Dr. Rafeek Woods, MD

Dr. Rafeek Woods, MD

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36 y/o
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Dr. Rafeek Woods, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Joseph, MI and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Lakeland Neurosurgery

3950 Hollywood Rd Ste 210

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Woods' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woods treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Woods treats this condition more than 85% 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
Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woods treats Low Back Pain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Woods treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Myelopathy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woods treats Myelopathy more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Woods treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Woods' conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Replacement
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

"Rafeek Woods, MD, Neurosurgery, completed his six-year neurological surgery residency and minimally invasive and complex spine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California where he also earned his medical degree. He earned his Ba...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
Loma Linda University
Medical School
2011

Dr. Woods' Reviews

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I've had nerve pain due to a degenerated disc for a few years now I recently had outpatient surgery that doctor wood performed. So far it has been a godsend my leg pain is nearly gone and I am on the road to recovery I highly recommend dr. Woods and Lakeland of Spectrum Health.....
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I had pain due to shingles for nearly 30 years, and Dr Woods did an occipital nerve Neurectomy. Although I still have some slight pain, the surgery was worth getting. It also solve some other health issues that I had been having that other doctors could never solve. Wish I would of met Dr Woods years ago. He's always pleasant, and he cares.
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I was concerned about having surgery. My leg pan was severe prior to surgery. A few days after outpatient surgery, I felt great -leg pain gone and I feel really good. Thank you Dr Woods.
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I would highly recommend you to friends and family.
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As a medical professional myself, I found Dr Woods skill, bedside manner, technique and knowledge all superior. Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Woods was excellent. He treated me with great concern and explained things so I could understand. He was always available for any questions I and my family had. I wasn't a number I was person with in terrible pain a d could hardly walk. After surgery I'm on my way back to a normal life. Thanks Dr. Woods!
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After having much leg pain and getting no relief I was referred to Dr. Woods and got my appt. less than a week after my myelogram and was scheduled two days later. After he preformed a laminectomy on L1 thru L5 the pain in my legs was gone completely gone. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
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I was extremely satisfied with the back surgery perrformed by Dr. Woods.
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Went in with back pain that made it hard to walk. Left after surgery pain free. Did not even need any post op medication. It's been 3 months and I am still pain free.
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Surgery results were great. All of my nerve pain has been eliminated.
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I suffered with chronic back pain for over 30 years. Dr. Woods performed surgery to fuse my L4, L5 and S1 vertebra due to damaged or missing disks. I had been on pain reliefers and had restricted physical capabilities, but since my surgery I have no more pain. I no longer take any prescription or over the counter pain relievers and I am able to do many physical activities I had not been able to do. I would highly recommend Dr. Woods if you are considering back surgery.
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Dr. Woods performed surgery on my back from my extreme case of sciatica last August. He recognized my urgent need and prioritized the procedure. It was done quite soon after our first meeting. He performed a laminectomy and a foraminotomy in 3 different locations: L3, L4 & L5. The results were wonderful and I recovered well as he predicted.
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Dr. Woods performed brain surgery on me. I was impressed with his thorough attention to detail. He's compassionate and easy to talk to, and he explains things well. I'd recommend him highly.
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Dr Woods performed surgery on my skull to remove a cancerous lesion. From the minute I met him, I knew I was in good hands. His ability to explain everything clearly is a plus. He is also an excellent listener, which from experience is a very valuable trait in a doctor. It has been 3 months since my surgery and I am feeling great! I recovered very quickly and I really appreciate Dr Woods getting all of the cancer!
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Very thankful to have Dr Woods as my neurosurgeon. Has suffered over 35 years with Disc degeneration disease. Have had 5 previous back/neck surgeries total with the last neck surgery 26 yrs ago. Started having intense neck pain and weakness in arm needed to have a surgeon. Thankful he took my case and did all the tests needed and completed surgery I was back home next day with home PT/OT during postop healing. Office has been so friendly and compassionate! I recommend Dr Woods highly!
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I had emergency surgery in November. Dr. Woods was very informative and compassionate with me and my family. He let us know what to expect and he took very good care of me. We are very fortunate to have him as a physician in our area and I would recommend him highly. He has a very efficient and kind staff and Katie is the best! Thank you for making me well again! My family and I will never forget what you have done for us.
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Dr Woods and his staff were excellent. I got a fast appointment to see him and my surgery went smoothly. I am feeling so much better already. We are lucky to have him in the area.
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It has been three weeks since Dr. Woods performed my back surgery and I am well on the road to recovery. I did not experience any pain or complications. I would recommend Dr. Woods to anyone with similar surgical needs.
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Dr. Woods did outstanding back surgery on me. The surgery was long and complicated .. Dr. Woods spent time with me on two different days before surgery going over what needed to be fixed and how he was gong to do it. Dr. Woods answered all of my questions and I felt comfortable with him doing the surgery. While I was in the hospital after surgery, he came to check on me every day during my recovery. I just completed my 7 weeks of therapy and returned to work.
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