Dr. Matthew Kern, MD

Dr. Matthew Kern, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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57 y/o
(37)

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Dr. Matthew Kern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

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Dr. Kern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Spondylosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kern treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Low Back Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kern treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Kern treats this condition more than 86% 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

Dr. Kern's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Matthew B. Kern is a board certified neurosurgeon who has been in practice for 17 years His is skilled in general neurosurgery and specializes in complex spinal procedures, the surgical treatment of brain tumors as well as the treatment of tra...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1997
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
    1997
  • 1994
    UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
    Residency Hospital
    1994
  • 1992
    University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Fellowship Hospital
    1992
  • 1990
    UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
    Internship Hospital
    1990
  • 1989
    UMDNJ/SOM
    Medical School
    1989
  • 1983
    Hamilton
    Undergraduate School
    1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kern

3.8

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
64.86486486486487%
(24)
4 Stars
5.405405405405405%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
1 Star
27.027027027027028%
(10)

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Dr. Kern not only did a remarkable surgery on my spine but he also saved my life. Living in constant severe pain 24-7. MS and horrid spine issues, never getting a chance to be painfree one forgets it's just not normal. He threw me a Life Line as I stood on the edge of life's cliff. I was about to...Read More
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Very satisfied with my results and my prognosis
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He is rude and insulting. I have never encountered such a poor doctor. I would advise every hospital in the area to cut their ties with him.
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Post op 2 weeks after C2-C7. Off pain meds and feeling great. Dr. Kern and his staff are extremely friendly and professional. I would recommend him to anyone who may have to have this type of surgery.
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Dr. Kern cleaned up my ruptured disc leaving me with no pain and once again able to feel my right leg and toes. He's the best! Christine is a dear, too
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY