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Dr. Rob Dickerman, DO

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Dickerman

Dr. Rob Dickerman, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(972) 238-0512

Dr. Dickerman accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Dickerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dickerman treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Dickerman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dickerman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Dickerman treats this condition more than 96% 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
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dickerman treats Spinal Stenosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Dickerman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Dickerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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 Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

'Treat others as you would want to be treated'

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Texas Back Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2002
National Institute Of Health/u.s. Dept. Of Health And Human Services
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Doctorate Of Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences
1998
University Of N. Texas Health Science Center/ Osteopathic Medical Center Of Texas
Internship Hospital
1998
Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth
Medical School
1997
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine/long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Texas Wesleyan University
Undergraduate School
2004
2002
2000
1998
1998
1997
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Medtronic Sofamor Danek Research Award, 2002
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society Medical School, 1994-1998
  • Robert Irwin Literary Award, 2002
  • Chancellors Award UNTHSC, 1998
  • UpJohn Research Achievement Award, 1995-1996
  • Albert Einstein-LIJ Research Award, 2001-2002
  • Mayo Clinic Acedemic Scholarship, 1997
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons National Achievement Award, 2002, 2004
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Science and Engineering, 1998
  • Dallas Top Doctors Award, 2005-2009
  • Competetive Stipend Awarded, 1995-1996
  • Glaxo-Wellcome Fellowship, 1995-1996
  • Southern Medical Association Fellowship, 1996-1997
  • American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Research Award, 2001

Dr. Dickerman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dickerman

3.5

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
58.208955223880594%
(39)
4 Stars
2.985074626865672%
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3 Stars
1.492537313432836%
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2 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(1)
1 Star
35.82089552238806%
(24)

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GREAT, as long as all goes well. If you're a "world class" neurosurgeon, I'm willing to put up with our arrogance. When I'm in severe need of back help and you offer a relatively simple procedure, I'm in love with you. When said procedure doesn't go well, you're a JERK. If things don't go according to plan (as they say 15-20% of the time the procedure doesn't work), he has ZERO time for you. Not even a post-op consult. DO NOT believe the hype. He's not in it for the long haul with you.
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Nothing but Professional! Hats off to Dr. ROB Dickerman, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Gerk and all of the staff. They were inspirational in my choice to quit smoking after 50 years. Surgery was a breeze and least painful of all over the last 62 years. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU !
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Dr Rob Dickerman is the best! He fixed my L-S spine.I went to three other doctors and had a few other surgeries and still was not better. He found the real problem with my bone movement of L-5 pressing on all the nerves.He fixed it without doing a total fusion. I am forever grateful that I have found him and hope my degenerative arthritis behaves for a while. Im just happy knowing that he is around and I could trust him because of his experience,knowledge,skill, and dedication to his practice.
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I have been seeing Dr. Dickerman for just over a year. I found him through insurance, and throughout numerous medical magazines. Last August he performed a Lumbar Microdiscectomy at L5/S1. It relieved my S1 radiculopathy, and it got back to being a full-time firefighter. He did very well on the surgery. With all that said, I have gone through all of these reviews, and they all love on Dr. Dickerman and his staff. Many reviews say that the staff treat them like family and make them feel at home.
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This doctor is a flat out liar. He talks you up when you first visit but trying to get him to do anything to help you is like pulling teeth, at first visit he acted like he’s was very intrested, everything was done like he asked 3 months later (after finally getting in) acts like a jerk and sends someone in we never seen before terrible bedside manner, slams down the folder and says he’s done. Paid for records (3 mos later) he flat out lied on the records about going over stuff with us, HE DIDNT
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I would highly recommend Dr Dickerman. He gave me back injections which allowed me to play golf pain free for the first time in over 3 years. His staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. I am very grateful.
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What an awesome doctor and staff!! I was very impressed with Dr. Dickerman upon meeting him. He was very thorough and considered every option before surgery. After 5 years of excruciating pain, Dr. Dickerman performed a 360 spinal fusion at my L5/S1 five weeks ago and I am completely pain free, outside some normal healing pains... I forgot what it was like to not hurt and to be able to sleep through the night. Thank you, Dr. Dickerman.!!!
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Dr. Dickerman provided excellent care to my wife. I would recommend him to anyone needing neurosurgical surgery.
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Hands down, the best and most knowledgeable Neurosurgeon in the world (believe me, I had my share of neurosurgeon visits in the past 4 years)! From the moment I met Dr. Dickerman, I felt like I had made the right choice. He took his time explaining every detail and answering all of my questions. Dr. Dickerman is extremely professional yet very personable. He listens to your concerns and gives you straight answers and options. My surgery went extremely well and I am now almost back to normal.
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Highly satisfied
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Dr. Dickerman was confident and reassuring in his diagnosis. My pain was affecting my daily life that I was starting to let it control my life. Thanks to him, I not only had relief but got my life back. His whole staff was so helpful and polite.
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Took the time to answer my questions and genuinely cares. My family and I felt like Dr D was compassionate, confident and talented. We all agreed it was the best choice and we were right.
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I had surgery in February. The member of your team that stood out was Dr. ob Dickerman. I had heard he was a great doctor, and that, he is. To me, he is an angel. He did for me what no other doctor was able to do. He is awesome, smart, concerned, polite and most of all a GREAT door.
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Excellent surgeon with heavy schedule. Would recommend for spinal surgery over all.
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Excellent bedside manner. Talks so you can understand. Doesn't rush you out of exam room ever.
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It's a really pity that a good doctor like Dr. Dicker man has to work with a team of incompetent office assists. My mother was given a pain medication that gives her nausea and constipation. She was also promised a quick spinal shot by the doctor, but the operation scheduler wants to put it off for more than 2 months. Neither the nurse practitioner nor the scheduler ever return calls. Long story short, my mother now have to see another doctor. What a waste time spent in pain!
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Dr.Dickerman is so well respected in the medical community inspired confidence and trust. I never felt rushed or like himself or Ashley did not listen to my questions or concerns and they never made me feel like i was just a number. This could have been a very scary scenario but was a very pleasant experience. Dr. Dickerman cares and is very much focused on patients, making us feel calm, secure, engaged, empowered and part of the team. I would without reservation recommend him to anyone.
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After waiting 1.5 hrs in exam room, I opened door and looked around due to boredom, the Dr asked what i was doing, I joking(I thought) said, Just seeing if anyone was out here, He slammed the file down on the chair and stormed off..came back in and said this isn't going to work, find another doctor.
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Quickly determined all of my husband's issues, and prioritized them based upon our wishes. He is a very talented physician, and I would not hesitate to refer my mother to him, if he takes medicare patients. ; - )
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Impressive experience meeting him. He lived up to the hype I had heard. I know now why my Doctor referred me to him. He's got it together!
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