Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD
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Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD


Neurosurgery | Female


Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pinehurst, NC. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Africk is affiliated with FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Africk's Performance
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
NC |
Dr. Africk is the best, she took the time to listen to me and discuss the plan of action. She was very friendly and to the point. I would highly recommend her to everyone!
in Dayton, OH |
The best neurosurgeon!
Ohio |
wonderful surgeon, I feel so much better.
Great communicator and explained everything she planned for surgery.
in Rockingham, NC |
Horrible bedside manner's! Lacks empathy,seems to be a very miserable person and unhappy. I have been told for 10 years there is nothing they can do for my spinal injuries and she wanted to do back surgery,I ask if she could guarantee that it would help, she said no. She kept me in her office for over two hours after they canceled my first appointment after I drove an hour there and waited over an hour. She is a disgrace and should be fired,I would not ever recommend her with her bitter attitude
in Dayton, OH |
HORRIBLE! Permanently paralyzed -surgical injury by Dr. Cynthia Africk, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. Nerve was draped between discs and not returned to proper location before closure. Pains intensified 100%; constantly told be patient and increased drugs. Wheelchair bound-4 months, I changed surgeons who discovered the error and performed corrective surgery, nerve decompression Also undergone bridle procedure-transfer tendons, ligaments, muscle from leg to foot. Former athlete!!
in Raeford, NC |
My husband had to have a fusion, spacers & titanium plate placed on his spine. Cynthia Africk M.D. did his surgery. There have been improvements, much better than he was prior to the surgery but still suffers from numbing & tingling due to spinal cord & nerve damage (prior to surgery). She has a stiff type bedside manner. Dr. Africk doesn't like to place patients on pain medications for an extended amount of time due to the possibility of addiction. The recovery time was more than expected.
in Springfield, OH |
Did surgery on my neck,in 2008...Excellent outcome...
in Pinehurst, NC |
I felt Dr. Africk was indifferent and uncaring. She used unprofessional language in her dictation. After my imaging was done she told me she couldn't do surgery and wouldn't give me painkillers. Her tone made me feel like she thought I was lying about my pain and was drug-seeking. I was devastated by the news and she basically just sat there smirking when I began crying. It was a terrible experience. It's awful to have a doctor not believe you when you're in so much pain. I do not recommend her.
New York, NY |
It took three months to get an appointment. She did a poor job explaining what she was going to do in surgery and the expected recovery. Because she did not fully listen to me on two presurgery visits, I had to have a second surgery higher up in the spine with another surgeon to complete treatment. After surgery, she quickly stopped seeing me, and told me I was done.
in Fayetteville, NC |
Meant Dr. Africk for the first time an was impressed with what all she explaned to me an the time she took with me. Don't know this Dr. but she said the same things that an other Dr. has told me. She is new to this office.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Medical School
    Loyola University Chicago School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Ca
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois
  • Fellowship Hospital
    American College Of Surgeons

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery