Has anyone seen Dr. Philip Tibbs at U...

Has anyone seen Dr. Philip Tibbs at U.K??

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#1 Oct 23, 2009
My Doctor refered me to him , after finding out that I have severe nerve damage thru out my C spine. Apparently I have ruptered c2,3,4. I have never been to a Nuerologist. I am in tremendous pain, and fearful of what he may do to me. I have been told that this type of surgery is very complicated and the outcome could be bad.
Just would like to know what type of Dr. He is.
Thank you

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#2 Oct 23, 2009
I took my son to UK for a cyst on his brain. It was my first time dealing with them and I found the hospital dirty and the patient care was not good either. We were suppose to see Dr. Tibbs and we never seen him one time they were always students. But that's just my experience. I won't go back to UK again.

Cleveland, GA

#3 Oct 23, 2009
My doctor sent me to Tibbs and he put shots in my spine and it drove the pain in deeper and I'm still in pain after 21 years, I hear Dr. Blake is in Lexington and is a Nuerologist. I see Dr. Louis Pagani at River Hills Health Care at Cresent Springs,KY behind Thomas More College and ST. Elizabeth Hospital is on past office.

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#4 Oct 23, 2009
Well I can tell you right now NO ONE IS STICKING ANY NEEDLES IN MY SPINE! I have heard way too many people say that they are worse after this type of treatment. If I am paying him , he better darn well listen to each and every word I have to say to him. I dont care how long I take up his time!! I was told that a Morphine pump should be implanted, but I am still kind of young, and have children. I dont want to be doped up on morphine 24/7. The pain medication I am on now help somewhat, but I would rather them send me to a pain clinic maybe? Any suggestions on that? I just dont want to be all drugged up on the harder pain meds..
Thanks by the way for the replies!=)
Been There

United States

#5 Oct 23, 2009
Dr. Tibbs saved the life of someone very important to me several years back. I will be grateful for him and his skills for the rest of my life.
think about it

United States

#6 Oct 23, 2009
I copied something I found online. I have heard good things about this doc in this article.

"Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital has opened the Cardinal Hill Pain Institute, with Dr. William O. Witt as its medical director. The Cardinal Hill Pain Institute is in the Lyman V. Ginger Building on the Cardinal Hill campus, 2050 Versailles Road. Witt is a triple board certified physician specializing in the non-narcotic treatment of chronic pain. Witt has practiced medicine in Kentucky for more than 30 years, 29 of them at the University of Kentucky, where he was chairman of anesthesiology. While at UK, he developed the chronic, acute and cancer-related pain services, as well as UK's first accredited pain fellowship."

Ask your doctor if he/she is familiar with this doctor.
Tibbs is ok

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Oct 26, 2009
I had a ruptured disk and a herniated disk. I was also referred to Dr. Tibbs. I didn't think he was that bad. I saw him twice while I was under his treatment. His physician's assistant was who I saw most of the time. I went under the knife to have my back fixed and all he did was fix the ruptured disk. It's been a year and a half and I still have the herniated disk (I'm sure by now it's ruptured though). I'm still in a lot of pain. He sends his patients to a pain management clinic. They don't really help anything. They suggest that everyone eventually goes and sees a psychologist.

Anderson, SC

#8 Oct 27, 2009
Wondering wrote:
My Doctor refered me to him , after finding out that I have severe nerve damage thru out my C spine. Apparently I have ruptered c2,3,4. I have never been to a Nuerologist. I am in tremendous pain, and fearful of what he may do to me. I have been told that this type of surgery is very complicated and the outcome could be bad.
Just would like to know what type of Dr. He is.
Thank you
I went to him for back problems, i have two rods and a slipped disc and all he wanted me to do was go to a pain clinic.
Kerry Fitzpatrick

Saint Petersburg, FL

#9 Dec 1, 2009
With respect to Dr. William O. Witt, I have been a pain management patient of his for ten years. Though my back pain is fairly simple (i.e degenerative disc disease), I can say that I have had great relief of my pain with a program of non-opiate medication, occasional back injections, and a daily program of exercise. I would strongly recommend Dr. Witt for pain management. Dr. Tibbs is a neurosurgeon, which involves very serious problems that may or may not respond to treatment and/or surgery.
Ben fawl

Maysville, KY

#10 Dec 1, 2009
I went to him a couple of months ago. He wouldn't give me nuttin! I was like damn, doc, my back be hurtin and told him what I needed but he was like, I was faking. I guess I was but he shoulda listened to me if I'm payin him, right? That's how Brian Helpenstine taught me to get em. Fools
Jack Simpson

Morehead, KY

#11 Dec 2, 2009
Dr. Tibbs done surgery on my back 31 years ago and gave me 31 years of being active and productive again. He done surgery on me again in Oct. of this year for a ruptured disc and a pinched nerve..would highly recommend this dr. to anyone, would not let any other dr. do surgery on my back.
Definitely recommend him

Maysville, KY

#12 Dec 2, 2009
My husband went to Dr. Tibbs and he was great. Did surgery on him, although he has something that will affect him for the rest of his life, Dr Tibbs did what he could and said he may need more surgeries down the road. I trust him. He does know what he is doing. I saw Dr. Troffkin, he is in with Tibbs. He did surgery on my c4, 5 and 6. Put plates and screws in. I am doing fine. Very little pain. I also saw Dr. Witt. Absolutely thought the world of him. After i had surgery 5 yrs ago, i have not had any problems.
Mistreated patient in KY

Coral Gables, FL

#13 Dec 12, 2009
November 16, 2009
I have not had any luck getting doctors to do any additional test on me. You would not believe the run around I get from the staff of Dr. Tibbs. For example: I saw him 6 weeks ago where he told me to call and let him know if I did not get positive results from my visit with the Neurologist. I waited a week after seeing the Neurologist before I called because I was also trying physical therapy and I wanted to give it a chance. The physical therapy seemed to make my pain worse so I stopped doing it after 6 visits. I then called Dr. Tibbs office to let him know my situation. I was told that someone would call me back on Monday since Dr. Tibbs was on vacation until then.
Monday came and went and no one called. The next week I called back and told my "story". They again said someone would call me back and let me know about scheduling a mylogram. Of course no one did. So I call them back and told my "story" again. This time they said they had done all the necessary paper work and were waiting on the radiology department to schedule my test. They asked me to call back in 2 days. So I did. Of course I had to tell my story to another person since the person I had previously spoken to was not there and they put me on hold to check on my request. When they came back they said all their paperwork was done and for me to call back in 2 days. They once again were waiting on the radiologist.
This sounded fishy to me so I called the radiology department myself to see why it was taking them so long to schedule my test. They told me they would check into it and call me back to let me know. Of course they never called back. So the next day I called them back. Then they told me they did not have the paperwork from Dr. Tibbs office so the could not schedule the test until they received the papers.
Once again I called Dr. Tibbs office to tell my "story" once again. This time they told me they had been waiting on my records to arrive from regular physician before checking with Dr. Tibbs about my situation. Upon receiving my records they did not show our conversation about ordering the myleogram test if I did not get positive results from the Neurologist. They would need to speak to Dr. Tibbs and he would have to order the test. Of course he would not be there until Friday.
Friday came and went with no phone call. So I called them on Tuesday of last week and let them know I was not very happy for the run around I was getting and wanted to speak to someone that would help me. They passed me to three different people and I asked the third if he was the one I needed to tell my "story" to. He said "Let me check" and put me on hold. 30 minutes later I was still on hold so I used my cell phone to call the person back who had me on hold. Guess what happened next? They put me on hold with my cell phone too. After another 5 minutes of being on hold with both phones I hung up. That was the last contact I have had with Dr. Tibbs office which was on Tuesday last week. Of course they have not called me back.

Zelienople, PA

#14 Dec 14, 2009
Dr. Tibbs did surgery on my mom in August. He placed a plate, screws and a rod in her back. We had two visits before surgery and four after surgery. Dr. Tibbs, his PA (I'm sorry I can't remember his name) and his entire staff were professional and caring. We were told she may have to go to Cardinal Hill for some rehab due to the fact that she was inactive for a couple of month before she could get an appointment. But that was not needed. Mom followed perscribed physical theorpy in the hospital and at home and is pain free and has full range of movement. We think the world of Dr. Tibbs and his staff.

Grayson, KY

#15 Dec 15, 2009
I have been a patient of Dr. William Witt, who is now at Cardinal Hill Pain Institue for 4 years. Four years ago he saved my life when he placed a nerve stimulator in my head for cluster headaches. I was at the point of giving up before I met him. He gave me back my life and I will always be grateful to him for that.
Tiffany Osborne

Virgie, KY

#16 Sep 5, 2012
I was a patient of Dr Tibbs and had a lumbar fusion and he was the nicest DR if it hadnt been for him i would not be walking and his assistant dr kindler was also the sweetedt person...i would recommend him to anyone.............
been there

Maysville, KY

#17 Sep 5, 2012
Wondering wrote:
My Doctor refered me to him , after finding out that I have severe nerve damage thru out my C spine. Apparently I have ruptered c2,3,4. I have never been to a Nuerologist. I am in tremendous pain, and fearful of what he may do to me. I have been told that this type of surgery is very complicated and the outcome could be bad.
Just would like to know what type of Dr. He is.
Thank you
very good dr. i am nothing but pleased with his performance.
Tibbs at UK

Maysville, KY

#18 Sep 5, 2012
I had surgery for C5-C6 in 2004. I went to UK to have this done. I had also ruptured disc. Dr. Neil Troffkin, who was with Dr. Tibbs did that surgery.. He was a very nice Dr. and did a wonderful job. I started having problems again, March of this yr. I was in severe pain from the left side of my neck down the left arm to the tip of my fingers. My fingers were also numb. I had the worst pain this time than before. Was in bed for a month. Went to the Fleming Hospital and they told me exactly what was wrong. A week later went to UK emergency room. I saw the best Dr's there, but hoping I would see Dr. Tibbs. He had done 3 of my husbands back surgery for basically the same thing. Dr. Hayden at UK ER told me to make appt with Dr. Tibbs immediately, they do not put anyone in hospital with this problem. So I had to wait, but didn't get in for another month. I had made my mind up I would not have surgery again, even though my first one went well. I have seen what multiple surgeries did to my husband. He is in constant pain all the time... I saw Dr.Tibbs and immediately looked at my MRI and said we will schedule surgery for next week. I didn't have a chance to say no. I knew when he said i that quick, I better listen and so glad I did. I had the surgery 2 months ago and spent the night in "Royalty" as Dr. Tibbs called it. And he was right about that. I was in the new Neuroscience Dept of the Uk Hospital. I couldn't have ask for a better Dr. He was the kindest Dr. I have ever had. Seriously. I still have the numb fingers and some pain but I am not bedfast like I was. He is wonderful. He put plates, screws and a bone in C5-C6-C7. I would recommend him to everyone.

Maysville, KY

#19 Sep 29, 2012
he is a wonderful neuro surgon and has discovered may procedures to save lives and take care or spinal cord an brain injuries worte may articles and was considered the top neuro in us and other countries
Elsbeth Lexington

Jeffersonville, IN

#20 Mar 4, 2013
Dr. Tibbs is great. He will do what needs to be done in a very professional and timely basis, he is truely one of the best anywhere. Surprise ....wonderful personallity and Dr. Tibbs cares about his patients from beginning to recovery.

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