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Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 37

Dr. Nickele

Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


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(901) 522-7700

Dr. Nickele accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nickele's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nickele performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Brain Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele performs Brain Surgery more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nickele performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele treats Spine Disorders more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Nickele treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Nickele's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

"Christopher Nickele | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Chris Nickele grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated from the Honors Program. He received h...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Education

2016
University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2014
University Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital
2008
University Of Wisconsin
Internship Hospital
2007
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
2016
2014
2008
2007
2003

Dr. Nickele's Reviews

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He was always professional; I highly recommend him and this Clinic. I drove out of state to come here. He followed my care and listened and advised me at every step of my surgery and recovery. I highly recommend him and this clinic to everyone.
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He was awesome! He gave me back my active life’s! He listened to how I felt and responded
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Covers all bases
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He is an excellent surgeon with a very competent staff.
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Dr. Nickele is a very gifted and passionate doctor who truly cares. I thank God for him and his calling.
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Definitely would recommend Dr Nickele!
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Great doctor. Wonderful manor
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He’s awesome, attentive and direct, and calls it like he sees it.
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Highly recommend. Very professional. Great bedside manner
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Dr Nickele was a phenomenal Neurosurgeon for my father when he had a ruptured brain Aneurysm. He has exception bedside manner as well, explaining everything in detail and being super real with us as family. He is continuing to take care of my father and his future Brain surgeries as well. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr Nickele for your compassion and love for your career, it makes a huge difference to the families.
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I had to have fairly urgent back surgery on the December 26, 2018 and I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Nickele as my surgeon! Thanks to his amazing surgical skills I was able to have a quick and easy recovery. He truly cares for his patients as evidence by his top notch bedside manners! Once again THANK YOU Dr. Nickele!
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Have already recommended Dr Nickele to several people. Extremely happy with his care.
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Dr Nickele has been amazing through our daughter’s diagnosis of Moya Moya. It was a very scary time and he and his staff were very compassionate and answered all of our questions. When brain surgery was presented as a possible treatment he laid out the benefits and risks and the decision was totally ours. We were completely comfortable with our decision to go ahead with surgery and had full confidence in his experience and ability. Our daughter has done amazing during and after surgery.
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Exceptional rapport with patients. Dr. Nickele is professional and efficient, but takes his time to assure the patient is happy with the care they are given.
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Very well cared for. Made sure I got surgery quickly.
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Great surgeon with great bedside manner. I would refer my friends to him without hesitation. Good experience. I trust Dr. Nickele totally.
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Great dr. Friendly staff
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Great dr. Friendly staff
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Great surgeon.
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Could not ask for a greater man needs 10stars
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