About Me: Male, 21, Eatonton, GA, member since Mar 2010
This page is for my son Zach.
Zach was dx for chiari and a syrinx in Jan 08 had decompression surgery in March 08..
[More] We are still having a bad time. Headaches have come back and the fire in his hands and feet( those are his words) He has a hard time with his feet they hurt alot... We have been going from Dr. to Dr... Here for support .... Now we are scared because the headaches have come back.
Dr Peter O Holliday III. A lot of people say he is arrogant, rude, etc. The times I have seen him he has always been nice and took time to answer my questions. He has taken the time to explain things in terms you can understand and has never talked down to me. He knows Chiari is not cured with surgery & made no false promises. He informed me if and when I choose to have the surgery that it may or may not stop my headaches and other symptoms, but he felt it would help lessen the headaches. I will probably be having the surgery this year. I've put it off about as long as I can.
I had forgotten about this site www.wacma.com. I believe they list a pediatric doctor in the Atlanta area with Chiari experience. I hope this helps.
If you hear of any other drs that have exp please let me know.
I live in Warner Robins, GA and was dx in 2009. I have not found a specialist in this area. I have seen a NS in Macon that has performed the surgery. The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL does perform this surgery, but that is all I know about them. I hope you find the help you need for you son. I wish I could be of more help.
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