Everything is going so good! I haven’t felt this good in 2.5 years!! Thank you so very very much for all you have done to help me!! I can’t thank you enough from the bottom of my heart! You guys were so awesome!! Thank you!!
I met Dr. Dan Hanson a couple of years ago when I moved to Minnesota from the west coast. He is hands down the most passionate spine surgeon/specialist I’ve ever met. His level of knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders is second to none. He utilizes cutting edge, minimally invasive procedures to help his patients recover from pain and dysfunction quickly and permanently. Dr. Hanson has successfully treated a number of my patients for their spinal injuries/conditions and the feedback is nothing but positive and appreciative of everyone. He makes himself available for his patients and always follows up with each and every one of them in a timely manner. I’m thankful that I have Dr. Hanson offers his expert opinion with difficult spine cases and I’m confident my patients receive only the best care when I refer them to the Minnesota Spine Institute.
Ok, this is the first review I’ve ever done. Dr. Hanson has really truly given me my life back! Five years ago I got hurt at work in a bad situation. Over five years I had received 33 injections, 4 rf burns, countless chiropractic therapists, 14 total weeks of intense physical therapy, core strengthening exercises every morning and night just to have things go out of whack and out of work for a month at a time. I couldn’t go two hours without wearing a back brace to relieve the pain and go on with daily activities. I was facing the fact that I’d have to stop riding my horse, stop doing anything that remotely resembles fun. I sat on the sidelines and watched. There was a serious level of depression going on. I was sent to see Dr. Hanson and he looked at my past MRI images and he had a game plan, something other surgeons said there’s nothing they can do, and I was super skeptical since 4 surgeons said there are no fixes for my condition. Dr. Hanson did a bilateral transaction on L3/4, L4/5, and L5 S1. I’m 3 1/2 weeks after surgery and I haven’t used a back brace once, don’t need a pain pill to sleep. I’m riding my horse now in a competition cattle sorting league without additional pain. I only have some muscle tenderness as I am building core muscle that hasn’t had to work an entire day without a brace in 4+ years. Thank you, Dr. Hanson, Jackie, Melina, and all the awesome people that helped me give me a second shot at life. I cannot thank you all enough!!
I am 61 years old, and for 5 years, dealt with low back pain and impingement of nerves down my right leg, and through prior consults, non-invasive procedures could not fix the problem. I reviewed board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons and chose Dr. Dan Hanson. He was compassionate, listened to my goals, and analyzed my back problem. He has impeccable skills in spatial relations (3D overview of my spine issues), and was the only Physician that came up with a way to fuse L3-L4 and decompress the nerve impingement to my right leg with incisions only in the back. The other two consults said I would not only need back surgery, but they would also have to open my abdomen to repair the problems. It has been six months post-op now, and I have no pain!!! I am out gardening and biking every day. I just have to remember to do some core strength exercises Dr. Hanson gave to me, so I do not put as much strain on my back doing the things I love. Thank you, Dr. Hanson, and to all of your team!
Great team to deal with at this facility. Dr. Hanson was great in the procedure I had done and I'm more than pleased with the outcome!
Since my first consultation with Dr. Hanson, my experience has been great. I had two discs replaced and I feel like a new person. Dr. Hanson and his office show that they really care about their patients. I would highly recommend them for any back issues you may have.
I had suffered for over 10 years with ruptured discs and had seen several doctors that wanted me to jump through hoops, unnecessary testing and too much time off work for recovery. I decided to look for laser specialists and searched across the country. Fortunately, I found Dr. Hanson right here in Minnesota. Dr. Hanson made me feel like he really cared to help me and went the extra mile. Dr. Hanson recommended a single level cervical disk replacement while another surgeon wanted to do a multilevel fusion. After surgery, I feel so much better. I wish I had found him sooner. He has followed up with me at different times to be sure I’m doing well. He is a very caring and gifted man! I would recommend him to anyone with spine issues!
I suffered a herniated disc and was in extreme pain for months. I could barely stand or walk without suffering. Dr. Dan Hanson performed my endoscopic microdiscectomy surgery two days ago and I am feeling great! I have my life back. Dr. Hanson was helpful and offered me a good solution when I felt other medical professionals had let me down/failed to offer a good option. Dr. Hanson was able to perform a less invasive version of the surgery than the other doctors I saw and talked to. This allowed me to have a quicker recovery and a brighter outlook. As if this isn’t enough of a reason to go through Dr. Hanson, his office manager Jackie was amazing! My insurance almost caused me to have my surgery delayed and initially denied my precertification. Jackie went to bat for me and helped me to get it approved! I am sure she had lots of other work to do, but took the time to ensure I got relief! Thanks!
I am approaching the 1 year mark post-op, and am 99% pain-free. My experience with Dr. Hansen and his team is nothing short of fantastic, and while the surgery solved the worst of my back pain, the guidance and personal care I received prior to making the decision to have a lumbar fusion are truly the reason the decision was easy to make. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Hansen and would recommend him to anyone dealing with chronic back pain. My recovery was swift (a short 2 months between surgery and my first day back at work full time) and I couldn't be happier with the results. I have my life back.