FAQS


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • What is selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery?

http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/about-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-sdr

  • What’s your SDR story?

https://nicoleluongo.com/cp-sdr-journey-video/

  • Do you work for Dr. Park?

No. I am a patient who advocates for SDR. I want to help more adults and children with CP can get new legs like me.

  • Who is a candidate for SDR with Dr. Park?

http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/patient-selection

  • Are adults with CP candidates for SDR with Dr. Park?

http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/sdr-adults

  • How do I apply for SDR with Dr. Park?

https://www.stlouischildrens.org/form/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/patient-selection/patient-information-form/sdr-pa 

  • What’s the link for Dr. Park’s Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Facebook Group?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/161839724125/

  • How long is the hospital stay in St. Louis?

Typically, U.S. patients are in the hospital for five days before returning home for physical therapy. The total length of stay — which includes some physical therapy — is different for international patients. Please contact Dr. Park’s office for more information.

  • How long were you in physical therapy after SDR?

I went to physical therapy three times a week for four months after the surgery. Since every case is different, Dr. Park will advise you accordingly.

  • What types of insurance does Dr. Park accept?

Please contact Dr. Park’s office for insurance information.

  • If I send you a video, can you tell me if I’m (or my child is) a candidate for SDR?

No, I cannot. Please contact Dr. Park’s office with all medical questions about the surgery.

The content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It is NOT to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult a physician with any medical questions pertaining to cerebral palsy or selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery.