Dr. Jeffrey Crecelius MD

  • Neurological Surgery
36 Years Experience

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4.7
9 patient ratings,
5 comments

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Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    89%
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  • Neutral
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  • Dissatisfied
    11%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
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  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

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5.0 September 6th, 2017
Very Positive Experience
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

Dr. Crecelius performed cervical spine (neck) surgery on me in 1999. I had developed a problem in my neck that was pressing on a nerve running down my left arm. Before the surgery, I had pain running from my neck down to the fingertips of my left hand. It felt as if the nerve was on fire. As soon as I awoke from the surgery, all pain was gone. I haven't needed any further treatment to my neck, and it has been 18 years! In my opinion, if you need surgery anywhere on your spinal column, a neurosurgeon is the way to go, and Dr. Crecelius is expert at what he does.

Negative Comments

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General Comments

It's terrific when you can have a doctor who is an expert in his field and also has a good "bedside manner", but if you had to choose, wouldn't you want someone who can give you competent care, or would you rather have a surgeon who is incompetent but with a wonderful personality? I found Dr. Crecelius to be personable, but more importantly, he explained everything step-by-step and answered all my questions. By the way, I saw Dr. Crecelius again this year (2017) for a problem with my lower back, but he said that, according to my MRI, I did not require surgery but could be treated conservatively. This tells me he is not just interested in making money, because I would definitely have taken his word for it if he had suggested surgery.
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5.0 October 4th, 2015
Highly regarded and skilled. Absolutely the top choice for complex spine surgery.
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5.0 February 16th, 2015
Knowledgable, professional, & compassionate. I had a complicated back operation and I'm doing great.
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5.0 May 31st, 2014
Excellent composure. He tajes all the time you need to listen to you and he never makes you feel like he is in a hurry. Superb patient to doctor relationship.
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2.0 October 9th, 2013
Dr. Unprofessional
Easy Appointment
Promptness
"Waited an hour and a half past my scheduled time and then he was yelling at his assistant because their computers were down and he called it a "medical catastrophe". Then when he did come in he just told me to come with him and we went next door to his office and he took two minutes to tell me he didn't see what was causing my pain and numbness and referred me to another Dr. which I never got the appointment as they said I would. The staff was great, the Dr. is very unprofessional. What would he do in a real medical catastrophe such as a problem with a surgery?"
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
"Waited over an hour and a half past my appointment time just to listen to him blow a gasket at his poor assistant and then rush me out in two minutes because he had three more patients waiting. I shouldn't be charged for either appointment. The first was to be a 45 minute appt. but lasted ten. The second was supposed to be a 15 minute but lasted two after the long wait."
Appropriate Follow-up
"Was supposed to set up an appointment with a Neurologist and call me the next day. Haven't heard back from them yet."

Positive Comments

Staff is great

Negative Comments

Too many to list.

General Comments

Not the Dr. for me. I wouldn't trust him to operate on me since he thinks the computers not working right is a medical catastrophe as he yelled at his assistant. What would happen if he had you on the table and had a real medical catastrophe.
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5.0 August 29th, 2012
One of my favorite doctors!
Would you recomend this provider
yes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Awesome surgeon!

Positive Comments

Kind, caring, professional, and very good at what he does!

General Comments

He put a spinal cord stimulator in me and did an awesome job despite the fact that my scoliosis makes this surgery harder than most. It was placed exactly where it should be, is held in place well, and the incisions healed properly. He gave great follow-up care and I know that when I see him again he will make sure any and all concerns are taken care of promptly. He makes people feel comfortable and cared for and you can tell he really likes his job and cares about his patients. Everything went VERY smoothly and I am now doing great thanks to Dr. Crecelius. I would definitely refer friends and family to him!
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