Dr. Benjamin Remington MD

  • Neurological Surgery
22 Years Experience

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2.5
11 patient ratings,
9 comments

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Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    27%
  • Satisfied
    9%
  • Neutral
    9%
  • Dissatisfied
    0%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    55%
  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Friendly Staff
  • Wait Time 16.7 minutes

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1.0 August 20th, 2015
I accompanied my mother for a pre-op visit to Dr. Remington prior to her scheduled Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. After waiting in his exam room for about 15 minutes the doctor opened the door, stuck his head in the room and stated that he had a flat tire on his car that he needed to get fixed...that he was sorry but that he would be back later. My mother, an 80 year old woman, was left to wait in a small stuffy exam room - in an exam gown - for ONE HOUR while Dr Remington attended to the tire on his car. The following day my mother's surgery was aborted in the OR due to complications. This was a blessing in disguise as it gave me time to do additional research. The Parkinson's Institute had NEVER heard of a surgeon using an "ear to ear" incision for this procedure, which is the only option that Dr. Remington offered. Standard Protocol is for two small incisions where the brain is accessed, which is much less invasive for the patient. They also informed us that there were many pharmacological treatments that should have been explored before this surgery. We have cancelled the surgery with Dr. Remington and will seek a second opinion with Stanford University's Parkinson's Institute. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone seeking surgery for Parkinson's Disease with Dr, Remington to get a second opinion. or at least contact the Parkinson's Institute who were VERY generous and forthcoming with information and explanations...which was not the case with Dr. Remington. His lack of professional consideration for his patients as well as his surgical technique for the DBS procedure is of GRAVE concern.
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3.0 June 27th, 2015
Bad Doctor
Easy Appointment
"It took five months to see him due to mess ups by his office staff"
Promptness
"I was seen quickly"
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
"The doctor did not explain the problem he said I would need a major major surgery then I suggested trying physical therapy and when I went to the therapist she said no way I could paralyze you."
Spends Time with Patients
"He should have told me the problem areas and how he would fix them"
Appropriate Follow-up
"No follow up made"

Negative Comments

No explanation

General Comments

I don't have any confidence in having him do my surgery
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1.0 January 25th, 2015
Friendly Staff
"The physicians assistant rose was amazing. Why she is working with is a mystery."
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
"The problem was never diagnosed. The patient was transferred to another hospital and a different neurosurgon."
Spends Time with Patients
"He hardly saw the patient. He just released him and wanted him out of his care."
I only rated 1 star because 0 wasnt an option. He is a horrible person.
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1.0 December 16th, 2014
Won't see him ever again.
Wait time
30 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
"He just didn't use the time well to diagnose my condition."
Appropriate Follow-up
Did a poor examination and did not locate my pain. Gave me a grand explanation for my pain based on my films that does not correlate with my symptoms.

Positive Comments

Wonderful staff.

Negative Comments

Poor excuse for a doctor.
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4.0 December 10th, 2014
So far so good...
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5.0 June 24th, 2014
Great Surgeon! Had spinal fusion & I'd get it done again from him if I had to. Get fixed stop waiting
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5.0 November 11th, 2013
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
"Very busy doctor"
Promptness
Friendly Staff
"Very nice but also professional"
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

He is a great surgeon
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1.0 September 3rd, 2013
after major back surgery, i am WORSE than before
Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Negative Comments

if anyone out there is contiplating having fusion& decompression surgery, with this doctor, I would strongly think about it. I had this surgery, and I told him after 3 months that I was still having the same problems if not worse than before!!! I was told to give it time. Well 3 years later, I am in terrible pain, still having to get epidurals every 3 to 4 months. DON'T DO IT, you will regret it!!!!!!!!
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5.0 June 13th, 2013
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

My name is matthew becktel n dr. remington repaired my broken neck three years ago. I dislocated my c3-c4 vertabras. he did a fusion n I believe that he is the best doctor out there. Overall, he was outstanding I spent almost two years with him after surgery.
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