Dr. Marshall Pedersen
Concerned

Utica, NY

#1 May 24, 2012
Does anyone have any information as to why Dr. Pedersen, a neurosurgeon at Bassett is on an UNEXPLAINED leave? He is my doctor and the hospital is very vague as to why he is not there. I'm just told that they don't know if he will be returning. Did the hospital terminate him, or did he leave on his own. Is he sick? I think his patients have a right to know why he is gone.
disappointed

Utica, NY

#2 May 24, 2012
I was supposed to have surgery by Dr. Pedersen and was also told he was on leave and they tried to schedule me with another Neurosurgeon. I wanted to know when he was coming back and was told they didn't know if he was and wouldn't say anything more. I canceled my surgery and will look elsewhere.
pinky

Saugerties, NY

#3 May 26, 2012
All of the neurosurgeons are leaving or have left.
auralee

Johnstown, NY

#4 Dec 6, 2012
my gosh i have been trying to get this information my self for months, and i too beleive patients have a right to know, i was on the verge of surgery that did not occur because he abrubtly left, i have gone round and round with bassett only to be detoured over and over,initially i was concerned,as i grew to have ungodly faith in him, however i had an expereince at teh hospital after he left and another staff member, a PA for a new dr i was seeing, told me dont be dissapointed, i cant tell you more,something bad happened here and he was asked to leave, well really......nothing is showing up with regard to the list the stae keeps,however,nothing will unless he was formally disci;ined,,still want to know, even more know, since i am now having problems stemming from the surgery he did and on top of that i found 2 surgeries hew wanted to do are not needed,one very invasive,brain surgery MVD and the other double carpal tunnel that i do not have. coming from my neck and now in need of neck surgery,would love to still work on finding out any backers??
auralee

Johnstown, NY

#5 Dec 6, 2012
disappointed wrote:
I was supposed to have surgery by Dr. Pedersen and was also told he was on leave and they tried to schedule me with another Neurosurgeon. I wanted to know when he was coming back and was told they didn't know if he was and wouldn't say anything more. I canceled my surgery and will look elsewhere.
my gosh i have been trying to get this information my self for months, and i too beleive patients have a right to know, i was on the verge of surgery that did not occur because he abrubtly left, i have gone round and round with bassett only to be detoured over and over,initially i was concerned,as i grew to have ungodly faith in him, however i had an expereince at teh hospital after he left and another staff member, a PA for a new dr i was seeing, told me dont be dissapointed, i cant tell you more,something bad happened here and he was asked to leave, well really......nothing is showing up with regard to the list the stae keeps,however,nothing will unless he was formally disci;ined,,still want to know, even more know, since i am now having problems stemming from the surgery he did and on top of that i found 2 surgeries hew wanted to do are not needed,one very invasive,brain surgery MVD and the other double carpal tunnel that i do not have. coming from my neck and now in need of neck surgery,would love to still work on finding out any backers??
Would like to know too

Utica, NY

#6 Dec 28, 2012
I was also a patient of Dr. Pedersen's who put my complete faith and trust in him. He performed both lumbar and cervical fusion surgeries on me and I'm having problems with both. After searching the internet, I found this verdict that was from June 2012. Could this be the reason for his termination from Bassett. His patients definitely have a right to know why he is no longer at Bassett, especially if they are having problems from surgery he performed.

Here is the link to what I've found. Any other information would be helpful.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-...
Help in Il

Fox Lake, IL

#7 Mar 23, 2013
I had a surgery from this man and am not surprised to see all this he needs to face what hes done to people Im going to have to have my spine corrected now that its severly curved and he left and left a note when he left Il. I had a apt AND NEVER RETURNED!!!!
Curious

Utica, NY

#9 Jun 26, 2013
Help in Il wrote:
I had a surgery from this man and am not surprised to see all this he needs to face what hes done to people Im going to have to have my spine corrected now that its severly curved and he left and left a note when he left Il. I had a apt AND NEVER RETURNED!!!!
Are you talking about the same doctor? How long ago was your surgery and what did he do?
Jay jay

Herkimer, NY

#10 Jul 6, 2013
Whats going on at the Bassett ER? I went there last month and I was treated very rudely by both a PA and a strange surly nurse. I was shocked as I have been using Bassett healthcare for over twenty years and I have never had a problem with anyone. I have always respected the medical personnel I have seen over the years. I did not do or say anything to deserve the way I was treated. It really shook my faith in the system. Any feedback anyone? Thanks!!
damaged

Cobleskill, NY

#11 Apr 8, 2014
OMG - I can't believe this! I had seen him for several years starting with a disc replacement - surgery was horrible. I did have a good deal of improvement however so I felt he did a good job. 5 years later had to return because of horrible pain. He suggested 2 things were going on - which would require 2 more sugeries - one he could do but the other he couldn't. He performed the one he could do and again I did have some imrpovement so I trusted his judgement. As I was still having pain with the other area he suggest some injections right into the joint - which he would do. I thought I would die! I've given birth twice and I can tell you that I would much rather have 10 kids in a row than go through that pain again! He was convinced that I needed SI fusion. He was going to write up the information and get me seen with someone who did them. I called to check on the paperwork and the secretary told me he would be dictating the letter the following day. 2 days later I called to make a folllow up appointment with him and I was told he was no longer with Bassett!!!!!! Seriously? I was shocked! I needed to be seen by one of their other surgeons - Dr. Goldberg - I did not want to see him as I had seen him on a previous occasion and he was rude and unsympathetic to what I was going through. Unfortunately I was told he was the only one they had! So I went and was so disgusted. He was rude and unprofessional beyond words! Before he came into the room I saw his PA and I asked what happened to Dr. Pedersen and he told me he went to Hawaii!!!
I switched facilities and was seen by a doctor who told me that he would never recommend the surgery that Dr.Pedersen had suggested. So end result for me - no surgery and still unbearable pain.
I really feel that Bassett should be embarassed by the way they handled the situation - patients should have been given some explanation - totatlly unprofessional on their part!
Would like to know too wrote:
I was also a patient of Dr. Pedersen's who put my complete faith and trust in him. He performed both lumbar and cervical fusion surgeries on me and I'm having problems with both. After searching the internet, I found this verdict that was from June 2012. Could this be the reason for his termination from Bassett. His patients definitely have a right to know why he is no longer at Bassett, especially if they are having problems from surgery he performed.
Here is the link to what I've found. Any other information would be helpful.
http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-...

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