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!
I have an arthritic back, long-standing. Recently, I had right leg pain and spasms not relieved by epidurals or anti-inflammatory medications. I went back to Dr. Hanson and had the easiest surgery possible. Instead of a big surgery and a long recovery, it was done endoscopically, with just a 1/4 inch incision. My leg pain was gone! I had minimal surgical pain easily relieved by ibuprofen and was back to normal activities and gardening within a week! The staff are kind, compassionate, and top-notch. Dr. Hanson is readily available for any questions or concerns. I know he will always find the least invasive method to treat my back so I can quickly get back to my normal routine. Thanks to all of you at the Minnesota Spine Institute!
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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!