How quickly can I get a appointment at Mayo for DBS?

Posted by buffdave @buffdavqwertyuiop, Apr 5 9:05pm

Evaluated and cleared for bilateral GPi late last year in Buffalo for DBS. With buffalo only having one DBS neurosurgeon and with only a couple years practical experience and COVID-19 happening in a winter climate I felt better to go to a center of excellence in southern Florida. In early December we packed up and drove to Fort Lauderdale and rented a condo until the end of April. I called two hospitals in southern Florida in December and my medical records sent to both. Neither hospital would schedule an appointment for me even though I already had Medicare insurance, they needed my supplemental insurance to click in on January 1. Finally in February I get to see the neurologist And zoomed my cognitive exam I was told I would have a decision from the team two weeks ago. Get called to go back into the neurologist office because he forgot to video my on time but tells me I am a good candidate and can expect my surgery in 2 to 3 weeks. When I didn’t hear from them I called them back and told I need to have a appointment scheduled with the neurosurgeon next.

Sorry I have no energy left.

Hi, @buffdavqwertyuiop. I am sorry to hear of your struggles this past year.

You may use the contact information on this form to request an appointment at Mayo Clinic http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63. They will review your medical records and history, and discuss with you treatment options.

Will you please update with your progress?

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