Ratings for Dr. Lynn M. Gaufin
The absolute worst experience I have ever had. If I could, I would give negative stars. The girls up front don't do what they say and don't know what a phone is. They said that they would email the forms to my wife's email so we could have them done before we got to the doctors office. She never received them, so she called to get them to send the email to her again. She called them 3 times and they never answered so she left a voicemail and spelled out her email so they could get it right. We never heard back from them and never got the email. She called them again to see where they were at 4 times and was put on hold for 30 minutes and left multiple messages. The time came for our appointment and because of construction we were a couple of minutes late so we gave them a courtesy call to let them know and make sure we would still be fine in coming in and they said that it wasn't a problem. We get to the office and the girls ask if we had the forms, and we said no because we never got them. The girl then gave us attitude acting like we were being a pain. After my wife filled out the forms, they told us the doctor couldn't see us because he had a meeting. We had an appointment set up with him and gave a courtesy call saying we would be a few minutes late. The patient should come before any meeting. We went to the next appointment which didn't go any better. When I asked a few questions, Doctor Gauffin talked down to me as if I was a little child who didn't know anything and acted like I was questioning his authority. He didn't give us any new information and told us we had to go somewhere else to get a shot because he wasn't able to. A NEUROSURGEON should be able to give a shot. We told them where we would like to go to get the shot and they said they would schedule it. It has been about 4 days now and the medical center has not heard from Gauffin or his staff. When we called them to see what was going on, we were put on hold for another 15 minutes. The absolute worst place I have ever been. I would rather sit in the DMV for 2 hours then to ever go back to Dr. Gauffin
Had an excellent outcome with Dr. Gaufin he did a two level cervical fusion on me. I think I was up in moving around within the first day after surgery. I had to wear my brace for a couple of weeks but didn't even need all my pain pills. I am really happy with the outcome and would recommend Dr. Gaufin without reservation.
I decided I needed to review my experience with Dr. Gaufin after visiting with my brother in law over the holiday weekend. We both had a two level cervical fusion about 5 months ago. Since the surgery I have been feeling great, my hospital stay was two days shorter than my brother in law and the time I needed pain killers was a lot less. I still have pretty good movement in my neck after the fusion. I took a little getting used to the diminished mobility but once my muscles adapted I stopped recognizing it. Compare that with my brother in law who literally has to turn his entire body to get is neck to move. I believe that the difference between our two outcomes comes down to the surgeon. I can't go inside and see the difference one what they did inside but our scars are different. They are both the same length by mine is hardly noticeable his looks like Frankenstein with a big scar and marks from the stitches. After seeing the difference in our outcomes I will make sure my friends and family see Dr. Gaufin.
I went to see Dr. Gaufin after I had already had a lumbar fusion preformed by another doctor. For some reason the fusion didn't go well and I was never completely pain free. I went to Dr. Gaufin because a nurse in my ward recommended him and said he has great results with repairing other fusions. So I got a referral from my family practice doc and was told I had to get an MRI. This is super important because without the MRI they will not schedule you. So one bit of advice is get your MRI ordered before you call the clinic. Long story short Dr. Gaufin determined that my fusion hadn't gone as well as it should have and that I was a candidate for repair. I was pretty mad when I got confirmation on what I already knew (the fusion didn't work). Dr. Gaufin preformed the operation and cleaned up the area around the nerve and refused it. I am doing much better than I was after my prior surgery and don't need any pain meds.
I went to see doctor Gaufin after I was rear ended at a stop light. I had been seen the doctor before with neck pain but he didn't think it was time for surgery so he sent me to therapy. The wreck made my bulging discs into herniated discs. I was experiencing numbness in my feet and fingers before the operation. I am about a month post operation and I am feeling much better. I have lost a little bit of motion in my neck but I hardly realize it. I am glad they were able to fix me up.
I saw Dr. Gaufin after being diagnosed with a chiari malformation. I have suffered from headache all my life and had just accepted them as a normal part of life. It wasn't until last year that I began to feel nausea after moving quickly or driving in a car. I received an MRI and the report said I had a chairi malformation they recommended that I see Dr. Gaufin. I was told by Dr. Gaufin that some people don't need to have surgery with this condition but because my symptoms were worsening he recommended surgery. Besides deciding to marry my wife this was the best decision I have every made. My headache are all gone and I no longer experience nausea. I give Dr. Gaufin the highest reviews and would recommend him without reservation to anyone. Be warned because they are in such demand you may wait for an appointment for awhile.
I visited Dr. Gaufin after I asked an spinal orthopedist for a second opinion. The orthopedist wanted to schedule an operation right away and though I was in pain it wasn't debilitating. So I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gaufin and brought in my MRI he said the image was poor and was surprised they wanted to operate. He ordered me an new MRI and I got it at the hospital that day and was worked in the two days later. With the clear MRI he recommended against surgery for the time being he thought physical therapy and anti inflammatory drugs would ease the pain. He was correct for about a year I was pain free then I got in a car accident and started losing feeling in my hands and feet. Dr. Gaufin operated on me to take care of the problem that was causing the numbness. Its been 2 months since the surgery and I feel great. I would highly recommend Dr. Gaufin in fact I am having my mother fly from California to see him about her back pain.
I had cervical spine surgery in July of 2013. I had 3 discs fused. I was quite nervous about having this type of surgery, but the pain made the decision for me. Dr. Gaufin was very personable and spent whatever time I needed to educate me on the problem and his recommendations, as well as what to expect during the process. Now that this is all in the rear view mirror I am so glad I had Dr. Gaufin do the surgery. I have not had any complications and my recovery has been great. I feel that he is a very gifted surgeon and I highly recommend him for anyone contemplating this type of surgery.
I am very greatfull to Dr.Gaufin. not only did he set my mind at ease concerning my chiari malformation, he diagnosed another problem that I have had for 2 years that my regular doctor couldn't figure out ( at one point I was told by my g.p that I was making up my symptoms!). He agreed 2 treat me without insurance and also do my surgery (I was told by other neuros I couldn't get the surgery without insurance). He was so compassionate 2 my situation, he really cared. Also he spends as much time as u need in the appointment, doesn't just rush in and out like some doctors. Will refer him 2 anyone!
Dr. Lynn M. Gaufin's Credentials
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- Cornell University Medical College (Grad. 1966)
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