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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Neurosurgery, Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Neurosurgery VMB Wilkes-Barre
1000 E Mountain Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

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Jacobs, Darren Lee, DO Visit Geisinger.org for information on Darren Lee Jacobs, DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5
1 88 ratings
17 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 2008
  • Spine Surgery

Education:

  • Nova Southeastern U., College of Osteopathic Medicine 1999

Residency:

  • Botsford General Hospital 2001
  • Providence Hospital - Southfield, MI 2002
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2007

Clinical Interests:

Complex spine surgery and reconstruction, minimally invasive spine surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, chronic pain surgery, carpal tunnel and peripheral nerve surgery, hydrocephalus, neurosurgical critical care and kyphoplasty for compression fracture pain.

Languages:

  • Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.5 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.2 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.1 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.2 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.2 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.2 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.3 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.1 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.2 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.2 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Sep 1
This was a 3rd appt made for a lumbar puncture..two other ones with Neurlogy were cancelled and was given with Dr Jacobs. while there he asked who said I needed one..as I did not need one ..this was going on for over a month with the appointments made until finally Dr Jacobs determined it was not needed but got a run around before this.
Aug 24
Dr. Jacobs has always been my go-to neurosurgeon for my patients and myself. He has taken excellent care of me throughout this process, from pre-surgery to my most recent follow-up visit. I own him a great debt of gratitude for helping me get better.
Jul 27
Excellent treatment.
Jul 20
Very informative and very cooperative.
June 29
I feel like my dr. was rushed due to time/falling behind. Only focused on one of my many problems. Felt like my other symptoms are not significant to medical staff, but they are significant to me.
June 15
Dr. Jacobs was very kind and caring. He explained things so I could understand . He was highly recommended by a friend and I would recommend him to others.
May 27
I came to this Dr. for a second opinion my first Dr. was also a Geisinger Dr. ,I was not there to say my first Dr. did anything wrong I just was not getting results and simply wanted another opinion. All Dr. Jacobs did was tell me what a great Dr. I had and what great physician assistants I had and truthfully it was like he dismissed my issues. He also proceeded to blame my primary care dr. and said it was his responsibility for my follow-up instead of the surgeons. ,
May 13
He kept wondering why I was there to see him since I previously saw Dr. Slotkin. I explained that the scheduling office made the appointment as they considered me a new patient since I last saw Dr. Slotkin in 2012. He seemed very annoyed that I was seeing him and wanted to know if there was problem. I said no and he said it's not my fault but with the scheduling department. I felt like I was bothering him.
Apr 21
The surgeon talked down to me and seemed very displeased when I couldn't give him a yes or no answer to a question he asked. When I answered I don't remember he said loudly "it's either yes or no not I don't remember. He had me so upset I was crying. If I didn't need the operation I would not go back but he is the only one who does it.
Apr 1
I have every confidence in Dr. Jacobs & his staff.
March 31
As a very concerned patient not wanting surgery and wanting to outweigh every option before choosing surgery Dr. Jacobs was very helpful and concerned about me. Making sure I was completely comfortable with surgery if it needed to be done.
March 30
did not address my specific concerns
Feb 10
Cannot respond to this doctor was cut short of visit again. Not blaming Dr. He is only doing his job.
Jan 8
Doctor came in for 5 mins. to talk to me (actually his PA is who he spoke to) I sat there almost 2 hrs for a 5 min visit from doctor. My time is just as important as his!!!
Dec 11, 2015
I would always recommend Dr. Jacobs.
Dec 1, 2015
Excellent rapport with PA. Felt listened to, professional yet very personable. My son, the patient, has multiple disabilities & PA had child with needs & could relate to my experiences.
Oct 14, 2015
Again doctor can't no what's wrong if no one tells lack of communication from Geisinger.