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Author Topic: Feythe - External Tibias - Dr. Mahboubian - 2011 - Growin' Back to Cali!  (Read 34064 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2012, 02:36:26 PM »

i got it. hopefully it helps
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2012, 06:23:15 PM »

Congratulations on your accomplishment man! So you are what 5'8" now? How does it feel comparatively? Your family seems very supportive and a common subject on this forum amongst future LL patients is that of telling friends and family about LL and how they will react. Does your family treat you any different? How about your friends? And have you noticed any difference in how people treat you or look at you when you are out in public?
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« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2013, 02:54:37 AM »

Congrats with your new height Feythe!
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« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2013, 06:22:55 PM »

hi feythe! your newfound height must feel awesome!

i'm a 29 yr old male also seriously considering getting this done, externally, looking for roughly a 3 inch gain.  i'm currently 5'6".  on the other sub-forum where it has the details on the recommended LL doctors, for dr.  mahboubian it lists the price as $45000 for external fixation.  is this true?

also, in my readings of various reports, i came across one (for dr.  xia in china) where the patient mentioned they had to insert a cath during or after the surgery for some period of time.  did you have to have this as well?
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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2013, 08:52:41 AM »

hi feythe! your newfound height must feel awesome!

i'm a 29 yr old male also seriously considering getting this done, externally, looking for roughly a 3 inch gain.  i'm currently 5'6".  on the other sub-forum where it has the details on the recommended LL doctors, for dr.  mahboubian it lists the price as $45000 for external fixation.  is this true?

also, in my readings of various reports, i came across one (for dr.  xia in china) where the patient mentioned they had to insert a cath during or after the surgery for some period of time.  did you have to have this as well?

In my opinion worrying about Cath insertion is like worrying about a drip or general anesthesia (and what happens when you are under general anesthesia) worrying about those things is worrying about the wrong things & worrying too much in my opinion. However, I suppose, it is good to be aware of these things.

$45 K in USA. No, I think the costs just add up and saying just $45 K is misleading - just my opinion.
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« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2013, 10:48:04 PM »

Quote from: a1_z1 link=topic=4034. msg78459#msg78459 date=1364287961
$45 K in USA.  No, I think the costs just add up and saying just $45 K is misleading - just my opinion.

i'm inclined to agree.  i read the website and it says they discharge you after 2 days and the $45k only includes the cost of surgery and a day or so worth of physical therapy.  after that you still have to pay for PT every day for 3 - 4 months at least, which could bring the total cost to well around $60k or so.
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2013, 12:04:23 PM »

i'm inclined to agree.  i read the website and it says they discharge you after 2 days and the $45k only includes the cost of surgery and a day or so worth of physical therapy.  after that you still have to pay for PT every day for 3 - 4 months at least, which could bring the total cost to well around $60k or so.

Yeah $100 k to $120 is more correct figure in USA. The strange things is that no one seems to be able to give you an exact figure (even doctors). I suppose there are things like , financial hardship (after surgery that is ) that might able you to get some type of assistance.....so I think it is hard give an exact number anyway.
From my research $100 to $120 is the upper limit, worst case scenario.
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« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2013, 02:43:26 AM »

so I'm new to this but have reading for a while and currently live in the US.  Within the price you gave, is Pt as much as the cost of the surgery that brings the price up to that amount? for Ex: cost of Surgery($50,000)+Pt 5 months($30,000)= Total ($70,000) (+) Complications if applied ($30,000).  Just wanna be clear
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« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2013, 03:40:22 AM »

Quote from: wannabe5i9 link=topic=4034. msg80007#msg80007 date=1366685006
so I'm new to this but have reading for a while and currently live in the US.   Within the price you gave, is Pt as much as the cost of the surgery that brings the price up to that amount? for Ex: cost of Surgery($50,000)+Pt 5 months($30,000)= Total ($70,000) (+) Complications if applied ($30,000).   Just wanna be clear

yes, that's my understanding as well.  altho the cost of surgery varies from 45k to 69k depending on whether you're goin with external fixators or the PRECISE system.
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« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2013, 03:49:27 AM »

thanks, Im terrified of getting a surgery like this in a foreign country in case anything may go wrong, and i have no physical support.  At home on the U. S i would have physical support with friends and family if anything were to go wrong i could get help on my behalf.  My only question im wondering is the price difference; is worth the worry or should i just grow some balls and go to India.  Most difficult decision of my life, more worry some than buying a houses.  lol
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« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2013, 03:53:27 PM »

yes, that's my understanding as well.  altho the cost of surgery varies from 45k to 69k depending on whether you're goin with external fixators or the PRECISE system.

I think it is about 90K without complications for Precicie. The months of stay at 'home' - doctors visits every 2 weeks or so, supporting medications, injections, PT  etc etc
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« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2013, 04:14:48 PM »

I think it is about 90K without complications for Precicie. The months of stay at 'home' - doctors visits every 2 weeks or so, supporting medications, injections, PT  etc etc

It can be totally way less than that if you have your insurance to cover those extra expenses for you. 
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« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2013, 08:47:54 PM »

It can be totally way less than that if you have your insurance to cover those extra expenses for you. 

I have heard that.
Ok so please tell me IF insurance does cover it - what does the total come out to be and what all does it include ? Thank you
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« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2013, 11:14:48 PM »

I have heard that.
Ok so please tell me IF insurance does cover it - what does the total come out to be and what all does it include ? Thank you

Can't really say, it depends on your insurance provider.  I know for my private insurance, everything that is necessary for LL post op type care is covered: Labs, X-rays, Doctor visits,  Medications, PT (you are given an allowance as to how many times a week), and I believe insurance also pays for DME certified equipments such as wheel chairs, crutches, or any medical assistive devices.    It varies on the type of insurance you have, but in my opinion, It's best if you have an insurance that covers 90%-100% of your medical bills. 
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« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2013, 11:57:36 PM »

Can't really say, it depends on your insurance provider.  I know for my private insurance, everything that is necessary for LL post op type care is covered: Labs, X-rays, Doctor visits,  Medications, PT (you are given an allowance as to how many times a week), and I believe insurance also pays for DME certified equipments such as wheel chairs, crutches, or any medical assistive devices.    It varies on the type of insurance you have, but in my opinion, It's best if you have an insurance that covers 90%-100% of your medical bills. 

So I am assuming you will be getting LL in USA ?
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« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2013, 02:14:21 AM »

So I am assuming you will be getting LL in USA ?


If I choose to stay in the U.S. it'll probably take me about 1.5-2 years to save up and forego with the procedure.  My other option is to travel outside of the country and do an internals with a reputable doctor and come back home and finish the lengthening phase.
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2013, 04:51:44 PM »

thanks for all the info alz1 and needs to be taller, now i need to find out what public insurance or if i can get my hands on a private insurance that would lower the costs for the necessities.  alz1 i heard that with the pins during lengthening.  after the pin removal the pins fill up with scar tissue and would be mildly numb for life.  because of the pins.  with the precise i wonder if; since theres no pins, i shouldn't have a problem of numbness.  i don't know if i heard right or explained it right.  is this true alz1?
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« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2013, 08:03:40 AM »

Quote from: ElysianEagle link=topic=4034.   msg80009#msg80009 date=1366688422
yes, that's my understanding as well.     altho the cost of surgery varies from 45k to 69k depending on whether you're goin with external fixators or the PRECISE system.   


hi feythe.   .   .   .  


I have seen all your videos on youtube andyour struggle to be taller .   .   .   .   .   .   it was amazing and aspirning.   .   .   .   .   .   your interaction with Dr Mahboubian  was also in that video.   .   .   .   .   .   .  can you help me  . . . i want to do LL ( external) .   .   .   .   .   can you give me time(months) required for say  6.   5cms as per your experience and knowledge.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   was there any severe pain associated with your lengthning. . . . . please Help!!! Huh?
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« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2013, 03:36:04 PM »


hi feythe.   .   .   .  


I have seen all your videos on youtube andyour struggle to be taller .   .   .   .   .   .   it was amazing and aspirning.   .   .   .   .   .   your interaction with Dr Mahboubian  was also in that video.   .   .   .   .   .   .  can you help me  . . . i want to do LL ( external) .   .   .   .   .   can you give me time(months) required for say  6.   5cms as per your experience and knowledge.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   was there any severe pain associated with your lengthning. . . . . please Help!!! Huh?

He is not checking this forum anymore. Read Tall's diary on his tibia surgery. All your questions will be answered.
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« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2013, 06:44:37 PM »

Quote from: 6ftby2014 link=topic=4034. msg80486#msg80486 date=1367595364
He is not checking this forum anymore.  Read Tall's diary on his tibia surgery.  All your questions will be answered.

Well thanks 6ftby2014. . . . !!!! :)
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