Dr. Brett Gunter, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Brett Gunter, MD
Dr. Brett Gunter, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in West Columbia, SC. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Gunter is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center.

146 N Hospital Dr

West Columbia, SC 29169

Contact Information

(803) 935-8410

Dr. Brett Gunter, MD

Dr. Brett Gunter, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Gunter's Experience

Dr. Gunter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.


  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Medical University Of South Carolina Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U Tenn Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gunter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gunter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gunter to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Gunter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
I have never ever experienced such a doctor or staff such as his, I am not leaving my name as I am scared too death of any repercussions. You will never receive a call back from this doctor all calls are screened by his staff. After spending over $100,000 and with my condition you would think he and his staff would be alot more freindly and sensitive to his patients. My health and well being are in serious jeopardy all due to the high horse they ride on.
West Columbia, SC |
My husband had an acute herniated disc. Dr. Gunter and his awesome PA, Andy saw us quickly and got him to the OR quickly. My husband woke up from surgery with no pain and was back playing golf, softball, and playing with our toddler in 3 months. Dr. Gunter was awesome!
in Gilbert, SC |
I had a 3 years of care with Dr. Gunter and have nothing but admiration for the man. I'm rather lucky to be leaving this survey for others as I had a subdural hematoma and was rushed to LMC for emergency surgery and he just happened to be available and I must say I was lucky in two ways. He addressed all my questions and we "brainstormed" together to get me through this and for that I am grateful and I would be remiss if I didn't mention Denise and the rest of the staff!
in Lexington, SC |
I had my back surgery exactly 2 months ago today. Dr. Gunter performed my surgery with Andy Palmer as his assistant. I couldn't be happier with my results!! Both of these professionals have treated me well and I highly recommend this team if you need back surgery.
in Irmo, SC |
I was referred to Dr. Gunter by my PCM and could not be more pleased. I underwent anterior cervical discectomy and arhtroplasty under his care today and all went very well. Every encounter with Dr. Gunter has been a great experience. He was very honest and open of my condition, recommendations and even the risks associated with the surgery. He answered every question I had and did so in a humble manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.
Evans |
Most disrespectful doctor I ever encountered in my 42 years alive
Lexington, SC |
He was so rude. Wouldn't listen but just dictated his notes and would interrupt if you didn't specifically answer his question. Have never met a dr like him ever (thank goodness).
Columbia sc |
Very rude speaks away from you not to you very rude would not recommend to anyone.
in Irmo, SC |
I would not recommend Dr. Brett Gunter. He is busy, impatient, and belligerent. You only speak when he asks a question. He will not / can not drop down to anyone's level to explain anything. He does not explain medical conditions or situations, he just speaks. As I understand, his surgical skills are good, but I would not ask him questions because he does not welcome them and I do not understand his language. If it comes to surgery, I will have another colleague interpret his verbage.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Gunter did a C6/C7 disk replacement on Thursday and its Sunday and I feel 100% better, I am in no pain whatsoever. His staff was outstanding, and he was very professional and a great guy to deal with. I would recommend him any day of the year, just a great guy and did a great job.
Lexington, SC |
Doctor took his time to listen to my issues and make a plan that was best for me. His staff was very helpful.
in Gilbert, SC |
I suffered a subdural hematoma and was rushed to LMC at which time I came under the care of Dr. Gunter, if nothing else by default, he was available when I arrived. I have to say that he has been straight forward with me and my family during this adventure that we have been through. He has been thorough in his examinations and I like that you are in on his thought processes for treatment. I feel truly lucky to have him as my doctor and surgeon.
in Columbia, SC |
I saw Dr. Brett Gunter only 2 times for a workman's compensation injury before I fired him as my doctor. This man is a joke. to make a long story short, the first time he said I had arthritis and the second time told me I was born with a broken back. When in reality, per radiology report I had broken L-5 in 2 places and have a bulging disc. And was in severe pain. But he laughed it off like nothing was wrong. Stay away from this clown!!!!
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Dr. Gunter accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Gunter has admitting privileges

Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
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