Hi I wanted to get a list started for those of you in Canada...I am not sure if these drs r indeed chiari specialists, but found their names listed on another chiari site.Please RESEARCH all drs and do not take this list as a reference.
Let us know if u saw ne of these drs and what thought.
Dr. Rudolph Arts
Dr. Paul Muller
Chief of Neurosurgery
St. Michael's Hospital
Calgary, AB, Canada
Sick Children's Hospital
Dr. Richard Reid
605 Discovery St.
A really great person and an excellent surgeon, comes highly recommended!! I don't think he is considered a "chiari" specialist but he had a really good knowledge of Chiari and what effects it can cause...in my case he was also the one who dx'd it.
I just had my surgery March 27 2010.
Dr Shamisa who is the top neurologist and also works out of Hotel Dieu hospital in Windsor Ontario preformed my surgery. He is very compassionate & caring individual who takes his time and explains things thouroghly to you and your family. He is great and I would recommend him to anybody!
Hi there may well be, but our list is only of the drs that the members have been to and liked....this is not a referral, but a means to help u get started with ur research of Drs.
I have found soooooooooo many lists of Drs online only to find that the Dr is retired , or is not a chiari specialist.By creating our own list we know these Drs treat chiari....and we do try to update it when we hear of a Dr that retires.
I just wanted to add a name of the neurologist I saw today, who was totally amazing, and actually officially diagnosed me with symptomatic Chiari Type 1. He was totally knowledgeable about Chiari (he actually brought it up before I did) and reviewed my MRIs, confirming that I have definite crowding at the foramen magnum, and most importantly finding a 2mm syrinx at the C2 level that two other neurologists and various hospital staff had managed to miss, even though it's definitely visible on all three of my MRIs! He also sent in a referral for me to see a neurosurgeon today, too. Amazing doctor, can't recommend him enough!
Dr Zahir Dhalla
1 Centrepointe Dr (#301)
Yeah, I figured it could help out a bit; info for any neuros in Ottawa is basically impossible to come by, so hopefully if someone out there is stumbling around looking for a neuro in Ottawa that knows his stuff and doesn't have to google Chiari, they'll at least have a lead. :)
I just wanted to inform you that Dr. Ramesh Sajhpaul is now in North Vancouver BC. He is the neurosurgeon who I was sent to. I am due to go back and see him again in a couple of months. He was informative ( I now know more about my condition than I have in over ten years).
The address is:
Dr. Ramesh Sajhpaul
#405 - 125E 13th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L3
(604) 904 - 7467
Just had the Chiari decompression surgery with duraplasty. Done at the Calgary Foothills Hospital, by Dr Jacobs Bradley. Surgery was on a Friday, I wanted to leave Saturday but he said to wait one more day, which I did & left Sunday. Kicked back at home for a few weeks & all is good. Had a sryinx between my neck and shoulder blades which made my whole back hurt, needed heating pad for hours aday, as far as I know all pain has gone not sure about pressure head aches, because I have not done any physical activity yet. Darrrich
May I caution u to do too much, as it is typical to feel so much better directly post op, but as u begin the healing process u may experience some of ur symptoms resurface...this is common and normal.
Just do not count ur chicks b4 all the eggs hatch, if u know what I mean...take it slow, do not over do it, and give ur body time to heal even if u feel better then b4 surgery, other wise u may suffer a set back.
Glad to have u join us, sorry for the reason that brings u....
Thanks I should have joined sooner, lol.
Did have a slight set back three days after surgery, by doing too much. NOT the doctors fault, but MINE. Spinal fluid started to leak from the patch inside. Two days of not doing anything stopped the pain. Lesson learnt. Kicked back for a few weeks now. Surgery was May 4th, 2012. Just a note, I found, opening the blinds and getting off the couch is just as hard as the surgery. Oh & getting off pain meds that I'd been on for 6 years. Not sure if this is alot to other people with my condition but all i 'm taking now is 10mg morph at 9am & same at 7pm. Will cut that back to 5mg for a week then hopefully zero a week after that.
Sounds like u r on target for the pain meds...and it is sooooo easy to over do it bcuz we have pain meds in us we do not feel all that may be affected by what we do, once u do stop all meds is when u may feel things, so go slow, and allow urself to heal.
I am 3 yrs post op as of yesterday, and I am still seeing improvements, compared to last yr....it is amazing how we continue to heal and grow stronger...mind u, I do not do much as I listen to my body and mine screams at me as I do have other related issues too...but I feel soooo much better.
Whats strange is, I feel good for couple days, each day I do a little more. Then for two days i can barely move because i'm sooo tired. Any who just wanted to hi and thank you for your info. You are very busy with this website & I'm sure everyone thanks you & love's you for being so.
Well that is common as chiari symptoms do cycle so it may be that as u r healing u r still in the cycle mode.
It may be that way for a while...u learn to gauge what u can do and what u have to do and how to reserve ur energy to be able to do what is needed and u can rest up to do what u want...and save days to rest up after....
my pleasure! i've actually created a facebook page to centralize everything (lots of friends and family were asking, so this made it simpler for me) and i mentioned this on my profile page on here - should i put it up anywhere else, you think? i also added some pics on my profile here, my scar's healing super fast! :)
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