View Full Version : ? about Dr. Staffenberg?
03-26-2011, 06:45 PM
I got a very short a brief reply from him saying he recommends a cranial facial doctor consultation, working with a team. Doesn't he work with a team? my insurance has him listed with them. I would deffiantly like to go to that doctor. But I don't want to sound stupid and ask "hey dont you work with a team" in a reply.
03-26-2011, 09:09 PM
I would just call the office and set up and appointment and let them know that you had emailed him and recommended you see a cranial fascial plastic surgeon. You could also email Dr. S to let him know that you are calling his office and setting up a visit. :) I think that would be acceptable and you certainly wouldn't look stupid!
03-26-2011, 09:20 PM
First of all don't feel stupid asking ANY question. None of us really knew what we were talking about when we began our journeys - it's normal and the surgeons are used to it. It's his job to answer your questions.
Dr. S. is a craniofacial surgeon and yes he does work as a team with a neurosurgeon. You wouldn't be out of place at all to ask what doctors on the team you would be meeting with when you make an appointment with him.
03-26-2011, 09:27 PM
I just sent him a brief message stating i'd call their office during the week. The tricky part is getting my peditricans to approve a referral (they are pain the butts). However I feel it would be to my HUGE advantage being able to see this cranial facial doctor, being that I have him in ny state and my insurance works with him. Boy do you get nervous when you feel a glimmer of hope in someone giving you the answers you want to know.
03-26-2011, 10:08 PM
I agree, it would likely be to your great advantage to have your son seen by Dr. S. He specializes in mild metopics, so I think he would be a great person to look at your son. Good luck getting the referral!
03-26-2011, 10:26 PM
Dr. Staffenberg is a great surgeon. We met with him and loved him, but it was just too hard for us to travel to NY for the surgery. I know he does work with a neurosurgeon, but I"m not sure if it he'll be at the same appt. as Dr. S. You make have to make an appt. with him separately if needed.
Dr. Staffenberg has a lot of experience with cranio and will be able to tell by looking at your son if he as cranio. I agree, you are fortunate to be close to such a great surgeon.
04-07-2011, 03:33 PM
We used Dr. Staffenberg and YES he works with a large team!! He is now at NYU and has 3 NS's but I'm not sure who. He was at Montefiore when Cameron had his surgery. I know there were a TON of people in the OR during his surgery. Dr. Staffenberg did his part inbetween the NS who does the beginning and ending of the procedure. Dr. S is wonderful!!
04-28-2011, 05:07 AM
I emailed him also for an appointment. He told me to set up a meeting on a monday morning because on those days, you can meet with him and his team.
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