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About Dr. David Spain

Dr. David Spain, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Stanford, CA, with other offices in Palo Alto, CA and Palo Alto, CA . He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery. Dr. Spain is affiliated with Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital @ Stanford, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Stanford University Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David Spain is Great. Dr. David Spain has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David Spain is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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451 Sherman Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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550 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Specialties

Dr. David Spain has the following 1 specialty

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Abdominal Cavity Inflammation (Peritonitis)
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Bacteremia
  • Brain Injuries
  • Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
  • E.Coli (Escherichia coli Infections)
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Head Trauma (Craniocerebral Trauma)
  • Hypotension
  • Ischemia
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Sepsis (Blood Poisoning)
  • Thoracic Injuries
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Wounds and Injuries

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Reviews

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Abdominal Infection

Dr. Spain did surgery on my husband 20 years ago, when he had a massive infection and was very near death. Dr. Spain at the time looked like a young kid, so we were apprehensive. However, if not for his expertise, my husband would not be here today. We wish he were still in Louisville. He's one doc that I trust completely.

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Dr. Spain saved my 18 y/o daughter back in 2003.

I could NEVER thank him and his AWESOME team of surgeons enough for what he did with my daughter. An angel sent from above!!!! Thank you Dr. Spain

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Would NOT recommend him

Dr. Spain has a very poor bedside manner. He does not want to explain anything, just wants to leave the room as quickly as possible. But the worst thing is that he really messed up with my surgery. He was asked to get a certain type of biopsy and decide to get a very minimal kind instead, which yielded nothing. He failed to send my tissue for culture, which is standard procedure, and because of that they could not confirm my diagnosis. He didn't try to look at the CT images to decide which the best place to get the biopsy from. He dropped the ball on so many levels. The whole process left me very upset and very angry.

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Mrs.

I am overwhelmed with the concern and knowledge as well as Dr. Spains' expertise in diagnosing my health issues. He was and is willing to go the extra mile for a patient and that is rare to find in the health industry...

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One Star

My only advise is to look around before you go to this doctor. I would not go back to him even if he was the last doctor on this earth.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Spain is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital @ Stanford
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Stanford University Hospital
  • Stanford Medical Center
  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David Spain accepts the following insurance providers.

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