Dr. Donald C. Sachs, MD

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Dr. Donald C. Sachs, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Center for Spinal Stenosis & Neurologic Care 409 E Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880 Get Directions
(863) 606-5937

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Dr. Sachs specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Winter Haven, FL. He practices at 4 locations.

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Dr. Sachs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sachs to family and friends
based on 54 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Sachs
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Sachs' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (47)
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Lakeland, FL |
I was in pain and brought my MRI's to Dr. Sachs and he had his nurse tell me I had bursitis. He sent me to physical therapy which didn't help, so he ordered another round. Then he couldn't "fit me in" for another 3 months or even order treatment. I went to another neurosurgeon who clearly saw a large cyst on my spinal cord and the need for fusion. I never bothered to contact him to tell him of his error. He never saw me.
in Lakeland, FL |
He was wonderful. I had a fusion last June. And I could not ask for better results. One month after surgery I was walking a mile. He was great with explanations and bedside manner. I refer him to everyone
in Winter Haven, FL |
This doctor will not waist his time by seeing anybody that his staff does not consider a candidate for surgery, he wants to operate on anybody that comes to his office, he does not listen to his clients , he gets very rude if you dare to challenge him and tell him that you may consider other options instead of surgery and as far as I am concerned he does not care about anybody but himself and his pocket. Very unprofessional behavior on his part.
in Bartow, Fl |
Dr Sachs helped me out tremendously with my lower back pain. He did facet injections and they lasted for almost three years. I am going back for another set. He said he wants to do injections until they don't work anymore before he cuts on me. A lot of Drs want to just cut and you are never the same afterwards. Great Dr.
in Winter haven fl |
Hands down The best neurosurgeon in polk county . From my own personal experience Dr. Sachs will be the first Neuro that I refer my patients to . I Just had a two disc level lumbar surgery requiring laminectomy with also a discectomy . I experienced immediate relief because of his great expertise I will be forever grateful .
in Lakeland FL |
He has been very helpful in understanding my back problem. He has performed surgeries with good success
in Davenport, FL |
I like Dr Sachs, I have waited in the office a few times longer then I would like but understand he is busy and has emergencies at time. He has alway spend time with me, answered my questions, and refilled my prescriptions.
in Lakeland, FL |
Dr. Sachs has some of the worst bed side manner. Arriving at his office at 8:45 for paperwork & a 9:00 scheduled appt, I still had to wait until 10:30 before being called back. Waiting another 10 mins in the room he spent literally 5 mins with me, only to tell me to drop an easy 100 pounds. After asking him about my choking symptoms he replied w/ Well if the choking stops you from eating, is that such a bad thing. I had brought my daughter n law and granddaughter and we were all appalled.
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stellate Ganglion Block

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 2000

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Sachs has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Sachs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
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Dr. Sachs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Sachs' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Sachs

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients