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March 7th, 2017Good Surgery, Poor Patient Follow up
August 16th, 2016SIJ fusions
May 26th, 2016Highly recommended
March 30th, 2016He is a pro !
My father was lucky enough in the last few days to be treated by the top neuro surgeon, Dr Dutcher at the JF Kennedy Medical Center in Linton.. He was warm, helpfull, dedicated, result oriented, very calm and he respond to all of our questions before and after the surgery. He took the time to give us as many important information as possible. The level of his expertise was obvious & he made us feel a lot less nervous. Thank you Dr Dutcher !
March 29th, 2016Bad choice of a "Doctor"
January 3rd, 2016Best surgeon
November 25th, 2015
Dr. Dutcher and his wonderful staff made the horribly difficult and scary process of finding, removing and recovering from brain tumor surgery so much less traumatic than I ever could have imagined. He is kind, compassionate and very very good at what he does. His entire staff is part of a team approach that just works great
April 7th, 2015
July 12th, 2014Seriously Mis-diagnosis Caused 5+ Weeks of Additional Pain & Bone Damage
Dr..Dutcher did my initial surgery on her L4/L5. All seemed to go well until several weeks when I started to complain about acute pain. Dr. Dutcher dismissed it as "back spasms" and prescribed muscle relaxers without ever ordering another MRI or CT scan to see what might be going on. Several weeks passed, my pain was getting worse but hiding it from my husband until one Sat I wasr crying and screaming in pain and he found me. We went to the ER where the radiologist diagnosed me with having an infection, and I was transported by ambulance to the hospital where Dr. Dutcher performed the surgery. The next morning Dutcher's partner (Abdolvahabi) proclaimed that I had re-herniated my disc and told me that I needed surgery, and that the radiologist at Martin Memorial was wrong. Dutcher never called or stopped by to see me while I was in the hospital. When he did see me at his office, knowing that I had been initially diagnosed as having an infection and then re-diagnosed with having re-herniated my disc by his partner, he proclaimed that I actually had SI joint inflammation. He never really explained how two doctors in the same practice could have two very different opinions. And he started treatment for SI inflammation. As it turned out, both of them were wrong - the "yahoo" radiologist (which is what the radiologist was called by their office) at Martin Memorial had been right all along. When my husband began not to see any improvement and Dutcher was adamant that he was correct, he scheduled an appointment with Dr. Alan Levi in Miami. Thank God he ordered new MRIs and a CT scan (first one) because he was able to show us the actual bone deterioration and the whitish discoloration that had grown and indicated that the infection was spreading. I am now under the care of Dr. Levi and is fighting the infection. I think Dr. Dutcher is technically a good surgeon and we don't blame him for the infection - it is a risk in any surgical procedure. Where he fell down was allowing his pride to get in the way of looking at all of the options and also not listening to his patient, and not scheduling any tests when I wife complained about pain. I would not recommend him as a surgeon to anyone needing a neurosurgeon, but keep in mind this is but one person's experience.
March 20th, 2014Ignores YOUR needs - does HIS surgery
Had a WORTHLESS Surgery after he ignored my needs. I went to him w/back and leg pain, but he concluded I had to have Neck surgery 1st before he would do the laminotomy he told me I needed - until one visit when I waited SO LONG to see him (2+ Hrs after Appt time) my pain Rx wore off. he looked at me while I'm conceding to this neck surgery and then heard "I didn't realize you were that bad - I can't do your neck if you can't sit upright". So he did a laminotomy, but also ripped a disc he said was calcified onto my Spinal cord (which he said possibly saved my life "Wow - Good thing we did your back surgery 1st" he told me). After months of no improvement and actually getting worse he said 'You might just get better one day". Pain Mangt thought I was seeking meds because Dutcher said I should be improving, so I sought the opinion of 6 other Neurosurgeons. ALL concluded in minutes it was CLEAR AS DAY I needed a fusion - which I had done. However, because of him using "his tools to fit my procedure" I have horrific scar tissue (which caused what will be life long complications) from him cutting my cord open when he detached the disc. As for the office staff he fired one while I was there for ineptitude - don't know how it is now.
February 1st, 2011he saved my life
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