Dr. Walter P. Jacobsen, DO

Dr. Walter P. Jacobsen, DO

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
37 y/o
16 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Jacobsen specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Independence, MO. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Jacobsen's Reviews

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3.8
based on 16 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Jacobsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Independence, MO |
I would like to start by saying that it's extremely rare for me to write a review online, but I feel that I must. I saw Dr. Jacobsen after being referred to him and I am so amazed. I went home in a couple days and feel 100 times better in just a couple short months. He is one of those doctors that you know loves what he does and really wants to make a difference. He is finally giving Centerpoint a good name and I thank him for making me feel like a new person.
in Independence, MO |
Overall a great doctor. He's such a wonderful addition to Centerpoint. He is patient and takes his time to inform me of my options and then let's me make a decision. My surgery was wonderful and I went home in two days. Thank you Dr. Jacobsen.
in Lees Summit, MO |
Dr. Jacobsen was great and I would recommend him to anyone in the area. I was told he was new to the area and I am glad I was able to see him. He took his time to make me feel comfortable and answered all questions I had. I find that's rare these days for a surgeon to actually listen.
in Independence mo |
Dr Jacobsen was the only surgeon willing to help me. I was turned away by everyone because I have a complex back. He actually listened and helped fix my back with a fusion
Fort Wayne, Indiana |
Doesn't listen to patient concerns and problems after surgeries. Fine if you do not have any further problems but if you do he doesn't want to deal with you. Washes his hands of you and sends you to pain management.
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Jacobsen was the best, most well informed Dr I have ever worked with. He was kind and took care of every need I had
in Fort Wayne, IN |
i WENT TO DR. JACOBSEN BECAUSE OF MAJOR PAIN IN MY LOWER BACK, MY RIGHT LEG GOING COMPLETELY NUMB 80% OF THE DAY AND THE BOTTOM OF MY LEFT FOOT IS COMPLETELY NUMB AT ALL TIMES. HE SENT ME FOR AN MRI AND 5 DAYS LATER, I GOT A CALL FROM A NURSE, WHO SAID THAT HE SAID THAT HE SEES PROBLEM. CASE CLOSED.
Angola, IN |
Our experience with Dr. Jacobson was less than pleasant. When asked questions about the situation we were dealing with he was defensive and rude and quite frankly couldn't answer most of our questions. Spends less than 2 minutes checking patients on rounds. Sent in FMLA papers to his office to be told the cost is $20 (I expected to pay something - most doctors charge $15) to be told that the processing takes 3-5 days and if we wanted to rush or next day them it's an additional $10!
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Dr. Jacobsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    MIDWESTERN UNIV CHICAGO COLL OF OSTEO MED

    Graduated in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization