Dr. Richard Brower, MD

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Dr. Richard Brower, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center 20 Olive St Ste 200, Akron, OH 44310 Get Directions
(330) 535-3396

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Dr. Brower specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Akron, OH. He practices at 1 location.

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      3.5 based on 27 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Brower
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (27)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (27)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (27)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (27)
      Dr. Brower's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (27)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (27)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (27)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (21)
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      in Akron, OH |
      On Monday, May 25 my life changed in a way I thought it never would. I had been experiencing dibilating back issues. I had been under the care of a chiropractor, NST, Physical Therapy had a spinal injection and rounds and rounds of steroid and pain medications. Finally I was referred to Dr Brower. I'm happy to report 1 week post-op my pain is gone and I'm able to walk, sleep, shower and drive. Dr Brower and his team really are the BEST!!!
      in Akron, OH |
      If I could give no stars I would. I chose him knowing his bedside manner was poor but his skill was known to be good. In the end, his approach was so abusive, I doubt his skill mattered much. He's mean and rude, and shared my health info with people I didn't approve. I was stressed and depressed for months after spinal fusion. When he came in after surgery, he and his posse stood several feet from the bed, never came close, never touched me. It was bizarre. Run away. Choose a doc with empathy.
      in Cottonwood, AZ |
      In 2000 Dr. Brower performed an anterior lumbar fusion on L3-4. I was pain free. He advised me to change jobs, as it was very hard on my body. I didn't and in 2008, he did an XLIF fusion on L4-5. I have since retired. I have occ. pain, which is controlled with Tramadol--no narcotics. I am also 30 lbs.overweight, which doesn't help my spine or any other joints. Dr. Brower has NO bedside manner. He is often blunt & will hurt your feelings. But, he's very skilled & the doctor you need in the O.R.
      in Medina, OH |
      After experiencing significant and debilitating sciatica for nearly 10 years, I was recommended to Dr. Brower by my family doctor. Dr. Brower quickly and accurately diagnosed my problem being Spondylolisthesis after a consult (before I even had an X-Ray/MRI) in his office. Dr. Brower then recommended the XLIF procedure to fuse my L4-L5 and this was completed in May 2015. I have been 99% pain-free since August 2015 and I am now 100% fused 10 months-post op with no/miniscule nerve pain to date!
      in Akron, OH |
      Minimal invasive back surgery. Walking the day after surgery. Back to work fourth day after surgery. Does not sugar coat diagnosis our options.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Myelopathy
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • 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
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Trigger Finger

      Procedures Performed

      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Joint Drainage
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spine Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Point Injection

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Hahnemann University

        Graduated in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        Akron City Hospital
        Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Brower'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 Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Brower's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Brower

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