Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
38 Patient Comments

Erica F. Bisson, M.D., M.P.H.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
38 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
Map

Bio

Dr. Erica Bisson specializes in complex spine surgery with a focus on cervical disease (neck pain) , spinal cord injury, spine trauma, and degenerative spinal conditions (neck and back pain). Dr. Bisson obtained her medical degree from Tufts University. She also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Utah in 2008, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. Dr. Bisson’s professional interests include occipitocervical disease, cervical degenerative disorders, advanced spinal fusion techniques, and image-guided surgery. In her free time, Dr. Bisson enjoys outdoor recreation with her family. She is currently welcoming new patients, and accepts most insurance plans.

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 (Neurosurg)

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
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.6
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

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.

April 17, 2016

Discharge was slow not as complete as could have been

March 20, 2016

Dr. Bisson answered all my questions and gave a great demonstration of my surgical procedure using a model. She was very thorough, thoughtful, and professional.

February 22, 2016

I have several friends who are experiencing similar issues and are waiting to see how I fare. May mean more referrals.

February 12, 2016

Dr. Bisson was both approachable and professional. She was very informative and interactive which my wife and I found comforting.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Bisson is a wonderful doctor. I travel 5 hours one way to see her. She excels at allowing you the patient, to explain your symptoms completely and listens without interuppting! She thoroughly reviewed my MRI explaining each potential cause of my problem. Her excellent bed side manner should be used as a model for other practicing providers. She steered me away from cervical surgery and suggested other, far less, invasive procedures to remedy my problems. If you have cervical spine issues this is the person you want to have in your corner. Simply put, one of the very best experiences I have every had with a physician.

November 24, 2015

The whole staff is great and I would recommend y'all without any hesitation or concerns!

November 05, 2015

Great

October 20, 2015

Dr. Bisson is absolutely the best. I am so lucky she is my neuro surgeon. Thank you Dr. Bisson, you have helped change my life!

September 30, 2015

Thank you for honoring the appointment after traveling 200 miles and spending a night in a motel to get to the MRI and appointment.

September 04, 2015

Dr. Bisson was Great!! She listened, explained and spent 45 minutes with me discussing my problems and what steps we would take to find a solution. I was impressed on the time she devoted and did not feel rushed at any time.

July 04, 2015

Dr. Bisson explained my condition using images and was very careful to make sure I understood everything about my spine.

June 13, 2015

Very helpful and informative! Put me at ease and answered all my questions. Spent adequate time with me and referred me to next provider

March 27, 2015

No one listened to what I was saying. After having seen numerous Dr.'s about my neck over the years, I've learned to tell if they are there to help you or simply sell you on steroids and months of P.T. Finding a spinal/neck Dr. is hard, but I will keep looking.

March 16, 2015

Dr. Bisson is the best. Not only a great physician, but has a great bedside manner too.

March 02, 2015

I was so impressed with Dr. Bisson. She was amazing!!

February 27, 2015

All very good

December 01, 2014

Had there been an excellent column I would have checked that. Very Very impressed

October 28, 2014

Dr Bisson is amazing and took the time to answer all of our questions and showed concern for my condition.

April 20, 2014

Visit was hurried because Dr. Bisson had a surgery to go to. Nevertheless, she handled the situation well and took care of the business we needed to in preparation for my surgery.

March 17, 2014

Dr Bisson exceeded my expectations as a health care provider. I have never had a provider spend as much time and be as thorough as Dr Bisson in discussing my diagnosis and treatment options.

February 17, 2014

"Dr. Bisson walks on water!"

December 13, 2013

This was my 1st visit with Dr. Bissen. I chose her because of her credentials, area of expertise, and patient satisfaction scores- and I was not disappointed. Dr. Bissen is wonderful! Very thorough, knows her field, personable, and was able to answer all my questions. While I am in the medical field, I appreciate that she spoke directly to my husband, who is not, and included him in the visit. That does not always happen. I am delighted to have found Dr. Bissen and I completely trust her. I have already told another person with similar symptoms to see Dr. Bissen. I was very pleased with my visit.

November 13, 2013

There was no instructions needed at this time. I am sure that will come later.

November 05, 2013

Dr. Bission is an extraordinary doctor who is compassionate, caring, extremely skilled in her specialty, highly intelligent and I would recommend her to everyone.

November 04, 2013

I have already recommend Dr Bisson to a friend, and she has an appointment.

October 21, 2013

excellent compared to previous experience with PAs

October 07, 2013

I am confident in this doctor

September 30, 2013

Dr. Bisson is excellent. I will have absolutely no difficulty in recommending her.

September 25, 2013

Thank you so much Dr. Bisson! You were wonderful!

September 23, 2013

Dr Bisson was able to put my concerns of "failed" neck surgery to rest with a single visit. She explained more to me about my condition in 30 minutes than I've ever been told by my nuerosurgeon in Colorado. The visit was worth the long trip.

September 03, 2013

I've had nothing but excellent service with warm and professional people at this clinic.

September 02, 2013

She is an outstanding Doctor!!!!

August 31, 2013

Probably the best experience I have had in talking with a doctor. Dr. Bisson was well informed regarding my problems, gave me a precise, detailed, understandable explanation of my back problems, and explained precisely the options for treatment. It was the first time I really understood the precise nature of my back problems and exactly what needs to be done and what the risks are. She was courteous, open, and focused on understanding and treating my problems. Based on my experience, I consider Dr. Bisson to be exceptionally qualified in diagnosing complex spinal disorders and gifted in communicating this information to patients. She will be my first choice to conduct the surgery on my back when I am ready to take that step.

August 06, 2013

Very good

July 22, 2013

Dr. Bisson is excellent

November 15, 2012

Best of care anywhere.

November 12, 2012

Very good visit. I left feeling I knew what my options were, just not how to go about re-connecting once I decided on them. Complete confidence in this provider.

February 03, 2012

Dr. Bisson is one of the best doctors I have spoken with in the medical world. She is easy to talk to and very understanding and compassionate.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spondylolysis
  • Surgery
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine
  • Spine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurophysiology
  • Image Guided Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Tumors
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Skull Base and Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Pain Surgery
  • Back

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 (Neurosurg)

Academic Office Locations

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

Academic Bio

Dr. Erica Bisson is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and the Medical Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Center Neurosurgery Clinic. She received her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and completed her Neurosurgical training at the University of Vermont. She then went on to complete a fellowship in complex spinal disorders at the University of Utah, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Apfelbaum. After which, she joined the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts and Emerson Hospital as Senior Staff with an adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts University, School of Medicine. She returned to Utah in 2009 joining the Spine Division in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Bisson is a fellow of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Spine Section. Dr. Bisson has published 28 peer-reviewed articles and serves as principal investigator on a national multicenter trial evaluating ventral and dorsal fusion in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. As well, Dr. Bisson received the Larson Award in 2011 to support her grant entitled “Prognostic Value of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy."

Dr. Bisson was recently selected to participate in the 2012 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. She continues to work collaboratively with faculty in Neuroradiology and Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Utah as well as Neurosurgery Spine faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
M.P.H.
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Spine Surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Vermont College of Medicine
Neurosurgery
Resident
Internship University of Vermont College of Medicine
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Tufts University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Other Training San Diego State University
Postbaccalaureate Studies
Undergraduate University of Vermont
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Sayama CM, Schmidt MH, Bisson EF (2012). Cervical spine metastases: techniques for anterior reconstruction and stabilization. Neurosurg Rev, 35(4), 463-74; discussion 475.
  2. Mazur MD, Bellows B, Schmidt MH, Dailey AT, Hood RS, Bisson EF (Submitted). The Impact of Patient-Specific Factors on Pre-Operative Health Utility Values in Surgical Candidates for Cervical Spine Operations. Spine.

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