Originally Posted by stos2
Jo mar How do you search for Olecyn's thread about Dr. Thompson? Please help.
Olecyn does not appear to be a detractor of Dr. Thompson - http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...327#post769327
The only negative comments about him I have seen have been from tossucks. All points of view here are helpful, but don't take any as gospel.
I believe it is standard practice for many surgeons to discharge patients from their care after a year for most procedures unless additional surgery is required (as was the case with my cervical fusion). Some patients are not in great overall health and have unrealistic expectations of their surgeons. Pain management or primary care is not a surgeon's responsibility and sometimes patients have to be cut loose. Dr. Thompson has resources setup for patient management that appear to be quite thorough (including pain management). He may not have had all of that a few years ago.
Personally, I would recommend those in close proximity follow through with Dr. Thompson and ask the tough questions about after care (many questions are answered on his website). I choose not to travel to see him but I definitely would have if he were within driving distance or if I had no local options.