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My wife has been in a lot of back pain for several years, and after having an MRI with contrast conducted, was told she has a syrinx on her thoracic spine, and that it would need to be surgically removed or she'd start losing sensation in her extremities and eventually would be unable to walk. After researching neurosurgeons on the internet, we asked our primary care physician to refer us to Dr. Peoples, not just because he appeared to be highly credentialed, but also because he had the most positive patient ratings we'd ever seen, especially for honesty with patients, and compassionate care. He certainly lived up to his reputation for honesty and compassion, with us. After reviewing my wife's MRI, he went over it in great detail with us, and told my wife there would be no surgery necessary, and that her back pain was being caused by other issues, which he took time to explain as well as offering helpful advice in dealing with it, including some simple do-it-yourself home therapy. He could just as easily have told us she needed immediate surgery, and we'd have had no reason to disbelieve him based on what we'd previously been told about her MRI results. But honesty and care for his patients appear to be more important to him than the money. My wife and I are both 60 years old now, and have been through the mill with doctors over the past 10 years, so this was certainly a refreshing change. If I ever had to have neurosurgery, I'd certainly trust Dr. Peoples. I know he wouldn't do anything outside of what was actually needed to resolve the situation. He's just that kind of doctor. Too bad there aren't more like him.
Submitted Aug. 10, 2014 | flag
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST DOCTOR I HAVE SEEN IN LAS VEGAS.I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANY ONE WITH SPINE OR BRAIN ISSUES. CARES DEEPLY AND TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN.
Submitted June 25, 2014 | flag
On May 10th 2014, Dr. Peoples performed a C6 / C7 fusion on my neck. My experience with him was amazing. I was in chronic pain taking 4 Hydrocodone pills a day to function, and could not lay down. For 5 months I slept in a lazy boy chair, and went through every nonsurgical option available to me, including steroid injections in my neck. When the injections failed, surgery was my last option. I was fortunate to find Dr. Peoples and to have him perform the surgery on me. He was wonderful, and St Rose Hospital where he performed the surgery was great. Every step along the way I felt informed, and comfortable with my decision to have surgery with Dr. Peoples. He spent time with me to help me understand my MRI results, and was up front about the procedure, and what to expect before and post surgery. Las Vegas is very fortunate to have such a skilled neurosurgeon as Dr. Peoples.
Submitted May 21, 2014 | flag
Dr Peoples consulted on a head injury and concussion that I sustained. He has been very helpful understanding what I'm going through and when I can expect to get better, and his followup has been fantastic. A really great guy, too. Highly recommended.
Submitted July 2, 2013 | flag
I had a herniated disc on my L5S1. Some of the most prominent Neurosurgeons in my area said that my herniation is not significant and that my pain probably comes from arthritis. When I first met Dr. Peoples he spent well over an hour with me. He said that many people heal a herniated disc with a specific physical therapy. He referred me to a McKenzie specialist in hopes that surgery wouldn't be necessary. But I still felt the pain and went back to Dr. Peoples resolved to have a microdiscectomy. It was the best decision I've ever made. I am 2 months post op and feel like a new person. My pain is already 90% reduced from what it was pre-op. I healed beautifully and I'm sure it is because I was in such gifted hands as Dr. Peoples. I can now sit on the floor and read to my kids and carry my groceries without pain. I also no longer take any pain medication. Dr. Peoples is truly a gifted surgeon who cares deeply about his patients. He is that diamond in the rough that is so hard to find.
Submitted Jan. 17, 2013 | flag
When I went to Dr. Peoples I was seeing another Doctor who had already scheduled me for cervical surgery. Dr. Peoples evaluated me and put me on a special therapy program which I followed to the best of my ability day and night. here it is almost six months after I was scheduled to have the surgery and I feel like a new person and I am living a pain free life. Dr. Peoples has the knowledge and is not in a rush to cut, but is open to try to heal before he goes to the extreme. Phil
Submitted May 3, 2012 | flag
Dr. Peoples performed cranial decompression surgery on my 9 year child, who has chiari malformation with syrinx. We spent a substantial time researching pediatric neurosurgeons on the west coast, and after receiving glowing recommendations from other doctors, decided to stay in Las Vegas with Dr. Peoples. The surgery was successful and we are thrilled with Dr. Peoples. His demeanor with my child was fantastic and she still smiles when we mention his name. He patiently answered our questions and thoroughly reviewed her case before recommending surgery. I would recommend him to any adult or child who suffers from chiari.
Submitted Jan. 29, 2012 | flag
Not only did Dr. Peoples do a discectomy on me for two herniated discs, he listed to me a grieving mother that had been told her 22 year old son had Lou Gehrig's disease aka ALS. My son had seen 4 neurologists and had 3 MRIs. On a hunch Dr. Peoples asked to see him and he discovered all my son had was a severe cervical herniation causing all the symptoms and muscle atrophy that had been so gravely misdiagnosed. My son is a MMA fighter who looks chiseled out of stone but his hands were so atrophied he could not even open a water bottle. Dr. Peoples did surgery 3 days later, that was June 2011, and now my son is recovering and can open that water bottle. Dr. Peoples gave us both our lives back. He is truly an amazing human being and he will always be my hero. I thank God everyday for his kindness and expertise.
Submitted Oct. 24, 2011 | flag
I was having lower back pain @ work one day and a co-worker said that she would see if Dr. Peoples would contact me. I had been previously diagnosed with spinal stenosis, and that day the pain was overwhelming. Dr. Peoples called me that very evening and spoke w/me for approx 45 mins. I had told him that I was not one for taking medication (I had seen patients come into my pain management drs office and did not want to be like them). I would rather try & deal with the pain. Dr. Peoples asked if I had heard of the book Treat Your Own Back. He suggested I try some of the exercises to get some relief. I was very amazed and grateful that Dr. Peoples took time to call and speak w/someone he didn't even know. I tried those exercises and they do help, with monthly therapy massages and my holistic chiropractor, my pain level has decreased from that evening that Dr. Peoples called. He really listened to me and was very sincere and caring.
Submitted Dec. 10, 2010 | flag
Dr Randy Peoples is there best there is. He is very talented & gifted in his field of expertise. We are very blessed to have him in our life. Dr. Peoples has performed brain surgeries on my mom and my husband.. and neck & back surgeries on close friends of mine. I would trust him with my life. He offers hope when others feel like there isn't any. A true asset to the Las Vegas Valley. I would highly recommend to all in need of neuro care.
Submitted Dec. 1, 2010 | flag
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