Dr. Chris Lycette, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 53

Neurosurgery

Dr. Chris Lycette, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Allentown, PA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lycette has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Chris Lycette, MD

LVPG Physiatry-1250 Cedar Crest

1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 400 Allentown, PA 18103
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(484) 884-1389
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Dr. Lycette is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest Allentown, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lycette

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lycette treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lycette treats other conditions, please contact the office at (484) 884-1389.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Lycette is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Spinal Fusion
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Herniated Disc Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Very High
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Dr. Lycette's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Lycette accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Geisinger Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Lycette's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lycette

4.0

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
70.83333333333333%
(34)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(2)
3 Stars
2.0833333333333335%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
22.916666666666668%
(11)
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After surgery. They don't care how you feel..just another pill pusher..a lot are.very disappointed and wish I didn't get the surgery.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 19, 2022
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Not able to admit a problem
Dr. Lycette operated on me last summer and did a two level fusion in the lower lumbar spine. I had some problems walking prior to the surgery but when I awoke, I had new severe pain in both legs and new left leg weakness. Prior to the surgery most of my problems were in the right leg. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and rehab before I could return home. I never saw him in the hospital after the surgery even though he had called my husband and said the surgery was more complicated than anticipated. On follow up in his office his PA noted that there were some problems with the screw placements. When I finally saw him 4 months later he said the surgery was perfect and that there were no problems. This despite the fact that I continued with pain and weakness. I have since had several studies that confirm that there are significant problems with the placement of the screws and a lack of fusion at one of the two levels. My films have now been reviewed by 2 other neurosurgeons, 2 neu
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Apr 06, 2022
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AMAZING!!! Exceptionally Talented Surgeon!!! It is hard to find the correct word / words to describe Dr. Lycette. He is truly a gifted human being. I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis that I had been living with for several years. The condition was pain full, at times extremely pain full. I had tried all other treatment options over the years with none giving me lasting relief. I had always assumed I had sciatic pain and was told as much. Three weeks ago my symptoms became very severe impacting my ability to walk. My wife took me to LVH Cedar Crest ER for evaluation. The entire team at Cedar Crest was exceptional! With in a few hours I had an MRI that reveled the true extent of my back issues, I was very close to becoming paralyzed due to severe degeneration of my L4 and L5 vertebrae. Dr. Lycett called me the next day to schedule surgery that Thursday. He assembled a phenomenal team to complete this very complicated procedure. My surgery was completed with out any com
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Seitzinger – Dec 13, 2021
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Awesome neurosurgeon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 04, 2021
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The minute I woke up from surgery, the pain in my neck that I had been suffering with for more than 3 years was totally gone. It’s been 3 months and I am doing great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jen – Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Lycette saved my 14 month olds life. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and Dr. Lycette performed brain surgery to relieve bleeding on the brain. He was extremely polite, and explained the procedure to us, and was very calming during a situation that was extremely stressful. We will be forever indebted to him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Billy in Clifton Heights pa – Feb 28, 2017
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Our first experience with Dr. Lycette about 2 years ago (2014), which came from a recommendation from my niece, a Registered Nurse at Muhlenberg Hospital. I asked her for the best in the area, and she recommended Dr. Lycette. He operated on my husband, He is so much better today. He then operated on my son's back, my daughter's neck, a friend's back, and my sister's neck just recently. He is friendly, approachable, kind, and listens. The only complaint, is his staff doesn't answer the phone
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
11 people found this helpful
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Donna W. in Easton, PA – Sep 07, 2016
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Dr. Lycette did more for me than any local surgeons were offering to do. So professional. Loved him and his staff in Allentown!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Joan B in Hanover Twp, PA – May 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Chris Lycette, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Allentown, PA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lycette has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Chris Lycette, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Chris Lycette, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lycette frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Lycette specializes.

Where is Dr. Chris Lycette, MD's office located?

Dr. Lycette's office is located at 1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 400, Allentown, PA 18103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

LVPG Physiatry-1250 Cedar Crest

Allentown1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 400 Allentown, PA 18103
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lycette is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

Allentown, PA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg

Bethlehem, PA