Dr. Richard Lytle, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Lytle
Accepting new patients

Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery

7 Vanderbilt Park Dr Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 255-7776

Dr. Richard Lytle, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lytle has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Birmingham medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Asheville. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lytle to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lytle accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
America's 1st Choice
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Healthgram
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

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 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle performs Brain Surgery more than 90% of their peers

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

Deep Brain Stimulation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle performs Deep Brain Stimulation more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Lytle performs this procedure more than 61% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Lytle performs this procedure more than 60% 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 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Brain Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Brain Aneurysm more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

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 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Spondylosis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Herniated Disc more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 91% 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 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Meningiomas more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Acoustic Neuroma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lytle treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Lytle treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

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Dr. Lytle'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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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I fell in October of 2018 and dislocated my spine between T3 and T4. I was lucky to have Dr. Lytle perform surgery on me. The surgery was minimally invasive and I have had a complete recovery. His staff are exceptional and I find Dr. Lytle to be very knowledgeable, compassionate and willing to take time answering my questions. I could not ask for more and feel he saved my life.
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Elizabeth Deal – Feb 14, 2020
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I had to have Burr holes because I had 2 subdural hematomas. I feel this doctor saved my life and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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Judy L in Asheville, NC – Aug 31, 2018
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My best friend Steve P was a patient of Dr. Lytle. He was operated on for an arachnoid cyst on the spine. He drove his self to the hospital and walked in on his own and little did he know it would be the last steps he ever took. He has been paralyzed every since the surgery. If that wasn't strange enough he has never spoke a word or even seen Dr. LYtLe since the surgery. He has been told by other Dr's as well as the folks at Care Partners that this was attributed to a surgical error.
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Waynesville, NC – Mar 12, 2017
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Dr. Lytle saw my father in law at Mission Hospital and it was the best experience I have ever had with a doctor. Dr. Lytle and his team have went above and beyond. Thank you so much for all you have done for us. Wendy M
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Biography

Dr. Richard Lytle, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lytle has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Spine than other specialists in his area. ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

St Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
University of Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery

Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery7 Vanderbilt Park Dr Asheville, NC 28803
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Mission Hospital - Asheville

Asheville, NC

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

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