Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

119 Patient Ratings
104 Patient Comments

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

119 Patient Ratings
104 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Andrew T. Dailey, MD specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Neuro Trauma, and Neuro Critical Care. He treats patients suffering from spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and cervical degenerative disease. Dr. Dailey originally came to the University of Utah in 1998, but left after five years to practice at the University of Washington in Seattle. He returned to the University of Utah in 2006 to be a part of the Comprehensive Spine Program, as well as for his love of the outdoors.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score 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.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 24, 2016

Wanted to talk to the doctor a little longer about all aspects of my concerns. Doctor Dailey was focus in on only the last problem and I wanted to visit about other concern I have been dealing with as well. After traveling from Idaho I need just a bit more time to visit about multiple concerns.

May 18, 2016

very good

May 16, 2016

Dr Andrew Dailey and his entire staff are professional,knowledgeable,polite and always helpful.

April 24, 2016

Excellent experience.

April 22, 2016


March 28, 2016

Dr. Daily was honest with us and was very concerned about my feelings about having surgery.

February 13, 2016


February 12, 2016

I was very impressed with the whole experience!

January 12, 2016

other than trying to get an appt I really liked Dr. Dailey.

November 28, 2015

I have already referred a friend to Dr. Dailey.

November 08, 2015

Dr DIley went over my images on the cat scan left to consult with Dr Goldston and I never saw him again. He mentioned more shots in my back at L3 however nothing specific. The nurse and I scheduled a time now I will call on Monday to see what's up.

November 06, 2015

Excellent experience.

October 12, 2015

Dr Dailey is consistently excellent in all respects, feel lucky to have found him

October 03, 2015

First impression is I liked the guy. Straight forward, caring, analytical, willing to consult with others, and asked lots of questions including more tests.

September 28, 2015

Dr. Dailey is an excellent physician.

September 13, 2015


September 02, 2015

Dr. Daily gave me an extensive neurological exam to assess the issues I have and to screen any possible problems. He reviewed with me the MRI results and provided explanations and answers to my questions in an understandable and complete way. I appreciate his professionalism and his expertise.

August 31, 2015

Dr. Dailey rocks! great repore with him. he explains, repeats to confirm follow-up plans

August 24, 2015

I seen the PA. He answered all of the questions I ask. He was very personable and he treated me like he had knew me for months. There was nothing bad about the visit.

August 22, 2015


August 14, 2015

Dr. Dailey was very patient, thoughtful and trust inspiring.

August 07, 2015

Dr Hovey was very good. He listen to everything I had to say & my concerns. He walked me through the x-rays I had taken so i was well informed. He has a plan worked out & I felt like I could trust him the same way I trust Dr Dailey.

August 06, 2015

on a busy day he spent all of the time needed to help us understand the entire situation

August 04, 2015

Dr. Dailey was very gracious with his time. When he came into the room and sat down he looked at me and said that I had his attention for as long as I needed. We proceeded to have a very good conversation for about 35 minutes and I was able to get all of my questions and concerns answered. I very much appreciated Dr. Dailey taking that time to address my questions and concerns.

July 30, 2015

Awesome. Very good listener. We didn't feel rushed at all, which is a first EVER at any kind of doctor's office.

July 27, 2015

The surgery performed by Dr. Daily was very successful.He is an excellent surgeon and is very good at explaining the issues which provides a lot of confidence in what you are being told.

July 26, 2015


July 18, 2015

all good

July 11, 2015

I've known Dr. Dailey for several years. He always treats me very well. However, nothing was said about the setting on my programmable shunt after the MRI.

June 15, 2015

survey didn't let me mark two boxes; the answers would have been very good

June 10, 2015

Dr. Dailey is a wonderful doctor. I couldn't have asked for anyone better

May 23, 2015

overall good

April 26, 2015

Dr. Dailey was AWESOME!!! I have dealt with a great deal of physicians over time and some really don't seem to want to listen or take the time to explain things. Dr. Dailey went out of his way to make me feel comfortable (minus making me bend my hand lol) and try to get to the bottom of my issues. I really feel that I can trust him and that he will make the right decision on my behalf. His overall bedside manner was outstanding, and he spent so much time with me (being as dumb as I am) explaining my MRI and really listening to my concerns. I know he probably can't say he knows how I feel, unless he's been through it personally, but I got the strong impression that he really cared and was going to really help find what my problem and issues are. He may not be able to solve them and I understand that, but it is at least a big step (hopefully) in the right direction. Thank You Dr. Daliley :)

April 06, 2015

Appointment seemed rushed (it was end of day). I still have lots of questions but no appointment prior to scheduled surgery

April 02, 2015

EVery one, including the doctor was very attentive and informative. Excellent - Her nurse and the resident doctor worked well and communicated well with each other and me and my husband.

March 10, 2015


March 08, 2015

I am in good hands I tell every one

March 07, 2015

I gladly refer the clinic to my friends!

March 03, 2015

Doctor is a very good communicator

February 19, 2015


February 10, 2015

I trust Dr. Dailey & he was great at showing me my scans, it just felt like he didn't want to see me since they can't figure out what is still causing my residual pain. I still can't pick groceries (light or heavy) up off the ground, I constantly have a stinging in my lower back, & my leg pain is just as strong as it was before surgery. I also felt like he gave me mixed messages about my PT & how to continue to get through what is going on. It felt like he did take my pain seriously either by referring to an incident that happened at one of my apt. That got me admitted to the ER. He just seemed different then when I first saw him after the surgery.

January 03, 2015

took his time in explaining everything and was very personable

December 19, 2014

Dr. A. Dailey was very courteous, explained in layman's terms and put me at ease regarding my physical condition and improvement.

December 13, 2014

Rx are not given by this provider.

December 13, 2014

all good

November 13, 2014

Dr. Andrew Dailey could not provide a better meeting. He takes all of the time I need, listens to my questions and concerns and gives me excellant advice. I am lucky to have him as a Dr.

September 25, 2014

U of u has been the best care giver I have ever been to

September 17, 2014

I very much appreciated the time Dr. Dailey spent with me discussing my back issues. He used images to help me understand the problem and what he would do to fix the problem. He was patient and kind. I told him I would bring him one of those bendable snakes from the state fair, but they didn't have them this year. Next time I find one, I'll get it and send it to him.

August 27, 2014

Dr Dailey is always very helpful and unhurried yet efficient. I have great confidence in him and appreciate his expertise and interest in my improvement.

August 08, 2014

Dr. Dailey is extremely personable, making sure options are discussed and all questions are answered. I'm sure all his patients would share my feelings of being very comfortable and confident in his care.

July 29, 2014

I appreciate the care and time that Dr. Dailey took with me. He appears to be concerned about my new symptoms.

June 22, 2014

Really liked the doctor.

June 15, 2014

Cannot say enough about how Dr. Dailey has handled my surgery from pre to post. Absolutely the best. I hope he has students shadowing him to learn his manner.

June 08, 2014

The apt started off a little rocky, but once I was able to get answers on how my doctor went from point A (when we first briefly met) to point Z at the snap of the fingers & all the letters in between I felt a lot better about why this was my only option to help fix my problem.

April 18, 2014

It would be difficult to impossible to find a Dr. as skilled and caring as Andrew Dailey as well as the members of his staff. A GREAT visit and experience. They all make me feel special.

April 17, 2014

His surgery has proven remarkably successful so far. It already has greatly improved my quality of life, and promises to do even more as my recovery progresses.

March 23, 2014

I appreciate the interaction with Dr. Dailey and Amy

February 21, 2014

very nice Doctor, but he was unable to give me answers to my problem, and I had a hard time understanding my problem,and I think he doesn't quite know what to do for me.

February 15, 2014

I very quickly knew that Dr. Dailey was the surgeon that I had confidence in to perform my surgery.

February 09, 2014

very impressed with Dr. Dailey's patient care and concern

February 09, 2014

I have just had my one (1) year anniversary of my cervical surgery. Dr. Dailey has been exceptional all the way thru my surgery and aftercare. My recent ex-rays showed that the the cervical spine is healing well and I have most of my range of motion back in my neck. I feel that Dr. Dailey is an exceptional surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone requiring neck surgery.

January 30, 2014

I really appreciated the time, effort, and energy that Dr. Daily put into going through each of the "problem spots" in my spine and the proposed treatment. I was amazed that for the first time EVER a surgeon wasn't pushing me into surgery, he looked at my overall condition, life, and ability to handle such an intense and complicated surgery and suggested that I take some time to think about ALL my options. When I asked "if your daughter was in my situation what would you recommend for her" I believe his answer was sincere and it was exactly what he was recommending for me. I really appreciated that. Also, I think I spent the majority of the appointment with tears rolling down my face. He was giving me results and a plan of action, and it was hard to hear / take as neither option is a good one. He was concerned, but let me feel what I was feeling and allowed me to react the only way I knew how. He didn't run from the room, didn't tell me to "buck up", didn't make me feel stupid or overly sensitive for the reaction I was having. That was amazing. Actually the whole appointment with him was a surprise to me. After having 10+ surgeries, I have had my share of typical surgeon behavior, Dr. Daily was anything but typical. I don't usually trust doctors much if at all, but I feel like I am in the best hands I could be in for my situation.

January 26, 2014

I am so impressed with dr. Dailey and Dr. Goldstrom..... awesome!

January 22, 2014

We did not discuss medications or follow up care.

December 20, 2013

Dr Dailey was outstanding in all areas

December 03, 2013

I would have liked to see Dr Dailey one more time to thank him

November 23, 2013

Very pleased.

November 23, 2013

Great Doctor. Very caring

November 15, 2013

The Dr spent time to explain in detail the surgery and follow-up.

November 11, 2013

I left with no clear decision made (almost a relief) and with a lot of information I had not previously had about the complexity of the decision. I feel much better informed .

November 08, 2013

This was a totally good experience and I felt very fortunate that I had found the best possible person to work with me.

November 05, 2013

I was impressed that Dr. Dailey had read through my history and reviewed my MRI prior to coming into the room.

November 04, 2013

have had excellent surgical result...we told dr Dailey we were most pleased

November 04, 2013

He has a very good reputation; actual visit validated this

October 22, 2013

First surgeon I have ever seen (10 surgeries) whose first response wasn't "let's cut", instead he looked at the whole of my spine, symptoms, issues, and pain... again, not as "normal" as one would think. He took time to explain why I have ended up where I am at with my spine. It seems every other surgeon has "blamed" the surgeon before him and "promised" to fix me. No one has lived up to that promise. Dr Daily didn't even pretend to have "the magic scalpel" which I greatly appreciate. He let me talk thru what he had explained until I understood it, and I was able to answer the questions I came to the appointment with. I didn't like his answers AT ALL ~ I don't have an easy road ahead by any means, but at least I have a pretty clear picture of what is ahead for once.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Daily was great. I know he had many more patients to see during that day, but he made me feel as if I was the only one that he had any concern for while he was with me. I am a health care provider as well and I know that it is not an easy thing to do but he was great.

August 15, 2013

Especially appreiate the open discussion of alternatives, probable outcomes, and risks

July 23, 2013

This is the 3rd neurosurgeon I have gone to over the years and Dr. Dailey is the absolute best! He takes the time to show me my testing results and to explain them. He is thoughtful and thorough in his discussions with me.

July 08, 2013

Have had so far excellent result from procedure

July 07, 2013

Dr Dailey is great

June 01, 2013

Dr Andrew Dailey seemed very caring and competent .

May 28, 2013

Dr. Dailey is very professional and has great patient skills.

May 27, 2013

Doctor acted like I was wasting his time!

May 07, 2013

I really like Dr. Dailey. On this visit it seemed like he was in a rush to get out of there. I work in a Dr's office and I understand that you have to run on schedule, but I think the physician should spend as much time as the patient needs and act as if you are his only patient. If you are running behind try not to show it :)

April 29, 2013

great doctor

April 02, 2013

We felt confident with Dr. Andrew Dailey and what he told us would happen regarding surgery.

March 11, 2013

Dr Dailey was very friendly, professional and explained his course of treatment very thoroughly. I was very impressed with him as a physician.

March 04, 2013

I really appreciated that Dr. Dailey had gathered and read all the information about my back before I got there and knew what my problems were. He walked into the room knowing what my problems were according to the xrays and other tests and notes. He then asked additional questions and helped me with my health issue. I appreciated him studying everything before I got there.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Dailey is an excellent neurosurgeon, and I feel confident about any suggestions and help he provides me

February 19, 2013

Dr. Dailey took the time to show me my MRI and explain what I was looking at. He discussed my condition and further tests in ways I could understand. He was not at all condescending which I have experienced with my previous Neurosurgeon.

January 29, 2013

Helpful in diagnosis and in outllning and together deciding upon treatment

January 17, 2013

I felt like Dr Daily was very knowledgeable and gave me enough information to proceed with the treatment. I feel it was a success.

December 24, 2012

Most excellent surgeon and person

October 30, 2012

would recommend Dr. Daley to anyone. He is a super person and a great Doctor

October 22, 2012

I have complete trust in Dr. Dailey and his team. One of the finest doctors I've ever met.

October 22, 2012

Very Good Experience.

October 01, 2012

I appreciated the time the doctor spent explaining the x-rays and comparing the results of another patient with the same condition.

October 01, 2012

I totally felt confidence with Dr. Dailey's expertise and he was very personable and took time with us to put us at ease. I really liked him.

September 24, 2012

Dr. Dailey was very generous with his time and care. My husband and I were very impressed and felt all our questions had been addressed.

September 12, 2012

I have seen a couple of other neurosurgeons, and Dr. Dailey explained everything to me in order to make sense of all the symptoms and pain that I've been dealing with for over 20 years. I'm am extremely satisfied about his care and treatment as well as his skill and knowledge.

March 30, 2012

I appreciate consultation and evaluation by doctor himself and not a PA

January 20, 2012

Very Good

January 13, 2012

impressed with care and concern six hours to SLC for appointment because we believe in the care we receive

January 06, 2012

Helped us better understand the nature of the injury with the use of a diagram.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor
Orthopaedics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Associate Professor

Orthopaedics - Adjunct Associate Professor

Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery

Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)

Education HistoryType School Degree

Fellowship University of Washington

Orthopedic Surgery Fellow

Residency University of Washington

Neurosurgery Resident

Graduate Training Atkinson Morley's Hospital

Senior Registrar

Internship University of Washington


Professional Medical Columbia University

Medicine M.D.

Undergraduate University of Pennsylvania

Biology B.A.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Washington
Orthopedics and Neurological Surgery
Residency University of Washington
Neurological Surgery
Chief Resident St. George's Medical School / Atkinson Morley's Hospital
Senior Registrar
Internship University of Washington
General Surgery
Professional Medical Columbia University
Undergraduate University of Pennsylvania


Selected Provider Publications

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Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Chief Resident St. George's Medical School / Atkinson Morley's Hospital
Senior Registrar United Kingdom

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