Dr. Brett Gunter, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Brett Gunter, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in West Columbia, SC. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Gunter is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center.

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Dr. Gunter's Reviews

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based on 36 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Gunter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Al Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical University Of South Carolina Medical Ctr

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    U Tenn Coll Med

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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