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Dr. John Zimmerman, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Zimmerman

Dr. John Zimmerman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Traverse City, MI and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State U, College Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Zimmerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Spinal Stenosis more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmerman treats Spine Disorders more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Zimmerman treats this condition more than 75% 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. Zimmerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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 Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Zimmerman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Traverse City, MI and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State U, College Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1977
Ohio State University
Residency Hospital
1973
Ucla-U Hosp
Internship Hospital
1971
Ohio State U, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1977
1973
1971

Awards

Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zimmerman

2.7

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
34.78260869565217%
(8)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
13.043478260869565%
(3)
1 Star
47.82608695652174%
(11)

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If you expect professional, courteous, compassionate care from a physician, avoid Dr. Zimmerman. He was arrogant and dismissive towards the continuous and ongoing back pain I have experience for years.
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Before coming to see Dr. Z I had two people tell me they didn't like him because he wouldn't do surgery on them. But I saw that as a good sign, and proceeded to visit Dr. Z. I was very impressed with Dr. Z's professionalism, and his compassion. He is a quiet man but very thoughtful and kind He operated on me, cutting free my spinal cord on L3,4 and 5. He is an excellent surgeon and now I am onmy way to a much healthier and happier life. Thank you Dr. Z!
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I flew from Denver, Colorado to see Dr. Zimmerman in Traverse City. I can say I would recommend him to everyone. He is an EXCELLENT Physician.
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