Dr. Lynn Gaufin, MD

Dr. Lynn Gaufin, MD

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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

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Gaufin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaufin performs Spinal Fusion more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gaufin performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaufin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Gaufin treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaufin treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Gaufin treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Gaufin's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Surgery
Chiari's Deformity
Complex Spine Surgery
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Hematoma
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Surgery
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1975
    UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1975
  • 1968
    North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1968
  • 1967
    University Oregon Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital
    1967
  • 1966
    Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School
    1966
  • 1963
    University Utah
    Undergraduate School
    1963
  • Univeristy Of California At Los Angeles

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Diplomat American Board of Neurolgical Surgery, 1977

Dr. Gaufin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gaufin

4.7

Based on 52 reviews

5 Stars
90.38461538461539%
(47)
4 Stars
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(0)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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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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American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
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CareOregon
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CareSource
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
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Medicaid
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
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Medicaid