My experience was a very positive one. He takes the time to explain your condition and the treatment plan, he was very nice, I am so happy I picked a good doctor.
Dr. Kuhlengel is terrific. I had sever back pain and had already been through a failed surgery so was pretty scared but he was so kind and willing to walk us through the whole process. I am happy to say, I am finally pain free after 20 years. I would highly recommend him.
LIKE TALKING TO A BRICK WALL. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED
8/31/17 - One year ago, I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and a seriously compromised lower spine. Dr Thurmond performed a lumbar laminectomy, spinal fusion, and disc repair. The surgery and recovery went smoothly. Dr. Thurmond visited each day staying with me as long as necessary. Thanks to Dr. Thurmond’s kindness, compassion, and surgical skills, I am now pain-free and fully able to perform my daily routine. I consider the whole experience a triumph and Dr. Thurmond my "hero".
Dr. Kager performed my cervical spine surgery 10 years ago. I was back in his office 3 months post-op with pain. A year later X-ray's showed one of the screws coming out. This past year I have had X-ray's, 3 mris, & a CT scan. The screw is now in my throat and it appears the bones never fused. I called his office to schedule a consultation and they refused because I have state insurance (that they accept) but live in Chester County, in Honey Brook (about 45 mins away).
I had rib pain and very sharp pain when breathing. After going to pain mgt. and having trigger point injections and 2 epidurals and no relief I felt I needed a second opinion. Came to Dr. Thurmond and he saw my problem on my MRI. Had surgery on lower thoracic and now have no pain and I can breathe normal again without that severe pain. I owe all that relief to him. He is a terrific surgeon and rate him highly.
I broke my back in 2013 and have since had off and pain that has put me out for days at a time. It started happening more frequently so I went in with the first available appointment (which now makes sense why he has so many openings) and was basically dismissed like I was making up my pain. I had pictures to show when my back acts up how swollen and sideways I stand... he could have cared less, talked down to me as though I was a baby for complaining of discomfort. hes truly horrible-
PLEASE TRY ALL OTHER AVENUES BEFORE YOU LET THIS DOCTOR OPERATE ON YOU. MY LIFE HAS BEEN RUINED DUE TO THIS DOCTOR.
I can't believe this doc has any stars. Zero compassion. Hopelessly disinterested. Completely disregarded my complaints of contintuing pain.
When I finally switched to a different physician in the practice, not 1 but *3* RNs cheered me on with one stating that she secretly (or not so secretly) hopes that he experiences chronic, severe pain some day. So he might regret his utter disregard for his patients.
It became crystal clear why he had immediate appointment availability.
I loved Dr. Kager! His personality is professional and kind. He took the perfect amount of time to explain his decision and why, was so sweet to my little girl (who came with me.) He seemed appreciative of all the work I had done prior to seeing him, and I respect him as a neurosurgeon! This man is a good doctor! :)
Spinal fusion went well ! Dr Kager was wonderful and LGH was best hospital experience I've ever had !
I would scarcely recommend Kager to my worst enemy, never mind to a family member or friend. You are a number, not a person at Lancaster NeuroScience. You are shuttled thru the process like so much chattel, but at least you get a T-shirt. (Yeah, really.) If this is what surgeons have become in this country, then I am very disheartened. I saw this guy for all of 8 minutes for pre-surgical consult BUT DID NOT see or talk to him afterward. My next app't w/ him is in about a month. Yay. Do not use!!
I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT DR. KAGER. BOTH MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF HAVE HAD BACK SURGERY AND WE ARE BOTH PAIN FREE AND DOING WELL. HE IS EASY TO TALK WITH, CARING AND KIND. WE WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE. HE IS A FINE SURGEON WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT YOU. HE IS THE BEST
GOD BLESS YOU DR.KAGER FOR HELPING US TO BE PAIN FREE
Dr Thurmond, has a very poor bedside manner. He was dismissive and would not discuss any resolution to my problem. Referred by a Neurologist after having an EMG test that was diagnosed as a pinched nerve. Dr Thurmond, was 99% sure there was no pinched nerve. I asked what I should do, he had no suggestion nor did he examine me. " If it will make you happy" I'll order an MRI. Another surgeon did confirm with an xray and the MRI I have a pinched nerve. and need spinal fusion.
Very caring and dedicated physician. Took her time to explain the procedure and possible complications. During the surgery, called to waiting area to reassure my family that all was well and returned later that evening to check on my condition. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon to handle my serious medical condition.
Dr. Thurmond performed a double spinal fusion and decompression surgery to correct a slipped vertebrae and compressed nerve in my lumbar spine. Years of low back pain has greatly improved and the severe nerve pain down the leg is finally gone. He and his team were very attentive during recovery in the hospital and for all follow-up appointments, as well. I was treated with the utmost respect and care by Dr. Thurmond, his assistant Jaclyn and the other members of his team.
I was actually miserable from my back problem before seeing Dr Monacci. He performed a number of diagnostic tests and attempted conservative treatment before proceeding with surgery. When it became apparent to him that surgery was the best option, his expert skill and terrific care actually changed my life! I was able to resume my career pain free and medication free! Now, five and a half years later, thanks to Dr Monacci, I remain pain free and active, even using a rowing machine at the gym!
Excellent experience! Went through disc replacement surgery. From the first consult appointment, X-ray, MRI, surgery, recovery, hospital stay, physical therapy and follow-up appointment, it was an excellent experience. I highly recommend Dr. Thurmond if you are experiencing disc pain or issues.
Dr. Kager is confident and compassionate. Some people have called him arrogant, but I think that is off the mark. He obviously stays on top of developments in his field. I cannot imagine the pressure of rearranging someone's nervous system and playing legos with their spinal cord. Dr. Kager clearly knows the significance of what he is doing, and he stays on top of his game so that he can do it.
? Founded in 1971 as Lancaster Neurosurgical Associates
? Comprised of 5 brain and spine surgeons and 3 physiatrists
? Physicians provide comprehensive care for patients with illness or injury to the brain, neck, or spine.
? Physicians are board-certified or board-eligible
? Exemplary balance of education, skill, and specialties among physicians
Main Office Number: (717) 569-5331
Toll-Free in PA: 1-800-628-2080
Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Nerve Block
Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
Deep Brain Stimulation
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis Of Adhesions (Loa)
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
Nerve Block, Somatic
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Or Cranial
Artificial Disc Replacement
Brain Tumor Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Low Back Procedure
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Pain Procedure
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Spine Fracture Treatment
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate