Dr. Burak Ozgur and his team are an awesome group to work with and both he and his Physician Assistant, Erin Wood, are very patient and willing to listen. I appreciate his confidence in what he does and his willingness to share that confidence with me, his patient! I would highly recommend him and should I need back surgery again, he would be my first choice.
Dr Ozgur is unique, he values you as a patient and treats you with a level of respect seldom found in the medical profession today. He is an excellent listener, and his demeanor is exceptional and very positive, which brings comfort, instills confidence and trust. He is thorough in testing, precise in diagnosis, decisive in recommendations and clearly defines expectations. Unlike most surgeons – one size fits all – Dr.Ozgur evaluates the whole person: impact on lifestyle, personal goals, expectations and quality of health; but more importantly, he encourages minimum not maximum surgical intervention when possible. His practice is meticulously organized and operates well as a team, which encourages a level of professional comfort and confidence in him as a Surgeon. Each person on his staff, in particular Dr. Erin Wood and Yulia Koral, is personable, professional, efficient, caring and executes in a timely and thoughtful manner. This level of respect for the comfort of his patients sends an important message that those same skill sets will be a part of the surgical procedure, which is exactly the positive outcome that I experienced. The quality of care he provides is unsurpassed; and in my opinion, Dr. Ozgur is the most competent surgeon I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Dr. Ozgur is an outstanding doctor. I am an 86 year old man with spinal stenosis. I had pain in both legs and visited another doctor who said it was not worthwhile to do an operation. My Primary Dr. recommended Dr. Ozgur. During my appointment he discussed everything about the surgery. I had the operation in the morning and I was at home that evening. The staff is also outstanding and the appointments are within 5-10 minutes of scheduled time. I am now back to playing senior slo-pitch softball. Thank you to Dr. Ozgur, Erin his P.A. and Yulia, Office Mgr.
Dr. Burak Ozgur is one of the best Neurosurgeons. He uses state of the art equipment and his surgical skills are excellent. I am so pleased and happy with the outcome of my surgery. Dr. Ozgur performed a 3 level cervical neck fusion on me ftom C4 thru C7, with a very successful outcome. My family and friends are amazed at how well I am doing. I continue to improve, and I would not hesitate ti recommend Dr, Ozgur to anyone who needs spinal surgery. Thanks to him, I am getting the quality of my life back. I feel very blessed and appreciative to have him as my Doctor!
It has been 3½ months since my surgery, and I have become one of the patients who is now asking, “Why did I wait so long for the surgery?” I am now pain-free, and because I feel so well, my biggest problem is forcing myself to slow down and not try activities that are too strenuous for this stage of recovery. I would recommend Dr. Ozgur to anyone who is suffering from chronic back pain. He has given me my active life back!
Dr Ozgur gave me my life back. I can’t sing enough praise about my experience with him personally and his surgical skill. After suffering from a ruptured disc and stenosis, and the accompanying sciatica pain from hip to toe that immobilized me for 8 months, Dr Ozgur performed minimally invasive surgery and cured my problem. I was walking around right after surgery without pain and went home that same day. It was nothing less than a miracle. I thought my life was over, but instead, I have a new beginning at age 70.
Also impressive were the consultations. Dr Ozgur actually sat and listened to what I had to say or ask. He wasn’t on the computer taking notes, looking at his watch or running out the door while listening. He was very impressive, as was Erin, his PA, who took the notes and answered every email I sent.
I think it’s important to note that over the 8 months of suffering I had seen 2 surgeons, a pain management doctor, had 3 epidurals, had acupuncture, saw a chiropractor and taken every drug usually prescribed for pain – all to no avail. So, that’s why I say that being pain free is a miraculous gift from Dr Ozgur. I highly recommend his services without hesitation.
Dr. Ozgur performed minimally invasive surgery on my lower back on 4/2/15. After surgery, I had literally no pain… that is “0” pain! I am now two weeks post-op, and I still have almost no pain. Because my back is so messed up, I know I will never be totally free of pain, but Dr. Ozgur helped me to be in a very minimal amount of pain. I would recommend him to anyone who needs back surgery. He and his assistant, Erin, P.A., are wonderful and caring professionals.
After several years of severe back pain, I was fortunate enough to receive a referral to Dr. Ozgur. Dr. Ozgur, P.A. Erin, Lisa and the entire staff were very professional, showed great concern for my welfare, and all showed a genuine interest in my getting better.
Dr. Ozgur explained in great detail what my problem was. He then, very carefully and professionally explained what he was going to do to my spine in order to relieve my back pain.
WELL, to my astonishment, the minimal invasive surgery was ultra successful. I awoke, knowing that what I felt was surgery pain and NOT back pain. It was and still is a miracle.
I would recommend Dr. Ozgur and P.A. Erin to anyone that wants relief and fixed properly.
This was indeed the most perfect medical procedure and recovery ever!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Dr. Ozgur is amazing from start to finish. I couldn’t be more please and happy with my new lease on life.
Awesome. I have my life back. I barely have a scar. What an amazing surgeon. Dr. Ozgur is very caring. I will forever be grateful. Great staff too!
Best of the best!
After interviewing all the top surgeons in the San Francisco Bay area and scheduling a surgery, Dr. Ozgur was referred to me by one of his patients. I flew down to Newport to get one final opinion of what the correct surgical procedure should be for my diagnosis. Within 5 minutes of my first visit, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to cut me open. I cancelled my surgery in San Francisco and booked it with Dr. Ozgur that day! His bedside manner, confidence and professionalism made me feel like I was in excellent hands. He took the time to walk me through the procedure and show me a model of what the final product would look like and that the procedure would be way less evasive than the one I was about to have in San Francisco. His support staff are incredible and are always available to assist with questions as they came up. I am thrilled that I flew all the way to Newport for my surgery! Thank you Dr. Ozgur, thank you. I continue to spread your name to others in need of the “best of the best” neurosurgeons out there!
I have had spinal stenosis that has progressively worsened and negatively affected my active lifestyle for the last 5 to 10 years, finally reaching the point where I could not stand up for more than five minutes at a time. Upon reaching Medicare age, I thoroughly researched physicians that would best take care of my condition. Wile I live over 40 miles away, I chose Dr. Ozgur. After my initial visit to his office and meeting his very professional staff, I knew I made the right decision. My surgery was two months ago and I have had absolutely no symptoms (sever numbness in feet, legs and buttocks) from the first time I stood in the recovery room. I was walking the neighborhood in no time and now can walk almost indefinite distances with no pain or numbness.
I have enjoyed my post surgical visits with Dr. Ozgur and can’t say enough about his staff, both Erin (PA) and Lisa have been extremely professional and have always been very thorough with their responses to my questions. I have already recommended Dr. Ozgur to a close friend would highly recommend Dr. Ozgur to anyone suffering from back or neck pain.
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I am 85 years old and had back pain that lasted more years than I care to disclose. Dr Ozgur performed surgery, and I am now able to walk without pain and I feel great. I was up walking around in hours, spent one night in the hospital and was home the next day.
If you are looking for a great surgeon, who takes the time to review your options, recommends the options to take, and explains the surgery procedures in plain English.
Thank you Doctor Ozgur for your skill and competence. I have recommended you and your staff (PA Erin Gleckman – ET AL) to my friends and associates and will continue to do so in the future. I am very grateful for what you have done. God bless you all.
After suffering from spinal stenosis for over 20 years, my experience with Dr. Ozgur has definitely been life changing. After only 6 weeks post op., I am experiencing less pain and taking less meds than I have in 20 years. Dr. Ozgur has a very professional and caring approach. Not only is he an amazingly competent surgeon, he exudes a confidence that is very reassuring. He explains all aspects of the procedure in depth and gladly answers all question before and after surgery. I would like to thank Dr. Ozgur, his Physicians Assistant, Erin, and his knowledgeable and efficient office staff for guiding us through this seemingly difficult experience.
Words can’t express how thankful I am for the results of the surgery performed by Dr. Ozgur for spinal stenosis. I began to have pressure and pain in my lower back in my early 70s and assumed it was part of the “ageing process”. A year later, I developed numbness in my feet after walking 3-4 blocks. I then had an MRI and the first words out of my mouth when I was told the results were, “I will never have back surgery”. Physical therapy did not help my symptoms so I consulted with Dr. Ozgur, who was recommended by a friend, to consider the next step. I was extremely impressed with his thoroughness as he explained how surgery would help and he took time to answer my many questions. In addition, the fact that his surgery is minimally invasive, which means less healing time, helped me make the decision to proceed with the surgery. Now after 3 weeks, I am able to walk 1-2 miles with no pain or pressure in my back and no numbness in my feet. How can I be anything but thankful and appreciative for Dr. Ozgur’s skill and expertise? Now instead of entering the “Golden Years” being disabled I am entering them feeling young again!!
Great experience and results with Dr. Ozgur and Staff. Thank you for your help and support. Excellent care before, during and after surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Ozgur for anyone who is having back problems.
Dr Ozgur and the entire staff were supportive, helpful and put my quality of life first. Lisa was the most supportive office team member I have experienced in my journey to improve my back issues. Erin was helpful with questions and concerns about my options. Dr Ozgur took the time to weigh all options, encourage me to try all non-surgical methods first, and when no success was there to support me. As soon as I woke up from the procedure the pain was gone and thanks to his superb surgical skills I am on the road to being me again…One of the best decisions I have made was to allow him to “fix” my back. Thank you all.
What can I say more about this wonderful and skilled doctor. This [upcoming lumbar spine surgery] will be my second surgery with him and Erin, his PA. [After my cervical spine surgery] I was back was back at work in 2 weeks and feeling better. He is so calm and treats you like family. I am so glad to have Dr. Ozgur in my life. Thank you all, Lisa is also one in a million, they are lucky to have her and especially Erin.
I had successful back surgery by Dr. Ozgur. After 3 days, I had minimum pain and was off pain medication by the 4th day. After a month, I was back to my normal activities. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ozgur and have recommended him.
I am over 92 years old. Before I came to [Dr. Ozgur] I had a lot of pain in my lower back. I could hardly walk and I thought my good days were over. After trying several types of remedies, I finally decided to have surgery. I am very happy, I feel like I have been given a new life. I can walk, dance and do exercise with absolutely no pain. I look forward to many years of happiness. Thank you!
Dr. Ozgur is the best in the business. I recently fused my C5/6 (Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion, Cage, Instrumentation Cervical 5/6). He walked me through everything step by step and made sure I understood the surgical process. The surgery could not have gone smoother. His bedside manor was phenomenal. I spent one night in the hospital for observation and was out the next day. All the nurses that attended to me said that Dr. Ozgur’s patients are always the quickest to recover and that if any of their loved ones needed a surgery like mine that they would no doubt refer them to Dr. Ozgur. He is leading the advancement of minimally invasive surgery in the neck helping to minimize recovery time and post-surgical pain. I had surgery in the morning and was walking around the hospital that night! My recovery was much easier than I expected with minimal pain and discomfort. It has been one month now since my surgery and my scar has almost completely vanished. If you are interviewing doctors for disc replacement or fusion I would add Dr. Ozgur to that list.
I feel Dr. Ozgur was very caring and extremely thorough. Excellent follow up. Very skilled at what he does. The surgery did everything he said it would. He helped me so much!!!
I had lumbar disc surgery for severe lower back pain and right leg pain with severe, progressive right leg weakness. Pain went away the same day of surgery. Weakness in the right leg is back to normal now. I went from a wheelchair to a walker and now I am off the walker and started to drive my car. I had the best experience and best results with Dr. Ozgur and his staff. I recommend him highly!
Dr. Ozgur is the most caring, thoughtful, considerate , kind Neurosurgeon I have ever met. I trusted him immediately. I knew my spine would be challenging for him to fix, but he has brought me out of the pain I had been in for a very long time! I have been referring patients to him-I have complete confidence in his skills and his PA Erin Gleckman. Their office with Lisa works so well as a team. I am so thankful to have them in my life! My family is thrilled that I will be able to return to doing fun things together again. Sincerely, Janet AKA Ana; wife, mother and grandmother of five.