Dr. Prashant Kelkar, DO

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 39
  
Dr. Kelkar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

22250 Providence Dr Ste 601 Southfield, MI 48075

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Dr. Prashant Kelkar, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Southfield, MI. Dr. Kelkar has more experience with Spine, Neurocritical Care, and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kelkar to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kelkar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kelkar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kelkar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (248) 569-7745.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Aneurysm
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Brain Aneurysm more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Brain Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar performs Brain Surgery more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 16% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar performs this procedure more than 16% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Meningiomas more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Acoustic Neuroma
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kelkar treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Kelkar treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

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Dr. Kelkar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Kelkar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kelkar

4.7

Based on 64 ratings

5 Stars
89.0625%
(57)
4 Stars
1.5625%
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3 Stars
1.5625%
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2 Stars
1.5625%
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1 Star
6.25%
(4)
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I had a procedure done by dr Kelkar and everything went extremely well. He is engaged and has an extremely competent support staff, which is just as important. I will recommend dr Kelkar to others in the future.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 14, 2020
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Office does not provide face masks if you don't have one. The office will refuse to see you.
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Dr. Kelkar is absolutely the BEST hands down! I never thought I would say this, but having my ACDF with fusion L5-6 was the best decision I have ever made. Dr Kelkar did a phenomenal job and he gave me back my life!!! I thank God for sending me to Dr. Kelkar and I thank him very much for everything!!!
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Aug 19, 2020
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Dr Kelkar did my surgery October 30,2017. I was so scared because he look so young. After getting to other Opinions I new he would be the one I would let do my surgery. I’m so thankful because u can’t judge no one I would highly recommend him with no thought. I have so much respect for Dr. Kelkar he is honest and he doesn’t his job . Belynda Nabors . Warren Mi
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Belynda Nabors – Aug 06, 2020
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Master of his craft. Dr Kelkar and his whole team are extremely helpful, caring and attentive to their patients. I would return to him for additional surgical needs without hesitation.
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Brian Wilson – Jul 21, 2020
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surgery on lower back very professional made feel at ease over this procedure appreciate everything he did for me
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Feb 06, 2020
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Doctor Kelkar went above and beyond to help me with my brain aneurysm . He has a great personality, I felt comfortable with him helping me. I would highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pamela Gordinear in Howell, MI – Jan 31, 2020
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Very knowledgeable
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. Kelkar performed a two-level cervical fusion on my cervical spine (C4-C6). Home from surgery in 24 hours and back to work in a month. My numbness/pain is gone. He is a personable, knowledgeable professional with an incredible bedside manner. I couldn't be more pleased with him or my results. See him!
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bobbie Crawford – Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Kelkar is an intelligent, thoughtful, quick to laughter and down to earth individual. He carefully explains the procedure he is going to perform in a manner that you can understand. He talks to you, not at you. I was diagnosed with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. And two hours after my surgery I could raise my left leg. That sounds pretty simple. However I couldn’t do that for 8 months before my surgery. Thanks again doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Dan N. – Nov 08, 2019
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Dr. Kelkar did great things for me. He's very direct and very personable. My procedure on the L4/L5 region on my spine was quick and painless (In fact, my procedure is one he performs regularly, even among his family and friends). Thank you, Doctor! P.S. For you Star Wars fans, he's had Facetime with THE Mark Hamill!!!
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Oct 09, 2019
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Dr. Kelkar saved my life. He is by far the best Neurosurgeon in the world. From his bedside manors to his surgical skills he is magnificent.
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Mary Routzahn – Sep 11, 2019
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Dr. Kelkar is a wonderful surgeon with an excellent support staff! He performed a spinal fusion on me in March. I have been impressed with his professional expertise and his honesty. Thanks to him and his staff I have known what to expect every step of the way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Amber Strong in Hazel Park – Jun 25, 2019
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April 16 2019 was the second time I was seen by Dr. Kelkar. He amazed me with what he accomplished that day. Because of the excruciating pain I was in he admitted me into the hospital, consulted with other specialists and performed a 5 hour surgery that evening. He is an amazing surgeon with impeccable bedside manner. He literally gave me my life back!
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May 29, 2019
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Dr Prashant Kelkar is the best Brain Surgeon you could have for a love one. He has gifted hands. He operated on my husband.
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May 24, 2019
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I had two spinal surgeries and Dr. Kelkar was the Best. He is an Excellent Surgeon with a wonderful, friendly personality. Dr. Kelkar staff is very friendly, professional and patient with everyone. The most impressive thing I remember other than the Wonderful surgery I received was his friendly smile before surgery. I was in a lot of pain before my surgery but after the surgery No Pain with not a scar where the incision was. Dr. Kelkar is the Best Spinal and Brain surgeon you could have in your time of need. F. Boines of Bloomfield Hills
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May 16, 2019
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He is wonderful and knows what he’s doing!
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Apr 18, 2019
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Got me right in and was able to do my surgery within 4 days of seeing me best decision I've ever made
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Mar 30, 2019
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He is an amazing doctor and the staff is very wonderful
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Kelly Blair in Warren, MI – Feb 09, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Kelkar by my primary care doctor. At every visit, I have been pleased by the friendliness, care, and professionalism of the staff. Dr. Kelkar was exceptionally attentive in accessing my situation, patient to thoroughly answer my questions and concerns, and definitely skillful and genuine in his care. I was given a prompt date for surgery and am very pleased with the result! The microdiscectomy eliminated the severe pain I had been experiencing.
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Kelkar's values are: Excellence – He maintains the highest standards and achieves them by continually measuring and improving outcomes. Compassion –...Read more

Biography

Dr. Kelkar is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, subspecializing in skull base, pituitary, and cerebrovascular neurosurgery as well as neuroendovascular...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Education

University of Alabama At Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

Southfield Office22250 Providence Dr Ste 601 Southfield, MI 48075
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Novi Office26850 Providence Pkwy Ste 215 Novi, MI 48374
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Warren Office11900 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 206 Warren, MI 48093
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus

Warren, MI

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Southfield, MI

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Rochester, MI

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Ascension Saint John Hospital

Detroit, MI

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills, MI

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Troy, MI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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