Dr. Paul Tolentino, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Paul Tolentino, MD
Dr. Paul Tolentino, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Cape Girardeau, MO. He has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Tolentino is affiliated with Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Tolentino's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Fredericktown, MO |
I can not say enough good things about Dr. Tolentino. From the first visit, surgery and follow up was all 100%. I would and have referred Dr. Tolentino to friends & family. Very professional and also pleasant to speak with about my health concerns and needs. South East is lucky to have a surgeon like him.
Cape Girardeau, MO |
Dr. Tolentino fixed my bulged discs and got me feeling better than I have in 5+ years. As a 22 year old I was hesitant to have surgery, but Dr. Tolentino explained to me how much he could improve my life, and he really did. I got up two hours after surgery with NO PAIN! He is a great doctor who really cares about his patients.
St Louis, MO |
My 82 year old Mother is a patient of Dr. Tolentino's, we can not express how grateful we are for the excellent care she has received from Dr. Tolentino and his entire staff. Dr. Tolentino took the time to explain her surgical procedures in detail and in a way we could easily understand so that we were able to make an educated decision. Presurgery her pain was a 12 - post surgery her back pain is 0 - my Mother is so happy again, she has a whole new lease on life! Thank you, Dixie & Lori Cook
in Poplar Bluff, MO |
Dr. Tolentino is a #1 doctor. I would recommend him at the highest level. If I ever have to face surgery again he will be the doctor i would want or any of my family members.
in Texas |
After dealing with him surrounding two surgeries of my brother, he is anot awesome doctor.
in Caruthersville, MO |
Dr. Tolentino was very professional and did everything possible to avoid a difficult and painful surgery for me.
in Altenburg, MO |
Dr. Tolentio and his staff were an example of the way a heath care office should be ran. They were prompt for all appointments, kept me informed and included me in the decision making of my care and overall were very efficient and were the consummate professionals. I would highly recommend Dr. Tolentino and his staff.
in Cape Girardeau, MO |
Dr. Tolentino was personable as well as professional. He made it easy to discuss any questions. His staff was also kind and very helpful. I had a lot of confidence in Dr. Tolentino because I had heard very good things about him. I was happy with his surgical skills and the results of the surgery.
in Benton, MO |
Dr. Tolentino knew what was needed. Did the surgery shortly after appointment. He was honest, wonderful and did an excellent job of getting me back on my feet.
in Marion, IL |
I went to other Neurologists before being referred to Dr Tolentino and there is no comparison. Dr Tolentino is a fantastic doctor and I would recommend him!
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Dr. Tolentino's Care Philosophy

Expertise, Service, Integrity.

Dr. Tolentino's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patients Choice Award (3 years running), 2008-2010
    • http://www.patientschoice.org/Dr_Paul_Tolentino/profile, 2011
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    • Publications

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown Univ

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery