View Full Version : Is anyone else from NY?
08-15-2007, 10:15 PM
Has anyone seen Dr. Staffenberg at Monteifiore Childrens Hospital in the Bronx?! Or Dr. Rick Abbott??
08-15-2007, 10:59 PM
I know there are a few from New York...not sure on their doctors though...hopefully they will check in and see this!
08-21-2007, 03:58 PM
we had Dr Peter Taub-Mt Sinai-NYC-he is awesome.
he also operated on the lille girls from Iraq that has been on the news. She is staying in queens with the soldiers that helped bring her mom and her here.
I am from NJ-I went to see NYU and Mt Sinai-Dr Taub loves to take care of the children.
If you have any questions pls ask.
08-22-2007, 04:38 PM
We used Dr. Wissof and Dr. Thorn out of NYU. It was a very good experience.
08-23-2007, 09:04 PM
We are going to Drs Goodrich and Staffenberg. My son hasn't had the surgery yet, but I feel very comfortable with these doctors from the meetings that I've had from them and what I have heard about them.
What type of cranio does your son have?
09-04-2007, 03:19 PM
I also have an appointment with Dr. Wisoff this friday and then Dr. Goodrich on the 14th. I also just me with Dr. Fried in NJ, my son has his sagital suture closed and we are looking for the best doctor around.
09-04-2007, 08:35 PM
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09-04-2007, 09:41 PM
My son was diagnosed with mild metopic cranio. The NS thinks it closed some where between 6-9 months and that his ridge and lump are minimal. He also feels that since Trey is already 14 months and since your metopic starts to close at 24 months that it would be futile to perform corrective surgery since his body will more than likely just try to re-fuse it. He feels we can just leave it alone (since there is no pressure and his eyes are not "too" close together) and in the future bur down the ridge and lump if its more noticable. I talked to Dr. Staffenberg though, via email, and based on pictures he saw of my Trey he said that he feels Treys ridge is significant and that i should strongly consider a second opinion. He wants me to come down to NYC to see himself and Dr. Abbott .... I just wanted to get a feel for what others who have met him think of him before i use my second opinion referral on him, ya know?
09-05-2007, 09:45 PM
I have only met Dr Staffenberg once, but felt comfortable with him. He works on a team with my NS and they have worked together for a long time. They were the team the separated the conjoined twins about 5 years ago. There is a documentary on Discovery Health about it that I saw a couple of weeks ago. The following is a link about that surgery:
Also, while I was in the waiting room for our appointment, I spoke to a couple of other mothers who thought he was great and really looked out for what was best for the children.
Of course, having said all that, my son hasn't actually had the surgery yet, so I can't tell you from that experience yet. But, I think it will go well.
09-05-2007, 10:32 PM
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