Chiari Specialists

  • Dr. Edward Oldfield
    Dr. Oldfield is not listed with UVA now as far as I can determine. I do not know if he has retired or moved on. He was in his early sixties when he did my surgery. But I hope and pray that he passed on his craft, compassion and passion be fore he left.

  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

  • Dr. Paolo Bolognese  The Chiari Institute, Great Neck, NY

  • Dr. Ian Butler, University of Texas Medical  Center, Houston, TX

8 thoughts on “Chiari Specialists

  1. Hope Woods

    My daughter has scar tissue that is inhibiting the flow of CSf and is experiencing some of the same symptoms that she had before surgery. She had a synthetic patch that disintegrated after just 1 week so they immediately put in a bovine patch. I have read that both of these can cause scar tissue and the recommendation now is to use tissue from the patient’s own body (autolgous pericranium) for the dural graftBone graft Has anyone had any experience with this? Doctors, do you recommend another surgery to remove the bovine patch and use the autologous pericranium? Will this also cause more scar tissue? You know, more surgeries more scar tissue? She does get some relief from massage but it is difficult finding the right person to do this properly. She also had some relief from inversion therapy but we cannot afford both of these therapies continually. Are these options better than surgery?
    Any advice is appreciated.

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  5. Katie

    I have Chiari, but have not had surgery yet. I haven’t been able to find a decent neurosurgeon, one who can tell me if I’m a good surgery candidate. I have daily headaches and multiple other symptoms. Your posts about post-op made me cry, it was just the idea of not having the constant Chiari pressure headache. Thank you for your uplifting story!


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