Dr. Prakash Sampath, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Rhode Island Neurosurgical Inst 118 Dudley St Lowr Lvl Providence, RI 02905 Get Directions
Dr. Prakash Sampath, MD
Dr. Prakash Sampath, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Providence, RI. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Sampath is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hospital, Roger Williams Medical Center and Saint Anne's Hospital.

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  • Time well spent
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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
I had pain from a no disc on l5 s1, I had moderate stenosis and retrolylisis. I had a spinal fusion l4 to s1. I had not been able to sleep through a night for over a year because of the pain. Dr Sampath and his assistant Emmy and the Staff were awesome. Highly recommend. I have never had doctors go into detail explaining my condition like they did.
in Warwick, RI |
I have recomended Dr Sampath to quite a few people. He has been my Dr since 2004. I have had several surgeries with great success. I wouldn't be walking today if not for his skill
in Cumberland |
I have been a patient of Dr Sampath's since 2002 and i would not trust anyone else for neuro-surgery. Dr Sampath is an outstanding surgeon and individual. His office staff is top-notch and goes out of their way to take care of the patient.
in Woonsocket, RI |
Had surgery c5-c6 cervical fusion and as soon as I woke up after surgery the pain radiating down my arm was gone. Dr. Sampath explain the surgical procedure throughly and advised me of the risks involved. His whole staff was amazing from beginning to end. I couldn't be happier with the way I was treated.
in Woonsocket, RI |
Actually took the time to explain what was going on. Explained in detail what the surgical procedure would involve. Never felt rushed while in the office! On the day of surgery, spent quite some time with family and answered all of their questions!
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 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
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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  • Neurosurgery

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