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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!
John W
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 spacial 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 impingment 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 everyday. 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!
Jacqueline H
If you're ever having neck or spine pain, Dr. Dan Hanson is who you want to call. Everyone is extremely friendly and always has the patients best interest in mind.
Justis M
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.
Toni Sacrison
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!!
Jason V.