Re: A second study - involving Spray Gel - by Confluent Surgical Inc. - is being conducted at Atlanta, Georgia!!

From: Karla (
Tue Jul 23 22:44:33 2002


I would check around to find out about Germany. There is the new clinic that just opened in Frankfurt that is using the spraygel. The doctor's name is Kruschinski and I have heard that he is wonderful. The following was a site that was given on this board in connection with Dr. Kruschinski...I didn't check it out so I don't know if it is his website or not, but perhaps it will give you information you might need. I find it a little hard to believe that a new clinic is backed up that far. I do know that such is probably close to the truth about Dr. Korell. My feelings are that given our situation and how much worse each surgery makes us, participating in any of the studies is not worth the chance. If we were to participate in this study we would have a 50% chance of getting the Spraygel...but also a 50% chance of having things made worse. Not worth the odds to me. I would rather either go to Germany to a doctor who I know IS using the SprayGel or wait until SprayGel is approved here in the states and you are guaranteed its useage. I am not trying to make decisions for anybody, I just want to prevent people from ending up like me. Pain is an awful thing.....but death is worse. Give me pain any day versus having to live with the knowledge that you are dying and there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it.

God Bless!


Somewhere up in the stars................. My angel and me!

>----- Original Message ----- From: "Rita Steele" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 7:46 PM Subject: Re: A second study - involving Spray Gel - by Confluent Surgical Inc. - is being conducted at Atlanta, Georgia!!

> Has anyone applied & been accepted by any of these > studies? I called about the one in Sandy, Utah but was > told it was only on lower abdominal adhesions. I've > contacted Dr. Lyons on this second study & I'm waiting > for a phone consultation with him. I don't know if my > insurance co. will pay for this surgery because it's > out of state, but I'm going to call tomorrow & find > out. Dr. Lyons said their are 500 people on the > waiting list to have surgery in Germany with Spraygel. > I'm scheduled to have "Diagnostic Laparoscopy with > Lysis of Adhesions" on Mon. July 29 in Phoenix, AZ, > but the surgeon does not use any barriers but I can't > stay on disability unless I have this surgery! I'm > hoping by some miracle my insurance will cover the > clinical study surgery if I'm accepted. I'd like to > hear from anyone about the clinical studies if they > did or will participate in them? I've never been to > the South, I was born & raised here in AZ, but I've > never been to Germany, either! If I have to have > surgery I'd rather take my changes that I might get > Spraygel instead of knowing I won't get anything. > Take Care, > Rita in AZ > --- Helen Dynda <> wrote: > > A second study - involving Spray Gel T by Confluent > > Surgical Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts - is similar > > to the FDA -approved Adept study. Qualifications to > > enter this study are listed at this Url: > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better > >

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