The goal of any treatment is to maximize neurological function and minimize pain. There are many possible reasons for a patient to have pain, and it is necessary to first understand why the patient has pain, and only then correlate that information with imaging such as MRI scans. Advanced technology is useful only when used to treat problems that will respond to it. Sometimes the best option is the simplest, and perhaps not even surgery. The patient should be given as much information as necessary to make an informed decision regarding treatment.
Jewish Medical Ethics
Jewish communal affairs and schools
medical, legal, religious, and ethical aspects of brain death
Conditions & Procedures
Carpal Tunnel (CTS),
Cervical/Lumbar Disc Disease,
Degenerative Spine Disease,
Spinal Cord Tumors,
Tumor in the Central Nervous System (Brain or Spine)
Cervical and Lumbar Surgery,
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement,
Complex Spinal Surgery,
Complex Spine Reconstruction,
Dorsal Column Stimular Placement,
Intrathecal Pump Placement (Pain Pump),
Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement,
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery,
Spinal Cord Simulator,
Dr. Stadlan is easy to talk to, explains the situation clearly and leaves me confident in the treatment decision.
the best excellent
One of the drugs I was prescribed I would've declined on the spot had I known more about its chemistry and side-effects.
Our experience is two fold. Dr Stadlan's bedside manner was great. We sought his opinion for my wife's chronic, year's long and debilitating leg / nerve pain. We were hopeful that surgery could provide some relief. But after several tests and a follow up visit, Dr. Stadlan informed that surgery would not be helpful. During that appointment Dr Stadlan assured us he would consult with a colleague who previously treated her regarding my wife's leg pain. Dr. Stadlan assured us, almost promised that they would look at ALL of her history and get back to us within a couple days with new recommendations about how to help my wife. I did not hear back. I emailed via northshoreconnect and asked some specific questions about her medications. At the very least I expected some feedback about the the results of her several tests and her current medications. I received an email back that was very discouraging. A nurse took the time to tell me who ordered my wife's pain medication (which I already knew, obviously) and then said she would "remind" Dr Stadlan to get back to me regarding the consult with his colleague. To say I was discouraged is an understatement. I am trying to understand all of these appointments and medications, and I hoped that Dr Stadlan would provide me with the kind of concrete direction he assured us he would personally provide.
excellent Doctor very caring and took the time to explain everything to me!
FCE test ordered. NS is not doing the test for safety reason. why would NS suggest I go somewhere else to have it done if it is not safe?
Excellent treatment from physician. He came highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed.
Excellent persona care & attention.
*Dr. Stadlan answered all my questions & concerns thoroughly. A very caring & helpful doctor!
I had a very nice telehealth conversation with Dr. Stadlan.
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Noam Stadlan, MD, NorthShore...the trend that excites me is one that sounds extremely boring: data and outcomes.