Dr. Michael Chaparro, MD

Dr. Michael Chaparro, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. Michael Chaparro, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Loxahatchee, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

South Florida Neurosurgical & Spine Wellness Center

12983 Southern Blvd Ste 202

Loxahatchee, FL 33470
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chaparro performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
very high
more than 89% of peers
Herniated Disc
high
more than 86% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Chaparro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chaparro "ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS: FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS FL TOP DOCS JOINT SECTION ON PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, AANS/CNS JOINT SECTION ON NEUROTRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE, AANS/CNS PALM BEACH COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY PALM BEACH PEDIATRIC SOCIETY FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PAST DIRECTOR OF PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY AT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER IN DAYTON, OHIO "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chaparro "Dr. Chaparro specializes in evidence based medicine for Brain and Spine abnormalities.  He specializes in pediatric and complex spine neurosurgery, failed back syndrome, neuroendoscopy and computer assisted navigational based surgery of both the Brain and Spine."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Uc Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chaparro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chaparro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chaparro

4.3

Based on 66 reviews

5 Stars
78.78787878787878%
(52)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(3)
3 Stars
1.5151515151515151%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
15.151515151515152%
(10)

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Dr. Chaparro has given me back my husband again! We consider life “before finding Dr. Chaparro” and “ after finding Dr. Chaparro” If you are hurting and are contemplating this doctor, do not hesitate. His bedside manner may be a bit straight forward and may catch you off guard, but his thorough...Read More
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Loxahatchee , FL – Aug 02, 2018
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This doctor is not Good. He is not insured and has no compassion for his patients . He left me permanately disabled as a result of botched surgery ... I do not recommend him.
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Jul 24, 2018
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He’s very professional & I love his jolly character?? I had surgery with him last 2011 and went really well. Even my husband’s colleague had surgery with Dr Chaparro a month after my surgery and hers went well too!!!
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Joy T. in Wellington, FL – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr Chaparro is very good at explaining what needs to be done but not good in operating room. Fusion of L1 thru S1 complete failure. Entire operation done over by another Dr , I'm now fused from T12 to S1 and moving around with slight pain. Fantastic improvement. About to start golf again. DO NOT...Read More
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Mar 22, 2018
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Dr. Chaparro was the 3rd doctor I consulted & was so glad I found him thru Health Grades. Took the time to review my MRI with me & my wife, thoroughly took the time to explain the procedure and expected outcome. Have been pain free since my L-3 - S-1 Bilateral Lamenectomy/Facetectomy 7 mos. ago,...Read More
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Darl Lillie in Lake Worth, FL – Aug 01, 2017
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