Best 30 Bone And Doctors in Beaumont, Texas with Reviews - YP.com

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05/14/2015
By: Savannah S.
Francis, Richard M
Dr. Francis did my scoliosis surgery and I am so happy with the results. I heard he was the best surgeon to go to for scoliosis correction and I am living proof that the statement is true. I had a double major curve that measured 70 degrees at the top and 46 degrees at the bottom of my spine. Before my surgery, I hated how I looked. I always wore sweaters and baggy t-shirts to hide my curve. Since my surgery, I can actually wear dresses, tank tops and even a swim suit without feeling insecure! Recovery was minimal and was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. My surgery was at 6:30 in the morning and I was up and walking that evening. The scar is fading and my dermatologist said that it's going to be a faint white line by the end of the summer. Dr. Francis knows what he's doing and his confidence is contagious! He's a wonderful human being and I'm so glad that he chose to be a spine surgeon. Thank you, thank you thank you to Dr. Francis and his surgery team
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Scoliosis is a disorder where the spine curves sideways. Most people develop the condition during the growth spurt before puberty. The cause of scoliosis is unknown and most cases are mild, but the rare severe instances can disable a person.
Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
The terms "orthopedic doctor" and "orthopedic surgeon" refer to the same profession. Related specialties include podiatrist, a doctor who works with the bones, tendons and ligaments in the feet, and a sports medicine physician, a doctor specially trained to treat athletes.
The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
During a consultation or first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, the practitioner will ask the patient a variety of questions to understand the situation. The surgeon might ask about the patient's pain levels, medical history, and any prior injuries. Then, the surgeon will administer a physical exam and possibly schedule tests to better understand the problem. Possible tests include a stress test, x-ray, or MRI.

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