Dr. Arnold Etame, MD

Dr. Arnold Etame, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Dr. Arnold Etame, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Iowa College Of Medicine-Md in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery.

12902 Usf Magnolia Dr

Tampa, FL 33612

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Etame "Dr. Arnold Etame is a Neurological Surgeon and Scientist specializing in Neuro-Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center, and Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. He performs a substantial number of surgeries in eloquent and non-eloquent regions of the brain with image-guided stereotactic techniques entailing functional MRI and DTI tractography neuro-navigation. He also directs a very active awake-brain tumor resection program."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nervous System)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • State University New York At New Paltz-Bs In Chemistry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Iowa College Of Medicine-Md
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center-Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Labbatt Brain Tumor Centre, Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto-Neurosurgery Oncology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Etame has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Arnold Etame, MD
Dr Etame is an amazing doctor with one of the best bedside manners my husband and I have experienced. He is extremely patient and takes the time to make his patients feel at ease with the course of treatment. I wish there was an option to give more than 5 stars.
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Johns in Dunedin – Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Etame is not only a great, experienced physician but he answers all your questions in a simple way so that you can understand what the procedure is all about. He treats his patients in a gentle, caring way and transmits a sense of security. I would definitively recommend him.
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San Juan, – May 26, 2017
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Dr. Etame performed my second brain surgery and I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am with the procedure as well as the results. I was very apprehensive about being awake for the surgery, however Dr. Etame assured me that I had nothing to worry about and that it would allow him to pursue a...Read More
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Scott in Lithia, FL – May 16, 2017
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Dr. Etame is a brilliant neurosurgeon, and I would put my utmost trust in his knowledge and skills. He has operated on my husband twice and I can not say enough good things about him. He is also a very compassionate physician. Highly, highly recommend him!
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Candi K in Palm City, FL – May 15, 2016
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