Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates

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based on the average of 33 provider reviews for Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates

Review of Dr. Shanks

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Dr Shanks performed spinal fusion on L4/L5 in March 2017. It has been a year and I still can’t stand long enough to take a shower, can’t stand to fix my own dinner, have to have a walker to get around. I had my incision open after surgery, it got infected and had had to have my incision drained twice and then the 3rd time Shanks had to open my incision up and clean out infection. I just went back to see him, he said hardware was good but couldn’t explain why I can’t walk.
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- in shepherdsville |

He did Ulnar relocation surgery in 2014 on me and when I found him in BG to schedule an appointment, will not see me. In my and my attorney's opinion, he has a MORAL Obligation to fix my problem.. His assistant Amy told me I need to go to his old practice in Louisville. To me that is "passing the buck". I spoke with a nurse at the old practice and she said I should really see him. so I called back and NOTHING.. no return calls, just horrible pain.
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-Bowling Green, KY |

While having back surgery Dr Shank drop a screw punctured blood vessel lost 650cc blood. Had to have a unit of blood. Found this out from the Nurse in CCU, not from Dr Shank he played if off that I lost 250cc blood. Two week after surgery went to 1st appointment, saw he NP not him. Next appointment was to be in two weeks, got a call saying that it had to be postpone for another 3wks. No xray since surgery ...9 weeks.
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-Jacksonville, FL |

I had complications following my micro vascular decompression 5+ yrs ago Ended up with a right hemisphere brain injury because Dr Shanks refused to look into my severe symptoms that continued to occur for 6+ months following brain surgery. I became permanently injured with zero intervention by Dr Shanks and required more brain surgeries by a different provider because I had Hydrocephalus, I made a complaint to his employer & Dr Shanks brought me in just to call me a liar & fire me as patient
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-Bardstown, KY |

I trusted this doctor and had spinal surgery only to be in more pain than ever. He is very rude along with his staff. I made a complaint agaist him with the hospital he worked for in Louisville KY! I would never recommend him. Wished I had gone to another doctor.
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- in Sheoherdsville KY |

Complete lies! Told me I would be back to work i 2 weeks! NOT possible! I cant get anything perscribed for the pain. Pain is worse than before surgery. You call his office and his "girlfriend" screens all his calls and you will never get to talk to him. He is NOT concerned about my pain which is now 24/7. The hospital is completely as incompetent as he is. The computer system is very unreliable so therefore I laid for 12 hrs without pain meds due to the computer system and useless uncaring nurse
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Met with Dr. Shanks after my mothers surgery he is a great.
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-Union City, Tn |

Dr. Shanks accessed my spinal x-rays. Gave me an accurate diagnosis and recommendations to relieve my discomfort.
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-Park city Ky |

Experience was awful.dr performed major surgery on my spine an did not make sure I had proper pain management after surgery.was sent home afterwards without anyway to control post surgery pain.i suffered needlessly for weeks with no explanation why I didn't have pain management after a major operation.this is sadistic to do to a patient that had major spine surgery.he shouldn't be allowed to practice.
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-Louisville, KY |

Dr Shanks did my wife surgery. ever since she has been pain free and loving it. He did a awesome job love him
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Learn About Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates

21 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis Of Adhesions (Loa)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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Who We Are

  • Graves-Gilbert Clinic/WKONA seeks to be the most comprehensive Orthopedic and Neurosurgical care to assist with your med Read More

Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates accepts 7 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
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