Dr. Bruce Frankel, MD

Dr. Bruce Frankel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Bruce Frankel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.

171 Ashley Ave

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

(843) 792-3221

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Frankel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 96% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Frankel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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22  Procedures

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.

Education

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Frankel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frankel's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frankel to family and friends
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Frankel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Frankel is an extremely competent, compassionate, and highly sought after neurosurgeon. After getting 4 consultations with surgeons around the Southeast,he is the only one who recommended a less invasive procedure. He is kind, listens and explains tithings in clear language. The onlyh drawback...more
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Dr. Frankel provided professional, straight forward care. He communicated directly what he felt my issue to be and his recommended treatment plan. 5th back surgery, TLIF L4/S1 (prior ALIF also). Exceptional surgery, best recovery period thus far.
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I went to see Dr Frankel for 2nd opinion for continued severe neck, shoulder and arm pain/numbness. He has such a great bedside manner, spend alot of time explaining to my husband and I my options to help my severe pain. So very thankful he saw me quickly due to the urgency of my condition. He will...more
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He did laproscopic surgery and I went home the same day. Excellent result.
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He spends a lot of time explaining my conditions and treatment. Others simply have not been as giving.
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