I am a very conservative neurosurgeon. Surgery is almost always the last option for a patient, unless they have frank neurologic deficits, or have failed conservative management.
I like to consider myself a perfectionist, but I am certainly not perfect. Sometimes people have the perception that I "rush" or "do not spend enough time with them." This is certainly not my intention. I am certainly happy to spend as much time with you to explain your condition and answer your questions, but no more. I make it a point to review your imaging studies with you personally, and ask you at the end of your appointment whether or not you have any additional questions.
PLEASE make sure that you feel as if I have answered your questions prior to leaving. If I have not, please do not hesitate to stop me, and ask them.
I care very much about my patients, and want them to do well. Thank you very much for your time reading my profile, and allowing me the opportunity to care for you.