Treatment & Services
- Brain Surgery
- Cervical Deformity Surgery
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- General Neurosurgery
- Lumbar Fusion
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Spinal Decompression Surgery
- Spinal Deformity Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Surgery
- Spine Decompression
- Spine Stabilization Surgery
- Surgical Treatment Of Spinal Conditions And Diseases
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acanthosis Nigricans
- Acetabulum Labrum Tears
- Achalasia Overview
- Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Achilles Rupture
- Achilles Tendon Injury
- Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Lumbar Canal Stenosis
- Lumbar Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Cancer
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Dural Fistula
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Infections
- Spinal Instability
- Spinal Metastases
- Spinal Neoplasms
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Trauma
- Spine Tumors
- Stenosis - Spinal
- Thoracic Herniated Disc
- Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX USA
Undergraduate - The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX USA
- Neurological Surgery
Research & Publications
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220 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
30 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021
Dr. Amps explained to me what to expect after the surgery. He gave me exercises to do inbeween my day.
Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021
Dr. AMPS was marvelous!
Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021
Everything was first-class--Dr. Was thorough and concise. Couldn't have been better.
Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021
Check-in and check-out was good. Short wait. Visit with Dr. Amps was not rushed.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021
Dr. Amps is a superb physician. He and his entire team provide excellent care.
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021
My experience with the Doctor, PA, and NP was outstanding, having someone explain something at a personable level in a neurosurgeon setting is important to me. I love the mix of personalities/personal that is in the neurosurgeon suite. It truly gives it a balance (Neurosurgeon's are extremely smart people, you don't get to see who they are because they are so serious).
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021
Dr Amps judgement I trust 100%. He is very professional.
Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021
Dr. Amps is very professional and competent. I feel he absolutely cares about my problems. I could just about see the wheels turning in his head as he tried to figure out an answer.
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021
Dr Amps listen to my concerns and did not rush. Explained and walked through my images with me
Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021
Appointment with Dr Amps had reasonable wait (2 to 3 weeks), but a point to get steroid injections to verify diagnosis are another 6 and 8 weeks before any further progress can be made to improve my condition (now approaching 6 months from inception) - I would like the process to be speeded up.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021
Dr Amps was kind, gave me a thorough exam and listened to my concerns. I would highly recommend him or anyone at the Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021
I love this doctor, he is the best in his field. I would refer anyone who could use his service
Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021
Very compassionate Doctor.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021
My experience was good, Dr Amps always treats me like a Queen
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021
Dr. Amps has always treated me with concern and understanding. Will not hesitate to request his treatment in the future or recommend his treatment to others.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021
Excellent Dr and staff.
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021
very good doctor and staff
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021
Dr. Amps is very caring. When I was in the hospital after my surgery the weekend was coming up. Dr. Amps made a point of telling me he was off for the weekend but wasn't going anywhere. He said if I needed him to tell the nurses and he would come in. I will never forget that.
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021
Love Dr Amps!!
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021
i would recommend Dr Amp without hesitation.
Reviewed on May 13, 2021
Dr. Amps was kind and very professional.
Reviewed on May 6, 2021
Dr Amps PA's Kristin and Cathryn are informative and caring
Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021
feeling very confident in Dr Amps to take care of my health needs
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021
the doctor was very thoughtful in understanding the situation
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021
Dr.Amps is so professional. He listens.
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021
Dr Amps is a very busy doctor, but when I needed to get in his staff did it.
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021
dr addressed the 2 issues I had questions about and how to help me
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021
Dr. Amps is the best doctor snd surgeon imaginable.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021
dr amps is fantastic and very thorough.
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021
Dr Amps answered all my questions thoroughly. He also took his time to explaining everything to me. . All in all he is one of the best doctors I ever had.
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