Dr. Michael Wildstein, MD

Dr. Michael Wildstein, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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Our practice philosophy is that a detailed history and extensive physical examination will always be state of the art. Surgery is always a last resort only after all conservatve modes of care have been exhausted. We spend time with and listen to what our patients have to say. We will never pass patients off to a nurse or a physician assistant. Rather, our patients can expect to be seen and examined by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon each time they come for an appointment at the spine center.Read more

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www.wildsteinspine.com Dr. Wildstein founded the Wildstein Spine Center in 2008 after completing his specialty fellowship training in spinal surgery at...Read more

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Dr. Wildstein Says:

It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to get to know and care for all of our patients at Wildstein Spine Center.  Our personalized, one-on-one atmosphere leaves patients feeling more like individuals and less like a number, and the reviews we get on Healthgrades just serve to validate our practice philosophy.  We truly appreciate all of our patients' wonderful and...

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in Summerville, SC |
I had gone to one of the big box spine centers and felt like a piece of meat being herded through. I went to see Dr. Wildstein at the recommendation of a co-worker and it was the best decision I could have made. He offered me 4 or 5 different options for my condition and explained each one in detail with what I could expect from each option. I chose the least invasive because he felt it would give me the relief needed and he was correct. Haven't felt this good in years! Thank you Dr. Wildstein!!
in Charleston SC |
I wuld give him a 10+ on a scale of 1-5. Years ago as a nurse working in orthopedics I would admire this doctor for his skill, incredible bedside manner, and amazing concern for his patients. Who'd have thought years later "I" would need back & cervical sx. He's SO conservative, you don't feel as if he forces surgery & is very understandable .Thankfully my results were better than I ever could have hoped for post- op. I adore him as a Dr tho cuz no ques is ever disregarded, & he REALLY cares!
in Charleston, SC |
The most amazing part of seeing Dr. Wildstein is that when I go to see him, I actually see HIM, There is no dealing with a bunch or nurses or PAs. Every time I've had an appointment with Dr. W, he's the one I see. Additionally, I have never been to a Dr. who listens as well as Dr. W. I have always felt comfortable asking any, and all questions and I know without a doubt that the answers Dr. W gives me are honest, accurate, and complete. Easily the best spine doctor in Charleston.
in Eutawville,SC 29048 |
Dr will actually call me himself, and he's a good listener. Nancy, his office manager is very efficient to meet my needs and has a very calming disposition. This is my second back surgery in 8 months and I'm confident that this had worked. So thankful for Google, which lead me to this amazing doctor, surgeon.
in Mount Pleasant, SC |
After being in terrible back pain for a week, my family doctor scheduled me an MRI. By lunch time the next day, my family doctor had already called Dr. Wildstein and discussed my prognosis. He was able to see me at the hospital later that afternoon. He explained everything thoroughly and was able to do the surgery that evening. The pain subsided immediately. I can't begin to thank him for such a wonderful experience. I will definitely use him again if needed.
in Wadmalaw Island, SC |
Dr. Wildstein is a very nice person who explains everything and answers all your questions. He did a fabulous job on my elbow surgery. I will be eternally grateful to him. I always bring a list of questions, but after he talks to me....I find that he has already answered all my questions. Would not hesitate to go back to him.
in Johns Island, SC |
After researching and meeting with numerous surgeons about which procedure would be best for me, I was fortunate to learn of Dr. Wildstein's expertise with lateral interbody fusions. Quite frankly, he saved my life. I could not walk to my mailbox and surgery had become the only option for me. Dr. Wildstein is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about his patients and work. He is an exceptional surgeon and caring individual. I recommend him to everyone I know.
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Dr. Wildstein says...

www.wildsteinspine.com Dr. Wildstein founded the Wildstein Spine Center in 2008 after completing his specialty fellowship training in spinal surgery at Stanford University, in California.  At the spine center, patients are never treated by anyone other than a board-certified spinal surgeon each and every visit.  Unlike other orthopedic and spine practices in the country, Dr. Wildstein does not use physician assistants (PA's) or nurse practitioners (NP's) to see his patients.  What this means for patients at Wildstein Spine Center is that they will always have a personalized exam performed by only the most qualified individual with the highest level of training in orthopedic and spinal pathology- ensuring the continuity of care that patients demand in today's competitive market.

Dr. Wildstein takes pride in the fact that he is an independent physician practice, not owned by the hospital system, and so he can provide an in-depth, thoughtful and thorough examination of every patient who comes through his door.  He gives lectures to and teaches other spinal surgeons across the country as well as he is the author of several textbook chapters on orthopedic and spinal surgery.  His expert medical opinions are sought by individuals across the Southeast region.  Dr. Wildstein currently serves as the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Vice-Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.  

Dr. Wildstein's Care Philosophy

Our practice philosophy is that a detailed history and extensive physical examination will always be state of the art. Surgery is always a last resort only after all conservatve modes of care have been exhausted. We spend time with and listen to what our patients have to say.  We will never pass patients off to a nurse or a physician assistant.  Rather, our patients can expect to be seen and examined by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon each time they come for an appointment at the spine center. 

Dr. Wildstein says...

In his spinal surgery fellowship training, Dr. Wildstein had the unique opportunity to perform surgeries with the spinal surgeons who invented the X-STOP procedure for spinal stenosis.  This revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure allows patients to gain immediate relief of their leg and back pain through an outpatient surgery with minimal down-time for recovery. 

Dr. Wildstein says...

It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to get to know and care for all of our patients at Wildstein Spine Center.  Our personalized, one-on-one atmosphere leaves patients feeling more like individuals and less like a number, and the reviews we get on Healthgrades just serve to validate our practice philosophy.  We truly appreciate all of our patients' wonderful and supportive feedback of the practice and we look forward to treating all of our patients with compassionate, personalized care in the future.

Dr. Wildstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Morehouse School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection