Dr. Ilyas Munshi, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 50

Neurosurgery

Dr. Ilyas Munshi, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Lafayette, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Iberia Medical Center and Lafayette General Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ilyas Munshi, MD

Ilyas G Munshi MD

99 W Martial Ave Lafayette, LA 70508 ()
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Affiliated with Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital Lafayette, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

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Dr. Munshi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munshi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munshi treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

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

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munshi treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Munshi's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Munshi accepts the following insurance:

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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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GEHA
Humana
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Munshi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Munshi

4.7

Based on 146 ratings

5 Stars
91.0958904109589%
(133)
4 Stars
2.0547945205479454%
(3)
3 Stars
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1 Star
6.8493150684931505%
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Did a good job on my husband
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May 12, 2022
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The best!
Dr munshi did the best possible job on my neck and my back. No pain till this day
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Craig Breaux – May 10, 2022
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Follow up from surgery went very well lm pleased with my visit
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chris lemoine – Apr 29, 2022
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Dr Munshi is an excellent doctor. Since he performed surgery on my lower back my pain level has gone from a 10 to a 2. With physical therapy I should be completely pain free soon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kristie Derouen – Apr 21, 2022
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My visits are always fun w/the staff & Doc himself Awesome people & always recommend them!
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Kerry Hebert – Apr 12, 2022
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Dr. Munshi performed an anterior cervical Dissectomy fusion, level one. I am two weeks out of my surgery and I am recovering nicely. Pain is very minimal, minimal soreness. The incision cite is healing up nicely as well. I’m very pleased with Dr Munshi. He explained to me the way my recovery and healing would be and it seems to be matching up with what I’m feeling. I feel that I can ask him any questions and I feel he’s very helpful and honest. And he’s funny, very down to earth. Thanks Dr Munshi !
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gretchen D – Mar 11, 2022
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Great care
Very informative answered all my questions
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 08, 2022
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Worse Neurosurgeon Ever
Had Spine Surgery, Had Pain weeks after. Leg weakness, Called office, Blew me off. Said it was just post op pain and normal. Seen family doctor. Took Xray. Screws from fusion were in my spinal canal. Seen Neurosurgeon in Houston. Stated worse fusion he's ever seen. Had to have surgery again to remove screws out of my canal. Have hired an attorney to look into this. I would never ever go to this surgeon.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 28, 2022
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So thankful for Dr Munshi! Had no feeling in my right arm and he did a cervical fusion and feel great.
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Feb 09, 2022
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Great surgeon!
My husband had back surgery for sciatica pain. The surgery was scheduled quickly and over in about 30 minutes. His recovery was simple and he is feeling a lot better now. Dr. Munshi is straight-forward and to the point, and will not waste your time. He will develop a plan for you and put it into action. There is little wait time for follow up appointments. His staff is very helpful and really helped us out taking care of return to work paperwork. Dr. Munshi has a great attitude and seems to genuinely care about his patients' wellbeing pre and post operation. We highly recommend Dr. Munshi. My husband chose him because of his great reviews and they were absolutely right! Thank you Dr. Munshi and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mrs. Builodeau – Feb 04, 2022
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If I could leave zero stars I would. What a sorry excuse for a human being. He will hang up on you if you even get a chance to talk to him. If you don’t require surgery he will completely ignore you even if he’s the doctor assigned to you by the hospital. Don’t tell his office if you have hired a lawyer if you had an accident or he will make you pay cash and you will have to file the claim yourself. He also won’t accept the negotiated insurance rates and will charge you extra. I should have listened to EVERY nurse at the hospital. Every one of them said to demand a different neurosurgeon.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 18, 2021
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Sorry about the experience. Will try to do better
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Great Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 28, 2021
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Dr. Munshi was awesome!! Surgery went great! Feeling good!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nasondra – Oct 28, 2021
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For six months my legs were very weak I could hardly walk. Getting on ladder my legs felt like spaghetti and wanted to give out from under me. Dr Munshi did spine surgery on me in December. As soon as I walked after surgery the weakness was gone. I am very satisfied with the results and would highly recommend Dr Munshi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 16, 2021
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Thank you very much
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Dr. Munshi has helped relieve YEARS of pain from my back and lower body. I tried my best to avoid surgery based on what I heard from other people about back surgery. Now I wish this is something I did years ago! Thanks to Dr. Munshi and his staff for their professionalism, expertise and helping get me back to a normal life.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marie Charles – May 26, 2021
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Staff very professional.Dr. Munshi is awesome, this is the 2nd time he has helped my family. Thank you guys so much
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Leslie Ronsonet – May 13, 2021
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Wonderful staff. Very attentive. Dr Munshi has excellent knowledge of specific injuries and fixed me right up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Linden – May 04, 2021
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Yes. Very muchrecommended. Great doctor, staff and service.
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May 04, 2021
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Dr Munshi very nice and listens to my concerns. Made my quality of life so much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marcelle Touchet – Mar 19, 2021
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Dr. Munshi is great.
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Mar 18, 2021
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Care Philosophy

At our practice, we believe that every patient deserves the highest level of compassionate care. We understand that each patient is unique and take the...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Of Chicago Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1995
Univ of Chicago Hosps
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Ilyas Munshi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Munshi frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Traumatic Brain Injury. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Munshi treats.

Where is Dr. Ilyas Munshi, MD's office located?

Dr. Munshi's office is located at 99 W Martial Ave, Lafayette, LA 70508. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Ilyas G Munshi MD99 W Martial Ave Lafayette, LA 70508
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Munshi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Iberia Medical Center

New Iberia, LA

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette, LA

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital

Lafayette, LA

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital

Lafayette, LA

90% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Camden, NJ

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received