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Cannot recommend Dr. Duma highly enough. He provided me with excellent service. He and all the staff in his office and at the Gamma Knife office at Hoag were outstanding.
Truly Gifted Man, Exceptional character and Patient consideration
Everyone is extremly professional and efficient. Felt well taken care of
Dr. Duma is very thorough, but to the point. Willing to answer questions, if you have them. Explains any and all procedures and potential outcomes. My follow up was equally pleasant and thorough.
I sought a second opinion from Dr Duma regarding a mass in my left frontal lobe. His assurance that there was no need for an immediate surgical response eliminated the anxiety I had from my initial visit with another more proactive neurosurgeon. Dr Duma's approach was to continue to monitor the mass with periodic MRIs, based on his observation of my MRI head scan, knowledge of a past head injury more than 40 years ago, and the fact I am not experiencing any symptoms.
I rate his profession as being Exemplary and his care for the patient shows.
This man literally saved my life. He treated me nearly five years ago and I still hear from his staff monthly to check up on me.
I could not recommend him high enough. His encouragement and professionalism are so important to me, making me feel more positive about my situation. The staff is so prompt and courteous in dealing with issues, ensuring the best of care for me. Thank you.
Dr Duma is the most personable doctor I have ever experienced; this on top of being one of the most knowledgeable indivisible I have had the pleasure of meeting. He took me from a life threating situation to full recovery in less than a month. I'm told that most neurosurgeons have a very high opinion of themselves; Dr. Duma is not one of those. In fact, when my personal primary care physician spoke with him on the phone, after my procedure, he ask me if Dr. Duma was really a neurosurgeon. He said he had never know one to be as personable as Dr. Duma. Knowledgeable, approachable, personable... you couldn't ask for a better doctor to help guide you through a procedure as sensitive as brain surgery.
Extremely knowledgeable in his field - I put my trust in Dr. Duma's diagnosis. He is very easy to work with as a patient; he listens carefully and answers my questions. He brings up my MRIs on the big screen in his office and discusses what he sees. His office staff is excellent as well.
Dr. Duma is a brilliant Neurologist. He is very professional and communicates very well to patients and family members. I have nothing but praises for him and his team. The overall experience was a pleasant one for me.
Dr. Duma saved my life. Him and his team are phenomenal in every aspect. He did my brain surgery on a Wednesday, discharged 3 days after on Saturday , believe it or not, I was at gym next Monday!!! for a light work out. He gave me another chance to live and be around my family and kids. Thank you so much Dr. Duma
We never know what life challenges we will face. When I heard the news that I had a tumor the size of an orange in my head I felt so fortunate to have Christopher Duma there for me throughout this journey. He provided the sense of calmness, hope and balance I needed to know that everything would be ok. I placed not only my trust, but my life in his hands. Because of him I am able to provide this endorsement.
I can't write enough good things about Dr. Duma. He met with me within a day after my brain tumor was found, and he removed my tumor on the next business day. He clearly explained everything to me before and after the surgery, answering as many questions as I needed to ask him. He is very caring & I felt like I received excellent care. Thank you for removing my tumor, Dr. Duma. Now I don't need to worry about it anymore. I'm very relieved.
I wish I had known about this site sooner. Dr. Duma Saved my now ex husbands life. He found an error made by another Neuro and moved quickly to fix the errors. He had to perform 2 surgeries but he was successful. This review that shows negative regarding Dr. Duma is so far off. If you read this Dr. Duma. Mike Sanches was the patient and even though we are not in California anymore. Thank you for all you did for my family because of your quick actions the kids have their dad
Very caring doctor and staff. made me feel at ease at all times. I owe my life to him
When functioning in the field of medician Dr Duma calls upon his intuitive musical mathmatical rythem to compose a best practice result.. The rhythm of music is a soothing professional medical ingredient that Dr Duma shares with his friends facing health challenges. Healing rhythm when applied with sincerity will create a major physiological key to healing the anxiety of unknown medical challenges. Dr Duma spreads the light of optimism to those looking for sincerity of purpose and confidence in the path chosen to achieve medically assisted success.
My wife was treated by Dr Duma six years ago for a benign meningioma brain tumor. Dr Duma accurately diagnosed her and performed Gamma Knife radiation with success. Eventually, she had to have a craniotomy performed by Dr Duma and again, excellent outcome! Dr Duma is an expert in his field and a very caring person. My wife and I always felt we were in good hands. I would highly recommend Dr Duma for any neurological issues, he's the best!
I had surgery with Dr Duma for an orbital meningioma. Without his expertise in this area I would have lost my eye sight, but with his treatment I still have my sight and the meningioma is no longer an issue. I highly recommend Dr. Duma.
I first met Dr. Duma in 2003 for my first Gamma Knife.Since then I have had several more Gamma Knife treatments plus a Craniotomy in 2011. Dr Duma's expertise as a brain surgeon has saved my life. Over the years I have had many interactions with him. He is totally consumed with the desire to extend, as best he can, the lives of his patients . He has accomplished that for me and many,many others. He has a wonderful positive attitude while remaining totally honest with all the facts. He has always treated me with complete respect and concern. Anyone who needs the assistance of a brain surgeon will never regret choosing and trusting Dr,Duma.
I have sent 2 friends to Dr Duma and both thought he was exceptional. One of them he met with late at night before he was leaving town. Could not ask for a better doctor. Has been treating me for over 4 years. Treatment of several brain tumors treated and stopped growth. I have had 4 gamma knife surgeries with success. When you hear you have cancer of the brain your heart drops util you meet Dr Duma and he gives you hope.
dr. duma saved my life by removing two gbm tumors from my cerebellum area in may 2012; his recommended radiation and oncology doctors are also very good. Dr. Duma takes the time with you to explain/answer any/all questions and I feel lucky to be under his care.
Dr. Duma was very patient in explaining the issues and procedures and performed the surgery in an expert manner.
What can I say... Dr. Christopher Duma is down right the worlds best Neurosurgeon known to man. He is amazing in his area of expertise and it shows in the accuracy of his diagnosis and treatment. He has excellent down to earth bedside manner. I would trust him with my brain ANY day! God Love YOU Dr. Duma and may the force be with you!
Dr. Duma literally saved my life. I had 3 tumors in the brain following Inflamatory breast cancer. I have had 5 Gamma Knife procedures and 4 craniotomies. Through out these procedures as been caring, loving, and professional. I owe him my life.
Dr. Duma treated my mother for brain tumors. I have never seen such a warm caring doctor,he was never in a rush with her. My mothers treatment was a success thanks to Dr. Duma.
"Dr. Duma's care is consistent with best practices. I went to doctors at reputable health centers before Dr. Duma, and did not feel the same connection. The standard of care Dr. Duma offers is stellar. He genuinely has the patient's health at heart. He does his homework before he consults with his patients. His care and preparedness is crucial to the results he achieves. He took time to become well aware of my medical history and needs, and he communicates well with other members of my medical team to provide the best level of healthcare possible."
I have been a patient of Dr Duma's for five years. He has preformed 6 Gamma Knife procedures removing 10 tumor's. Because of his expertise I am in very goodhealth today.When I speak with Dr. Duma he displays a sense of sincere concern for my well-being.I have always felt complete comfort in knowing I was getting the absolute best care possible. There are no words that can express mydeep appreciation for all that Dr. Dumahas done for me.
I have been a patient of Dr. Duma for almost four years. He performed several surgeries to remove a brain tumor and also performed the gamma knife procedure.I am progressing well thanks to his expertise and professionalism! I am thankful he is my Neurosurgeon!
I would like to express my heartfelt Appreciation to Dr. Duma and his entire staff for the excellent care I received at the Medical Center. He not only delivered exceptionsl service, but Dr. Duma is extrely compassionate and patient. This extra effor on his part has really made a world of difference during this scary and difficult time . I am so very grateful for the ongoing support and expertise.
The care and treatment my mother recieved was excellent. The Dr and the staff were always professional and courteous.
Being a young onset patient, I made sure to do my research when deciding what Neurosurgeon I was going to use for my Deep Brain Surgery for Parkinson's disease. Not only did Dr. Duma meet all expectations, but he went on and above to keep me comfortable and informed throughout all three procedures. His staff was very friendly and always quick to help. Not only would I recommend him to others, but I would send my own family members to see him. He was knowledgeable and patient when addressing my concerns! Now if we could only have all of our Doctor's follow his lead.
I have been a patient of Dr. Duma for over six years now. I was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brain tumor with an expected survival time of ten months. It's been six years! I highly recommend this Neurosurgeon if you are looking to beat the odds of your diagnosis.
Dr. Duma is a brain surgeon and a good one. He doesnt have a great deal of bed side manner and is a bit unrealistic about the time it takes to recover from surgery or the amount of trauma that actually is caused by having brain surgery, but all of this is forgivable because he is great at what he is there for and that is the surgery itself. He implanted DBS in me for Parkinson's and he gave me a new life. I had no complications after the surgery and was impressed because the nurses at the hospital said that they werent too worried about me because I was Dumas patient, to me that says a lot. I as each of the people that has responded here has only their own personal experience to go by, some good, some bad but the nurses at the hospitals are dealing with his patients every single day and they have this opinion of him, speaks volumes I think any way. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a brain surgeon.
First visit told/showed that I had for masses in the Brain and maybe more deeper. I also had poor speech because the mass that caused the first seizure was in the motor cortex of the brain. Had the Gamma and had four seizures 24 hours after the Gamma Knife and get this that there was only ONE mass!!! And my speech didnt improve. And after all that I was told to go on Hospice (where I am now)USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
This doctor has wonderful "bedside" manners. He spent time with me, answered all of my questions with explanations I could understand. Very professional, gracious and down to earth. Have been very impressed with him.
Dr.Duma performed Surgery on my Mom for NPH. He never appropriately set our expectations for post surgery or for complications. We expected to go home the next day but she stayed in the hospital for 4 days followed by 3 weeks in Skilled Nursing Facility. The surgery seemed to work initially, but now 6 months later, she is back to where she was due to what is probably an obstruction. He pushed us off to the referring Neurologist for followup on my initial concerns. I had to learn of that possiblity thru my own research since he never warned of any complications or things I should be looking for - which is apparently very important with NPH as bleeding can lead to coma and death. I am very disappointed and would not recommend him. I am looking for a new surgeon to follow up with presently
Dr. Duma lied to us repeatedly regarding how much my brain tumor had shrunk after the gamma knife surgery. DO NOT use him for your medical care, by far the worse doctor I have ever seen.