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Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. David Vansickle, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Littleton, CO. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Vansickle is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital and Porter Adventist Hospital.

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vansickle to family and friends
    3.8
    based on 35 total surveys (6 with reviews)
    Dr. Vansickle's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (6)
    in Greeley, CO |
    Dr VanSickle did my DBS surgery for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor. Not only is he one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I have ever met, he is also the best at what he does! My results from robotic-guided Asleep DBS are miraculous. I highly recommend Dr. VanSickle!
    in Westmister CO |
    Dr. Vansickle was highly recommended to me. I met him once before my cervical fusion, and briefly before my procedure. My main complaint is with his PA, Patricia. She was the most difficult, uncaring, and unprofessional representative that I had the misfortune to meet. My surgery, which in it's self was taxing & painful, was compounded with the added stress of having to deal with Patricia. She was curt and uninformed, & at no point offered any useful information regarding postoperative care
    in Aurora, CO |
    Dr VanSickle is a caring, compassionate, and very gifted surgeon. I had DBS surgery for Parkinsons, and my tremors have stopped. His PA has been very patient and caring with me as well. Even with some complications, the surgery has improved my life greatly.
    in Littleton, CO |
    After having one failed spine surgery,I was desperate for answers to fix my on chronic back pain.I had tried everything prior to meeting Dr. Vansickle.He came highly reccomended from many of his peers. I was able to book my initial consultation with him in a timely manner, and was hopeful after our first meeting. I had my second back surgery with him just a few months after our initial consultation. 3 yrs. later I stand here totally, pain-free, happy, and have a new lease on life thanks to Dr.V
    in Brighton, CO |
    Listened carefully, showed me the MRI's, offered options and gave me choices so I could make an informed decision. At the time, I was in a lot of pain and didn't ask questions about the surgery as I would like. Little or no educational process about the procedure or what to expect, what to prepare for at home, what kind of pain relief I would expect. I saw Dr. V for a brain lesion a number of years ago and was very impressed with his humanity, thouroughness and confidence. More education!
    in Denver, CO |
    Dr. VanSickle proved he is one of the best surgeons performing Deep Brain Stimulation ?DBS? surgery anywhere. His precise placement of the leads in my brain resulted in dramatic improvement in my Parkinson?s symptoms including: posture, gait, fine motor skills, speech and renewed ability perform activities quickly and easily. The surgery rolled back my symptoms to a time prior to diagnosis 10 years ago. Stopped taking 2 of 4 drugs previously required to manage the symptoms. A+ bedside manner.
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    Dr. Vansickle's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Aneurysm
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Confusion
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Myelopathy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Nystagmus
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Syncope
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thrombosis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Tremor
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects

    Education

    • Medical School
      UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

      Graduated in 2001

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    • Residency Hospital
      University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    • Undergraduate School
      University of Kansas

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Brain Aneurysms
    • Movement Disorders Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Trauma Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Aneurysm Clipping
    • 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
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neurostimulation
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery