Dr. Phillip Tibbs, MD

Dr. Phillip Tibbs, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(32)
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Dr. Phillip Tibbs, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

740 S Limestone B-101

Lexington, KY 40536

Contact Information

(859) 323-5661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Passport Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Tibbs' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tibbs "Dr. Tibbs is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky. He graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and received his residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Tibbs is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in Neurosurgery."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Ear Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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

  • Thomas Moore College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tibbs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tibbs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tibbs to family and friends
4.2
based on 32 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Tibbs' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Corbin, KY |
Dr Tibbs and staff are the greatest! Highly recommend Him and would make the same decision again, wonderful outcome, 8 weeks post surgery feel like knew person! Dr Tibbs is very professional, kind and truly listens and cares.. Dr Tibbs takes the time to explain what your xrays shows and then...more
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in Danville |
The good doctor has performed a total of 3 successful back surgeries on me, in 2004, 2010 and 2017. He explains what and why something should be done. I trust him completely. Besides being a competent surgeon, he is a nice human being. I do recommend him to others.
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in Salyersville, KY |
Dr. Tibbs is the best doctor ever. He did a spinal fusion on my back and a laminectomy. I am completely pain free and back is healing well. He is professional, caring, courteous, respectful, and extremely skilled. U.K. Hospital was like a palace. I will never go anywhere else. Without reservation I...more
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Versailles, KY |
excellent surgery result. very good rapport with patients
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in Irvine, KY |
I had more than ten years of back problems, the last three of which were almost constant and intense pain. One surgeon told me nothing could be done surgically. I got a second opinion from Dr. Tibbs and that decision changed my whole life. I should say Dr. Tibbs and his team changed my whole life....more
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Dr. Tibbs accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Passport Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Tibbs has admitting privileges

University of Kentucky Hospital
1000 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40503
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