Dr. Raymond Poelstra, MD

Dr. Raymond Poelstra, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Raymond Poelstra, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Dayton, OH and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Baylor Coll Of Med in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3533 Southern Blvd Ste 5350

Dayton, OH 45429

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

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  • Baylor Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Raymond Poelstra, MD
Dr. Poelstra performed micro vascular compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia. The disease used to be called the “Suicide Disease” because of the pain and lack of options for the patient. Dr. Poelstra was an excellent surgeon! Combined with his profound ability to communicate simply and to understand...Read More
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David in Dayton, OH – Aug 10, 2018
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He did my craniotomy/microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. He was awesome! Amazingly caring and thorough! Highly recommend!
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Missy Whitmer in OHIO – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr. Poelstra is both smart and kind. I've had serious spine issues and Dr. Poelstra is the only doctor I trust to take care of me!
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Feb 13, 2018
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Takes his time explaining procedures and answers any questions you may have. I had a 4 hours successful surgery, so glad to have been directed to him.
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Feb 02, 2018
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Dr Poelstra ordered a test for me, went and had test, then COULD NOT make an appt. to go over that test with me, Andrea in the office wouldn't let me make one, and then was told Dr couldn't help me anymore.
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