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Dr. Schell is a very fine surgeon. However, his staff is rude, lacks timely follow up, insurance billing to BCBS is excessively delayed, ignores repeated BCBS patient billing inquiries, could not find my patient records (no record) and response (lack of) to patient employer to assure medical leave is entirely unacceptable. Not sure I would go back for that reason alone.
Had 2 neck surgeries fusion of 3 disc's and I am pain free, have great mobility of my neck with very little limitation, which is expected, but overall was great and my fears were put to rest with this surgeon. You can't get better. My wife under went 3 back surgeries and is great after.
Very nice Dr.Takes care of you very well as far as taking to you to get your mind off things while hes checking you over..
Really neurological surgeon Gerald Russell Schell graduated from Michigan State University Collage Of Human Medison in the year of 1,980. He went to Olivet Collage from 1,972 to 1,976 in Olivet Michigan where he got his undergraduate batcholar degree in biology then from the fall of 1,976 to the Spring of 1,80 he went to Michigan State University Collage Of Human Medison in East Lansing Michigan where he got a medical degree also call doctor of Medison degree his fellowship hospitals were Washington University and The University of Rochuster. Residency for general surgery took place at McLaren Flint also called Flint general hospital then neurological surgeon Gerald Russell Schell's residency for neurological surgery took place at Sunny Upstate Medical University in the state of New York
Dr Schell saved my back. He did a fusion of my L5 and today I feel better than I have in years. I was a bit skeptical like anyone is of having back surgery. Everyone always says don't do it, well, I'm glad I didn't wait because my back feels ten times better after the surgery. I had a few nights in the hospital but I walked the day after surgery and was walking a mile 3 days after. I can't tell anyone else what to do but I can only speak of how excellent Dr. Schell was for me. He was diligent, his staff was friendly and most importantly he fixed me. I will be forever grateful to this gifted doctor and am thankful I was able to find him.
The Phrygian is means more then the flighty staff
His office staff is rude and refuse to help with anything other then taking your money. They dont put all info in your records. I dont think they even care what he says to the paitent listen to dr schell.
Back in 2011 a friend told me there was something wrong with her friend she asked me if I knew a neurosurgeon I said yes I asked her where did your friend go to see a neurosurgeon she said Saginaw I said tell your friend it should go back to Saginaw and ask to see neurosurgeon Gerald Schell
My grandmother has been complaining about something that happened over 13 years ago I said to her if it was not for this neurosurgeon I would not be on this earth over 12 years ago my grandmother's conilogical sister or also say half Nancy had surgery by this neurosurgeon my grandmother kept telling her conilogical sister Nancy what happened over a year before Nancy had surgery
Dr Field and Shell parted ways and Dr shell kept most of the phone numbers. All my contact numbers from 1 1/2 years ago rang into Shells office but I was trying to get a hold of Dr field (he's the one that removed the huge tumor from my wifes brain 11 years ago). Dr Shells receptionist would not help at all. When I asked if Dr field was still practicing she said she didn't know. I informed her Dr field was well known and could not believe she did not know if he was still in practice. I asked if she had a phone number or any contact information and she said "I work for Dr Shell and I cannot help you". I finally got Dr Fields number from St Marys and they said this is a very sad and common occurrence. I can understand doctors having great differences and separating practices but I sure cannot imagine one of them would be so low as to have receptionists that are this rude and unhelpful to someone that is in need of medical help. Dr Schell, you should be ashamed.
Dr. Gerald Schell is one of the best neurosurgeon. Very much satisfied by the conduct of his work
My entire experience with Dr. Gerald Schell and her staff was positive. I am very happy with the back surgery result. Thanks Dr. Schell.
Thank you all so much for all your care and support during my recent Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. I am very happy with the results. It was immediate relief and I am enormously grateful to him. I would like to highly recommend Dr. Schell
Dr Schell is the best spine surgeon in Michigan. My family and I love him and we will not be able to thank him enough for helping me walk.
Most marvelous neurosurgeon ever! I have very good results and I would like to highly recommend Dr. Gerald Schell for back surgery.
Dr. Schell started working with me 2 years ago. He has done an excellent job correcting my spinal problems, staying with me the whole way. I would like to highly recommend Dr. Schell
Dr Schell gave me hope; he gave me options; he gave me data and clarification. I have never had a doctor give me these three things in one visit. Thank you Dr. Schell
Dr. Schell is very competent, homed in on my issues and gave helpful suggestions in the first visit.
I was extremely impressed by Dr. Schell. I've seen a lot of doctors for my back lately and he was the best prepared. He made me feel safe and has an incredible reputation
My experience with Dr. Schell has been positive from the very first visit to my follow-up visits after the surgery. Dr. Gerald Schell explained everything little thing about spine surgery both to my family and me. He was very clear in his explanation. I would recommend him for spine treatment.
Dr. Schell is a great physician, my outcome has been fantastic.
I had a tumor in my spinal cord. Dr. Gerald Schell removed the tumor and saved me from paralysis. Dr. Gerald Schell is very knowledgeable and brilliant, thank you so much Dr. Gerald.
Dr. Gerald Schell did a great job on my back surgery. I am very happy with the results. It was immediate relief and I am extremely grateful to him. Thanks you Dr. Gerald.
Poor after care! Did major back surgery and wrote for strong pain medicines, then just dropped be 8 days later and says get your family care Dr to handle everything. Expressed its not his job to explain medications he's prescribing and he's just a surgeon not an after care Dr. Very poor manners and did not follow through with his after care plan drawn up before surgery! Great surgeon but don't count on him after surgery he's to busy getting his money from the next guy to finish with what he started!
Dr. Schell gave my son his life back after many months of suffering with a pinched nerve. He was compassionate, explained everything, worked him into his schedule and did a remarkable job of surgery to correct the problem. He was there when we needed him the most. Thankyou!
Just wish I had recieved more information and a second opinion before I put my life in his hands. I am worse now than I was before surgery and that was over 8 months ago.
Arrogant and condescending. To "Busy" to see a patient, we were told by nurses. Does not communicate well. I wish I'd of had more information prior to my sugery about this physician
Dr. Schell truly is a world class surgeon. I can only describe his work on me as miraculous. Thank you so much Dr. Schell THANK YOU!
Dr. Schell removed a ruptured disk for me back in 1992. I have had absolutely no side effects, and am thankful to be able to function normally. A couple of years ago I was experiencing some pretty terrible pain in my lower back. Doc shared the MRI with me and informed me that I had no cartilage between my tailbone and my spine. No one ever cautions against being overactive when you are younger, and a very hard worker. He recommended that I do whatever necessary not to have surgery. Therapy was my first step, and now I am doing wonderful. I will only project the ultimate in respect for Dr. Schell, as I am sure thousands of former patients do also.
Dr. Schell removed a benign spinal tumor, (that had grown back after surgery in 2005 by his partner), at the top of my spinal cord in 2006. He was very aggressive surgically so that I would not have to have radiation therapy afterwards. He visited almost every day while I was hospitalized, even if it was late at night and answered my questions thoroughly without hurrying. I was not impressed with his PA, who was in and out in a few minutes. Dr. Schell is very knowledgeable and talented. I would recommend Dr. Schell and Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery highly.