Dr. Joel D. Pickett, MD

Dr. Joel D. Pickett, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. Pickett specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Huntsville, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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in Cullman, AL |
I knew going in there would be a long wait time, so I went prepared. Dr. Pickett took the time to explain my problem in detail, answered all of my questions. His staff was very professional and helpful as well.
Madison, AL |
Dr. Pickett is the best Neurologist in the Southeast!
Decatur, AL |
Run!!! Do not let this man touch you. I had a cervical fusion done last year and am having to have another one done ( by another doctor) because of his incompetence. He left two large bone spurs in the exact location where he did the fusion. He is rude and has the bedside manner of a complete jerk. The front desk staff are rude and useless. The wait time to see him is outrageous - plan for at least 3-4 hours there. The only exception to this horrible experience is his nurse....she is great.
in England |
Although I have not seen the physician yet the dedication and help that his team has given us has been spectacular. I started dealing with this facility while overseas (we live in England) and as soon as i was able to make the trip to alabama they have gone above and beyond to help us . They knew and understood that we don't live her and was/is willing to do whatever they can to help us. I would recommend the spine and near center to anyone. Such a wonderful group of people!!
in Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Pickett diagnosed what was wrong, how to treat it and did the surgery. From start to finish my family and friends were confident that I was receiving the best care from him. We could not be more grateful.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • 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)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (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
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Univ S Ala
  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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