Dr. Stephen K. Powers, MD

Dr. Stephen K. Powers, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 63 years old

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Experienced care by a master surgeon and caring physician with emphasis on doing what the patient wants in terms of resolution of symptoms, control or cure of the disease process and respect for personal patient decisions.Read more

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Had a surgery and should of returned to work within 2 weeks. Never happens. The day of discharge no one looked at my incision. I ended up with 2 spinal fluid leaks, rare type of meningitis and then hydrocephalus all from October to February with 5 different surgeries and then I had to go to rehab for 2 1/2 weeks. This was 3 1/2 years ago. Since then I've had an unsteady gait, dizziness, neuropathy and 2 more VP shunt placements this year cause of the same type of meningitis by another surgeon.
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Dr. Powers' Care Philosophy

Experienced care by a master surgeon and caring physician with emphasis on doing what the patient wants in terms of resolution of symptoms, control or cure of the disease process and respect for personal patient decisions.

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio State University / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Minnesota Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    U Calif

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracic Outlet Surgery
  • Transphenoidal Surgery

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