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Dr. John Wahlig Jr, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Wahlig Jr

Dr. John Wahlig Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, ME and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Wahlig Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wahlig Jr treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wahlig Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wahlig Jr performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wahlig Jr performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wahlig Jr treats Spine Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Wahlig Jr treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Wahlig Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Wahlig Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, ME and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1994

Awards

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Dr. Wahlig Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wahlig Jr

4.4

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
12.5%
(3)

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Underwent surgery in 2018 to correct a restricted nerve. All went well and felt better for a couple of months. It started to come back with a vengeance. New MRI shows scar tissue "not enough to go back in". I can only stand for 10 minutes before the pain starts. 30 minutes and my body is shaking from the pain. His office stopped returning phone calls.
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An exceptional surgeon. I would recommend highly for any neurosurgery.
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I have seen Dr. Wahlig periodically over 3 years. He has consistently taken the time to consider my symptoms, review test results, and present diagnoses and options. When we finally got to surgery time he was again thorough and explained the procedure in detail. He is patient with questions and good at follow up.
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Refuses to do my surgery & am not clear as to the reason why. Basically told my only option is to stay on pain medication the rest of my life.
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