Ratings for Dr. W. Carlton Reckling
He will charm you with his personality but please do your research and find a doctor who knows what he is doing. He did a simple Spinal Cord Stimlator surgery on me. When things went wrong he stopped talking to me. I ended up in ICU the day after surgery to have emergency laminectomy to reduce the swelling from the mistakes he made. Damaged my dura, caused nerve root damage, and now I am left with severe pain around my chest due to his grave surgical mistakes. He refuses to talk about what mistakes he made. Had surgery a year later to remove the stimulator and redo the laminectomy which he improperly performed. PLEASE do not let him even get a knife close to your body as you will regret it. When things go wrong he runs the other direction. Do not put your life in this mans hands!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I went on medicare there was a change. I had neck surgery and he or no one explain what I can't do. He did my back sugery 3 yrs ago. He no longer takes responsablty for my drop foot. Nor does he for my neck. The hospital even treated me diffent because on Medicare. Try to get pain bills from his nurses are impossible. I'm very dissappointed in him and his staff. I no longer will recomend him. I will go to Loveland know. Manly because of his one nurse. No one called to tell me when my neck surgery was or anything. I had to do that on my own. I'm done with him and that staff of his.
I was in extreme pain for years! Every doctor I went to dismissed me and told me I was too young to have these problems, and one even told me it was all in my head! I went to Reckling after suffering for years. We tried everything, surgery was the last resort and I am so glad I did! I feel great and its been 2 years and still feel great. Never a problem. I cant thank the man enough!
He did my second surgery on my L4, L5, and S1. I have never seen a dr. that cared so much. My first surgery was down south and it was done by a ****. I just can't say enough good things about Dr. Reckling. I'm sorry for the other people that had problems but I didn't. I'm 54 yrs old and he took such good care of me and explain everything to me and my husband. Had my back done Jan.08 and I'm going back to get my neck done. I also tell everyone I can about him.
Dr. Reckling was wonderful to me. He took a great deal of time listening to me & then an equal amount of time for the physical exam. I ended up having a 2 level cervical spine fusion. The surgery was quick & my pain was better immediately. I see him annually & I am doing great. Dr. Reckling has been kind & concerned about my progress. I am quite young to have had a herniated disc without injury, the disc above was degenerative as well. I had been in pain for quite some time & had seen 3 other orthopedic surgeons who missed the diagnosis. My next problem was elbow pain & I went in to see Dr. Reckling, I was diagnosed & treated nonoperatively with an injection. A few years later I had severe pain in my pelvis during pregnancy, I could hardly walk. Dr. Reckling encouraged PT because he did not want to jeopardize my baby. He also did not want to give me an MRI because of my baby. I ended up fine after some PT and am eternally grateful to Dr. Reckling for such continued great care.
In 2000 at 31 he did a discectomy. I still was in pain 2 years later. He dismissed my pain. Luckily I moved to Washington State and went to a dr here to find out if this was normal. This Dr told me that I should consider a lawsuit. He did a proceedure on me that is not practiced in the USA anymore due to the fact it does not have high sucess rate. All Dr Reckling had to do was listen to my complaints about pain. He thought I was faking it or wanted more drugs. The Dr here was able to fix his mistakes. One of the screws Reckling had put in was just sitting there not screwed into anything. I was bone on bone. Please get a second opinion. I am not lawsuit happy. I did not sue. I am healthy now. If you are just going on personality and not skill he is a really nice man. Good luck.
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- Creighton University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1989)
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