Best 30 Back Surgeon in Sacramento, California with Reviews - YP.com

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01/13/2016
By: George V.
Dr. Cully Alton Cobb III, MD
Over 33 years ago I developed hydrocephalus while playing in the NFL and underwent 3 emergency VP Shunt brain surgeries and several gran mal seizures in an 8 month period. Dr. Cobb stepped in after I was brought in in a coma when my first shunt failed while in Mexico in 1982. Since that time I have undergone a total of 9 emergency VP shunt brain surgeries and several gran mal seizures. Dr Cobb has not only been a consumate professional, he has taken the time to engage my family during many of the emergencies.
01/13/2016
By: George V.
Payvandi Soheil DO - Sacramento Knee & Sports Medicine Medical Corporation
Dr Coward performed two surgeries in 1984 to repair a knee I damaged playing in the NFL in 1981. The last surgery was an experimental implant. Since that time I have been as active as I ever was and have not had a surgery since. I would highly recommend Coward to any injured atheletes.
01/13/2016
By: George V.
Dr. Barry Noman French, MD
Over 35 years ago I developed hydrocephalus while playing in the NFL and have survived 9 emergency VP shunt brain surgeries since, not to mention multiple gran mal seizures and other side effects. Dr French has always been a professional and engaged care giver.
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10/19/2016
By: Janet C.
Ardavan M Aslie MD
This is an excellent surgeon. He is very hands on. His staff is friendly and professional. If you have any questions or concerns the Dr. Makes sure that all your concerns are not an issue.
10/08/2015
By: Jen H.
Dr. Andrew Fox, MD
I saw dr. Fox when I lost function in my hand he was able to see that I needed a spinal fusion since I had the surgery I'm back to 100% use of my hand. Thanks dr. Fox
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Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
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