Dr. John Lonstein, MD
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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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Dr. John Lonstein, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Saint Paul, MN. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 53 years. Dr. Lonstein is affiliated with University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank, Fairview Ridges Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Lonstein's Performance
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in St Paul, MN |
Dr. Lonstein performed a lumbar (L4-5) fusion and decompression for me twenty years ago. It was a difficult 6.5 hour surgery due to the extensive degeneration of my whole spine. I have experienced complete success and have not had any low back pain since the surgery. He changed my life and I cannot say enough good about him!
in Minneapolis, MN |
Dr. Lonstein was my doctor from age 8-18, 1995-2005. He followed me every step of the way with my scoliosis. If he didn't like how my brace fit he made sure it was corrected. I had two surgeries which turned out great. Tough to go through but would not change a thing. I loved how passionate he was toward his patients. I will never forget him and how he helped me.
in Minneapolis, MN |
I was 15 when I had extensive spine surgery performed by Dr. Lonstein. We were told he was the best, which may very well be true. However the only options he presented were essentially: have the surgery and live forever with rods spanning from T1-L3 to fix the problem, wear a brace for upwards of 20 hours a day to slow the problem, or do nothing and suffer the debilitation inevitably. Inow know that those are NOT the only options and regret every day having the surgery which I cannot undo.
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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1964

  • Internship Hospital
    Johannesburg Genl Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Boston Med Center

    Completed in 1969

    University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities