Dr. Fernando G. Diaz, MD

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Dr. Fernando G. Diaz, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Michigan Head & Spine Institute 44200 Woodward Ave Ste 112, Pontiac, MI 48341 Get Directions

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Dr. Diaz is recognized world wide for his treatment of brain aneurysms and vascular disease of the head and neck....Read more

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2.9 based on 30 responses
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Experience with Dr. Diaz
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Diaz's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (27)
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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.

in Grand Rapids, MI |
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.
in Northville, MI |
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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Diaz's Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Diaz says..

Areas of expertise include:

  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Microsurgery
  • Cervical spine reconstruction
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
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  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Iztacala, Escuela Nacional De Estudios Prfesionales Iztacala

    Graduated in 1968

  • Internship Hospital
    Regina Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    University Kans Med Center

    Completed in 1973

    University Minn Hosps

    Completed in 1978

  • Other Education
    Central Michigan University
    Wayne State University

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Dr. Diaz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Diaz's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Diaz

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Dr. Diaz says...

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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Dr. Diaz says...

Areas of expertise include:

  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Microsurgery
  • Cervical spine reconstruction
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
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Dr. Diaz says...

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.