Ratings for Dr. Lokesh Tantuwaya
My husband has had two surgeries, from 2 different accidents, performed by Dr.Tantuwaya, over ten years and 4 cervical levels. We traveled from across the country to have this specific doctor because he is the best. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions, during the entire decade we have seen him, in a way that we understood what he was telling us and what our options were. He may not be the life of the party but he is a top notch surgeon. I would recommend him to my parents and my children.
Terrible bedside manner will not answer questions. I needed motre physical therapy after my surgery and due to chronic pain I needed more I had to call His office for a referral so my insurance co would pay. I did receive the needed for a for two months. I made an apt to see Dr. Tantuwaya to explain my problem. He said " I don't usually authorise physical therapy so long after surgery... This is what he said after his office would not send the correct forms to the physical therapist after I called several times for a two month period. His manner is uncaring, cold and downright rude cannot and will not ever recommend him.
>> On 12/12/12 Dr. Tantuwaya started with a Laminectomy Diskectomy on levels L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1, which included the installation of titanium rods on all three levels. The next day I had some pain but I pushed myself and slowly walked around the hospital with my walker. And shocking to even me, I never had to use the morphine drip button. > >> On 1/07/13 Dr. Tantuwaya had to go through my stomach to insert the disc spacers, plates and to do a bone graph to complete the fusion. After 2 rods, 16 screws, 2 plates, 2 disk spacers and a bone graph from my hip it is now almost a year later and I feel like the person I was prior to my injury. I have just started working out again. I'm so very grateful that Dr. Lokesh Tantuwaya was my surgeon. In addition to being a great surgeon, he was very caring. Dr. Tantuwaya is a very caring and gifted surgeon and I highly recommend him to anyone who is contemplating spinal surgery. > >> >> >> >>
Dr. Lokesh Tantuwaya had incorrect information in his doctor reports. He billed workers compensation for using a spanish translator for me when I do not speak Spanish. I was seeing him for pain management only for five months he lied said he was my primary doctor when he never was. He wrote down an incorrect injury date went into his computer to verify my forms and discovered that the date in his report was incorrect. All of forms reflected the correct date only his reports had the wrong date yet he refused to fix his error. He refused to send a corrected report of the correct lower back injury date to my QME Dr. Armory. His errors have severely impacted my life I faxed him three times to get his mistakes corrected and sent to the QME, Dr, Armory, York insurance and my attorney and he refused to fix his mistakes. Do not trust any doctor with his lack of ethics to operate on you. I am not Hispanic and saw him for five months yet he says I speak Spanish.
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- Northwestern University Medical School (Grad. 1992)
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