Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD

Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Colton, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

290 N 10th St Ste 100

Colton, CA 92324

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chappell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chappell treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 13% of his peers

Dr. Chappell treats this condition more than 13% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chappell performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 12% of his peers

Dr. Chappell performs this procedure more than 12% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chappell treats Herniated Disc more than 7% of his peers

Dr. Chappell treats this condition more than 7% of his peers

Dr. Chappell's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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 Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Colton, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Medical Examiner
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Geo Washington University
Residency Hospital
1988
Geo Washington University
Internship Hospital
1987
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
Medical School
1994
1988
1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chappell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chappell

4.1

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
76.19047619047619%
(32)
4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
1 Star
19.047619047619047%
(8)

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Don't know how Chappell rates so high. Surgery on wife's neck made condition worse. He wouldn't check his work or proceed with back surgery, basically pouted because wife's condition didn't get better, then kicked her to the curb saying she was fine. He or his surgical "team" left used needles, used surgical blades in wife's bed/sheets just after surgery. I cut myself adjusting sheet for wife when she was wheeled into her room after surgery. Chappell always half hour/hour late to appointments
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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
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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!!
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The worst experience of my life. Would NEVER reccomend this guy to ANYONE!!
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