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Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Schaefer

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Great Falls, MT and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Schaefer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Spondylosis more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Spine Disorders more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaefer treats Spinal Stenosis more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Schaefer treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Schaefer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dale Schaefer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Great Falls, MT and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Thos Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Va Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Howard University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1984

Awards

Dr. Schaefer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaefer

4.3

Based on 18 reviews

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1 Star
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He fused my neck in 2012,& today I’ll see him about fusing L4/5.. if I go back for a second time, that should tell you right there, this man does exactly what he says he can do. C5/6 almost 8 yrs ago now & no regrets.
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NOT impressed. Filled out reams of medical history, sent MRI, etc. Dr. entered room said "what's going on?" My sister-in-law explained her symptoms related to cervical vertebrae issue. Dr. said "I can't help you" and walked out of the room. Waste of time and money!!
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Dr. Schaefer operated on my broken neck. Very pleased as I have no side effects or pain. Would recommend him for any neurosurgery.
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Dr. Schaefer is an excellent doctor. I felt completely safe going into surgery thanks to him, and he was able to remove my difficult tumor. Even though my situation was scary, he made me feel confident that he was capable of giving me the best care out there.
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Dr. Schaefer treated me like a friend and showed genuine concern over my back problem. He went over all the options available and took the time to explain everything about my procedure. I would recommend him to everyone. I had great results and his follow up was everything I thought it should...Read More
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