Dr. Gregory Lanford, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Gregory Lanford, MD

Dr. Gregory Lanford, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Lanford is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery and Saint Thomas West Hospital.

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    Patient Comments (6)
    in Ashland City, TN |
    Dr. Lanford is an excellent neurosurgeon and his team exhibits the same excellence in both the care provided as well as scheduling and administrative functions. He has worked with me through three different issues with my cervical spine and I never once felt nervous about Dr. Landord's abilities as a neurosurgeon or like just another faceless patient. I would definitely refer anyone in need of neurosurgical care to Dr. Lanford.
    in Bardwell, KY |
    I have definitely been recommending people to my dr. He is an amazing dr and is very caring. He makes sure that he does the right operation and not anything unnecessary. When I went to have my surgery, I could not have asked for any better people. They were all so amazingly sweet and even if they were not my nurse, they would still get me what I needed, whether it was a drink or something else. If I ever have to have any other operations, it will be with him.
    in Charlotte, TN |
    Dr. Lanford was very courteous, attentive and thorough.
    in Greenwood, WI |
    He operated on my spine to create stability and room for the nerves but he made less room for the nerves than before the surgery with severe nerve damage to my foot. The MRI and EMG testing proves it and he still denies it! Stay away!
    in Nashville, tn |
    Dr. Lanford did my surgery in 2008. He was very to the point about what my issue was and what needed to be done. I completely trust what he says and recommends. His interest is making his patients better. I've seen him recently for a different issue, and once again, he was very direct on what the problem was and the course of treatment I needed.
    in Manchester, TN |
    Dr. Lanford has been someone I have counted on for many years. He's done 3 surgerys on me and he's an excellent surgeon. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is very forthcoming about your health. I wouldn't go to anyone else and I just recommended him to my Mom.
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    Dr. Lanford'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

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Aneurysm
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • 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
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thrombosis
    • Torticollis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


    • Medical School
      University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Tn College Of Medicind

      Completed in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Vanderbilt University Hospital

      Completed in 1991

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Arkansas

      Graduated in 1980

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Brain Surgery
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neuroplasty
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization