Ratings for Dr. Mark B. Kabins
So I had to see a 9th specialist for my crushed vertebrata and nerve pinch, All things aside, I arrived at the office of this QUACK, after 3 hours past my scheduled appointment I was lead to the back room where I recalled I was back in Naval Boot Camp, every nurse sore worse then a under educated Seaman, and with out any concern to my presence. Once in the examination room, this Midget comes strolling in and first thing even before any introduction, he says and I quote" Your such a fat obese person no way your survive the procedure". Then goes on to criticize one of the best Back surgeons in the west coast as a idiot for sending me 850 miles for a second option. He was rude, his staff rude and as i was leaving i heard then discuss my weight and condition. This jerk did not even look at the disk of the MRI i brought. So back home, At the hearing its revealed that this quack was in a law suit for malpractice and theft of over 3 million in medicare fraud from a paralyzed winter Olympian. My shock and anger was at a apex. I felt so angry i would have gone back and done things i regret if I could. Long story short, had the procedure am walking after 3 years of pain and immobility. my advice, run from this dude.
I was referred to Dr. Kabins in March of 2012. On my first visit he detailed exactly what was wrong with my neck. In 2008 I had a cervical fusion and in 2012 it was determined that my fusion did not take. I was scheduled for surgery in May of 2012. In a span of two days I spent 16 hours on the surgery table. I was able to walk pain free immediately. Overall I am pleased with the procedures he had performed on my cervical spine. I now have the neck of a robot. Two plates, two rods along with a titanium cage. Issue was with the surgery to right wrist. Readmitted to hospital two more times due to complications. I was beginning to develop compartment syndrome according to Dr. Shannon. Issues with right hand and fingers that he could not seem to explain. What I feel are ethical issues in my mind have not allowed me to return to his office. He is gifted, I know he fixed my neck. I would refer but would communicate my issue with him.
I put my trust in him, and my back is totally screwed up since my surgery. For years after my "spinal manipulation surgery" I would have paralized times that family would have to pick me up and carry me to lay me down. I had my surgery in 1995 (Mother's Day) and was forced onto a metal table even with all my hollering in pain. The table they stand you up on. I had a fracture of the spine (L-4 & L5) before they even did this transfer to the "table". My sister, standing at the door with tears, tried to make them stop, and they called security to get her out.
I would just like to say that Dr. Kabins has been my doctor for 15 years and I trust him with my life. I went in on Jan 3 2012 with a pain rating of a 10 and more I am now I am now at a 2 and that is only at the incision site. I am now headache free and I am recouperating Thanks to Dr. Kabins and fighting and standing up for me with the workers compensation board I was able to have my surgery .The Care and concern not only with me but my family from Dr. Kabins really means a lot to me. Dr. Kabins has gone above and beyond for my care and I just want to say thank you for all that he has done. Signed Gary Cato
Dr. Mark B. Kabins, is a very talented surgeon who cares for his patients 24/7. I had prior back surgeries (1992, 1997) prior to my 11/29/11 surgery. Dr. Kabins reconsructed several lumbar vertabrae with cages, screws etc. At this early stage, quality of life has been restored with a much better future ahead of me with regard to quality of life. To date Mark B. Kabins is the best back surgeon I have met and I have been seen by many back surgeons in the past 20 plus years.
I had a fusion done on 4,5,6, plate was put in crooked, during after surg visits, kabins took xrays every visit, and never touched me, I had complaints of pain from day one, and kept complaing that something was wrong, and that my neck was crooked,,, I was in constant pain, and I said the same thing every visit, I finaly told him to look at the xrays, they all lean to the right, his reply was,, its the way im standing,,,, I finally made him look at all the xrays, he areed ,it was crooked. I saw him 1 time in hosp, I complained I couldnt sleep on my back, due to increase pain and headaches. his assit, said to sleep on 3 pillows,, (thats sitting up) right!!!! I stopped going to Kabins, because he wouldnt do anything or help me,,, I changed drs, who imediatly had me do an MRI which showed the plate he put in is crooked and caused a disk bulge on C3/4 and will effect the upper ones as well,,, he worked on me at 9:30 pm after a 4 hr delayed flight back east, I was suppose to have surg 9 am
Dr Kabins is the best!! He gives you his complete attention and is knowledgable beyond any comparison. He performed extensive neck surgery on me in January of this year. He made me comfortable, was at my bedside every night to check on me, and made me feel that he truly cares about his patients and the outcome of their surgery. I had a rapid and uneventful recovery, was back in the gym within a very short time, and back to work in my demanding field in 9 weeks. I would recommend Dr Kabins to anyone to needs help with a spinal injury or disease. He is a fine individual and an excellent surgeon. I have known many people that he performed surgery on and they have all had a positive outcome. The only downfall with his office is that you can expect to wait a long time. Take a snack, a bottle of water and possibly a book to read. I promise you wont be disappointed when it is your turn to be seen and he gives you his undivided attention, for as long as is needed. He's terrific!
Ive been seeing Dr. Kabin since 2003 atfer I had 3 lower back surgeries from someone else. Dr Kabins has done my last 2 and both of those were successful. He is a great doctor and I have nothing but confidence in him. His wait times are long so come prepared. I find it a small price to pay for the dedication that he gives ALL of his patients. If you want to be treated like a human being and not just another body to be given a number and a price, Dr. Kabins and his staff are where you should place yourself. (just bring a crossword puzzle or two and your patientce. Everyone expects the same service, and everyone gets it, and is given his complete attention once seen.) Thank you for all of your help. Richard
Alot of people forget that Doctors in general are put under tremendous pressures, His Bed side manor was well and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Mark Kabins did a reconstructive back surgery on me there are no words to explain! Thank you so very much! Laura Of Las vegas
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- Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680 (Grad. 1986)
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