Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 40

Dr. Nickele
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Semmes-murphey Clinic

6325 Humphreys Blvd Memphis, TN 38120

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(901) 522-7700

Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nickele has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine, Chicago, Ill. medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Methodist University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nickele to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nickele

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nickele treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nickele treats other conditions, please contact the office at (901) 522-7700.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Nickele is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Skull Base Surgery
Brain Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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Dr. Nickele's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Nickele accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Nickele's Reviews

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5.0

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Had to have back surgery, went wonderfully, his nurse Heather really great about answering questions during recovery.
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
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Anthony Johnson – Oct 29, 2021
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My neck surgery was a resounding success. Dr. Nickels was very informative and easy to talk too. Kept me well informed and did an excellent job. Couldn't be more pleased.
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
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Mike Williams – Aug 29, 2021
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Excellent physician, he was focused on my problem, diagnosis and plan. I have seen Dr Nickele in his office and via telemedicine, both were good experiences
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
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John Eads – Aug 18, 2021
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Dr. Nickele and his team were beyond thorough and accommodating. He is extremely personable and made my family and myself feel comfortable.
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
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Marilyn Satterfield – Jun 24, 2021
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Dr Nickele has repaired an aneurysm and did a carotid ardanerectomy He is an awesome Dr. He cares about his patients and it shows. He and his staff are polite and helpful. I have always gotten a return phone call by the end of the business day. I have recommended him to several friends already.
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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Teresa – May 11, 2021
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From day one, Dr Nickele and his staff made me feel like family and were so caring! As I faced brain aneurysm surgery, he spelled out in detail exactly what I would be facing and what the surgery be. I had no questions going into this surgery, had no fears and he and the other drs went over the procedure as many times as I needed them to. I had a complete peace. After 2 1/2 months post surgery I was released with his blessing! I’d recommend him to anyone!
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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Cathy Weaver – Apr 28, 2021
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Great staff and doctor! Doctor Nickele has worked wonders for me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chris Nickele – Apr 16, 2021
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I came in with severe pain down my right leg because of a cyst. Dr Nickele remove it and now I am in no pain. Thank you Dr Nickele and staff for making me pain free.
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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Rhonda Bennett – Apr 15, 2021
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Very thorough in explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Went over everything and made sure we fully understood. Did not try to rush thru it.
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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William Birdsong – Mar 25, 2021
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I would recommend Dr. Nickele to anybody. He explained in detail what to expect with surgery and after surgery. Always took time to answer any questions. Very helpful and friendly. I never felt rushed.
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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Vicki Antwine – Mar 02, 2021
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The staff is extremely friendly. Dr Nickele is very cautious, yet highly skilled, and shows true concern for the patient.
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
  • Long wait times
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Fred Vannucci – Nov 20, 2020
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I came to Dr. Nickele after 6 years of back pain that ran down my left leg and he was very optimistic about helping me with my leg pain. Dr. Nickele done surgery and in recovery I knew he had helped me. Dr Nickele and his staff are very friendly and helpful.
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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Ryan M – May 28, 2020
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Dr. Nickele is amazing. HE HAS ME FUNCTIONING BETTER THAN I HAVE IN DECADES. NO KORE CHROMIC PAIN SINC MY SPINAL FUSION.. Checking in is easy and quick except when you don’t owe money
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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Cdb – Mar 20, 2020
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Dr Nickele explained to me everything I needed to know concerning my trigeminal neuralgia and what options were best for me. He has the best bedside manner! When it came to surgery he made sure all my questions were answered. I recommend Dr Nickele 100%!!
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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Pamela in Memphis , TN – Feb 18, 2020
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Dr Nickele took amazing care of me thru my surgery and follow up. I would highly recommend Dr Nickele.
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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Penny in Booneville, MS – Feb 14, 2020
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An outstandingly wonderful doctor.
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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M. A. Franklin in Memphis, TN – Feb 11, 2020
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Very satisfied and have already recommended 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
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Annie Durbin in Humboldt, TN – Jan 31, 2020
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Explains everything where I can understand and seems like he cares about the well being of me
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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Deborah Muncy in drummonds, TN – Jan 30, 2020
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I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends, family and associates
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Douglas Brooks, Sr. in Memphis , TN – Jan 24, 2020
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I had immediate relief from neck surgery with no residual complaints. I would highly recommend Dr. Nickele.
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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Misty Carroll in Tupelo, MS – Jan 23, 2020
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About Me

Biography

Christopher Nickele | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute

Dr. Chris Nickele grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor...
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Board Certifications

Education

2016
Semmes Murphey Clinic - Open and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
2014
University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wi
Residency Hospital
2007
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Medical School
2003
University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nickele frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Nickele specializes.

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Dr. Nickele's office is located at 6325 Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, TN 38120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Semmes-murphey Clinic6325 Humphreys Blvd Memphis, TN 38120
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

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Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, TN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Regional One Health

Memphis, TN

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average