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I miss dr makker. Of the neuros I've seen, the major reconstructive surgeries I've had, dr makker was by far the best in every possible way! I was crushed when I heard about what happened. I think many people jumped on a bandwagon unfairly accusing him. I'm not saying some were t injured though. For what it's worth he was nothing but good to me & every time I saw him he was so nice to all his patients. Very rare to find a beautiful w/good bedside manner, that treats you like a person & not a faceless number. I sure wish he was still in practice!
I had 30% of # 3,4,5 lower lumbar removed on left side. It's been over 10 years since surgery and I have an occupation as a timber faller still going...
i Recall a month or so after surgery bring my wife to your office and you reaffirmed our insurance had expired the day after surgery .Made sure you got yours though ! Dropped her like a hot tater and informed us "Good luck finding a" Neuro ala Disgust" On Medicare !!Ta Da.. theres the door !
To anyone thinking of using him I would recommend to check with the Oregon Medical Board and the class action lawsuits. My life has been changed forever with over 7 procedures, where after every procdure I came out having more complications and more problems. Then eventually after viewing an MRI, after being a client of Dr. Makker's for over 7 years, I was referred to another specialist,, who informed me that some those procedures were unnecessary . As a result of his last procedure he has caused permanent damage to 2 other parts of my body, caused by nerve damage from his procedure. This is causing serious life changing conditions, emotionally, physically and financially for the rest of my life. He has moved to a new location claiming, for his clients convenience, this is not correct, his privileges to do surgical procedures were revoked by Providence Hospital. In my opinion this says enough.
I had 8 terrible experiences with 2 other Neurosurgeons in Portland who treated me like dirt until I met Dr. Makker. I had a very difficult spinal disorder and had had 8 surgeries by 2 other Neurosurgeons in Portland, Oregon (5 by Dr. B. and 3 by Dr. K.) before I met Dr. Makker. Dr. Vishal James Makker fixed me with 1 surgery and it has been 3 years and now I can walk again and feel my arms and legs and am pain free. He is the best. He truly gave me back my life when I had lost all hope and wanted to die. This disgusting WSJ bad press is obviously falsely misrepresented, full of lies, unjustly sensationalized, baseless, and appears to be instigated by jealous competitors who simply are not as good as he is and therefore are threatened by him. I am shocked that the WSJ would have such little integrity to Libel a wonderful, loving, and talented Neurosurgeon. I used to believe what I read in the papers, especially National papers like the WSJ. Not anymore! The public needs Dr. Makker. I would not let anyone else touch me!
I had terrible experiences with several Neurosurgeons until I met Dr. Makker. I had a very difficult spinal disorder and had had 8 surgeries by 2 other Neurosurgeons in Portland, Oregon (5 by Dr. B. and 3 by Dr. K.) before I met Dr. Makker. He fixed me with 1 surgery and it has been 3 years and now I can walk again and feel mu arms and legs and am pain free. He is the best. He truly gave me back my life when I had lost all hope and wanted to die. This disgusting WSJ bad press is obviously falsly misrepresented, full of lies, unjustly sensationalized, baseless, and appears to be instigated by jealous competitors who simply are not as good as he is and therefore are threatened by him. I would not let anyone else touch me!
Dr. Makker took care of my wife's & my severe back pain surgically. We were NEVER pressured to have surgery, but felt we could make the right decision after he reviewed MRIs and explained the issues. The staff is superb, efficient, caring & warm. We recommend Dr. Makker to anyone who needs back pain advice and/or surgery.
He was the only doctor who would see me and he saved my life. I was on multiple pain pills and was losing the use of my arm. He gave me my life back to where I can be free of pain pills and can be a productive part of my family again. I will never be pain free, but I can at least live my life again!
very good one on one,allways has time to hear you,clean and sharp.
I have had 3 neuro surgeons and Doctor Makker by far has been the best. He has always had the best bedside manner he has never pushed me to have operations and he has always been honest with me with what to expect as far as what the operation will do for me. And he is a doctor that will actually take the time to sit down with you and talk to you and you can tell that he really does care what's best for you. All my other surgeons pushed surgery surgery surgery but Doctor Makker actually tried to avoid them if at all possible, he even recommended epidural steroid injections from another doctor as an alternative to see if that could save me from having another surgery. I would recommend Doctor Makker to my best friends and family members because he is the only doctor that actually cares about my health more than just making money off of operations.
I just wanted to make a quick comment about our Dr. He is thee most wonderful Dr. & just a down to earth human being. I have been a patient of his for several years. As is my husband now. He has helped us SO,SO much! He has NEVER forced us to do a proceedure. We had the final say. I like this in him. Some Dr's have made us feel like we HAD to do things. My husband was a sheetmetal worker for 35 yrs. That's tuff work, & it did a number to his back!! After the surgery, Ron had, he felt SO MUCH BETTER! We still have to have a few more surgeries, & WE ONLY WANT DR. MAKKER. He's SO AWESOME, he knows our history. We just don't want to start ALL over with someone else.I have never written a review for anyone before. We feel Very strong about this.He trully HAS A GIFT, I'm 56 yrs old, & this is THEE 1st time in my life that I have felt so comfortable with a DR. He sits & really listens. Thank You for your time. We ALL NEED MORE DR'S LIKE DR. MAKKER!
Dr. Makker is a wonderful doctor, I have seen many doctors and lets say they have treated me not so nice.Dr.makkers office made me feel comfortable. He's a great surgeon, has a wonderful bedside manner, he's compassionate. He answers all your questions. Dr. Makker believes in his patients and fights for us.Remember there's two sides to every story. He's thorough with his patients.he explains everything to you, and makes sure that you understand what he's talking about.Dr. Makker did surgery on myself and it really helped. I don't trust many doctors, but i trust him 100% he's never given me any reason to not trust him.I would refer him the everyone i know.
Dr. Makker waqs able to diagnose my problem after seeing 4 other doctors and going to about 3 pain clinics.I was pretty much at the end of the road and Dr. Makker was able to give me my life back.He always showed me my problem and never performed surgeries that i didn't need.
Dr.Makker has been a wonderful doctor. He is always kind and courteous to patients and always willing to listen and wants the best quality of life for his patients. He has helped me and is still helping me with my back issues. I rate him very high because of the work he has done for me and the way he relates to me as a person. He is always looking out for the best interest of me as a patient. He is always honest with me and I only trust him to do any type of back surgery on me. His knowledge of his field is outstanding. I don't know what I would do without him! He is all around the best doctor I have ever had.
The referral to Dr. Makker was one of the best things that ever happened to me. My hands were always numb, I was dropping things all the time and I was constantly getting headaches.Dr. Makker performed two separate cervical discectomies on me. Both of which gave me back a quality of life that I never thought I would get back. My hands do not go numb anymore, I dont drop things and my headaches diminished almost completely. My thankfulness to Dr. Makker is beyond words.
This Doctor gave me back my life. And NO, I am a patient the doctor is not writing this himself, nor would he ever have written anything about himself. His skill speaks for itself. You always find a few unhappy people, and it is sad that those people feel the need to slander a very gifted doctor. Our community is very lucky to have this doctor here in our community. I will always recommend him and continue to see him as my surgeon.
The latest injury to my Lumbar spine left me with severe sciatic pain. My daily activities were down to the bare minimum. I tried the usual remedies, nothing helped. I hoped and prayed that Dr. Makker would have a procedure to repair the damage. I was so happy when he told me it was fixable that I asked for the soonest surgery date. He did a fusion with titanium cage at L3-L4 and the operation was a complete success. My recovery was very fast and I was released on day two. By the second day home I quit using pain pills, the sciatic symptoms were all gone. The surgery done by Dr. Makker and his team has allowed me to resume a relatively normal life. I am very grateful to Dr. Makker and all his assistants, they are The Best. This is the second spinal surgery I've had done by Dr. Makker, the first was five years ago and it achieved the same results as this one. I like his positive manner during the exam and his confidence as he explains how the surgery will be done. Also, I like the office staff because they are always cheerful and willing to help the patient get whatever he or she needs. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Makker as a very competent and skilled surgeon.
My experience with Dr. Makker has been nothing but the best. I believe in him and his abilities. I've had a fusion a couple of years back and over these last couple of years I've messed up my spine again and in need of surgery again, but in a new area. I've never had a doctor call me at my home to answer my questions. I thought of additional questions after leaving his office last month, and sent him a letter asking him to email me the answers to my questions. Dr. Makker, instead made time to pick up the phone and call me personally to ease my mind. I was so touched by his compassion, but wasn't too surprised, as he's always shown me he truly cares about me and my concerns. The first time he did surgery on my back worked great and I was able to stop all those pain pills and live comfortably!! That was well over 5 yrs ago. I can't express my gratitude towards him and his staff. I keep doing something to my back and I'm scheduled for a fusion in a month and I trust Dr Makker immensely. I wouldn't consider going to any other Dr. I'm so impressed by his sincere care and disposition. I never feel rushed when I have an appt. He's run late with his appt. but I can see why. Dr. Makker never lets me leave until he's sure I understand everything we talked about. He takes valuable time with his patients and has so much compassion. I love that about him, he has always treated me so respectfully and with genuine care towards my well being. If you sit in his waiting room, you'll most definitely end up in a conversation with other waiting patients about what a caring Dr he is and how much better we are since having Dr Makker care for us. The individual that posted "Crook" and those horrible comments should be ashamed of yourself. You have every right to post your opinion, but your comments are truly way out there!!! I was surprised to see you didn't post your name behind your trash talk. That's exactly how I read your comments, that of childish trash talk!!! You never spoke of an actual experience with Dr. Makker you appear to just attack! Well, I have nothing to hide, and I'm proud to post my name if anyone has questions for me. I've had nothing but a positive experience with Dr. Makker and his entire office staff!!! I can't thank him enough for his care with me. I highly recommend Dr. Makker to anyone that needs a Dr. I know I'll be in continued excellent care with him as my surgery date approaches. I have no worries. Thank you Dr. Makker for your heartfelt care for me. I know that I am in the best of hands with you.
I have kyphosis at C3-4 due to a ligament injury with cervical strain,and have been a patient of Dr. Makker since 2008. His diagnosis,treatment and follow-up have been exemplary. Not once did he encourageme into having a surgery, even when I was frustrated with frequentpain. When the topic of surgery came, he said: "Surgery is like anart, it has to be decided on case-by-case basis. Instead, herecommended some conservative measures i.e., OTC Aleve, ice, heat,physical therapy etc. Furthermore, he recommended surgery only as a"last resort" in case my symptoms became unbearable or I amincapacitated.When I asked him to recommend a doctor for second opinion, he gave mea couple of names without hesitation.HE IS A GREAT DOCTOR.
I have seen many surgeons and had many surgeries before I found Dr. Makker. He is the most knowledgeable and caring Doctor I have ever met. He did a lumbar spinal fusion on me and now I am able to walk again like a normal person. He is the creme de la creme of surgeons across this country. I had to travel a bit but I would have gone any distance to be in his care. Including his rare surgical talents, he is (bar none) the most compassionate doctor anywhere. He is ever diligent on his patient's welfare, level of pain, and overall wellness. I am truly blessed to have found Dr. Makker. He is a gift from God to the medical profession. God Bless You Always Dr. Makker!!
Many blessings to you Dr. V. James Makker, and to your wonderful staff! You have been an angel sent from heaven because you do care about people; you care about people getting better no matter what their social stauses are. You are an excellent Doctor, a wonderful person, and a true hero. You are a true hero because have saved many peoples lives and saved so many people from their horrible pain!When I first stepped into your office all I wanted to do was to lie down and take pain medications. I felt hopeless! Since I had surgery on my lower back, I have been able to get back to my normal life and walk without a crutch or wheelchair! I want to thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you have done for me!GOD be with you!!!
I am a Neurosurgeon myself, so I know who is the best in Oregon and Washington and even California. I have contacts all over the country and could have gone anywhere for my Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. But, I knew that Dr. V. James Makker had the best reputation in Oregon and Washington and chose him. I am so glad I did. Dr. Makker was able to get me in very quickly which was extremely important as I was in such severe pain with my arm getting more numb and weak by the day. I was in agony and could not work and did not even want to live! I saw Dr. Makker and had my Cervical Discectomy & Fusion as an outpatient at East Portland Surgery Center and went home pain free, with no more numbness or weakness in my arm within 1 hour after surgery...Absolutely Amazing!!! As an Neurosurgeon myself, I can truly say that Dr. V. James Makker has an incredible reputation, is an extremely talented surgeon, and has amazing bedside manner. I can tell that he really cares about his patients. Dr. V. James Makker is honestly wonderful!
Dr. Makker took such good care of me. He diagnosed a spinal problem that I had had misdiagnosed for years. I had incredible results and was 100% better within a few weeks after surgery. He is so pleasant and really cares. He is an awesome Neurosurgeon that I would recommend to anyone including my family and closest friends. Check out his website at www.jamesmakker.com and view the patient testimonials. I can not say enough positive things about him especially after seeing several other Neurosurgeons before. I thank God every day that I found him.