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Dr. Emilio Nardone, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Nardone

Dr. Emilio Nardone, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bloomington, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Faculty Of Medicine Ii, University Of Naples in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Nardone accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nardone's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nardone performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nardone performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nardone treats Spine Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nardone treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nardone treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nardone treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Nardone'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
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Emilio Nardone, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bloomington, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Faculty Of Medicine Ii, University Of Naples in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Tex Med Branch
Residency Hospital
1992
New York University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Cabrini Mc
Internship Hospital
1987
Faculty Of Medicine Ii, University Of Naples
Medical School
1997
1997
1992
1990
1987

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nardone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nardone

4.2

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(30)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
20.512820512820515%
(8)

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I am an 83 year old male with Spinal Stenosis. For months my back was bothering me. I figured it was an age thing and I would have to live with it. But the thought of it getting worse scared me. Dr Nardone convinced me that sergury for my condition had a 95 percent success rate. Following surgery, I am pain free, and am so thankfull to Dr Nardone and his staff, who are the best there is.
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Never took time to figure out where my back pain was actually coming from just Assumed it was a bulging disc NOW I have failed back surgery, herniated disc, severe spinal stenosis and am unable to walk without pain and after surgery missed a tiny piece of bone and didn't take time to figure out had a resident figure out why I was in extreme pain - had to have another four hour surgery to fix - hospital stay six days
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I assumed I would live with pain and numbness in my left arm and shoulder. After meeting with Dr Nardone he recommended surgery. As I woke up in recovery, the pain was GONE. The numbness was GONE. Dr. Nardone sets the standard for professionalism. I am blessed to have had the guidance of his skillful hand erase my pain.Have no doubt that he is the BEST.
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My chiropractor recommended Dr. Nardone when he was no longer able to help me. Dr. Nardone took the time to show me my MRI, explained the complications of my situation, provided his recommendations and risks involved. The procedure we chose, he replaced 3 discs in my neck with cadaver and a metal plate was screwed in above and below discs to help the bones fuse together. Immediately headaches and my arm pain went away and within 2 months all pain was gone. Forever grateful for his healing gift
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Dr Nardone did chiari malformation decompression surgery on me in Nov, 2016. The experience was very positive and I had a fabulous outcome. One thing that really impressed me was the day after surgery his resident saw me in the a.m. and said Dr Nardone would check on me that afternoon. That evening, the nurse came in my room with a phone and said Dr Nardone wanted to speak to me. He apologized, a surgery had gone long, but he wanted to make sure I was OK and asked if I had any questions.
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Dr. Nardone and his Staff at Sara bush was great I had went to other Doctors for 3 years and with in 3 moths I am pain free in my back
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I had been suffering from arm pain from a herniated disc in my neck for years after doing some checking I decided to see Dr. Nardone. He explained to me exactly what the MRI showed and even showed me on the MRI where the problem was. I decided to go ahead with the procedure. I'm so glad I did, the relief was immediate. I haven't felt this good in years. Dr. Nardone in my opinion is an expert. I can't thank him enough for giving me back my life!
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When I found I had severe back issues, one requiring surgery, we chose Dr. Nardone. My wife has worked in the medical field for 37 years and would not consider anyone else for me but Dr. Nardone. His office staff, the hospital staff and Dr. Nardone were amazing! Dr. Nardone explains everything in detail and "tells it like it is". He listens. The surgery went extremely well. For post op I did exactly as he advised and began walking 1/2 mile the next day pain free. I highly recommend him!!
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My husband had a procedure done. Operating room tech came to talk to me - no doctor. Proceeded to give me report in front of every one sitting around me...no privacy. Took several calls to schedule the procedure from primary care physician. Just received a recorded message in regards to follow up appointment.
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Excellent treatment. My surgery was extremely successful and I felt very well taken care of With Dr. Nardone and his staff.
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From me first visit to my last post op visit he and his staff have been top notch. I had a discectomy done and recovery was quick and I'm enjoying life again! My only regret is not seeing the Dr. A year sooner.
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Saw the old injury from years ago then ragged on me about my medications. Would not let me tell him that I had two recent falls in past 7 months or that I had gone through open heart surgery on the same medications. I was in so much pain I just didn't feel like arguing with him. I felt he showed me no respect or considered my extreme pain. I have been bedfast since the second fall. what angered me most is that he assumed he knew my condition and would not let me say anything but answer his ?
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Dr Nardone is caring, kind and I'm so blessed to have found him. He is the best surgeon by far.
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doesn't listen to his patients. When he did my surgery I didn't see him before or after the surgery. He lets his residents do all the work. And doesn't explain the procedure or explain after-care.
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