Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

Biography

Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Santa Ana, CA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Chappell is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Coast Plaza Hospital, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, West Anaheim Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Scott and White Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Chappell's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Chappell should not be in practice. My experience with him caused me to have another surgery, for the same thing that he was suppose to have done, a year later. He is a self serving, careless individual. After he walks out of the surgery room, he never wants to see you again!! There is no post-op appt. or ANYTHING. If you do get to see him, which I did after calling every day for 2 months, he acts as if you are a nuisance & wasting his valuable time. If you want to get better, AVOID HIM
in La Mirada, CA |
He doesn't care for patients anymore. I mention symptoms,he pretends to be listening while typing on PC before I say anything. Won't check my neck unless I insist, how can he treat without looking?. Like a phone consult! I thought he would be good since he's also a professor. He took right after without checking on me or telling my loved ones how things went. He told me he needed to wrap up my WC case & said I reached MMI status & lost benefits due to that. Now I'm seeing other Drs. Avoid him!!
Los Angeles, CA |
The worst experience of my life. Would NEVER reccomend this guy to ANYONE!!
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Dr. Chappell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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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

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Geo Washington University

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Geo Washington University

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities