Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD

Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD

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48 y/o
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Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

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Dr. Sharan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neurostimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharan performs Neurostimulation more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sharan performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulators
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharan performs Spinal Cord Stimulation more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Sharan performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Spinal Fusion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharan performs Spinal Fusion more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Sharan performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Sharan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adult Epilepsy Surgery
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Essential Tremor
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Laser Ablation
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Torticollis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University
Residency Hospital
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1995
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
Boston University School of Med/Boston Med Ctr
Undergraduate School
1995

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Sharan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sharan

4.6

Based on 59 reviews

5 Stars
88.13559322033899%
(52)
4 Stars
3.389830508474576%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.694915254237288%
(1)
1 Star
6.779661016949152%
(4)

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I was very impressed with Dr.Sharan.In addition to his surgical skills,which are par none, he has an enormous amount of empathy for his patients. He really seems to take the time to listen.
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Dr. Sharan has been my doctor for the last 18 years. We are always on the same page. He knows me and what I want to do. I have never been disappointed with the outcome of any of my surgeries. I will always recommend Dr. Sharan and Jefferson Hospital.
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Dr. Sharan has performed deep brain stimulation surgery for my left hand essential tremor. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him as a neurosurgeon and he has a great bedside manner, too!!
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Dr Sharan is an extremely competent neurosurgeon who I have even recommended to my own daughter. His understanding of orthopedics combined with his understanding of neurology makes him an outstanding neurosurgeon. My case was complicated by numerous spinal surgeries, several spinal cord stimulators, and chronic pain which I am unable to take much medication secondary to chronic migraines. Dr Sharan was terrific in his thoroughness and allowing me to be part of the treatment plan. Highly rec.
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Dr Sharan has operated on my spine 4 times. I literally have entrusted him with my life and future, and not once, did I ever have a shred of concern for my health or future. I have RSD which can flare during surgery. Dr Sharan worked with my neurologist to not only cover my pain, but also minimize the potential for a flare up. So few doctors listen to other doctors, and sadly too many pay scant attention to patients. Dr Sharan makes a patient feel as if he is the only one on the planet.
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I came to Jeff in 2014 in overwhelming spinal pain. I had been to other Neurosurgeons in NY who were unethical and unhelpful. Dr. Sharan placed a Boston Scientific neurostimulator in my spine and gave me back my life, literally. He is kind, genuine and a crazy-talented surgeon. i have recommended Dr. Sharan to everyone I know who suffers from spinal pain. Thanks again Dr. Sharan. I'm still doing great!
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I have a spinal problem for years. I finally talk to Dr. Sharman, he help me and told me issue. He is there for me in every step. As like marriage as long as he can be there for me. I will have him there to help me. He is a wonderful and caring, considerate, person.
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I highly recommend Dr. Sharan. His surgical skill is top notch. His interaction with us, exceptional. He understands his patient's situation and communicates within it. Dr. Sharan is a fine human being who truly cares about his patients and his work as a surgeon and a teacher. I hope I will never again need any surgery, let alone neurological surgery, but should it happen; Dr. Sharan would definitely be my choice. Scale of 1 (worst) - 10(best). Unequivocally Dr. Sharan is a 10.
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He has been my neurosurg for a number of years. Despite being a surgeon he actually spends time with you answers all your questions even some that you have not been able to formulate yourself. I appreciate his honesty and that he will discuss with y ou various options and if he thinks a procedure is not for yu, not safe or appropriate he does not hesitate to explain why and refuse. That is the kind of surgeon you want not one who will acquiesce to whatever he is asked to do.
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I like everything about Dr. Sharan and the only reason I did not give him 5 stars in all categories is that the ease of scheduling appointments is not the best, but that is out of his control - it is difficult to get through to someone to start with and then you get transferred to another person who has to call back which can take days (which in my case it did).
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I have seen Dr sharan in the past, He has my complete trust, in his experience and treatment. I would recommend him to both family and friends.
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Rarely have I met a ruder man and never a ruder doctor. We waited 2 hours while he was with a family of five. Each of them got a half hour of his time and we got 10 minutes . When he entered he was abrupt, sarcastic and dismissive. My wife, who has been in pain for years, had such high hopes for this man and we were tremendously disappointed. At the end of the session he said and I quote "I am sorry to have met you!" There is no excuse for a doctor to speak to a patient, or anyone else like that
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He's a down to earth Doctor , he will let you know if he can help you. Dr Sharan will not operate on you unless he feels he can help you. Most doctors will say they can help you even if they can't. Hats off to Dr Ashwin Sharan.
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I am 60 years old with Spina bifida. I have been in ever worsening pain for the past six years. I saw neurosurgeons at Rothman, The Hospital for Special Services, Penn, they had no suggestions besides pain management and therapy. Dr. SHARAN immediately suggested stabilization surgery, as my L 4 was at a 45 degree angle to and half way off my L 5. Now my spine is stable, no one else would even discuss it.
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OUTSTANDING!!!! Loves his job and his patients! Excellent staff!
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Dr Sharan has always placed my health and well being above all else. He has never shied away from accepting the highest of risk procedures on my spine when other big name surgeons were hesitant to do for various reasons. He truly cares how I am making out well after a procedure and always wants to know if there is something that could have been done to make my quality of life better. I have had 20 spine surgeries due to various reasons and Dr Sharan is the only Doctor I will ever use.
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I have been with Dr. Sharan since 2002 and have had several surgeries for my spinal cord stimulator. I can only speak of a wonderful doctor whom I have put my trust and faith in. He answers all of my questions in a manner that is understandable and has a personality that makes the patient trust in him. The staff has always been equally as professional and willing to assist the patients and will go out of their way.
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Dr Sharan takes the time to answer all qanx explains everything completely. He has a good bedside manner but will always be hurrying as he is trying to by thorough with all. He has become a friend as well as my doctor and is concerned with all areas of my health not just my back. He will send me to another doctor even in his area to make sure I get the best care. I feel he is a great neurosurgeon and I have seen many!!!!
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Trustworthy, humorous, patient, candid, knowledgeable and inspired. I highly recommend Dr. Sharan. My 1st surgery was for removal of a previous poorly placed, non-functional spinal cord stimulator, replaced with a new smaller unit implanted in the lower abdominal area. Prior to this I was unable to walk around the block & 7 months later am now walking up to a mile (conditions permitting). My next surgery will be in the cervical spine with a 2 level removal and fusion.
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He saved my life and took care of me like I was his father!
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