Dr. Prakash Sampath, MD

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Dr. Prakash Sampath, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Rhode Island Neurosurgical Inst 118 Dudley St Lowr Lvl, Providence, RI 02905 Get Directions
(401) 273-4155

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Dr. Sampath specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Providence, RI. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sampath to family and friends
based on 46 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Sampath
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Sampath's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (42)
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in Hope Valley, RI |
I am a young mom with 2 very active boysI run a business with my husband. I was referred to Dr Sampath by a neurosurgeon who had performed a laminectomy six years ago. Dr Sampath took the time to get me right into his office so we could discuss what was going on and how long. He was the first person to show and explain my MRI! He diagnosed me with degenerative disc disease and was right to the point. I can't thank him enough! The fusion worked 3 weeks out I'm feeling my legs! THANK YOU ??
in Providence, RI |
My mother, brother-in-law and myself have all been operated on him. We all had amazing experiences!! Phenomenal surgeon!! My neck has never felt so good!
Murfreesboro, TN |
I would give 0. He botched my mother in laws back surgery. She's completely disabled and its his fault. He also refused to see her after. Don't go to him! He's a hack
in Charlestown, RI |
Like to put a zero not only did he destroy my neck which only had 5 though 77 now neck 2 through 7 bad took 6 months of begging crying to get in with just pa after surgery pain was massive office refuses to get me in has to go hospital still Feb sugary saw PA in July said something wrong with u did cat scan every other Dr had results including me Dr Sampath finally called me in Nov yes Novafter many calls and than ordered neck xray months before appointment again all did was say needed new surg
in Woonsocket, RI |
I would recommend Doctor Sampath to anyone with lumbar/cervical issues. I have been a patient since 2008 and have had three spinal fusions. 2 cervical and one lumbar and I am only 39 years old. I just got out of surgery yesterday at 5:00 Pm and was released home this morning at 9:30 am. I am feeling great with minimum pain and discomfort. Doctor Sampath answered every question I had and made sure I was informed of all options and possible outcomes. Staff was amazing with scheduling everything
in Warwick,RI |
Hes a great surgeon 3 back surgeries,neck surgery. He did fantastic.
in Providence Rhode Island |
Not a good experience they thought i just wanted pain medications but the surgery failed and damaged my vagus nerve i know all surgeries come with risk that is not my complaint they never really did anything but give me morphine and percoucet dilaudin for years 8 or more years and 2 injections he is just worried about his bussiness more than his patients my nervous system is out of wack i lost 50 pounds now i have to deal with with this it ruined my life
in fall river, ma |
I think as a surgeon he is easily a 5 star surgeon but his bedside manner has a lot to be desired!!!! Its almost as if he really isnt listening when you talk to him, but like he has already made his mind up as to what his plan of action for you is and no matter what you say it isn't going to change.I just wish he would listen more.
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • 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)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Rhode Island.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    John Hopkins Hospital
    John's Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    John Hopkins Hospital

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Sampath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sampath'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 Rhode Island not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Sampath

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Dr. Sampath's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Sampath

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients