Dr. Lynn Gaufin, MD

Dr. Lynn Gaufin, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 71
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Dr. Lynn Gaufin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Provo, UT. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1966 and specializes in neurosurgery, critical care neurosurgery, and more.

1055 N 300 W Ste 400

Provo, UT 84604

Contact Information

(801) 357-7404

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Gaufin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gaufin "The Utah Neurological Clinic has been a leader of innovation in assessment and treatment of both neurological and spine conditions for 25 years. Our physicians bring the highest quality clinical skills and breadth of experience to the treatment of each patient. Our nurse practitioners have extensive experience with the assessment and treatment of patients dealing with spine problems, and are highly qualified to see patients in order to provide diagnostic information and offer different options for treatment. All our clinicians are committed to offering the best individualized patient care."

6  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1963
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • University Oregon Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Diplomat American Board of Neurolgical Surgery, 1977
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaufin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaufin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gaufin

4.7

Based on 52 reviews

5 Stars
90.38461538461539%
(47)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
(4)

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The absolute worst experience I have ever had. If I could, I would give negative stars. The girls up front don't do what they say and don't know what a phone is. They said that they would email the forms to my wife's email so we could have them done before we got to the doctors office. She never...Read More
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He would not accept me as a returning patient because of having Tricare as secondary insurance. Keep that in mind if you are retired military.
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I found Dr. Gaufin to be very cautious and sensitive to my problem. He even asked me to talk to my husband and pray about it before I decided to go ahead with the surgery. He visited me in the hospital every day and when there was a problem, he took care of it right away. I also found his...Read More
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