I Started this journey with severe nerve pain in my neck back around 2019, Surgery was scheduled for February of 2020, But as life is it got way to busy, So I had to postpone surgery, I did pretty well for a couple of years but thShow moreen I’m October of 2022 it became very evident that I was out of options, So I again called advanced neurosurgery and got an appt with Dr Song and his PA Ashlee, I can say from the bottom of my heart Ashlee, Dr. Song, Cameron, Jolie, Cheyenne , are the most caring gentle souls I’ve have had the pleasure to meet. These folks took care of my concerns , All the red tape that goes along with being off work FMLA, Short term disability, Cameron and Jolie handled like champs, As for Surgery and Dr. Song there is none better, he saw what needed to be done and took care of it, always concerned for my well being my healing my recovery really my life after surgery of C4-C7 . I cannot say enough about Him, his PA Ashlee
I have been dealing with a bulging disc that caused sciatica pain that my life miserable. The first time I went to Dr Song he saw how much pain I was in and personally reached out to physicians to make sure he got me scheduled forShow more an epidural that same day. We chose to try Physical Therapy over surgery which didn’t fix my back pain. I received a second shot to hold off the pain until I could have surgery. Dr Song performed a Laminectomy two weeks ago today, I have been walking daily since surgery and seem to be improving daily. The incisions were tiny and painless and my ongoing recovery has been life changing. I have friends that are suffering from chronic back pain, who are reluctant or afraid to have back surgery. Don’t listen to the horror stories of past surgeries years ago, the process was far less intrusive than laying flat in a vehicle and driving two hours to see Dr Song on my initial visit.
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Ashlee Polkinghorn, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant at Advanced Neurosurgery's offices in Reno and Carson City, Nevada. She’s a highly motivated professional experienced in providing excellent care tailored to each patient's needs.
Ashlee attended Florida International University in Miami, graduating in 2013 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. In 2020, she earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) School of Medicine. She’s also certified in advanced cardiovascular life support and pediatric advanced life support.
Ashlee's extensive clinical experience includes orthopedics, women's health, family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care, internal medicine, pediatrics, and behavioral medicine. She’s also worked in general and orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery.
Ashlee is an active member of both the Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She also represented the UNR School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in the Assembly of Representatives.
Ashlee is passionate in her concern for the patients she cares for at Advanced Neurosurgery. They, in turn, appreciate her warmth and respect, as well as her medical expertise. She aims to welcome patients who are going through distressing, often painful experiences, and provide them with the comfort and support they need.
Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
Complex Spinal Revisions
Herniated Disc Decompression
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Outpatient Spine Surgery
Spine Tumor Resections
10791 Double R Blvd.
Reno, NV, 89521
1470 Medical Parkway
Carson City, NV, 89703
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Ashley is the best. She explains things so you never leave trying to guess what’s going on. She listens to everything you have to say and is always so patient. She provides great feedback that is clear and understandable. Thank you!!!!
Ashley was very thorough.
Very helpful explaining what I'm going to go through very kind
Dr. Song is outstanding. Ashlee is wonderful! All of the staff very good, friendly and caring! Best medical practice I’ve ever been to!
Great experience so far.
Dr. Song and Ashlee were great to work with and they were very thorough. Ashlee was on the ball and answered all my questions.
Fine still waiting to see the Dr
Always kind and willing to talk to me and go over all my issues I feel comfortable talking to them and I know they are listening I want to thank you for all you do
Always very helpful for my needs and answers all the questions I might have
Great asset to Dr Songs practice...Ashlee was very caring kind and very knowledgeable Highly recommend 10
Ashley was very through and answer all my questions.
I had a good experience was just hoping for more information maybe in time tho I understand I have a different situation going on that’s not common.
Great staff. Great service.
Dr Song and his staff are the best. They make the experience not as scary and actually care.
Has been a wonderful experience.
Ashlee was very helpful in explaining what our options are going forward that we could understand regarding my husband's spinal issues. It was very nice to have a conversation in which we could decide best options available to usl.
Ashlee is very kind and caring, takes time to listen to me and explain further treatment options.
Thank you for stopping by Ashley always nice to see a bright :-) in the morning I'm very very satisfied with the service that I get from you guys and Doctor song thank you guys so much
I always have a very positive experience when I have an appointment, and the front office staff is is always really nice and patient when I have to ask them questions.
I have had neck pain since 1987… so many doctors and chiropractors but my pain returned. When I met with Dr Song we talked about how it would go and decided that I was a good candidate for neck surgery. Night and day is how I describe my pain, from being in pain all the time to absolutely no pain at all!! It’s been almost a year and I am still pain free!!! Thank you Dr.Song for your care and compassion!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! Sami N
We are so thankful that we got to talk with Ashlee. She answered all the questions we had and was very patient, encouraging and informative. We feel confident going ahead with the surgery after our conversation.
Ashlee is amazing and so attentive to your needs as a patient, nice to have someone who truly listens and goes the extra for the patients. Thank you!!
The surgery went well. I was sent home without Any muscle pain relaxer so once the implant pain relief expired I had to endure a couple of days in excruciating pain before I could get a prescription filled. I have also been dealing with a hematoma as a result of surgery, which has caused a lot of pain also.
Ashlee was great. She is very thorough and can tell she’s very knowledgeable in her field. She provided amazing care!
Extremely great care. Very professional.
Very pleasant interaction.
I have been a patient of Dr Song’s since 2010, have scoliosis, and several other conditions. Dr Song has taken excellent care of me and has completed the most innovative, most effective solution for my surgery's, his care of me before during and after my surgery’s is excellent and extremely caring. His knowledge and expertise is always present in his care of me. I would wait for however long it took to schedule an appointment or surgery with Dr Song, Dr Song staff is always kind and caring even in the time of covid and un know times. Just this month ago in Sep 2023 I was in severe pain, Ashley and Dr Song worked together to get me in to surgery within a few weeks for a endoscopic laminectomy. Thank you for all your hard work. Thank you always Dr Song and Staff at Advance neurosurgery Shelis Forant