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Hard to give someone even one star when you were told that a procedure was complete, and it was not. Hard to give someone one star when they blew you off for over a year with excuses for their mistake. Hard to give someone one star when

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Hard to give someone even one star when you were told that a procedure was complete, and it was not. Hard to give someone one star when they blew you off for over a year with excuses for their mistake. Hard to give someone one star when

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Dr. Andrews really knows his stuff! I am a Kaiser Permanente patient who has had worsening unremitting sciatica for 7 years. After about 8 MRI's Kaiser told me they could find no cause for my pain and that I should avail myself of their chronic pain clinic and good luck. Dr. Andrews was recommended to me by my Physical Therapist (outside Kaiser) as an excellent doctor who does not push surgery, or if needed, the least invasive surgery. I googled him and read all the reviews, and was a bit worried about his apparent poor bedside manner.

Maybe he used to be bad that way, but that's long gone. He couldn't have been more gracious or kind or attentive, if focused and on task. He spent a good 30 minutes with us for $200, a HUGE bargain, I thought, given what great news he gave me. He saw indications of a bone spur and recommends a minimally invasive procedure to "shave" it away. HALLELUJAH!!! You better believe I'll wave that recommendation to Kaiser until they perform it. I'm 53 and was looking at a lifetime of pain. THANK YOU Dr. Andrews for your help and kindness.

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Dr. Andrews really knows his stuff! I am a Kaiser Permanente patient who has had worsening unremitting sciatica for 7 years. After about 8 MRI's Kaiser told me they could find no cause for my pain and that I should avail myself of their chronic pain clinic and good luck. Dr. Andrews was recommended to me by my Physical Therapist (outside Kaiser) as an excellent doctor who does not push surgery, or if needed, the least invasive surgery. I googled him and read all the reviews, and was a bit worried about his apparent poor bedside manner.

Maybe he used to be bad that way, but that's long gone. He couldn't have been more gracious or kind or attentive, if focused and on task. He spent a good 30 minutes with us for $200, a HUGE bargain, I thought, given what great news he gave me. He saw indications of a bone spur and recommends a minimally invasive procedure to "shave" it away. HALLELUJAH!!! You better believe I'll wave that recommendation to Kaiser until they perform it. I'm 53 and was looking at a lifetime of pain. THANK YOU Dr. Andrews for your help and kindness.

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By far the best neurosurgeon in the San Francisco. While he has a stiff bedside manner I would think it is difficult to be warm and cuddly with you before I perform serious surgery on your brain, neck or spine. I think after doing the type of work he does for as long as he has done it, it's kind of difficult to be warm and cuddly. Don't you think? Yes he does dictate in the third person...why? I asked and he dictates letters to other doctors, the person thet transcribes them needs to have them that way...The way you write a letter about another. I feel bad for those that didn't recieve the results they were hopeing for...But hate to say it, if he can't fix it you probably will never find another doctor who will be able to.

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By far the best neurosurgeon in the San Francisco. While he has a stiff bedside manner I would think it is difficult to be warm and cuddly with you before I perform serious surgery on your brain, neck or spine. I think after doing the type of work he does for as long as he has done it, it's kind of difficult to be warm and cuddly. Don't you think? Yes he does dictate in the third person...why? I asked and he dictates letters to other doctors, the person thet transcribes them needs to have them that way...The way you write a letter about another. I feel bad for those that didn't recieve the results they were hopeing for...But hate to say it, if he can't fix it you probably will never find another doctor who will be able to.

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I've seen Dr. Andrews 2 times now. He comes off as arrogant, short, and with the personality of a rock that is being thrown at you. During my appointments he refused to even discuss non surgical alternatives because they were "only temporary" he dictated comments about me in the third person while I was still in the room. He may be the best in the city but it takes empathy to make a great doctor..he has no outward sign of that. If I were to opt for surgery my concern would be "does he care enough to do a good job today?" "Is he in a good mood today?" Not things you want to be thinking about when you get your neck operated on. I'm moving on..there has to be other good surgeons who can relate to their patients better.

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I've seen Dr. Andrews 2 times now. He comes off as arrogant, short, and with the personality of a rock that is being thrown at you. During my appointments he refused to even discuss non surgical alternatives because they were "only temporary" he dictated comments about me in the third person while I was still in the room. He may be the best in the city but it takes empathy to make a great doctor..he has no outward sign of that. If I were to opt for surgery my concern would be "does he care enough to do a good job today?" "Is he in a good mood today?" Not things you want to be thinking about when you get your neck operated on. I'm moving on..there has to be other good surgeons who can relate to their patients better.

Pros: I'm told by 3 physicisians he has the best hands in the city, possibly the west coast

Cons: No empathy, no bedside manner..felt like I was in a saturday night live sketch about rude doctors

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Brian T. Andrews performed surgery on my neck causing severe nerve damage, which in turn, causes me chronic and constant pain. He was extremely non-caring and completely devoid of compassion. In my opinion, Brian T. Andrews is an insult to the meaning of the word physician. In my 82 years, he is the most despicable person I have ever met. If you are facing surgery by this guy, make sure you always get a second opinion. I am living proof that this man can cause you irrevocable harm. Arthur Norack

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Brian T. Andrews performed surgery on my neck causing severe nerve damage, which in turn, causes me chronic and constant pain. He was extremely non-caring and completely devoid of compassion. In my opinion, Brian T. Andrews is an insult to the meaning of the word physician. In my 82 years, he is the most despicable person I have ever met. If you are facing surgery by this guy, make sure you always get a second opinion. I am living proof that this man can cause you irrevocable harm. Arthur Norack

Pros: none

Cons: Everything - see review

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I have required two surgeries on my spine....and I am about to require a 3rd. There is no one else I would go to. Andrews knows his stuff. In fact, he wrote the book on neurosurgery. Check out "Intensive Care in Neurosurgery", "Pediatric Neurosurgical Intensive Care ," "Traumatic Transtentorial Herniation and Its Management," "Neurotrauma: Evidence-Based Answers To Common Questions," and "Neurosurgical Intensive Care" on Amazon or your local library.

In my experience, during the check up and consultation process he does not push a patient towards surgery. He does a very good job of explaining the patients physical situation, the options for care, the risks, the potential benefits and the limitations.

Andrews is in high demand and often unavailable because he is in surgery. It can take a while to get in to see him, depending on your need. Still, I found his office staff to be very efficient, professional, helpful and courteous. His surgical staff were as equally professional.

I will be honest here....Andrews is not the most warm and fuzzy of doctors. He is direct, "right to business" and very economical with conversation. Frankly, I think he is a little shy. This can come across as uninterested or rude, but I don't think that this is the case.

SOME ADVICE: I know when I am in a situation where I am in great pain and fearful about the risks of surgery, I would like my doctor to hold my hand, tell me that everything will be ok. But this is why I always take my partner or a friend to doctor appointments. My partner can listen and converse with the doctor dispassionately; he can make sure that my list of questions are answered; and he can offer me compassionate support.

BOTTOM LINE: I am much more interested in a neurosurgen who knows what he is doing while I am on the operating table, than I am in his social skills. I can not recommend Dr Andrews more highly.

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I have required two surgeries on my spine....and I am about to require a 3rd. There is no one else I would go to. Andrews knows his stuff. In fact, he wrote the book on neurosurgery. Check out "Intensive Care in Neurosurgery", "Pediatric Neurosurgical Intensive Care ," "Traumatic Transtentorial Herniation and Its Management," "Neurotrauma: Evidence-Based Answers To Common Questions," and "Neurosurgical Intensive Care" on Amazon or your local library.

In my experience, during the check up and consultation process he does not push a patient towards surgery. He does a very good job of explaining the patients physical situation, the options for care, the risks, the potential benefits and the limitations.

Andrews is in high demand and often unavailable because he is in surgery. It can take a while to get in to see him, depending on your need. Still, I found his office staff to be very efficient, professional, helpful and courteous. His surgical staff were as equally professional.

I will be honest here....Andrews is not the most warm and fuzzy of doctors. He is direct, "right to business" and very economical with conversation. Frankly, I think he is a little shy. This can come across as uninterested or rude, but I don't think that this is the case.

SOME ADVICE: I know when I am in a situation where I am in great pain and fearful about the risks of surgery, I would like my doctor to hold my hand, tell me that everything will be ok. But this is why I always take my partner or a friend to doctor appointments. My partner can listen and converse with the doctor dispassionately; he can make sure that my list of questions are answered; and he can offer me compassionate support.

BOTTOM LINE: I am much more interested in a neurosurgen who knows what he is doing while I am on the operating table, than I am in his social skills. I can not recommend Dr Andrews more highly.

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We chose Dr. Andrews and we are from out of town. He treated my 20yr old's brain tumor and showed great compassion. My daughter had a very good sense of his caring after seeing many doctors all over the state. He has always taken all the time we need and answered all of our questions fully. There wasn't any foot-in-the-door visits or rushed experiences while we were there.

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We chose Dr. Andrews and we are from out of town. He treated my 20yr old's brain tumor and showed great compassion. My daughter had a very good sense of his caring after seeing many doctors all over the state. He has always taken all the time we need and answered all of our questions fully. There wasn't any foot-in-the-door visits or rushed experiences while we were there.

Pros: caring doctor

Cons: travel distance

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He stares at your chart, instead of looking at you, while asking very stilted questions, and does not want to explain anything. Arrogant, abrupt and callous. Find a doctor who cares.

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He stares at your chart, instead of looking at you, while asking very stilted questions, and does not want to explain anything. Arrogant, abrupt and callous. Find a doctor who cares.

Cons: See above.

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arrogant and rushed. Not interested in spending time with patient.

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arrogant and rushed. Not interested in spending time with patient.

Cons: arrogant

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Dr. Andrews does not communicate well. His arrogance is an obstacle for the patient to overcome.

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Dr. Andrews does not communicate well. His arrogance is an obstacle for the patient to overcome.

Andrews Brian T MD Office Locations:

415-600-7760

45 Castro St Ste 421

San Francisco, CA, CA 94114

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415-600-7760

45 Castro Street

San Francisco, CA, CA 94114

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