Dr. Fernando Diaz, MD

Dr. Fernando Diaz, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 71
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Dr. Fernando Diaz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pontiac, MI and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Iztacala, Escuela Nacional De Estudios Prfesionales Iztacala in 1968 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

44200 Woodward Ave Ste 112

Pontiac, MI 48341

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus of Michigan
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Diaz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 86% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 81% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
normal
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Diaz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Diaz "Dr. Diaz is recognized world wide for his treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular disease of the head and neck. He is one of only several neurosurgeons in Michigan skilled in radiosurgery using the advanced technology Gammaknife for the treatment of tumors and other abnormalities. Listed among the best surgeons in the United States, Dr. Diaz is a frequent speaker to audiences around the world on advanced neurosurgical procedures and treatments. Dr. Diaz has holds prominent positions of leadership including his current role of Professor and Chairman Neurological Surgery Department for both Beaumont University School of Medicine and William Beaumont Hospitals. He is also a lawyer and holds a master's degree in Administration. He served in the US Air Force Dr. Diaz is fluent in Spanish, French or Portuguese."
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4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Iztacala, Escuela Nacional De Estudios Prfesionales Iztacala
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Regina Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Kans Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Minn Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Central Michigan University
    Other Education | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diaz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Diaz's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diaz to family and friends
37 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Diaz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
Dr. Diaz Says:
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Your comments and feedback are always welcome. My preference is direct communication if you have a concern you would like me to address. If the care and treatment provided you is worthy of sharing with others, you have my appreciation. Thank you for your feedback.

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Patient Comments (6)

My surgery was very successful was amazing I had my life back I would recommend him to everyone I know and I love
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Dr. Diaz you are amazing!!! At first it was a little difficult because you have seen a thousand patients just like mine. But when you did my first back surgery you're bedside manors truly amazing and when I told you a gentleman nurse wasn't being nice to me you removed him from my room and said...more
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My experience, was very comfortable, Patient care was genuinely very comforting. I would definitely, refer this Neurosurgery, to my friends as well as Family.
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I had to have a herniated disc in my neck replace and the vertebrae fused. Dr. Diaz is excellent at what he does. I would trust him with life again and would recommend him to anyone who needs to neurosurgery done.
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Dr Diaz saved my life 15 years ago and for that I will always be grateful. At the time I had a vascular malformation that nobody in GR wanted to operate on. Dr Diaz took one look at the MRI and said, I think I can get that. He did successfully resect the malformation and I have done very well as a...more
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Thank you for taking the time to review Dr. Diaz! Dr. Diaz is so grateful for his patients and we are so happy to hear you are doing very well!

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