Dr. Kathleen French, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 70

Dr. French

French Kathleen Brelsford MD PC

3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104 Fairfax, VA 22031

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Dr. Kathleen French, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Boston U, School of Medicine medical school in 1980. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. French to book an appointment.

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My daughter was born with a hematoma pressing on her brain, which was causing her to have severe convulsions. Although that was now 18 years ago, it is because of Dr. French that my daughter is alive and living a normal, healthy life. I have and will recommend her to anyone that I come in contact with. I am eternally grateful for skills and professionalism of Dr. French.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Shannon Allen in Stafford, VA – Nov 07, 2016
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She did a poor job fixing a herniated disk in my lumbar area, what should have been an easy proceedure kept me in the hospital for 8 days, the pain was incredible, when I complained about the pain during a follow up visit she said "you should be fine" and refused to give me anymore pain medication, wouldn't order a follow up MRI or CT scan, here it is 4 years later and I'm facing another surgery, she should retire. In retrospect I should have sued her.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rich in Kill Devil Hills, NC – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr. French performed an anterior cervical fusion (C3 to C7) and corpectomy (@C6). The surgical procedure was explained in detail beforehand as was the expected course of the recovery. Everything went exactly as planned and I recovered more rapidly that anyone, including two other neurosurgeons, anticipated. It was an aggressive approach, but served me very well and avoided a second surgery to complete the task. She also has a cool sense of humor, which I found very endearing. She's great!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John N. in Davidsonville, MD – May 05, 2016
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The best with perfect recommendations for family and patients. Excellent experience with surgery and daily care after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Ted Schall in Fairfax, VA – Apr 06, 2016
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Excellent care, very knowledge and listens to what you have to say!! Look no more, you just found the best neurosurgeon in her!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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michelle.seagren in Fairfax, VA – Feb 04, 2016
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Dr. French is a highly skilled Neurosurgeon. She operated on my back for Spinal Stenosis in early Nov as I was suffering from burning leg pains resulting from nerve compression. The pains are gone and now 7 weeks later I feel great. If you have a need for spinal fusion or any type of spine-related surgery look no further then Dr. French. She's been practicing for close to 30 years and her skills are excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phil White in Vienna, VA – Dec 24, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Kathleen French, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Boston...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Boston U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Kathleen French, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. French frequently treats Degenerative Disc Disease, Low Back Pain, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. French treats.

Where is Dr. Kathleen French, MD's office located?

Dr. French's office is located at 3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104, Fairfax, VA 22031. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. French's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. French treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 95% of her peers

Dr. French treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. French treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of her peers

Dr. French treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. French treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 92% of her peers

Dr. French treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. French's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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Dr. French accepts the following insurance:

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French Kathleen Brelsford MD PC

French Kathleen Brelsford MD PC3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104 Fairfax, VA 22031
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