Dr. Donald Hope, MD

Dr. Donald Hope, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 65

Accepting new patients

Dr. Donald Hope, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Reston, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Reston Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hope to book an appointment.

Locations

Center for Cranial & Spinal Surgery

Center for Cranial & Spinal Surgery1830 Town Center Dr Ste 103 Reston, VA 20190
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Affiliated with Reston Hospital Center Reston, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Hope's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hope

3.9

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Tried to schedule a consultation since I need a second opinion after poor results from a C5 ACDF last year. The woman asked if I still had a bulge and I said yes. She said she would have to see if he wants the case b/c "he wouldn't want to get in a situation where there is a lawsuit and he becomes liable"! SERIOUSLY?? I was shocked by that response. She calls back to say he would look at my films but not schedule a consultation. I said I didn't think I was interested and found that weird...she hung up on me. I can't believe a high profile surgeon's office would conduct business this way. SCARY
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 29, 2020
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Dr. Hope was supposed to do a laminectomy on L2L3 as well as L4L5 in July 2019. After the surgery, He said that he only did L2L3. Two other back surgeons looked at the before and after MRI’s, there was no difference. Conclusion: Dr. Hope did nothing other than cut me open, found that the surgery was beyond his skills, and sewed me up. Praise the Lord that he stopped. The upper part of the incision did not close and left a hole the size of a quarter. I went to a wound doctor twice a week for six months before it healed. One year later I am scheduled to repeat the surgery with another doctor. Dr. Hope received good reviews when he could pick easy cases to operate on. Please be wary if you are considering him. Yes, he is kind, listens, has a good bed side manor, but I would not recommend him for surgery.
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Allan M. – Jun 30, 2020
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I went to Dr. Hope in search of answers for some pretty debilitating neck pain. I had been to a lot of doctors prior, so I was hopeful Dr. Hope would help diagnose my seemingly never ending pain. After a very short visit and after he reviewed my MRI, not only did he tell me that nothing was wrong with me, but when I let out some tears of frustration, he said that “crying won’t help you.” I couldn’t believe his lack of empathy. I took my MRI to a different neurosurgeon at Hopkins and immediately they diagnosed me with a brain malformation. They also ordered a bone scan and found a bony tumor on my C4 vertebrae. Dr. Hope made me feel like a hypochondriac when in actuality I was dealing with two major issues. It was the worst experience I’ve ever had with a healthcare provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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May 17, 2020
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I had a herniated disc back in 2006 that required surgery. I saw Dr. Hope when the first Doctor I had an appointment with was indignant and offered only a future of steroids and PR. Dr. Hope performed a laminectomy and I woke up pain free. 4 years later, because I was an idiot, I re-ruptured the same disc. Dr. Hope performed a second laminectomy, and thanks to smarter living, I've been pain free since.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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JD – Oct 11, 2019
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My doctor gave me a referral to see Dr Hope. I called a couple times to make the appointment but the recording always said to leave the information and they would call me back in 2 hours. After something like 3 calls they finally called me back and told me that they would look at my MRI and would decide whether or not I should have an appointment. My doctor's office faxed the MRI. No-one called me so I called back. Again after a few tries they called me to let me know they didn't have the MRI; however, my doctors office had the FAX receipt. So, they FAXed it AGAIN. I have called various times and get the recording stating they will call me back ins 2 hrs, yet no-one has called. I have spent about a month on this and quit trying. I do not want to be seen by a doctor that runs such an irresponsible practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
7 people found this helpful
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Fairfax, VA – May 30, 2019
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I thank the Good Lord I never got butchered here. Hope is A Hoax. After 30 yrs. You've got a 3.0 rating. Come on Don! Retire and take your sorry behind elsewhwere.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 02, 2019
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Dr. Hope do not deserve any stars. And like one other of his patient said, the first thing he do is interduce himself and tell you to not record. And only take a second, well maybe two to look over your films may touch you ask you to walk. And that’s it!!!!!!!! I don’t understand why he is used for a second opinion. I would not take my dog to him. I know someone who had four back surgeries with him. If he’s that damn good why do they have to keep getting surgeries? Make you say hmmmmm. Idk
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Apr 09, 2018
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One year ago this month I was in extreme pain. I could not walk. After a brief stay in the hospital an MRI revealed that I had a herniated disk pressing on my sciatic nerve. I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who recommended extensive back surgery which would have taken 3 hours and months of rehabilitation. I sought a second opinion. Dr. Hope performed a 30 minute laminectomy. Ten days later my staples were removed and I was on the road to a complete recovery! I highly recommend Dr. Hope!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Patricia Mclaughlin – Feb 12, 2018
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Introduced himself then told me to not record our visit, which I wasn't anyway. He spent less than a minute looking at my MRI that I brought to his office. His examination was painful. I have seen several spine surgeons other than him and he was beyond horrible. No wonder so many of his patients end up with terrible scars and infections, he is too rushed and has no compassion. Will never let that man touch me afain. There is something evil about him. He made me so uncomfortable. Short visit time
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Locust Grove – Jan 01, 2018
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I was struck by a cab while in a crosswalk and suffered a neck injury which involved the C5-C6 verterbrae being embedded into my spinal cord. I ended up going to three different neuro surgeons for opinions and all three, who were excellent, strongly recommended a discectomy. I did substantial research and talked extensively to all three and ended up going with Dr. Hope. It was unquestionably one of the best medical decisions I have ever made. Dr. Hope explained every aspect of the surgery thorou
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Jack Johnson in Falls Church, VA – Sep 28, 2017
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I have seen Dr. Hope on one back issue and two neck issues. He is fantastic as I am now pain free. He is caring and a professional all the way. He takes the time to get to know the patient and earns the trust of family as well as the individual. He listens to what your concerns are and I have referred many of my peers to him. He has saved my career as a law enforcement officer and I trust him with my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Cernignlia in Herndon, VA – Sep 27, 2017
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Dr. Hope is wonderful. I came to him with a large herniated L4/L5 disc and after trying conservative treatments, decided on surgery. The surgery was quick and effective and Dr. Hope explained everything clearly, including what would happen during the surgery and my treatment plan afterwards. i would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Springfield, VA – Aug 02, 2017
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Dr. Hope and his staff were a great group to work with. He diagnosed and treated, surgery, an L4-L5 herniation. I was missing work and loosing strength in my affected leg and foot. Within 2 weeks of diagnosis, insurance had been cleared, surgery scheduled and completed. I was kept informed and all questions answered throughout the entire process. 8 months post op all is well. I spoke with 3 of his previous patients all of whom gave him & his staff glowing reviews. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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R.C. in Virginia – Jun 25, 2017
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Awesome experience.. had neck surgery performed by Dr. Hope. 5/12./17 my surgery included cervical fusion of 3- discs. everything went very smooth.. I was back working half days out of my home office 4-Days after the surgery.. just had my 1-month post operative appointment with Dr. Hope.. all is good! will start getting back to normal activities.. Thanks Again to Dr. Hope and his staff and Fair Oaks Hospital.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Mark Pickett in Warrenton, VA – Jun 09, 2017
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After being seen in the emergency room in January I saw Dr. Hope for follow up. It was determined that I would need ACD with fusion. I had a bulging disc pressing on my spine. Dr. Hope explained everything. He listened and never made me feel rushed. When my husband had questions he took the Tim to meet with him and carefully explain my condition and answer all his questions. I had surgery on April 3, 2017 and I can already notice an improvement. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Hope.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Karen in Gainesville, Va – Apr 17, 2017
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Dr. Hope performed an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion and every aspect of my experience was better than I expected. Dr. Hope is a consummate professional with excellent bedside manner and unparalleled surgical skills. If you need a neuro-surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. Hope!!! Staffs at both the Reston office and at the Surgical Center in Bethesda were exceptional and contributed to a fabulous experience. Two months later and I could not have anticipated a smoother recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Timothy P. Trant in Manassas, VA – Apr 16, 2017
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Came to Doctor Hope for my back surgery, a microdiscectomy on two herniations. Doctor Hope's approach was thoughtful and conservative, considering surgery as a last resort following 3 months of PT and pain mgmt. He walked me through my MRI results, answered most of my questions before I even asked them. I appreciated that Dr, Hope shared all the facts and didn't pressure me into anything. Getting to surgery is a patient's decision, and it was great to partner with Dr. Hope to resolve my issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Reston, VA – Feb 26, 2017
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Dr. Hope was great dealing with. He relayed all of the options for me with no pressure to have surgery first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Brent Wood in Ashburn, VA – Feb 10, 2016
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hope's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hope treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Hope treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Herniated Disc
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hope treats Herniated Disc more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Hope treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hope treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Hope treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Hope's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Hope accepts the following insurance:

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KeyCare-VA PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Option I-VA
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Platinum OAEPO-VA
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Silver OAEPO-VA
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Maryland POS
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Cigna
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Donald Hope, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Reston, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Reston Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

George Washington University
Residency Hospital
George Washington University
Internship Hospital
University Of Maryland
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Donald Hope, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hope frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hope treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Hope, MD's office located?

Dr. Hope's office is located at 1830 Town Center Dr Ste 103, Reston, VA 20190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)