Dr. Lisa Apfel, MD

Dr. Lisa Apfel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Lisa Apfel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Roanoke, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from University At Buffalo SUNY School Of Med and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo Ny in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read her story

2331 Franklin Rd SW

Roanoke, VA 24014

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Apfel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Apfel "Lisa Apfel has been practicing medicine since 2006. She received her medical degree, completed her internship and residency from the The State University of New York - Buffalo.Dr. Apfel's clinical expertise includes basic and complex spine surgery, brain tumor surgery, stereotactic and endoscopic cranial surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. She has special interest in brain tumors, compression fractures, craniosynostosis, pediatric neurosurgery, shunts, and spina bifida.Dr. Apfel offers years of experience and professionalism in the surgical and non-surgical care of spinal disorders."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • University At Buffalo SUNY School Of Med and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo Ny
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • SUNY At Buffalo
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Apfel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Apfel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Apfel

4.3

Based on 11 reviews

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Dr. Apfel is an amazing surgeon. She did the surgery to remove my daughter's brain tumor and then another surgery to put in a shunt. When I found out I would need spine surgery, I immediately knew I wanted her to do it. I literally had to trust a stranger with my daughter's life. I can't even begin...Read More
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Fantastic surgeon , caring and loving physician and always on top of everything. Easy to get into her office for visits, nurses always available to answer questions. Would recommend her to everyone.
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Dr. Apfel performed two surgeries, lasting 14 and 6 hours, to remove a tumor that was wrapped around my 11-year-old son's brain stem. Her communication and responsiveness was excellent. She saved his life and my son has no long term effects.
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