Dr. Phillip Esce, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Upstate Spine Neurosurgery Ctr 1075 Boiling Springs Rd Spartanburg, SC 29303 Get Directions
Dr. Phillip Esce, MD

Dr. Phillip Esce, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Spartanburg, SC. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Esce is affiliated with Spartanburg Medical Center and Mary Black Memorial Hospital.

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Patient Comments (8)
in Inman, SC |
I have had 3 spinal surgeries by Dr Esce No it wasnt his fault I had to have so many I have been a patient for 4 years I find him to be a compassionate man and a brilliant surgeon I have also seen Julie Justice his NP , Dr Jeffrey Smith the pain management Dr I find them to be the same caliper ,professional , kind, and top rate caregivers I would recommend this office to anyone The office is very clean The staff always on top of things . My wait time is usually within reason
in Forest City |
The whole staff at Dr Esce's office has went well beyond their way to be of help in addressing my back problems! We couldn't have had a better Doctor in my time of need! I've been blessed to be cared for by all of them!
in Moore |
Dr. Esce DOES NOT need my testimony; his trade is his art, more than a "spine Doctor" he is a healer. A man that knows his trade, compassionate, efficient, I was plagued with herniation of disk and straightening of spinal canal for years. Fear of my first operation and a touch o vanity kept me in a decade of pain. placebos and cortisone shots. Operated, problems are gone: small incision, no stitches. Within hours, I was walking. pain free. This "Mensch" is a 5 stars! Sam de Mattos, Jr.
in Union,S.C. |
I saw Dr. Esce in August of 2016. He was very professional and I appreciated the fact that he didn't want to do surgery on my back because there is not a guarantee that it would get help in the long run. He suggested pain injections.I was a new patient and he stated that every Friday pain injections are given in the office just call his nurse and she would set me up to get one. I have called and left messages but I have yet to get a call back. So I just wonder how important patients needs are !
in Spartanburg, SC |
He is a very caring doctor and doesn't rush to perform surgery.
in Spartanburg SC |
I was operated on in October 2013. Low Back problems,, Dr. Esce performed a laminectomy. Recovery was fast with pain controlled 5 days after surgery with 600 mg Advil. Recovered and was released for work December 5th, 2013. I would recommend Dr. Esce to all my family, and friends.
in Boiling Springs |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Esce to everyone. I have had neck pain for 5+ years. After my first procedure I woke up 24 hours later feeling great!!! If you are suffering with cervical arthritis and bulging disk you need to visit this doctor!
in Cowpens, SC |
Surgery went swell. Pain alleviated. Unfortunately, anesthesiology supposedly caused urinary problems that led to me being on a catheter for 2 weeks. Not nice. And then ... 6 weeks after surgery another pain came to be. Don't know how. Never will. Perhaps therapy. Anyway, Dr E recommended another surgery to pin transfer process. Not ready. Decided to rest for 6 months. Hoping it will heal naturally. Like most, the P.A. seemingly are more involved then the Drs. Guess so more surgery can be done
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Med University Sc College Of Med

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • 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
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery