Dr. Robert Mericle, MD

Dr. Robert Mericle, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Neurosurgery

Dr. Robert Mericle, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mericle has extensive experience in Neurocritical Care Disorders. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical Center|Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Skyline Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

330 22ND AVE N Nashville, TN 37203

Thu

8 am
to
4:30 pm

Fri

8 am
to
4:30 pm

Sat

Office
closed

Sun

Office
closed

Mon

8 am
to
4:30 pm

Tue

8 am
to
4:30 pm

Wed

8 am
to
4:30 pm

Locations

Nashville Neurosurgery Group

Nashville Neurosurgery Group330 22ND AVE N Nashville, TN 37203
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Mericle is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center Nashville, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalAmerica's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Mericle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mericle

4.5

Based on 68 ratings

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MVD
Dr. Mericle performed MVD for my Trigeminal neuralgia in 2008. Every possible step taken, from initial consult to discharge from the hospital was unbelievably perfect. He was wonderful, clearly explaining the procedure and what to expect. I’m pain free still, today and I owe my life to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teri – Jan 03, 2023
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This is an update since Dr. Robert Mericle performed a Microvascular Decompression on my trigeminal nerve in 2017. I am still 100% pain free and medication free since the successful MVD for Classic Trigeminal Neuralgia. I researched most of the neurosurgeons east of the Mississippi River in order to find the most experience with treating trigeminal neuralgia. He was actually 98% more experienced than his peers treating this rare condition according the Healthgrades which is unbiased. I didn't want the best neurosurgeon in the world. I wanted the most experienced neurosurgeon when it came to this rare condition. I am so happy my research brought me to his office. He has performed thousands of Microvascular Decompressions (MVD). My MRI showed clear. He found and repaired 3 compressions He knew by my symptoms they would be there. That's something only experience can do. My incision was only 1 1/2" as well. I can't say about how good my experience has been. I was 70.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Gardner Hendersonville, Tennessee – Aug 23, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Tony in Portland, TN – Mar 21, 2019
Thank you for this kind review Tony and for...Read More
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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TN – Dec 21, 2018
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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!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 19, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Connie Hollifield Williams in Woodbury , TN – Jul 18, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Celia Lankford in Clarksville, TN – Oct 06, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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SP – Jan 27, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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BeLinda Meade for Fred Bartley in Kingsport, TN – Jan 16, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Atlanta, GA – Jan 01, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
31 people found this helpful
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Lydia S in Murfreesboro, TN – May 05, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mericle

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mericle treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mericle treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 320-0007.

Neurocritical Care Disorders

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 Disorders specialists.

Dr. Mericle is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Mericle
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Brain Aneurysm
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Check Dr. Mericle's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Mericle's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carpal Tunnel 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Schwannoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Mericle accepts the following insurance:

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Superior Health Plan
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
State University of New York At Buffalo|University of New York-Buffalo
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida|University Of Florida
Internship Hospital
1993
Vanderbilt University Medical Center|Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Mericle, MD?

New patients may call (615) 703-2449 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Robert Mericle, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Robert Mericle, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Robert Mericle, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Mericle's profile.

What are Dr. Robert Mericle, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Mericle specializes in Neurocritical Care Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Robert Mericle, MD treat?

Dr. Mericle frequently treats the following conditions: Traumatic Brain Injury, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, and Subdural Hemorrhage. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Robert Mericle, MD's office address?

Dr. Mericle's office is located at 330 22ND AVE N, Nashville, TN 37203. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Robert Mericle, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Mericle provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Robert Mericle, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Robert Mericle, MD is affiliated with Tristar Skyline Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

Is Dr. Robert Mericle, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Robert Mericle, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Robert Mericle, MD have?

Dr. Mericle has over 29 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Robert Mericle, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. Robert Mericle, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Mericle is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Skyline Medical Center

Nashville, TN

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Orthopedic Surgery™ (2023)

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

Nashville, TN

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

1 Award Received