Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

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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

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
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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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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
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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)
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • 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)
  • Scoliosis
  • 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
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • 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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1987
S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Washington University, St Louis
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University Of Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Mich St U
Internship Hospital
1980
Michigan State University
Medical School
1976
Olivet College
Undergraduate School
1987
1985
1982
1981
1980
1976

Awards

Dr. Schell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schell

3.7

Based on 94 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.0638297872340425%
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1 Star
29.78723404255319%
(28)

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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 will not be seen however they are rude, unprofessional, no matter what you call for.
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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 proficient he had been with her. When it was my turn, I turned to Dr Schell. It was nineteen .Years ago last summer. If I should ever need a neurosurgeon, I’d call Dr Schell. Carol Kerry Flushing, MI
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Staff is rude, especially Ann the referral scheduler. Not willing to assist unless everything fits their criteria, obviously NO real concern for the patient.
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Most of the office staff are very ride. They barely give you any information, they never answer the phone or return calls. When I asked to speak to a manager they told me to wait and I never saw anyone. The Flint location looks like it popped up overnight, no T.V., music, or magazines in the waiting area. There was a miscommunication about anistigia that they're not set up for, the doctor said we could just reschedule then and started to walk out of the room like he could care less.
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Dr. A he'll put the wrong plate in my neck. The plate slipped and broke my neck. Dr. Sales I had to correct his mistake.
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This " doctor" is a joke caused my grandfather to have a stroke then lied about it
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Dr Schell has more experience in spine surgery than anyone in Michigan. Incredibly caring, and very very skilled surgeon. This is the go to guy for spine surgery in Michigan
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I had 360 lumbar fusion done to my lower back. I have not had any problems. Dr. Schell is my hero. I also had cervical surgery on my neck. I'm still experiencing alot of burning but will b following up with him on this. I don't have any problem referring him to others. He truly cares about his patient's & explains procedures. I also absolutely love Deckerville Hospital their stuff is always amazing. Great little hospital!!
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Dr.Schell did my lower lumbar, as well as 2 anterior fusions on me. He's a Blessing in my life, my hereo ..my angel. He and his staff are amazing hard working people.. They Really do care about you and your feelings. Even 5th floor at covanent were amazing with his pt's...I am thankful for all you..thank you and god Bless you all and Dr.Shells for the gift to heal so many
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5 weeks since surgery and doing good. He thoughtfull , caring , and a very good surgeon. But his office staff are the worst people I have ever. They are rude,mean,and uncaring. I get yelled at and they even hung up me. I was told to not call there any.more. Now what kind office is that. I would like to talk about my questions, but cannot.
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I had shots done in my back and he hit the nerve it Worst experience ever! 1 month later I went to his office to talk about my back and he fell asleep during our conversation!!!! I walked out and never went back!
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After having 3 Dr's do 7 surgeries on my back, Dr.Schell has been most informative before surgery and concerned after. His education and experience is beyond any other Specialist in the same field. I have had 5 surgeries with Dr Schell having success with each one. I was his first SI Joint patient in 2011, I am now experiencing nerve pain from that surgery which he will correct next month . I would highly recommend Dr. Schell for consultation and surgery for any procedure needed.
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I have had 2 surgeries same spot on my spine niether one worked they said it was due to smoking. He said he was going to take out the old and put in a new type of fussion instead he left the failed device in and put a cage around it after the 2nd surgery i had a back infection that took 2 months to heal i am now on disability i say that if you see shell's comercial then you will need the following comercial for disability
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There is no else I would trust doing my surgeries and I have had 6 spinal surgeries. All very successful! I have always been explained throughly ahead of time what to expect and after surgery the same! Doctor Schell makes you feel at ease. He will always go that extra mile! You always feel like you are number one!
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