Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(86)
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Dr. Gerald Schell, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Saginaw, MI. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Schell is affiliated with Deckerville Community Hospital, Healthsource Saginaw, Saint Mary's of Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, West Branch Regional Medical Center and Covenant HealthCare - Harrison.

3160 Cabaret Trl S

Saginaw, MI 48603

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

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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."

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Specialties

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

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
120

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 Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • 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 Diseases
  • 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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schell to family and friends
3.8
based on 86 total reviews (11 with comments)
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
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Flint, Michigan |
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.
Alpena, MI |
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.
Indianapolis, IN |
This " doctor" is a joke caused my grandfather to have a stroke then lied about it
in Auburn, MI |
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
in Flint Mi |
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!!
in Bay City MI |
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
in Kinde Michigan |
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.
in Kingston |
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!
in Indianapolis, IN |
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.
in Henderson, MI |
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
in Saginaw, MI |
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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Dr. Schell accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • NGS CoreSource
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Schell has admitting privileges

Covenant HealthCare - Harrison
1447 N Harrison St
Saginaw, MI 48602
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Deckerville Community Hospital
3559 Pine St
Deckerville, MI 48427
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Healthsource Saginaw
3340 Hospital Rd
Saginaw, MI 48603
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Saint Mary's of Michigan
800 S Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48601
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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron
2601 Electric Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
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West Branch Regional Medical Center
2463 S M 30
West Branch, MI 48661
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