Dr. Kevin Foley, MD

Dr. Kevin Foley, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. Kevin Foley, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Myelopathy
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more than 80% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 75% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Foley's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Foley "Kevin T. Foley | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Kevin Foley is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He also holds an academic appointment at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He serves as director of complex spine surgery at Semmes Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, director of the spine fellowship program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, and medical director for the Medical Education & Research Institute. Dr. Foley received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979. After an internship at Letterman Army Medical Center, he returned to UCLA in 1980 to complete his neurosurgery residency. Following residency, Dr. Foley served in the United States Army Medical Corps as assistant chief of neurosurgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, chief of neurosurgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, and chief of neurosurgery and residency program director at Walter Reed Medical Center. In 1992, Dr. Foley left the military to enter private practice and pursue an academic career. In addition to a full-time surgery practice, Dr. Foley is actively involved in research in minimally invasive spine surgery, disc regeneration, and spinal biomechanics. He has authored more than 30 book chapters and more than 90 journal publications. He has lectured at more than 200 scientific meetings and educational workshops and has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at several universities in the USA and abroad. Press: Named to 2012 U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors Named to 2012 "Patients' Choice" list of Doctors Named to 2012 Top Doctors List for Memphis Magazine Named to 2012 TopDocs List for Good Health Magazine Disorders & Treatments Arm Pain Back Pain Carpal Tunnel Leg Pain Numbness Spine Additional Areas of Expertise Anterior Discectomy and Fusion for Cervical Disc Disease Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease Chiari Malformations Degenerative Disc Disease General Neurosurgery High-Grade Spondylolisthesis Image Guided Spinal Navigation Image Guided Surgery Lumbar Instrumentation and Fusion Radiculopathy Revision Spine Surgery Spinal Biomechanics Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery Spinal Fractures Spinal Malalignment Spinal Stenosis Spondylolisthesis & Spinal Instability "
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5  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Foley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foley's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foley to family and friends
19 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Foley's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I am a NEW WOMAN because of Dr. Foley....I have no PAIN in my BACK!!!!
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