August 8, 2012 I am from Canada too and I just had a bilateral HR, july 3 rd with Dr Koen De Smet in Belgium. I am very happy with the outcome though obviously still in recovery mode(5 weeks ). It is easy to get to Brussels and then Ghent from Montreal as AC flies non stop there. I also checked out the British drs (Mcminn, Treacy). What I liked about Belgium was the post-op follow up stay at the Holiday Inn with daily nurse and Physiotherapy support. Price wise, the British, Belgium and India solutions are alot cheaper than … Read the rest
August 20, 2010 I was sent unceremoniously to the reception Tuesday morning at 7.00 and told “ticket number 20.” Administration was simple but they said I had been booked a room for two but they have none, so I will be in a room for four. I was sent to the room but spent the next two hours walking, as I knew that would be the last for a while.
About 9.00 my leg was shaved and I was sent to pre-op where I stayed for what seemed unnecessarily long. Eventually, I was wheeled into the operating theatre, with Dr. … Read the rest
October 5, 2010 I have scheduled a LBHR on Decmeber 15th of this year with Dr. DeSmet. I am excited yet nervous about the 2nd time around.
My left hip is not as bad as my right was 7 years ago, but I decided to go ahead and get the left done anyway. I am excited to see the new Villa in Ghent and hope it all goes as well or better than it did in 2003.
January 19, 2011 I am almost 5 weeks post op, and everything went well and is going well.
For those of you considering … Read the rest
By Alan Ray LBHR with Dr. De Smet 12/15/2004
Opening notes: Yo, hippy kids, as promised, this is the diary of my trip to a new life in Belgium. Al from Brussels, and Dr. Tom Simpson of San Francisco, among others, have provided useful, practical reference diaries. Dr. Tom’s details quite better than I could the medical issues, considerations and procedures. I will avoid telling the stories or details of the trips of others in the 12/15/04 Belgium Band, because I have only truly my piece of the puzzle. Bear in … Read the rest