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Dr. John Cilluffo, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Cilluffo

Dr. John Cilluffo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Petoskey, MI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Wayne State U, School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Cilluffo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cilluffo treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cilluffo treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cilluffo performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Cilluffo performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cilluffo treats Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cilluffo treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea

Dr. Cilluffo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Cilluffo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Petoskey, MI and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Wayne State U, School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Residency Hospital
1978
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Internship Hospital
1977
Wayne State U, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
1978
1977

Awards

Dr. Cilluffo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cilluffo

2.8

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
40%
(16)
4 Stars
2.5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10%
(4)
1 Star
47.5%
(19)

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Just had neck surgery 3 weeks ago . Cutting away back section of C3,C4,C5,C6,C7, to make more room for my spinal cord. Was in surgery for 37 minutes, out of hospital next day. Going back to work after 3 weeks.Guy is awesome! I love his no non-sense (B.S.) bedside manner.
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Dr. Ciluffo was a God sent for my mother!! She had a condition that could not be cured or fixed but he gave us 10 more years with her than anyone else would have. For that I am forever grateful!!
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Dr, Cilluffo went over every detail about my neck condition upon my first visit. I thought I was going to him for severe spinal stenosis, but there was much more to my neck condition that I knew about. He explained my surgery in great detail and how he he was going to get my vertebrae back to a normal curvature. My surgery is complete now and I am so fortunate that he was my surgeon. He did an excellent job in explaining everything to me and I highly recommend him to anyone. Very knowledgeable.
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You've got to be kidding me...bedside manners..?! If the s.. hits the fan you want a pro doing the surgery, not a smooth talker. I can walk again, am not quadriplegic, nor dead. All thanks to the man who this board argues doesn't give a damn...My conservative estimate is he's done over 30,000 surgeries in his career. In other words, more life and death situations every month than a soldier in a Middle East deployment. No wonder he avoids fake hand holding. Time perhaps to re-assess priorities?
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He wa very in humane, i am there for my back and he is asking if i was abused as a child mentally, physically and exually. then asked me if there was any domestic violence in my life, he aid he could tell when i walked in the door, he literally called my name to come back and then said get back there. my 23 yr old daughter wa there as well and we were both dumbfounded and he had me inn tears, what does any of that have to do with my back, i was honest about being in recovery from alcohol as well
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Rude. No bedside manner. Very hard to get straight answers on what my limitations were post op. Was told if it hurts don't do it. Would have like more guidance then that on does and don'ts if another surgery is needed would look for a different surgeon Office staff is wonderful
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