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How does one find an experienced, reputable doctor to do disc surgery?

I know there's a directory here, but it has a lot of doctors listed, without any sort of qualitative information about them. Is it frowned upon to ask for referrals here?

If not, I'm looking for a neurosurgeon or a cross-trained orthopedic surgeon in the Chicago area for second opinions and/or to perform surgery to deal with my large herniated disc that is pressing on my spinal cord. I know certain university affiliated hospitals are reputable, but it's hard to tell which specific surgeons have the most experience with certain procedures.

Thanks in advance!



  • If you know of anyone that's had a surgery like yous ask them also there are many Web sites that have a lot of info in them. The biggest one is look around if you have good insurance see a few and find ones that will answer questions for you fully to your liking and go with the one you fill most comfortable with. Being comfortable and confident in the dr is the biggest one really
  • SukhreSSukhre San Diego, CAPosts: 181
    There are some websites that keeps feedbacks from patients. Its not easy to figure out if those are real feedbacks or from some someone who works for the doctor. Is there is a way to find a few people/patients from my own area. From example, should I just ask if anyone is from San Diego area and ask their feedback.

    Also is there a way to accumulate patients stories in a way we can see how he or she started and whether improvements happened after surgery.
    MRI shows C4-C7 severe steonosis. Pain in hand.
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