Dr. Gerald R. Schell, MD

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Dr. Gerald R. Schell, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Michigan Clinic Neurosurgery 3160 Cabaret Trl S, Saginaw, MI 48603 Get Directions

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My goal is to provide the best neurosurgical care available, utilizing the latest procedures, training and technologies. I have built...
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Diseases
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Michigan State University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Mich St U

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Rochester

    Completed in 1982

    Washington University, St Louis

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Olivet College

    Graduated in 1976

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Schell's Office & Staff

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Experience with Dr. Schell

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Schell's 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.