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Dr. Richard Ostrup's Ratings
I discovered I had a brain tumor in July, and, by the grace of God, met Dr. Ostrup. After five minutes, I knew he was the man for the job, with the highest medical standards and ethics. He is also a very nice person who talked to me and answered my questions. I did not have a single worry about the surgery, and in fact was very calm even as I was wheeled into the OR. Dr. Ostrup worked on me for 9.5 hours, standing the entire time. My follow-up MRI showed no cancer and no tumor remnants. I have had no post-surgery pain, either. I think he is the best neurosurgeon in the world!
I required emergency back surgery because of a herniated disk that had dislodged and was causing my leg and foot to go numb along with pain so intense I could not stand on my feet. Dr. Ostrup was very informative, willing to explain options and risks while having a calm demeanor. I never felt rushed or that he was in a hurry. While I was not awake for the procedure, my wife has been a surgical technician for over 10 years and does operations regularly. She notice Dr. Ostrup's accurate and detailed marking on the operation location; something she says is a good indicator of how a doctor works in the OR. Slow accurate is better than quick and sloppy. She also says the incision is healing very well and was done in a way that will barely be visible once fully healed. Again, something a good surgeon can do. We also asked nursing staff and the other OR team members who they would choose (the only question they can answer) and they said Ostrup.
Back lamenectomy at the L5 in 2003, he also stretch my S1/S2 and I've had debilitating leg pain every since. Dr. Altenau sent me to physical therapy for some resolution after various sessions the therapist was not able to relieve pain and when I went back to Dr. Altenau he recommended I give it time. I went to see Dr Ostrup in 2011, for low back and left leg pain, he could not fine anything causing the pain and recommended I lost 25 lbs. I do not believe either Dr. care about patients who have a difficult problem to correct. SHARP medical works with this group of doctors and would not refer me to any other. I contacted my primary insurance company and they approved a consultation with a Neurologist, who took the time to review my x-rays and MRI recommending surgery because there was bone on bone at the L5, my back pain is 70% improved, but my leg still keeps me up at night 99% of the time. I only wish SHARP and this group of doctors would have cared for their patients better.
I agree with all the positive comments regarding Dr. Ostrup. He performed a microdiscectomy on me, and I woke up virtually pain free after months of severe sciatica symptoms. He is a very kind, humble man. I can’t believe he got a couple of 5's for punctuality though. Kind of makes me wonder. Both visits I waited about two hours, but he is worth it.
If it was not for Dr. Ostrup I would have had a huge back surgery. He is very conservative and will only do surgery if he feels that is the last resort. How refreshing! He also has the most warm and caring bed side manner.
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