Dr. Michael Gorum, MD

Dr. Michael Gorum, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(37)
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Dr. Michael Gorum, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Columbus, GA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

1538 13th Ave Ste B300

Columbus, GA 31901

Contact Information

(706) 321-9300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
  • MultiPlan

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Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
57

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Univ. Of Al-Birmingham Sch. Of Med.
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gorum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gorum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gorum to family and friends
3.5
based on 37 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Gorum's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Columbus, GA |
My Dr ordered an MRI for my neck and referred me for "likely" surgery. When I took my MRI results to Dr. Gorum he seemed rushed, looked at it and said everything looked "normal" and my discs were like an old couch due to age (I'm 45). He said, "You just have carpal tunnel." I insisted something was...more
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Lizella, GA |
when he comes in room always seems to have his foot pointed to the door. has never spent more than 4 to 5 minutes with a patient. Any information he gives you is on a "here's the information take it or leave it" basis and walks out of the room. Has NO time for questions. I have never seen him sit...more
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in Smiths Station, AL |
My visit with Dr. Gorum was one of the worst experiences that I've ever had with any doctor. My daughter, who is a nurse, went with me to the appointment and we both felt that we had waisted our time. I was referred by my neurologist because he said I had Tarlov Cysts on my spine. Dr Gorum...more
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in Phenix City, AL |
Dr Gorum has done surgery twice on my cervical spine. Once in 2003 for a ruptured disk with good results and again in 2015 with a more acute problem after a fall that had affected my ability to lift my right arm ruptured disk with nerve root compression...today almost 2 yrs later I have full use of...more
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Auburn, AL |
Very rude! Acts like he does not what so ever. Basically told me the symptoms I had were symptoms with no problem. When I know for a fact I have a bulging disk. Was told it was normal that people walk around like that every day. And because my pain is not on the same side as the disk there is no...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gorum accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
    Columbus HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Gorum has admitting privileges

East Alabama Medical Center
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
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Midtown Medical Center
710 Center St
Columbus, GA 31901
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Northside Medical Center
100 Frist Ct
Columbus, GA 31909
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St. Francis Hospital
2122 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904
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