Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Gerald Schell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saginaw, MI and has been practicing for 36 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
  • CHAMPVA
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Schell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schell "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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

119  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schell's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schell to family and friends
92 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (92)

  • 5
    (57)
  • 4
    (7)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (26)

Dr. Schell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

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...more
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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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