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Qualifications and Experience
Doctor Montella is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in spine surgery. He has an additional board certification in "interventional pain management". He specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries of the back and neck, as well as sports medicine injuries. He joined Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgical Specialists, Ltd. in 1997.
After completing his orthopaedic residency at Duke University, he successfully completed his spine surgery fellowship training at the prestigious Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Doctor Montella is an enthusiastic proponent of non-operative treatments for spine conditions. He perceives surgery as the option of "last resort". Dr. Montella is the Medical Director of the Midwest Center for Pain Management.
Dr. Montella also has a strong interest in sports medicine. He played football in college and was named Sports Illustrated magazine’s offensive football player of the week. He had a brief playing career with the Chicago Bears. He was a team physician for Duke University’s varsity football and basketball teams. He understands the importance of making the appropriate diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan that enables the injured athlete to return to competitive activity as soon as is safely possible.
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Verified Patient Reviews
Listened to all my concerns, answered all my questions, and didn't feel rushed at all.
Great experience! Thorough evaluation and extremely knowledgeable. Unlike MANY surgeons, he doesn't jump straight to back surgery right away. Excellent doctor!
Very informative about my condition and suggested many ideas to help and relieve pain.
Very nice and to the point, yet I felt if I wanted to talk more he would have been fine with that to.
Appointment time was met. I didn't have to wait in the outer office. The Doctor remembered me and my particular problem and the visit went very well. I would recommend to anyone. Also, the office staff are courteous and helpful.
After waiting for almost an hour past my appointment time, I was seen for 5 minutes and was told that the reason for my ailment was something completely different than what I explained. After explaining it yet again, I was told that I was wrong even though I knew the reason. There was absolutely zero attention given to my pain and I was told to just leave and call again in a month if it doesn't feel better. After 9 months of pain I would think that a professional would atleast give me the luxury of an examination.