Stephen P. Banco, M.D. from Keystone Spine & Pain Management Center received a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible, from Consumers’ Checkbook (checkbook.org), also known as The Center for the Study of Services.
Consumers’ Checkbook is funded by consumers for consumers. Unlike most other ratings websites, this nonprofit organization takes no advertising or similar payments from businesses or professionals. For more than twenty years, this website has evaluated hospital and surgeon performance using data obtained from the federal government. Consumers’ Checkbook bases its analyses on more than 5 million surgeries done in hospitals by more than 50,000 surgeons. It has found the lowest and highest death rates, prolonged lengths of stay in hospitals, complication rates, and re-admission rates.
Dr. Banco is the only 5-star rated physician in Berks County and the surrounding area for spinal surgery.
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