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Dr. Melvin Wahl Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Wahl Jr

Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

1100 Goethals Dr Richland, WA 99352

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Dr. Melvin Wahl Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Richland, WA. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.


Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wahl Jr

3.7

Based on 23 reviews

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Dr. Wahl is a good surgeon, if you have time to wait several months. I was told I needed nother fusion. I kept waiting to hear something from his office. Finally, I called and was told it could not be scheduled until they had received chart notes? I waited another month and was told the same thing. At this point it had been five months since I was told I needed surgery. The pain was worsening and the call never came. I decided to go elsewhere. I went for a second opinion and was told the same by my new doctor. I was seen in his office, insurance approved and surgery scheduled within 5 weeks. There are Dr's who care about their patience and I found one. It is a shame Dr. Wahls office is so disorganized they can not take care of people who need it.
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Thank you Dr Wahl, I had fell & hurt my back at work, & was having trouble with the privately insured company, Dr Walh made the proper calls not going to surgery until all else was tried, I am not perfect but was able to return to reasonable life & may someday have to turn to surgery but if I do it will be Dr Wahl
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Dr. Wahl is an amazing doctor. He performed my cervical spine surgery which was a three level fusion. After months of discomfort I am able to live a normal life. My range of motion is better now than it was before surgery and the pain is gone. Dr. Wahl is very caring and considerate and treats his patients like family. I would highly recommend him, you would not be disappointed.
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Dr. Wahl is my hero! I spent 5yrs being handed off from Dr. to Dr. until I was referred to Dr. Wahl, he took one look at my MRI's and said surgery was only option. I had an artificial disk replacement btwn the L5-S1 two yrs ago and am able to walk again and am pain free...truly a miracle!
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dr Wahl let his nurse Practioner do follow ups I had a big cyst on my back 3 months after surgery , and np kept sayin it was swelling from surgery, it got worse bigger and more PAIn Off to ER found a cyst full of spine fluid a spine fluid leak was overlooked by np NOT GOOD
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Biography

Dr. Melvin Wahl Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Richland, WA. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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(509) 942-3080

Dr. Wahl Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
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Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Wahl Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wahl Jr treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wahl Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wahl Jr treats Spinal Stenosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wahl Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wahl Jr treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wahl Jr treats this condition more than 98% 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. Wahl Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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