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Spinal injury at D8 in road accident. Done MRI. Injury healing slowly. Want foreign consultant

hi i m zahid abbas from Pakistan. i am studying masters in business administration from virtual university. i m 27 years old guy before 3 years i have got spinal injury at D8 in a road accident. and i have no feeling till D8 level. here my treatment is continue and the progress of injury is little slow. i am interested to see a foreign related consultant. i can bear all the expenses. i have all medical reports even MRI report (hard and soft copy). which can be provided on requirement. i will be pleased to see reply back from hospital authorities.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Hello Mr. Zahid Abbas.

My name is Dr. Dariush Saghafi and I am a neurologist here in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I am the Director of the Headache Clinic and a certified Traumatic Brain Injury C&P Provider on the Neurology Staff at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Hospital. I've been in the practice of medicine for over 25 years and the practice of Neurology for over 15 of them. In our geographic area we have the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University's Academic Teaching Hospital. There is also MetroHealth Medical Center in our area which is the only Level I Trauma Center in the State of Ohio. I am personally acquainted with the Chief of the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center at that hospital. He is a very compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, and well respected physician. We have many international travelers who come as patients to these institutions on a regular basis. I am convinced that you would easily obtain care of a world class degree by visiting Cleveland.

HOWEVER, this is not the same necessarily as a CURE for your injury and I don't mean to be negative in any way but you must realize that people with spinal cord injuries of the neck represent special challenges. Such injuries can be extraordinarily complex and unfortunately no matter the level of technology, the academic prowess, or the intense desires of the medical and nursing staffs, CURES do not always happen.

Having said that, as I said I think you'll agree that in terms of medical facilities at our disposal in Cleveland we are really in a fertile area of the country for high level attention when it comes to your type of problem. May I suggest some options for you if you are definitely committed to obtaining a foreign consultation?

1. You may send me a more detailed communication on this network by addressing this same question back to my attention (DARIUSH SAGHAFI, MD) in the PREMIUM CONSULTATION section of this network and uploading to the computer any of your recent medical files, MRI's, labs, etc. I will then, be able to review the material and we can continue this conversation and discuss a plan to proceed.

2. You may look for me using live Webcam Telemedicine Conferencing at the following address: My hours on the network are the following:
Wed-Sat. 3a-6a (New York City Time Zone)

Also, on that network you can upload more detailed information include films, labs, EKG's, EEG's, etc. for review as well as detailed other medical history in an organized format so I can quickly review everything and we can do a live Telemedicine consult after which we can determine the next best course of action.

3. You may communicate with me by email through my office network at: and again you can send me medical information as attachments and we can work to arrange for you to be seen at your convenience at the Medical Center of your choice.

All the best to you and please let me know how you are interested in proceeding.

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