Dr. Michael Kasten, MD

Orthopedic Sports MedicineMaleAge 59

Dr. Kasten
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Bronson Spine & Scoliosis Specialists

2 Heritage Oak Ln Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Dr. Michael Kasten, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in Battle Creek, MI and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kasten has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Borgess Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kasten to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kasten

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kasten treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kasten treats other conditions, please contact the office at (855) 618-2676.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kasten is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kasten
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Low Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Spinal Fusion
Herniated Disc Surgery
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Dr. Kasten's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Dr. Kasten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

Dr. Kasten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kasten

3.5

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
55.172413793103445%
(16)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
1 Star
27.586206896551722%
(8)
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What went well
  • Office environment (24)
  • Staff friendliness (20)
  • Appointment scheduling (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
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Totally ruined my back with mis-placed rods and screws. Mayo Clinic removed and fixed my back. They were not happy with what they saw. Screw was into spin column, loose and wearing away bone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Unhappy – Jan 08, 2021
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In Oct.,2019, Dr. Kasten and his staff performed approximately 14 hours of surgery over 2 days on me. I had a sagittal imbalance which made me unable to walk erect, thus I was always bent at a 90 degree angle. The imbalance was caused by a prior back surgery in Sept. of 2018, by a Grand Rapids surgeon. Also complicating the procedure was my Muscular Dystrophy disease. Dr. Kasten was very frank about the risks involved and the success factor. I am very ecstatic to report that my surgery was a complete success and I can walk perfectly erect thanks to Dr. Kasten and his team. I am forever grateful that this man gave me my quality of life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Walter K. Thebo – Jan 20, 2020
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This Man is a gift from God. He gave me my life back. I couldn't walk 200 feet with going face down in pain. I had to have 10 levels of vertebrae fused and three 10 inch rods screwed to my spine. Up an walking the next day without pain for the first time in decades. Pretty much back to somewhat of a normal life at 59 yrs old. I highly recommend Dr Kasten if your back is FUBAR. He is the Man!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Steve Nye – Nov 20, 2019
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I had an excellent experience. Both of my surgeries went very well. I am finally walking upright and my pain is much relieved from that I experienced prior to surgery. Dr. Kasten explained everything he was going to do and why. He answered all of my questions prior to surgery and made no promises that things would be perfect but assured me that he felt he could help me and he did.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Saugatuck – Mar 06, 2019
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complete botched spinal stimulator and refuses to assist with correcting . totally unprofessional once the procedure was botched.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Kalamazoo, MI – Aug 31, 2017
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He didn't listen to my symptoms or concerns about them. Talked over me when I tried to ask questions. Told me that I will be in pain for the rest of my life and there is nothing he could do about it. I had significant changes in symptoms but he said it wasn't important that my back pain went from 1-2 to 7 on a near daily basis.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Portage, MI – Dec 31, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Kasten, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in Battle Creek, MI and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Luth MC-Univ Colo
Fellowship Hospital
1992
UC-San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1988
UC-San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1987
Wayne State U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

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What are Dr. Michael Kasten, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kasten frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Kasten specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Kasten, MD's office located?

Dr. Kasten's office is located at 2 Heritage Oak Ln, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Bronson Spine & Scoliosis Specialists

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Bronson Spine & Scoliosis Specialists601 John St Ste M-206b Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kasten is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ascension Borgess Hospital

Kalamazoo, MI

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Kalamazoo, MI

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)