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Decompression surgery

I have just been diagnosed with Chiari 1, and need to find a specialist in my area.  I have been suffering for 6 years and am relieved to finally know why I am in so much pain.  It took 3 MRI's, brain angiogram and 3 spinal taps to get here.  I would also like to get more information on what the surgeries and their recovery times are.  I am in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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1144229 tn?1293437082
Welcome to the forum.....

On the topish right hand corner there are "health pages", in that area, there are links to good specialist....
620923 tn?1452915648
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Hi and welcome to the chiari forum.

As dermarfx said we do have a list in the Health Pages and there is also a thread floating here on the form as well...I will bump it up so u can see it.Please research all drs as this is not a list of suggested drs, but a list of drs members have been to and liked.


I am not sure if there is one close to u, u may need to go to CO for the closest that I am aware of.

Good luck and do keep us posted.

"selma/"
11342983 tn?1417397198
Dr. Richard Schmit is who I was referred to for my Chiari.  He is at the U in Salt Lake City. :)  He does lots of Decompressions and has a very good record.
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