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Posted on January 7th, 2017
When doctors in London ignored my illness, Mayo correctly diagnosed it as an Anaplastic Ependymoma and Dr Atkinson expertly removed the tumour. I am still alive and well 22 years later and despite having visited hospitals many times and meeting many senior doctors - none of them know of another long term survivor of that cancer! God bless Dr. Atkinson and all the team at Mayo Clinic. Keep up the incredible work you do!
Posted on March 24th, 2016
I will thank God for the highly professional expertise , for his highly comprensive neurosurgical infrastructural integrity, and down right real people person listening skills this professional neuro-surgery ABSOLUTELY HOLDS. GOD BLESS you Dr. John L. ATKINSON. :)
Dr. Atkinson Thank You for giving me my life back
Posted on September 24th, 2015
Dr. Atkinson was my savior.... Other Doctors wanted to fuse my spine for my injury. He performed a minor procedure and had be back to work in 10 days.....
Posted on June 29th, 2015
Mayo Clinic referred my back issue to Dr Atkinson for a review of records and advice on what course of treatment I should pursue. He was awful. Sent a very rude letter to my physician and to me with major misstatements and omissions. He clearly did not carefully review my records. He is rude, callous and, from my point of view, sloppy at best. Then he complained in a letter that he had to do the review for free. Guy clearly has professional and emotional issues. Avoid him at all costs! I can't believe he is even working for Mayo.
Thank God for Dr. Atkinson
Posted on August 14th, 2013
I am only one day removed from surgery to remove a pituitary macro adenoma and am driving back to my home 4 hours away as I type this. My results are amazing already. Dr. Atkinson performs perhaps more of these procedures than anyone and must be considered as one of the best in the world at this. While it must be confirmed with MRI scans over the next several years, it appears all of my tumor was successfully removed (17 mm), my vision has already improved, and we are optimistic my pituitary gland will return to normal function. If you are blessed to have Dr. Atkinson as your surgeon, you could not be in more skilled hands!!!
Posted on April 1st, 2013
I am one week post op from a pituitary macroadenona tumor removal at Mayo. Dr. Atkinson was absolutely wonderful along with the rest of his staff. During my consultation visit with Dr. Atkinson he was extremely thorough and provided options before making my decision. Even though his bedside manner isn't the best, his skills as a surgeon are excellent.
Two years post-op
Posted on November 9th, 2012
I am two years post-op from pituitary macro adenoma. Dr Atkinson at first appeared quiet but soon into the first visit I had total confidence in him. Everything worked out perfect! I highly recomend Dr Atkinson and Mayo Clinic.
Thank God for Mayo and these Doctors
Posted on December 23rd, 2011
When no one else could even help me...no one could do anything for my pain. He helped me. Thank God for him and the Mayo Clinic!
Posted on February 3rd, 2011
I went to Dr Atkinson for a second opinion and he got it right. He examined me, ordered the correct scans and made a recommendation that made sense. I am fully recovered thanks to him. The Mayo clinic is wonderful!
Posted on October 2nd, 2010
Dr. Atkinson was a wonderful surgeon for our son. He was very confident and knew exactly what he was doing and was able to explain everything to us, not all doctors can communicate to patients and their family. He took time to explain the surgery to us, spend time with us after surgery and was very kind to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend him to others.
Worth the Long Wait!
Posted on June 3rd, 2010
I am a patient of Dr. Atkinsons and I can tell you that persistance paid off. You have to advocate for yourself or you will be just another number. Mayo is a world renowned hospital with world renowned physicians your going to have to look at the whole picture; and that is be thankful that your able to even be there. In this economy people don't even have jobs, insurance, or money to get them even the basic care and here we are getting the best care but at the cost of sitting and waiting for a while...Dr. Atkinson cured me of Cushings Disease and was straight forward with me. I personally would take a surgeon who doesnt chat and make me feel good over a physician who just gets the job done and done perfectly. As a patient and a nurse I urge you to investigate your signs and symptoms, research, and bring ideas to the table, and start ruling them out...You need to advocate for yourself!
Posted on October 27th, 2017
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