Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

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Dr. Gerald Schell, MD

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, Saint Mary's of Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, Healthsource Saginaw, West Branch Regional Medical Center and Covenant HealthCare - Harrison.

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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.

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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'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.

    Dr. Schell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  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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    • 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 Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • 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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

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

    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
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • 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