About Dr. Takanori Fukushima MD

Dr. Takanori Fukushima, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Raleigh, NC. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Fukushima has received 7 awards.

Rating Overview

36 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Takanori Fukushima is Great. Dr. Takanori Fukushima has been rated by 36 patients. From those 36 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Takanori Fukushima is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions CAROLINA NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE
4030 Wake Forest Rd Ste 115
Raleigh, NC 27609

Specialties

Dr. Takanori Fukushima has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Takanori Fukushima has the following 11 expertise

  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Stroke
  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Cancer
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Glioblastoma
  • Brain Surgery

Reviews

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A new life

I had excruciating pain from trigeminal neuralgia. I didn't have any hope of getting off all of the medicine that I was taking a living a normal life. Thanks to Dr. Fukushima, who was recommended to me by my neurologist, I am able to resume my life and enjoy my family again!

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Five Stars

He was so kind and wonderful and had a great sense of humor and made me feel so comfortable. He said he had done 2980 skull base surgeries and I would be 2981. That was in 1995 and it is still a success today. I'm from Walla Walla Washington and flew back to Allegheny General Hospital in PA. where he was located to do the surgery. God Bless this wonderful man.

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Over rated

The staff was very nice and easy to speak with.I had to wait over an hour to see Dr.Fukushima.As he entered the room,he never introduced himself,he begun telling me what surgery he was capable of,etc.He hardly looked into my eyes as he was speaking.It seemed it insulted him,that I came to him for anything as insignificant as face numbness.He reminded me my referring Dr.was just a Medical Neurologist,and he himself was a Neurosurgeon.He said I needed to be on a steroid but never offered to write a simple prescription.I am sorry I did not see or feel the compassion that I read about on his page.I will recommend my Neurologist to find another Neurosurgeon to refer his patients to.Bad experience.

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Five Stars

Ten years ago, Dr. Fukushima operated on my daughter's golf-ball sized, skull-based tumor when several other neurosurgeons would not touch it. Although she had a difficult recovery period, he saved her life and she is thriving!

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Huge Lifechanging Surgery for the Worst

Dr. F did my surgery in 2009. My tumor was very rare and very hard to remove, but he had complete confidence that he would remove the tumor without complications. When I woke up from surgery, I had lost my ability to swallow and speak and half my face was paralyzed. I had to get a feeding tube and undergo months of speech therapy. Dr. Fukishima did not aide in my recovery. He claimed in the op report that he had removed the entire tumor, but a few months later I got an MRI and found that he had only removed one third of the tumor. Did I mention I was 16 years old when this happened? I had to have a second surgery to remove the tumor that he left with a different surgical team but they couldn't undo the nerve damage from my surgery with Dr. Fukushima. I'm sure he is a great surgeon, but make sure you explore all your options before committing to a surgery. I'm 22 years old and disabled because of this surgeon.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

  • University Of Tokyo
  • Mayo Clinic And Medical School

    Residency

  • Dr. Takanori Fukushima Accepts the Following Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions

Locations & Directions

CAROLINA NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE, 4030 Wake Forest Rd Ste 115, Raleigh, NC
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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