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.
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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,
Although Dr. Stadlen was courtesy in the past, this last visit was considered a 6 month post-op visit and appeared as though my concerns were not listened and understood. He past all concerns to other doctors. it just seems as though it's a good way for Northshore to be making extra money by referring issues to other Specialists and then have to wait possibly months to see that specialist. I understand that everybody has their own specialty but Dr. Stadlen clearly understood the issue that I was having on the concerns regarding pain.
my experience have been very good!
The visit felt rushed. Polite physician but I could tell he was on a time constraint. I drove an hour to spend 5 minutes with a Dr. I didn't leave feeling well informed of the risk/benefits of the plan of care. I left with unanswered questions because I didn't ask them for fear of taking up too much time.
Dr Stadlan was very professional and knowledgeable. I was confident in his expertise and appreciative of the time he and his staff spent with me.
excellent care. very thorugh exam. dr could not help but did refer me to 2 excellent reviewed drs
Good doctor, I have recommended him to others
I drive over 90 minutes to see dr stadlan. I trust him 100%
This was one of the worst encounters with a doctor ever. I was rushed and the doctor did not seem to care about the level of my pain. He acknowledged that my job is physical labor and will be painful but it's okay to work in pain.
Dr. Stadlan described the herniated disc surgery as an outpatient procedure. When he spoke to me in the hospital 6 weeks ago, he only described the surgery as taking 6 weeks or more to recover. He should have made that clearer, but since I was already in the hospital, he likely didn't think to tell me I might go home the same day. I am still recovering using less invasive measures currently.
Dr. Stadlin is superb! Excellent communication skills, medical expertise, and surgical skill. I am so lucky to have had Dr. Stadlin perform my disctectomy!
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