Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Gerald Schell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saginaw, MI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

3160 Cabaret Trl S

Saginaw, MI 48603

Contact Information

(989) 799-8712

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
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Dr. Schell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Dr. Schell treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Dr. Schell treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schell treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schell's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arm Surgery
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Cancer Pain
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
Chiari's Deformity
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Epidural Block
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Excision of Humerus
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Revision
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Fusion
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Secondary Malignancies
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Subdural Hemorrhage
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Chondromalacia
Systemic Sclerosis
Tension Headache
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide the best neurosurgical care available, utilizing the latest procedures, training and technologies. I have built my practice and reputation around the philosophy of providing the least invasive care to minimize recovery times and optimize clinical outcomes. I am one of the most experienced surgeons in the world performing minimally invasive spine procedures.


  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Washington University, St Louis
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
Mich St U
Internship Hospital
Michigan State University
Medical School
Olivet College
Undergraduate School


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The staff is rude, slow to get tests scheduled, they argue with patients and doesn’t matter if you are in severe pain or not, they don’t have training or knowledge in patient care. Their web site and paper work is the only site talking about how if patients are rude trying to get medication they...Read More
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He is a quack and doesn't care that he causes years of pain to your life. My new surgeon spent 13 hours reparing this man's mistakes.
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After having a few previous back surgeries in Port Huron , Dr Schell performed more to relieve my pain every time ! I was the first patient to have the SI Joint That Dr Schell performed in Saginaw. I would highly recommend Dr Schell to any person having back related injuries or pain.
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Office staff is very rude and unprofessional. Had to call multiple times to schedule an urgent appointment.
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I broke my spinous process, #6. In 1998. It didn’t heal properly, i had a new, hot shot neurosurgeon, in Flint perform a laminectomy. It never fused and the pain continued. My close friend, who had Dr Schell perform a laminectomy on her, mentioned his name in passing She talked how kind and...Read More
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Blue Card PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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