Dr. Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, MD

Dr. Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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Dr. Lewandrowski specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Lewandrowski's Reviews

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3.6
based on 40 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in San Diego CA |
Dr. is not dependable! Staff argumentative and made errors. Very disappointing to wait 2 hrs in awful spine pain then told to go to a pain center. Cold and uncaring!!
AZ |
My sons friend and patient said Dr. was good. I waited 2 wks for an appt. I presented my past Rad teports showing numerous spine problems inc a recent compression fracture in T spine to office. UA was done inc to new paperwork. Dr. was not there yet. After 2 hrs with pain increasing Dr wasnt there yet. I found error on a med report by receptionist. My Bp was unusually high. After speaking with office mgr and NP I was told to go to pain mgmt and get MRI then come back. I left. When at home I call
in Tucson, AZ |
I consider him the best in his field. He has removed a spinal cord stim,Harrington rod then fused my spine and bent it 23degrees. Six weeks ago he did a minimal evasive surgery on my neck. It is doing awesome also no pain again. This Doctor has a great personality and explains things throughly. He had me call other patients before my surgery to ask them what they thought and their outcome. Can't say enough. If you have to wait in the office it is because he is taking time with everyone.
in Sierra Vista, AZ |
Dr. Lew was willing to listen to the struggles and symptoms I had going on for years, when previous back doctors told me I was "too young" to have any problems. I've been an athlete my whole life, and I suffered from server sciatica, that was never diagnosed until seeing Dr. Lew. I have undergone scope, disc replacement, and 2 cyst removal procedures with Dr. Lew-ALL with no issues (and some injections). He is compassionate, personable, I would recommend anyone see him first for any back issues.
in Tucson, AZ |
He performed a botched fusion on me and made my back more painful than it was (not to mention he made my spine unstable). DO NOT LET THE MAN TOUCH YOU!!!! PLEASE, I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT --- he is quack doctor and his "bedside manner" is awful ---- not to mention that he was ALWAYS late (and that included my surgery which his office botched up the date).
in Tucson, AZ |
It would be much more helpful to see exactly what patients have to say in their own words not just click a prepared response question. The questions are slanted in favor of the doctor and clinic. I will not fill out something that is so one sided and no one else should either.
in Sierra Vista, AZ |
He showed up late for my surgery (the staff said this is nothing new) and then asks me Are you still sure you want to go through with this? Are you kidding me? The spine surgery made things permanently WORSE! His bedside manner is flippant and strange. He was all about talking up the surgery up front, but then I felt treated like some car dealer once you drive the new car off the lot. My advice is to avoid this surgeon.
in Tucson Arizona |
My wife had two surgeries with this Doctor the surgery didn't do any good he refuses to help her.He says it may be arthritis I don't think it starts that soon.so now she is in constant pain has a hard time sleeping and a hard time walking now the pain has moved to her hip s it wasn't there before.I think he should have followed through an done something more instead of washing his hands of her.
Maricopa, AZ |
Wish I could give a good feed back on this doctor. However I had a refferel to go to this doctor and for weeks I have left numerous messages on the answering machine. To my surprise I haven't even had so much as a call back from the office. So my writing is absolutely nothing. Oh but I have to highlight a star on o give it a 1 by protest only
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Humboldt University Of Berlin Medical School

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Boston University Hosp

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard University Med Sch Bringham Womens Hosp

    Completed in 2003

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1994

    Ruhr University / Bochum Medical College

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Fdntn

    Completed in 2004

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

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