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Dr. Alan Appley, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Appley

Dr. Alan Appley, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lafayette, LA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(337) 235-7743

Dr. Appley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Principal Life
Travelers
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

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Dr. Appley's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appley treats Meningiomas more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Appley treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appley treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Appley treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appley treats Spine Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Appley treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Appley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Appley, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lafayette, LA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Lac/Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Lac/Usc Med Center
Internship Hospital
1983
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979
Franklin and Marshall College
Undergraduate School
1989
1984
1983
1979

Awards

Dr. Appley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Appley

4.3

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
76%
(19)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
4%
(1)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
12%
(3)

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Dr. Appley treated and did surgery for me and was not only an excellent surgeon, but an excellent care provider. He made sure to remain aware of my diabetes and was thorough and attentive to all of my needs and concerns. Great doctor, great staff.
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After viewing my MRI, Dr. Appley saw right away that I needed fusion back surgery L4-L5. I had numbness in legs after walking 150 yards, lower back pain and frequent sciatic pain. I had OLIF surgery on Dec. 21 from 4 - 8 pm, I returned to my room at 9.15pm and was walking hall at 12.10 am and was...Read More
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Very good service and took his time with us...Very impressed.
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Excellent surgeon
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great bedside maner took appropriate time to answer questions and nursing stafff very good
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