Decision on choosing a surgeon is difficult. There are many surgeons who are technically talented but have poor bedside manner. There are some who demonstrate the reverse qualities. Word of mouth is sometimes helpful and internet searches are becoming somewhat more accurate. I wish I could tell you who is great and not so great but I can’t know every surgeon in the country and new ones come out every year. Find one with at least 10 years of experience.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.