Ratings for Dr. Phillip A. Tibbs
Dr. Tibbs performed PLIF on me (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) of L4-L5 and excision of synovial cyst due to the condition: Spondylolisthesis. At 6 weeks out, I'm back to walking daily! The nerve pain down my leg was gone immediately after surgery and my back pain is much better. At 48, I was told I was on the younger end for this surgery, but it was absolutely needed and I don't regret it one second. Dr. Tibbs has given me my life back of keeping up with 3 very active children! He is extremely patient, kind, intelligent, and skilled. His confidence put me at ease, as well as his conservative approach to surgery. Dr. Tibbs is amazing and I highly recommend him! The staff at UK's hospital was wonderful as well.
Seven surgeries, six being fusion all performed by Dr. Tibbs. Even though I have severe degenerative discs and have had many surgeries, my confidence in Dr. Tibbs is great. The only thing I rated him a 4 on is punctuality and that is because he is in such high demand. I was so saddened when I was told that his PA, Randy, had been killed in a car wreck. After all my office visits, I felt a real connection to this kind man.
I had spine surgery, laminectomy, and a fusion in August 2013. Dr. Tibbs was my surgeon. I am extremely satisfied with all of his team. They were very nice, and professional. Of course I remember Dr. Tibbs and his PA Randy more because I always saw them. But his other members of his team were great as well. I also was very pleased with the facility and hospital. Everything is right there and you don't have to go far for x-rays, etc. And I loved my stay in the hospital. Even though I was healing and sore, I did enjoy the meals and the peace that I experienced there. I now it was very expensive, the room, but it was worth it. I would recommend his team to anyone who is in constant pain and who knows there is something wrong. Dr. Tibbs and PA Randy, I don't remember his last name, were wonderful. But, I hope I don't have to see them again. ;)
I had serious lower back pain due to spondylolysthesis and severe arthritic degeneration L4-L5. I sought out Dr. Tibbs because of his excellent reputation as a neurosurgeon. He performed lumbar fusion surgery in August, 2013 and the outcome has been amazing. My recovery went extremely well, and I have now have no issues whatsoever with my back. Dr. Tibbs is a kind, caring, and very professional physician I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an expert neurosurgeon.
Dr. Tibbs in my opinion worked a miracle in my life. I had back problems for one year with constant pain. I had been under the care of another Dr. he tried everything from pain shots to therapy to bio tens, to swimming. Nothing helped. I then tried a chiropractor, no relief. By the time I got to see Dr Tibbs, I was using a walker & wheelchair. I first met with Randal (pa), he was great even prayed with me. Dr Tibbs then came in he was extremely courteous, and best of all said he could help me. My surgery was by no means a walk in the park, it was considered major surgery. I'll never forget the day of my surgery, when I awoke afterward it was so overwhelming to have no more pain!! Recovery was great. I had a new prospective on life. I will always be forever grateful to Dr Tibbs & his staff for their desire to help me. I admire his skill as a doctor and would not hesitate to recommend and refer him to anyone needing help. I cannot say enough about the outcome of my situation!!
Dr. Phillip A. Tibbs's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Dr. Tibbs is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky. He graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and received his residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Tibbs is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in Neurosurgery.
- Thomas More College (Grad. 1969)
Areas of Expertise
- Spinal fusion
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated disk
Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research
Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care