Patient Name: Arthur Layfield
Surgery: ACDF 
“My whole experience form beginning to post-op appointment was fantastic. Dr Kurtom, Dr Wiseman, the pre-op nurse, operating room staff, office staff and all of the hospital staff were great professionals. 100 out of 100. After 20 + procedures in the past 25 years, this was far above the others at Hopkins, Anne Arundel and BWMC. Great staff all around, professional and caring. I would be glad to tell anyone.”

Patient Name: Renee Rumberger
Surgery: ACDF
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Patient Name: John Zimmer
Surgery: ACDF
“In my opinion your office and hospital staff we’re way above the norm.  I felt 100% comfortable going into surgery.  Dr Kurtom is the best of the best!!”

Patient Name: Joyce Coleman 
Surgery: ACDF 
"The bedside manner of Dr. Kurtom was great and he explained everything very clearly." 

Patient Name: Peggy Gardner 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom, his staff and the team at Memorial Hospital at Easton were very respectful, courteous and professional, and I highly recommend them. My surgery was successful. Many thanks!" 

Patient Name: David White 
Surgery: ACDF 
"I had limited use of left arm and hand before surgery and the pain kept me awake at night. Since Dr. Kurtom did my surgery, the pain in my hand and arm is gone. I would recommend Dr. Kurtom. He and his staff were excellent." 

Patient Name: Oliver Caldwell 
Surgery: ACDF

"After having undergone two prior cervical fusions, I was prepared for the same recovery time and experiences. I am very please to say that this is the best and fastest recovery I’ve had. I was up and around the evening of the surgery and at home the next day. I also experienced less pain post surgery then any of my prior thirteen back operations." 

Patient Name: Jamie Baynard 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom is a very confident surgeon, which made me feel better. His staff and everyone that worked with him made me even more comfortable with what was going on. Thank you guys so much for getting me straight so that I can provide for my family of six." 

Patient Name: Sharon Clark 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom was kind, thorough and caring. He put me at ease immediately. His explanations were clear and precise. My experience with him as a neurosurgeon was a five star experience. He genuinely cares about his patients and it shows." 

Patient Name: Sharon Clark 
Surgery: ACDF 
"After many weeks of pain and many visits to my primary doctor, Dr. Kurtom quickly diagnosed my problem. He explained the procedure, answered our questions and calmed our fears. He said the pain would be gone right after surgery and that was the case. We were very pleased with the whole experience." 

Patient Name: Barbara Marshall 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom gave me my life back, in less than 10 months. I had gone from a physically active, gardening, skiing, and strong person to a severely pained and contorted weakened person with the disc pressure on my nerves and spine. His surgery removed the pain and after physical therapy I am once again able to live and function with strength and confidence." 

Patient Name: Maria White 
Surgery: ACDF 
"The whole staff here and at the hospital made me feel great and comfortable while I was in the hospital. I would recommend Easton Hospital to everyone and this office and Dr. Kurtom. Thank You." 

Patient Name: Larry Lynch 
Surgery: ACDF 
"I would like to say my visits to Dr. Kurtom’s office and staff was great. As well as the hospital at Easton, MD was excellent. All my nurses were excellent. The hospital food was excellent as well my room was very clean and comfortable and pleasant. I would tell others about my excellent stay and service and will tell other’s about Dr. Kurtom and his staff!" 

Patient Name: Linda Prager 
Surgery: ACDF 
"I could not have had a more positive experience. Everyone was excellent!" 

Patient Name: Leslie Hutton 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Everyone was great. Already recommended to others."

Patient Name: Richard Bobitka
Surgery: ACDF 
"All staff members were available and willing to help in any way." 

Patient Name: Frances Zappacosta 
Surgery: ACDF 
"So far I am extremely pleased with the surgery result. Dr. Kurtom was most informative about what to expect post op and everything that was explained was exactly on point. What occurred post op-I had no surprises. Also going into surgery I was pleased with Dr. Kurtom's informative, positive, and confident explanation of my diagnosis and how to correct my problems with my neck. So very pleased with the results and Dr. Kurtom." 

Patient Name: Anthony Rounds 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Cindy is the best. When I was feeling insecure about the surgery she offered me encouragement and set up an appointment with Dr. Kurtom who dispelled any doubts I had." 

Patient Name: John Dill 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom and the office staff of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery are very friendly and courteous. They really care about their patients." 

Patient Name: Catherine Stacy 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom, office staff, and hospital staff were all wonderful! As good an experience through care and surgery that I could have hoped for. Everyone was courteous, attentive and caring and I no longer have any pain! Thank you!" 

Patient Name: Laura Wright 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Your staff is excellent and Dr. Kurtom is A++ with professionalism, compassion, thoroughness and it felt at all times like I completely understood my procedure. Hospital Staff was all fantastic both during surgery and after in my room I would gladly highly recommend Dr. Kurtom to my closest family and friends for neurological issues. I have complete trust in his abilities and would feel totally at peace if he operated on my own child! I am thrilled with the outcome of my own cervical spine surgery and send my heartfelt gratitude to his skill, expertise, wonderful demeanor, and bedside manor!" 

Patient Name: Robert Greer 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Excellent experience in every way. Cindy Yost is exceptional in getting me through system." 

Patient Name: Trevor Hammon 
Surgery: ACDF 
"The hospital nursing staff was great! I'm only two weeks post op and I feel great! I don't have any pain at this time; however I have not been back to normal work yet. In other words, I haven't done anything strenuous or heavy lifting, it's too early to tell. I have been walking a great deal and doing activities for 2-3 hours at a time the last couple of days with no pain, occasional muscle ache or discomfort. I will know more as I get back to everyday work!" 

Patient Name: Forest Hansen 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Dr. Kurtom was empathetic and informative in our first consultation. His self-confidence infects patience in a positive way. I was amazed that he could do my multiple discectomies in the afternoon and yet I could go home the following morning." 

Patient Name: Michael Asplen 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Everything Dr. Kurtom said would happen did. I immediately had pain relief after surgery. Recovery has been as he said. He did a great job explaining what he did and why." 

Patient Name: Carol Crump 
Surgery: ACDF 
"I only stayed one night but anytime I called for the nurse she was right there to assist me and she wasn't the only one. All of the staff was very helpful and just pleasant to be around. They're just wonderful people and made my stay as pleasant as possible, no matter what time of day or night it was." 

Patient Name: Myrtle Savoy 
Surgery: ACDF 
"This was my first visit and I was very impressed with the level of professional and sensitivity of the staff and physician. Surgery is sensitive to me, but I left feeling confident. Everyone was pleasant and kind to me. Dr. Kurtom is a wonderful doctor. His staff is great and I would recommend Dr. Kurtom to family and friends." 

Patient Name: Ann Mathews 
Surgery: ACDF 
"No time was wasted after Dr. Kurtom diagnosed my degenerative disc disease that was causing my shoulder pain, arm weakness, and numb fingers. Immediately after the surgery the pain was gone and feeling returned to my fingers within 2 weeks." 

Patient Name: Faith Marshall 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Every nurse at Easton memorial was compassionate, caring and went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable. Even found me food at 9:30 p.m.!! I was very nervous about my surgery and from the time I arrived at pre-surgical to my discharge, every professional at Easton Memorial made me feel as though I was the only patient in the hospital." 

Patient Name: Richard Johnson 
Surgery: ACDF 
"Everyone was pleasant and did an outstanding job. Dr. Kurtom was a very upfront, sincere surgeon. His knowledge and skills are a welcome addition of the shore health system. His abilities are aces in both his diagnostics and his surgical skills." 

Patient Name: Melinda Rojas 
Surgery: ACDF

“The service provided to me by Dr. Kurtom, his office staff as well as my stay at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has been exceptional! I would and have recommended them to others.” 

Patient Name: John P. Knud-Hansen, M.D 
Surgery: ACDF 
“Excellent care from start to finish. Outstanding!!” 

Patient Name: William Addy 
Surgery: ACDF 
“Excellent and professionalism in all areas. Top notch group” 

Patient Name: Antoinette Micheliche 
Surgery: ACDF 
"It was a little stressful in the beginning, my neck surgery was scheduled, then right before surgery my primary doctor found something wrong with my carotid arteries. I thought I needed another surgery before this original one, it was a mess, but Dr Kurtom and his staff were fabulous, they reassured me everything was fine and comforted me and just made me feel special, cleared up all the misunderstanding and surgery was as scheduled. Thank you so much."

Patient Name: Judith Barnebee 
Surgery: DLIF 
"I traveled from Michigan to have my surgery with Dr. Kurtom. I am so glad I did! He and his staff were so professional and helpful. The surgery was a big success. Thanks!"

Patient Name: John Wafer
Surgery: TLIF
“I was in a lot of pain as my 4/5 disc had disintegrated and I was experiencing severe bone on nerve pain. After the surgery, just a few hours later, I could stand up straight and felt relief from the nerve pain. My recovery has gone very well and I feel better than I ever have in a few years.

Dr Kurtom is a wonderful neurosurgeon and did a great job. He is very reassuring because of his obvious competence and encouraging. Thank you to Dr Kurtom and his staff.”