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I like a doctor's office that is well organized and efficient. That tells me that their efficiency and organization start from the top. I was seen in a timely manner, sent to have X-rays in the same building and back with my films for Dr Vishteh within an hours time. Dr Vishteh looked at my films, came back into the room and gave his recommendations. He listened carefully to my issues and answered all my questions without making me feel like he was in a rush.
Dr. Vishteh did a C5-7 fusion surgery on me in April. I sought multiple opinions and did lots of research before ending up back with Dr. Vishteh. Just completed my final check up and everything looks perfect. Surgery was a breeze - I was up walking that afternoon and walked 4 miles the next day! Missed only 2 days of work. Saw Dr. Vishteh after a referral from my PCP, and also two different neighbors who owned physical therapy offices - they both felt his fusion was very solid and he would only operate if absolutely necessary.
I am patient of Dr. Vishteh. I am also, by career, a Certified Surgical Assistant. This in mind, I am very aware of how to choose a physician. I chose Dr. Vishteh because of having had the opportunity to see him "in action" in surgery, by his impressive credentials and education and because of the rapport I saw established between himself, the patient and the surgical staff. This rapport carried forward into his practice as well. His staff is experienced and professional. He answered all questions and I felt a great trust in him. Needless to say, He was the surgeon on whom I placed confidence for my neck spinal surgery (Disc removal, bone graft, fixation plates and screws). My surgery went "textbook" if you will, and I was up and around within hours of the procedure. I went home the next morning, and NEVER took so much as one pain pill during the entire recovery period. The numbness and tingling in my arm was relieved immediately, and has not returned in the least. I have sent others to Dr. Vishteh. He performed surgery on a friend and she did great as well. Yes, I sing his praises. My only regret was not having had the surgery done sooner. I recommend Dr. Vishteh to anyone having spinal issues or in need of brain surgery. Great guy- terrific surgeon.
Dr. Vishteh saved my life so of course I have a positive opinion. What really sets him apart, however, was his attention to me as an individual. He was the only provider of many specialists seen that provided comprehensive education on my recovery. His office staff (Dana) is also easily accessible and very friendly and helpful. I would give 6 stars if it were an option!
Dr. Vishteh removed a cancerous tumor from the interior of my skull. His skill was beyond reproach. I am grateful he has been my doctor. Often I think of how he and his staff made every turn of events as pleasant and healing an occasion as could be achieved. My questions and concerns were answered fully to my satisfaction. I never felt abandoned but did feel like family. There's a lot of drudgery in this world but this doctor and his staff are an oasis.
I chose Dr. Vishteh for a third opinion regarding my motherâs neck condition for two important reasons (my mom had chosen the first two surgeons on her own and was not satisfied): 1) I had overheard him talking with his patients on several occasions and I like his bedside manner- genuine and compassionate with a special ability to really connect with his patients. I wasnât intentionally eavesdropping on him- I do some of my surgeries at the same hospital as he does, and I was taking care of my own patients in the same area (the pre- and post-operative bays are quite close to each other). 2) Dr. Vishteh has God-given surgical skills. He has been nationally recognized for operating on some of the most challenging neurosurgery cases, and has been featured in our hospital publications many times-so he has an excellent reputation; but, the real proof is that nurses and doctors go to him and send their family members to him when they need surgery. Having a surgeon who ultimately took the time to listen to my mom, review her MRI with her, and answer all of her questions in a very clear and caring manner was the key to her ears and heart. I think he spent well over an hour with us. He was just as patient and accommodating on subsequent visits. (My mom is one tough customer and believes that she has her own special kind of medical degree, having raised two physicians) Here is a little known doctor secret: forget what the primary care doctors know (or think they know) about surgeons. The O.R. nurses and anesthesiologist, and other surgeons are in the operating room, and actually see who the best surgeons are! Bottom line: * A very talented surgeon, likeable, courteous, and down to earth. * Takes time with his patients, is excellent at explaining his recommendations, has great bedside manner. *Ethical- If you donât need surgery, Dr. Vishteh is not going to talk you into it and if you do need surgery, you are in the best possible hands. Heâs the doctorâs doctor!
I had to have emergency spinal surgery with Dr Vishteh as my surgeon. He explained everything in detail to myself and my wife, he was genuinely concerned about my me from the moment he saw me in the emergency room until the time I went home. He spoke to my wife and eased her mind in regards to any complications having to do with my surgery and recovery. He and is office staff are very attentive to their patient needs and are just so very nice! I would recommend Dr. Vishteh to anyone who needs this specialty surgery.
Twice in the recent past couple years I have needed a neurological surgeon and was blessed to have Arash Gianni Vishteh, MD available to me. I have worked at a trauma center for 30 years and I knew the great caliber of a surgeon that Dr. Vishteh was, but I also found that he was so much more. He is a man close to God which, for me, is a virtue I greatly appreciated and admired. He has a soothing demeanor and is patient and thorough in explaining what the patient needs to know. The first time I needed him, I required cervical disk surgery and the procedure was a great success with full recovery. The second time I needed him, I was in the Emergency Room with a head injury and I asked the staff to please call Dr. Vishteh. They informed me that he was not on-call for the ER that night. I was really disappointed. However, once I was admitted to the ICU, shortly thereafter I looked up and saw Dr. Vishteh coming down the hallway towards my room. That is the type of surgeon he is! It would be a great negligence on my part if I did not recognize Dr. Vishteh's excellent staff and, in particular, Dana. Every time I have called her, and in the beginning it was many times, she generally answered the telephone on the first ring and if there was a problem that needed to be resolved, she took it upon herself to make sure that the problem at hand was resolved! In short, I have only the highest regards and respect for Dr. Arash Gianni Vishteh and I thank God that he has been in my life when I needed him.
Dr. Vishteh is a truly outstanding neurosurgeon! I suffered agonizing pain as the result of a herniated disc at L1-2. He quickly admitted me to the hospital, ordered/reviewed my MRI and resected the offending disc all in a very timely fashion. He demonstrated exceptional skill as a surgeon and was extremely thoughtful and compassionate throughout my entire hospitalization. I was back on my feet in just a few days and back at work in only a few weeks. I highly recommend him to others with back problems. In fact, I referred my father to him several years ago for treatment of spinal stenosis. My father did extremely well under his care and no longer suffers from the debilitating effects of this condition.
Dr. Vishteh performed surgery on my son Jonathan. Jonathan was diagnosed a quadriplegic after a tragic car accident. This was almost the worst news a parent could hear. Dr. Vishteh was direct with us and told us what to expect. He also never took away hope. Hope was what we needed and Dr. Vishteh kept hope alive. He also kept our son alive. He performed an amazing surgery that led to a miracle. Jonathan could walk within two months . He has continued to stay in touch with our family and keep track of Jonathan progress. We could not have asked for a more skilled and compassionate doctor .
Thankfully, I didn't need surgery during my hospitalization. But, Dr. Vishteh's care and explanations were very reassuring. I can absolutely recommend him.
I had a freak accident back in 2010 and broke my neck. Dr. Vishteh was on call that night - luckily for me. He patiently went through my options and explained everything to me and my family. We ultimately went with the neck fusion. I owe my quality of life to Dr. Vishteh and will be forever grateful. Dr. Vishteh and his staff are some of the nicest people I have ever met. I highly recommend him.
I have worked with Dr. Vishteh for over a decade as an anesthesiologist. I have been impressed enough to refer my own father to him for neurosurgery, with a textbook result of profound improvement in quality of life. Don't know what else to say.
I highly recommend Dr. Vishteh! He is brilliant, caring, and highly skilled. He goes above and beyond most doctors researching your case and determining the best course of treatment. A
My experience was phenomenal. Spinal fusion..he was informative, gracious, sympathetic, professional. His demeanor in the hospital was efficient, competent & that of a skillful practitioner who had empathy for his patients & respect for the nursing & physical therapy staff. A fine human being in all his endeavors.
From the first visit he was very attentive to my needs and problems. I have very serious back issues and Dr Vishteh has given me my life back. He has always treated me with dignity and respect. Dr Visteh performed 4 back surgeries on me and always explained everything to me. He went over all the Mri's in detail and was never rushed. He answered every question and did every treatment possible before jumping to surgery. I WOULD TRULY RECOMMEND DR VISHTEH HE IS A VERY CARING HUMAN BEING AND A GREAT DOCTOR..
Dr. Vishteh was very courteous and gave me the best care. He took the time to show me the CT scans, MRIs, etc. and explained in detail the results. He made arrangements for physical therapy and follow up visits.
I am a nurse practitioner who has worked in health care (ICU, trauma centers,etc) for many years. When I experienced back pain coupled with numbness in my foot I did what most would do-- saw my primary care provider and obtained and MRI. I then sought the opinion of someone I trusted: Dr. Vishteh. Within moments of looking at my MRI Dr. Vishteh had identified the problem. Not only did he review the studies with me he also offered options for treatment that did not include surgery plus advised what not to do as some treatment could worsen the condition. Ultimately I did need surgery. When I woke up, yes my back hurt alittle (from the incision/surgery) but for the first time in over about 6 months I did not have pain and numbness in my leg. I received excellent care while in the hospital and during my follow up visits. Dr. Vishteh's office staff was wonderful-- I had some issues with my insurance company and Dr. Vishteh's office staff and billing person were always very polite and very helpful. They did not call me to ask about payment-- I called them when I got notices from insurance company and they were already in contact with the insurance to resolve the issue. Obviously I would hope to not need services of a neurosurgeon again but if I did-- Dr. Vishteh would be my choice.
Both Dr. Vishteh and his staff are professional and helpful. I would highly recommend one consult with Dr. Vishteh before considering surgery...
Dr. Vishteh is the most caring Dr. I have ever met. He has always taken the time to answer all my questions before and after surgery. I couldn't of asked for a better surgeon.
Dr Visteh is a very good surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and a very honest doctor.
Exelent Dr. After going to a so called pain Dr. to find my problem and winding up in hospitol from screw up only to go to hospitol from so much pain Dr. Vishteh looked at the same MRI and found the problem A Dics pushing on the spinal chord trying to paralize me, the other Dr. was treating the symptom, Dr. Vishteh found the problem an treated that
I have never dealt with his office or staff so I cannot rate them. I dealt with him in the ICU of John C. Lincoln Hospital and have to say he is the best doctor I have ever dealt with, he is very understanding, explains everthing in an easy to understand way and he saved my husband. He is just an excellent doctor.