Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 41

Neurosurgery

Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nickele has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Methodist University Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD

Semmes-Murphey Clinic Memphis

6325 Humphreys Blvd Memphis, TN 38120
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(901) 522-7700
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nickele

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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.

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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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Nickele accepts the following insurance:

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

Dr. Nickele's Reviews

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Based on 79 ratings

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Excellent doctor!
Dr Nickele has been incredibly patient, kind, informative and has excellent bedside manner. Left another doctor to see Nickele and it was he best decision I’ve made since injury. He completely surgery in a matter of weeks and all pre/post Op was scheduled before I even walked out. You can’t beat that!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Kim – Nov 22, 2022
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Back surgery
Dr. Nickele explains everything in regards to the surgery very well. He answered all my questions and has an excellent bedside manor. Everyone at Semmes Murphey has been very nice and friendly and has treated me so well. When I call, the nurse calls me right back and makes me feel cared for.
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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Monica Rinks – Nov 03, 2022
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Game changer
I had been dealing with severe leg pain from a herniated disc for over 18 momths. I feel like a new man after surgery.
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Chase – Jul 21, 2022
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Great bedside manner. Amazing doctor!
He fixed my neck from a very difficult situation after a previous failed surgery. He listened to every concern and adjusted his plan according to my needs. Very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Angela Brunson – Jul 01, 2022
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I am so excited to be pain free! I came in not being able to walk ,sit or sleep without a lot of pain. The test were performed quickly and I was ample to get appointments quickly. Dr. Nickele was amazing ! He was able to explain my options and help me decide treatment. He performed surgery and immediately the major pain was gone. It’s four weeks after surgery and I can walk about 3 miles a day with no pain. The entire staff was so nice and responsive to anything I needed.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Millie – Jun 16, 2022
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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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Linda cross – May 17, 2022
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Dr. Nickele was compassionate, prompt, and attentive to concerns. For such a major surgery, his presence was very calming and appreciated. I recommend Dr. Nickele to anyone with neck or back issues who wants a knowledgeable doctor with a decisive plan.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 31, 2021
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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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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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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
2016
University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2014
University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wi
Residency Hospital
2007
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School
2007
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Medical School
2003
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
2003
University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Locations

Semmes-Murphey Clinic Memphis

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

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, TN

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Regional One Health

Memphis, TN

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average