Dr. Joseph Cheatle, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 38
  
Dr. Cheatle
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Carolina Neurosurgery Spine Associates PA

937 Riverwalk Pkwy Ste 101 Rock Hill, SC 29730

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(803) 325-1618

Dr. Joseph Cheatle, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rock Hill, SC and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheatle has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine, and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Grand Strand Medical Center and Mcleod Loris Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheatle to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Cheatle accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cheatle

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cheatle treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cheatle treats other conditions, please contact the office at (803) 325-1618.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle performs Brain Surgery more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Neurostimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle performs Neurostimulation more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Lumbar Spine Fracture more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Broken Neck more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Meningiomas more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Brain Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheatle treats Brain Cancer more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Cheatle treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Cheatle's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Cheatle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheatle

4.5

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
84.78260869565217%
(39)
4 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
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3 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
10.869565217391305%
(5)
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Good guy. Great Doctor.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Elizabeth Watness – Sep 16, 2020
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It was horrible! He screwed up my surgery causing a second surgery to remove part of vertebrae because he was at my spinal cord now! He never came to see me and he has a nurse talk to you instead of him at office follow up. At 2nd surgery same thing happens and surgery went terrible. He refused to see me after surgery and left me no after care. He refused again to see me at office until I said I wasn’t leaving. He treated me like a criminal. I’m suffering terrible effects years later. He is the worst surgeon and person on the planet!
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NO Cheatle!! – May 27, 2020
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He saved my life
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Elizabeth P Kaufhold – Apr 10, 2020
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Seems to be two threads here in reviews. Dr Cheatle operated on my husband on an emergency basis. Move surgery to an earlier time and never contacted me. After the surgery he was no where to be found. Never contacted me once. Next time I saw him was two weeks later (after 1 week in intensive care and one more week in the hospital) was to discharge him. Wrote a letter to the hospital and he refuted every thing I said. The hospital could only listen but not do any thing. I just hope the back surgery holds.
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Mar 05, 2020
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My experience? One word sums it up, NIGHTMARE!! I wish there were negative stars. BEWARE! I’ve had 2, and will require another 2-3 surgeries to correct what this ‘surgeon’ has done to me. There’s a difference between a mistake and pure ignorance. I have spent a week in critical care to boot. This man needs to be stopped before he kills someone. I have already heard about multiple other people he has put through similar situation. I would not suggest anyone who wants to live to trust this man. Formal complaints have been logged, and now he’s suddenly ‘moving’ yet he’s still cutting open others. Praying for those who trust him as I FOOLISHLY did. BEWARE!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Do NOT trust Cheatle! – Aug 10, 2019
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Dr Cheatle did a shunt surgery on me for an arachnoid cyst on my brain. 7 weeks post OP and I had to beg to see him ( I was in intense pain)! When he FINALLY saw me, he swore at me and my husband and said that I was fine. I left and went to Wilmington where I was admitted and emergency surgery done, as my shunt had come undone and my head was filling with spinal fluid! I woke up in ICU as I also hemmoraged. I now have a metal plate in my head and numerous other problems thanks to Dr Cheatle! The Neuro team at Wilmington told me that I literally would have been dead if I would have waited another 3 hours to be seen. Worst experience of my life!!! Lost my job, and to boot, Dr Cheatle never even inquired to see what ever happened to me! If you need a neurosurgeon go to Wilmington or Charlotte!!!
What went well
  • Wait times
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
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Jun 11, 2019
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Dr. Cheatle is the best of the best! I am amazed at how well he cares about his patients! Do I recommend Dr. Cheatle? Absolutely!! Thank you for everything!
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Hallie Matney in Myrtle Beach, SC – Jan 26, 2019
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One of the best in the field. He was genuinely concerned about my medical care. He listened to all my concerns and explained everything in the easiest way to understand. He truly goes out of his way to make sure you get exactly what you need. He only gives you the care you need not just a generic formula for every patient. Would recommend him to anyone anytime.
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Jan 19, 2019
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wonderful care-too bad he works out of grand strand hospital
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longs – Oct 17, 2018
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The initial wait to get into see him and schedule surgery was a few months but worth it I had some some unforseen circumstances that occurred. I had a thin Dura which required a patch and also obtained an infection so going with the best paid off. Dr. Cheatle stopped to speak with me every day I was in the hospital. Which over a three-week period of time was quite a bit. He kept me informed on my condition and the plan of attack Very good Dr with a heart of gold.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna 7-3/66 in Myrtle Beach, SC – Jun 10, 2018
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A very professional, thorough and personable physician. Dr. Cheatle takes the time to review all your medical records, diagnostic and imaging reports and then provides a complete examination. He then talks to you in a way that puts you at ease during your visit. He gives you his opinion, alternatives and makes recommendations so that you have all the facts to make a sound decision.
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Fred Gulitz in Myrtle Beach, SC – Oct 09, 2017
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I highly recommend anyone who needs neurosurgery to see Dr. Cheatle. He is top in his field in my opinion. He is professional, kind and caring. He takes the time to explain what needs to be done and answers any questions you have without rushing you out of the office he gives you the time you need, unlike some Doctors who always seem to be in a hurry to get to the next patient. His staff is very helpful and always pleasant.
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Jan Valcourt in Myrtle Beach, SC – Oct 08, 2017
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Dr. Cheatle took his time during exam and explained what was going on and what was going to be done to try and correct the problem...
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Lewis gowers Sr. in North Myrtle Beach, SC – Sep 26, 2017
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Very pleased with his work. Just needs to talk slower. Still have him and still love him
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Teresa Mcgee in Conway Sc. 29527 – Sep 21, 2017
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He shows interest in every visit and ask if there are any other issues. Always is very pleasant and always give you possible options of items that might help! Never rushes to get you out! I have recommended him to two other patients and my wife is now seeing him.
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John Spehar in Murrells Inlet, SC – Sep 11, 2017
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I have been a pt of Dr Cheatle for the last two years. He always has taken time to explain my care plan and answer any questions I have. The compassion and professional manner that Dr Cheatle and his staff have shown me and my family has been amazing. I feel blessed to be cared for this wonderful team.
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Susan in Loris, SC – Sep 04, 2017
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I have to give Dr. Cheatle all five stars and even more if they were available! In 2015 I began having great lower back pain along with leg pain and numbness. Dr. Cheatle performed the lumbar stenosis surgery and I immediately was relieved of the pain and numbness. I strongly recommend Dr. Cheatle to all who need an excellent neurosurgeon.
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Terri Monaghan in Myrtle Beach, SC – Sep 02, 2017
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Great physician, very intelligent doctor of high ethics and morality. Terrific results of back surgery
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Ed Bishop in Loris, SC – Aug 16, 2017
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Blessed to have Dr Cheatle!
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Marshall Jones in North Myrtle Beach, SC – Aug 08, 2017
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He was a amazing doc with great bed side manner. he gave me so much information and took the time for everything. I would highly tell others about him. A+ Doctor
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Biography

Joseph T. Cheatle, MD, is a skilled neurosurgeon and expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the nervous system including brain,...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2014
University Of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Practice

Carolina Neurosurgery Spine Associates PA937 Riverwalk Pkwy Ste 101 Rock Hill, SC 29730
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Georgetown, SC

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

Murrells Inlet, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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