Dr. Robert Mericle, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular disorders, and more.


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(615) 649-5478

Dr. Mericle accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mericle's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mericle treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Mericle treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mericle treats Low Back Pain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Mericle treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mericle treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Mericle treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Mericle's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

Placing my patients first is the most important aspect of my practice. Each day I ask myself, What would I want if this were me or one of my beloved family members? My purpose is to provide the highest level of neurosurgical care and treatment while doing my best to ensure each patient feels respected, understood and comfortable.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Residency Hospital
1998
State University of New York At Buffalo
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Internship Hospital
1993
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School
2000
1998
1994
1993
1989

Awards

Dr. Mericle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mericle

4.5

Based on 66 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
9.090909090909092%
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Great care. Right carotid endarterectomy Explained what procedure was and why it was needed(99%blockage). He and his staff took great care of me. Thank God for him.
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12/21/18 - My mom had an aneurysm surgery & AV procedure in 2015. The surgeon did an exceptional job; however, no one has bothered to follow-up with her since 2015 to my knowledge. It would be a good clinical practice to reach out to her since the surgery left her with loss of vision in her left eye. My mom just mentioned a few weeks ago that she has not heard from anyone from the neurosurgery. I would not recommend they follow-up with former patients. Patients have feelings too. Thank you. FS
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The office workers are just as ineffective to get you answers as the doctors are to give you answers. They don’t make appointments in advance, they tell you to wait til closer to the time, and then it takes three weeks to get through the the office to finally make the appointment. Absolute worst experience. I’ve been waiting two days now to hear a report from a doctor about my broken neck!!! I do not recommend this office for anyone for any reason, other than to waste time!
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Trigeminal Neuralgia is a devastating, debilitating condition. As a nurse, it was difficult to do my work and take enough medication to keep the pain under control. Eventually, the medication was useless. The horrific pain ruled my life, until I found Dr. Robert Mericle. In 2007, he performed MVD surgery for me. Usually, Trigeminal Neuralgia affects one side, It affected both sides of my face. I'm thankful to God & Dr. Mericle! Pain free, 11 years now!
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Dr. Mericle performed a Microvascular Decompression (MVD) surgery on my Classic Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN 1) on November 6th, 2017. I have been absolutely electrical shock "drop to the ground" pain free since the surgery. I have been completely free of all pain since the surgery. I am also medication free. His entire staff is highly knowledge in this very uncommon condition. I chose Dr. Mericle after searching far and wide for the best neurosurgeon experienced with Trigeminal Neuralgia .
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I have received excellent care from Dr. Miracle and all of his staff. After having a double neck fusion, I am pain free! Professional, with care and concern for your well being.
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Dr. Mericle is a wonderful surgeon with amazing bedside manner. He treated me during a very scary time following an aneurysm rupture and subarachnoid hemorrhage. He took the time to explain everything to my husband and me. The staff at his clinic are professional and made the day fun even though I was nervous about my angiogram. I would trust him with my brain any day!
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Dr. Mericle is the best Neurosurgeon in the Nashville area. He has taken care of my brother concerning a shunt. Wonderful care in my opinion.
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He explained everything to where I could understand. He gave the good along with the bad. Great bed side manner tells it like it.
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Such an amazing doctor with Amazing bedside manner. He actually listens and genuinely cares. He performed my mvd this year and my trigeminal neuralgia is gone. He is truly one of the best doctors I have ever met. I highly recommend him.
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