Dr. Scott P. Wachhorst

Doctor (M.D.)

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Practice: Scott P. Wachhorst, M.D. A Professional Corporation
Hospital: Kaiser Foundation Hospital
O'Connor Hospital
Med. School:University Of California, San Diego School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1994

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 9 reviews. Dr. Scott P. Wachhorst has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5478814
15/05/14 5 5 5 5 A wonderful person and a highly competent surgeon with great bedside manners. I had laminectomy one afternoon by him, was up two our after waking up and went home the next morning. The nagging low-back pain was gone immediately, and I have not taken ANY pain medication after the surgery. 
Insurance: Medicare
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Scott" to "Scott P." 
RID: 1634990
15/11/11 4 4 5 5 Dr Wachhorst is phenomenal. he is very knowledgable, very honest and not pushy. he performed an L4/L5 discectomy and laminectomy to cure terrible, chronic sciatica on my right side. I'm very happy to report, I'm 95% pain free. He changed my life for the better and he and his staff are great to work with. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1147221
11/04/10 4 3 4 4 I am seeking more information on Dr. Wachhorst. He was highly recommended by a nurse who works with him. 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 675881
29/08/08 1 5 3 5 He certainly didn't care about my pain level in the post operative phase of my lumbar laminectomy, however since the surgery 15 months now I am pain free & can do anything I want. He promised me 95% success on the surgery & so far that is what I have. 95% of the time I am 95% pain free. Good surgeon, bedside manner terrible. I could have used a change of pain meds in the hospital but didn't have enough wherewithal to ask for it since the Dilaudid had me out of my mind & in great pain. So I paid the price, good outcome on the surgery , but look at what I had to go through to get it. 
Insurance: Pacificare
RID: 561098
08/04/08 1 2 1 1 I was told I needed urgent, multi-level surgery by another neurosurgeon and, in complete understanding, the surgeon suggested I seek a second opinion to be comfortable with the recommendation. That's when I contacted Dr. Wachhorst's office for the second opinion. The office gave me a date 6 wks out! Then they gave me a run around saying they couldn't even consider an earlier date without a direct referral for Dr. W to review, which I provided. Guess what--they called me back with exactly the same date. It's hard to come to any other conclusion than they are not interested in helping patients or other surgeons if there's little in it for them.  Respond
RID: 464092
14/12/07 5 5 5 5 Absolutely PHENOMENAL neurosurgeon. . . a master of the art and science of medicine. I am a health care provider myself and would not recommend any other neurosurgeon in the area except Dr. Wacchorst! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 346165
15/06/07 5 5 5 He solved my chronic sciatica. The surgery was easy ... truly a life changing operation. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
Paid (or co-pay): $400
RID: 293168
22/04/07 5 5 5 Initial office visit, he gave me a very good handshake and was extremely knowledgable. Ultimately the choice is mine to have surgery or not. He wasn't pushy like some other MD's are. I never in my life had a doctor spend a whole hour with but he did. Explaining to me everything I needed to know. Even though I am an RN and never met him, the initial visit was Primo.  Respond
RID: 64802
06/12/06 5 5 5 Fantastic doctor. Performed L4-5 microdiscectomy to relieve sciatica in right leg. Immediate relief and short recovery time.  Respond