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Dr. Fernando Diaz, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Diaz

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

44200 Woodward Ave Ste 112 Pontiac, MI 48341

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Dr. Fernando Diaz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pontiac, MI and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Iztacala, Escuela Nacional De Estudios Prfesionales Iztacala in 1968 and specializes in neurosurgery, brain aneurysms, and more.


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Dr. Diaz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diaz treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Diaz treats this condition more than 86% 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
Meningiomas
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diaz treats Meningiomas more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Diaz treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Herniated Disc Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diaz performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Diaz performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Diaz's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

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...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Diaz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diaz

3.0

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
48.78048780487805%
(20)

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He operated on my spine in 2012 and made it worse.
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TERRIBLE!! I had the worse experience with this man today!!!!!!!!! He treated and talked to me horrible made rude comments to me about my apparance. I came to him for second opinion and i need Surgery on a disc that is out of place not even in the disc space and laying on my nerve. He wouldn’t even be able to do it for MONTHS. I dont Know who would recommend this man but my experience was awful. ZERO STARS
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This doctor was rude and a control freak did nothing wrong but answered questions honestly. He told me to pick one of 3 things to fix on the spot. He also didn’t like that I had emotion talking about the accident. He told me to remove them then when i nodded in compliance he says were not a good fit and has us leave over nothing but his apparent disdain of an honest patient l. Who has scans and mri showing head injury and back injury and ligament/ tendon injury.
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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 you will not disrespect my patients. I still remember you calling from you're home when I had issues with my back. We love you and forever in our debt.
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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 result. In addition to a skillful surgeon he is also a great man.
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Very disappointing experience. He tells you how he can help you and solve your issues then when you go back it's like he never said it. Don't know why he's considered top doc. I know three people that have gone to him with the same outcome as stated.
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