanted a picture before we left. I am also emailing you an after picture.
AFTER surgery. 2 weeks post op.

Dr. Lloyd Hey
Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery