Dr. Hanson has been amazing! He and Jackie have been super responsive and helpful. I was in an excruciating level of pain from a C5-C6 disc extrusion. With some right arm weakness and numbness through my right thumb, I was fairly desperate to gather a number of opinions and make some quick decisions about the best course of care and receive some pain relief. He went out of his way to help me upload my MRI images and reviewed them in detail with me. He clearly explained my options and what he recommended as a course of action. The referrals were made and I was able to schedule my non-surgical treatment. I really appreciate his experience and opinions, and really felt that his recommendations were in my best interest, regardless of the business it generated for him. I can't recommend him highly enough and if I end up needing surgery I will continue to work with Dr. Hanson. Thank you!
I had spine surgery in October 2019 with Dr. Daniel Hanson, when I went to Dr. Hanson i was in excruciating pain from multiple herniated disks. After he performed surgery, I felt back to normal. The level of professionalism, care, kindness, and compassion from Dr. Hanson and all of his staff were awesome. In my opinion this is the best spine clinic on earth.
My husband and I are very impressed with this visit. He was told he needed brackets in his back and now this surgeon said “nope we can fix that”. We are so excited to have the surgery!
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.
I have seen too many doctors and had too many surgeries in my lifetime. I hit the 50's and my house of cards all fell down from continuing back issues to knee issues from all the years working construction where everything weighed 100 lbs plus. Dr. Dan Hanson is by far the best person and Doctor that I have ever dealt with. While all the other doctors are saying to me..."I don't know, you should exercise more and give it more time" after suffering for years. Dr. Hanson was the first doctor that ever said that to me. "I can fix you" and with that attitude, he has made my life so much better. It is an ongoing process but he is one of the only doctors I will allow to come near me with a knife! He is professional yet personable. He can do work with a one-inch incision that other doctors need a 9 inch cut up your back to accomplish and thus the recovery time from Dr, Hanson is a fraction of the time of other pretend practicing physicians. I cannot say enough good about Daniel Hanson as he has been a Godsend to me. I just wish I would have found him sooner! Thanks, Dan!
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 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!
After months (nearly a year) of dealing with my local (Western Wisconsin) medical facilities it was determined I had (2) badly worn discs. The only offer I could get from a local surgeon was 2 level fusion.
At 45 years old and in good health, I didn't believe fusion was the best option for my situation.
I managed to track down Dr. Hanson at Minnesota Spine Institute via the recommendation of my chiropractor. I met with Dr. Hanson and he agreed that fusion wasn't the best option for me.
2 weeks later Dr. Hanson installed (2) Mobi-C artificial discs. The follow up and personal contact I received from MSI was second to none. They checked on me regularly and made sure I was doing well. Fortunately the surgery went so well all I ever had to report was "Doing great, just need a little more time to heal".
I am now 1 month post op and feeling better today than I have in a LONG time.
If you are frustrated with your medical care and want a solution, go see Dr. Hanson. He is most interested in fixing your issues not billing your insurance company for care you don't need and delays that don't fix your issue!