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

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Insurance Accepted

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

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Diaz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diaz

3.1

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
51.282051282051285%
(20)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
46.15384615384615%
(18)

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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...Read More
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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...Read 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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