Dr. Christopher Nickele, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 38
  
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. Dr. Nickele has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. 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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(901) 522-7700

Dr. Nickele accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment 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 their peers

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

Brain Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Nickele performs this procedure more than 44% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 48% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Stroke
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele treats Stroke more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Nickele treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Brain Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele treats Brain Aneurysm more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Nickele treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickele treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Nickele treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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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.
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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
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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%!!
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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.
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Penny in Booneville, MS – Feb 14, 2020
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An outstandingly wonderful doctor.
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M. A. Franklin in Memphis, TN – Feb 11, 2020
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Very satisfied and have already recommended him.
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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
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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
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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.
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Misty Carroll in Tupelo, MS – Jan 23, 2020
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Highly likely. Has been honest and demonstrated concern.
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Paige – Dec 05, 2019
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Would recommend anytime to anyone
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Barry Hiatt in Collierville, TN – Nov 21, 2019
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Was excellent service. Everyone I had Come contact with was very efficient. I found him to be an excellent doctor.
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Debra Maloof in hernando, MS – Nov 07, 2019
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Dr Nichelle removed a clot from my brain so quickly that I regained all use of affected limbs immediately. Went home less than 48 hours after the procedure. Very skillful and caring. I highly recommend him.
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Margaret Massey – Nov 07, 2019
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I have already recommended Dr. Nickele to a co-worker who is having similar issues to mine.
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Highly Recommended!!!!!
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Osceola, AR – Oct 17, 2019
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Great doc and staff! This was a risky surgery and the outcome was great.
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Courtney in Jackson , TN – Oct 17, 2019
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Very likely.id give him a 5 star rating.
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George Fields in Clarksdale, MS – Oct 10, 2019
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Nickele and staff at Semmes Murphy. Dr. Nickele is very thorough with his exams. His bedside manner is awesome. My first visit I knew that he was the right surgeon. My incision is minute and barely noticeable. Also, Heather RN is easy accessible when I have a question.
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Chuck Goggins in Memphis , TN – Sep 20, 2019
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This was the best medical experience that I have ever had. From the time that you walk In the door I knew it was a different place. The staff was polite and informative. Dr. Nickele was professional and attentive my needs. The surgery cured the problem almost immediately. Heather was always available and very helpful. Ginger took great care of me as well. Top notch place. I have already recommended Semmes Murphey to others. Thank you
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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 of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated from the Honors Program. He...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Education

2014
University Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital

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Locations

Semmes-Murphey Clinic

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

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, TN

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Regional One Health

Memphis, TN

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average