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Recommendation for a GOOD neurosurgeon in Knoxville TN

Started by demetriabeth on 04/20/2010 1:01am

Hi, I have been living with severe neck pain/headaches/arm and hand numbness as well as other symptoms for the past year from cervical stenosis. I have been told that i am on my way to paralysis if i don't have surgery. I have put this off for as long as i can due to fear of surgery, but now i have to because of the pain. Please, could someone recommend a good neursurgeon in Knoxville TN? I hate to just pick one out of the phone book and my PCP's office is useless in this. Thanks in advance...

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Demetriabeth:

I was told that in this type of situation, it is best to go to a teaching hospital, like a University. When I was in California I went to USC and the head of neurosurgery operated on me and did a fabulous job after the first surgeon I had messed it up.

Try that first and than you make check out the internet and see what you can find. Also, you might want to go to one of those medical grading sites to check out doctor's credentials.

Good Luck and let us know who you get!

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Hi, I used Steven A. Sanders http://neurospinetn.com/sanders_bio.htm) He is a good surgeon.The down side is when you make your first and last appt (follow-up) be prepared to wait at least 3 hrs to be seen, I don't have any patience so I have not been back for any follow-ups, but he is a good surgeon, I had a cervical spine fusion and he did a great job. Hope this helps.

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NOT DR> Natelson a Neuro. he placed 6 screws from Acromed in my spine and i almost died, with chemical spinal meningitis.!

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I have chosen a Neurosurgeon. My surgery is set for August 5 2010 with Dr. Richard Boyer. Has anyone here had him as a surgeon?

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He should be good -http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Richard_P_Boyer.html

Ratings seems to be good.

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Michael Hisey is one of the best but he is in Denton , Texas , North Dallas, at the Neck and Back Institue.

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