Dr. Sunil J. Patel, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 52

171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
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Dr. Patel's Experience

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Dr. Patel's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Patel Performs

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Conditions Dr. Patel Treats

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Hospital Quality

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Musc Medical Center
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Patel

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
135 Rutledge St
Charleston, SC 29425
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
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    Dr. Patel's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery, 1996
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    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Neuroplasty
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
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    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
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    Background Check for Dr. Patel

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical University Of South Carolina
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    Med University Sc Med Center
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    Med University Sc Med Center
    Complete in 1991

    Fellowship Hospital

    Nagoya University Med School
    Complete in 1991
    University Of Pittsburgh
    Complete in 1993
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Patel & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Patel's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Musc Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Patel

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends

    31 responses
    above
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    31 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    31 responses
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    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    31 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 29 responses
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. Patel
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    31 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    31 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    31 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    31 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Patel accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

    • Aetna
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • First Choice Health
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • GEHA
    • Golden Rule
    • HealthPartners
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
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    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • MedCost
    • MedHealthInsurance
    • Medicaid
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Medicare
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • NGS CoreSource
    • Tricare
    • UniCare
    • United Healthcare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

    A
    135 Rutledge St
    Charleston, SC 29425
    (843) 792-7700 (Office)
    B
    171 Ashley Ave
    Charleston, SC 29425
    (843) 792-3221 (Office)
    C
    Medical University Of SC Neuro
    Neurology
    96 Jonathan Lucas St Suite 428CSB
    Charleston, SC 29425
    (843) 792-2123 (Office)
    D
    Hollings Cancer Center
    86 Jonathan Lucas St
    Charleston, SC 29425
    (843) 792-9300 (Office)
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