Dr. John E. Lonstein, MD

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Dr. John E. Lonstein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare 200 University Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55101 Get Directions
(651) 290-8707

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Dr. Lonstein specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Saint Paul, MN. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lonstein to family and friends
4.3
based on 4 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Lonstein
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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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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Dr. Lonstein's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (2)
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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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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

Procedures Performed

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

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lonstein's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Lonstein

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients