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Ratings for Dr. John S. Collis

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DR. Collis,I was a patient my first visit was rather abrupt he spent about 15 minutes with me and when i went to ask my questions he said our time is up i have other patient to see i was really put back by that and said i paid my 20 dollar copay and i have questions his response was make another appointment.. so i did not listening to my better judgement that was saying this guy is ready for retirement and made another appointment. so i made notes on the question i wanted for are next visit now he did have a few somewhat rude comments but nothing i couldn't handle and that visit went well and we scheduled my surgery.well surgery date came and while i was in the waiting room he came out to go over my personal information and what was going to happen i looked at my husband thinking this is so wrong doing this in front of everyone i started to think this is not the right dr. for me , I had plenty of time before they took me back so i went with my husband to have a smoke and met a women who said i could not believe he was asking all those personal question in front of the waiting room that was packed it go,s against the hippa law!!!!NOW I WISH I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HER PHONE # she was waiting on a friend that was having surgery.. I new going in that there was another surgeon i met here she did the surgery mainly and DR. Collis was assisting the surgery went well but my aftercare with the DR. was really really bad

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flag | Submitted December 30, 2015

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Dr Collis took me in as a patient in the fall of 2012. I got in to see him rather quickly. I had been suffering with foot drop, and severe muscle atrophe in the left lower limb.Dr. Collis was very explaintve, and familiar with my situation. Dr. Collis offered to do a procedure called a bilateral L5 discectomy. Assured me that it is a very common, and rather simple procedure. I decided to wait almost a year only bevause I didnt want to miss 4 months of work. ( recovery time ). Fast forward to Sept 2013. Called the Collis group, got right in. Arranged for surgery within 2 weeks. Dr Collis spoke to me pre op, spoke with wife post op, he even left his cell no. With the nurses in recovery, and asked that I call him at home that night.that was very impressive !am now 10 weeks post surg. Recovering well. Feeling better. My wife says the scar is invisable. Am w in pt and am very greatful to dr. Collis and his staff !!!

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flag | Submitted December 18, 2013

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I had surgery on 8/26/13 for l5 s1. I heard dr. Collis was the best. I had a bad case of ciatica. Or as u called it dead leg. It took me 4 weeks to get in to see him. Never knew him before my family doctor sent me to him. When I met him I was impressed and I did appreciate his directness. He educated me about my problem and got me into surgery 3 days after my visit. I was in the prep room with 7 other people and he was the only dr to come in and see anyone. Yes I did know he has other dr helping or doing surgery because I also met dr Siegel that morning as well. I just came home and I am in more pain than I thought I would be in or at least was led to believe but overall I am pleased with the outcome. As of right now I do not have dead leg. I will update this board as I progress. But yes u would send anybody to dr John he is an amazing man as I know so far.

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flag | Submitted August 28, 2013

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Dr Collis did my L5 S1 disc replacement 22 yrs ago and I did very well for the most part! I recently was diagnosed with 3 herniated discs above that fusion so I returned to him for a consultation. He spent more time praising his work 22 years ago than the herniated discs that I now have. He is a surgeon so he obviously recommended it. However his description of the surgery was not very good and my wife and I left very confused as nothing was ever mentioned of the 3 herniated discs the MRI report showed. He was 81 yrs old at the time and seemed very forgetful therefore I elected to see another group that has neurosurgeons and pain management along with PT. The surgeon there did not feel that surgery would be beneficial therefore I am having pain management treatments. Dr Collis's last words to me were "I can give you surgery or you can walk less and that is all I can do for you" and abruptly walked out. My opinion is once a excellent surgeon but time to retire!

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flag | Submitted July 20, 2013

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I had very bad pain in my back and down my right leg my doctor recomended dr colis I called for apt. soonest they had was 6 weeks he did surgey april 9 2010 i am now pain free and would recomend him to any one that has back pain

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flag | Submitted December 27, 2010

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Excellent experience. Staff was great, Dr. was wonderful. I would and have recommended other to Dr. Collis.

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flag | Submitted August 17, 2010

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Terrible experience- outpatient procedure supposedly overnite- turned into a 1 yr ordeal and 3 surgeries in one day

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flag | Submitted May 8, 2009

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I had previous surgery on my back in Canton, Oh. July 2006, The pain was worse after surgery. I was in pain 24/7 at level 10. I kept giving the previous Dr. a chance to correct the problem he couldn't or wouldn't. I went to Dr. Collis Feb 2008, surgery April 2008 and I am pain free. I want to Thank Dr. Collis & his staff for the excellent care.

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flag | Submitted December 10, 2008

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I waited months to get in to consult with dr. Colis. I think the staff was very nice and thorough. I was extremely disappointed with the time and concern shown by him personally.He was brisk to the point of rudenness. I have always been informed he is THEE greatest neurosurgeon available and now need to once again go to a neurosurgeon. he comes STRONGLY recommended and I am fearful of the recent reviews. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks so much

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flag | Submitted August 25, 2008

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He operated on me at age 17. I was supposedly one of his miracle surgeries. He was kind at the time, but I continued to be in much pain. Finally after approximately 20 years of pain, I returned because no other doctor was willing to treat his former patients. Now older and in much more pain, he did a second surgery which confined me to a wheelchair and placed me on disablity. He told me to get a husband to take care of me. It turns out the extreme pain I was having was due to adominal tumors. Now I am very healthy and without pain (thanks to another doctor), but suffered for over 30 years because of this **** pig who calls himself a doctor.

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flag | Submitted July 20, 2008

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  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine (Grad. 1955)

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