Dr. John Zinkel, MD

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John L Zinkel MD PC 21605 E 11 Mile Rd Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081 Get Directions
Dr. John Zinkel, MD
Dr. John Zinkel, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Zinkel is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus, Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus and Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe Campus.

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Dr. Zinkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Grosse Pointe, MI |
Nothing but good things from me. I spent a total of over 8 weeks DAILY, in hospital, under his care. He saved my brain and sanity from a massive bilateral subdural hemorrhage, and early this winter performed an elective arthroscopic lumbar decompression. I had other opinions from three prominent neurosurgeons and all said there was nothing to do but pain management and/or PT. His bedside manner is the model for every medical professional. I often felt that I was the good doctor's only patient.
Westland, MI |
Great surgeon.. very thorough and knows exactly what and how to do things. Would recommend highly.
in Swanton Ohio |
Love Dr. Zinkel! He has been there every time I have needed back surgery (4) and (1)neck surgery. He is thorough, patient and very kind. He has the best staff around! ?????? I recommend him to anyone who needs surgery
in Warren, MI |
Totally a five start surgeon! I had total trust in Dr. Zinkel since he was once of the first to perform minimally invasive surgery. I had a herniated disc and sciatica in my left leg. It has only been 30 days for me but I can tell the difference already. According the staff at Beaumont, he is a perfectionist, which I absolutely loved to hear. I want a surgeon that truly cares about his patience and wants the best for them. It may take a couple of months to get an appointment but so worth it
in Ann Arbor, MI |
Dr. Zinkel has always been very trustworthy in everything that he's told me. I respect that he well known in the industry as a leading expert and has dedicated his life to neuroscience. I would recommend him to anybody I know as I can guarantee he will provide the best service known to mankind at that period of time.
in Columbus, mi |
Dr. Zinkel exuded confidence that with this surgery, lumbar fusion, I would be 90-95% pain free. 4 months post surgery, I am 100% pain free and feeling wonderful, couldn't be happier! He was straightforward, personable and answered all of my questions before I even asked them. I never felt rushed or patronized. He was also proactive in securing treatment for another medical issue that was unrelated to the surgery. I was in extreme pain prior to the surgery and he gave me much hope for the future
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Detroit Rec Hospital and University Health Center
    University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities