Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

80 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments

Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

80 Patient Ratings
63 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

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


Andrew T. Dailey, MD 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.

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

all good

December 13, 2014

Rx are not given by this provider.

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

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.

February 09, 2014

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

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 Neurosurgery
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


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