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Dr. Roger Frankel, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Frankel

Atlanta Brain and Spine Care

2001 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 575 Atlanta, GA 30309

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Dr. Roger Frankel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Frankel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Frankel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frankel treats Spondylosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Frankel treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frankel performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Frankel performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Myelopathy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frankel treats Myelopathy more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Frankel treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Frankel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Frankel views surgery as the last treatment option, after appropriate nonsurgical therapies have been tried. Many patients are successfully treated with conservative modalities such as medication or physical therapy, and never require surgery. Wh...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1993
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1992
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
1993
1992

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Atlanta Magazine Top Doctor, 2011
  • US News and World Report Top Doctors, 2011

Dr. Frankel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frankel

4.8

Based on 51 reviews

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1 Star
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He actively listens before explaining what he does/does not see on images. I appreciate that he always takes a very conservative approach to healing.
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Dr. Frankel was excellent. He was extremely thorough and straightforward in his approach and discussion. Very easy to talk to and was not all rushed in discussing my MRI results and alternative approaches to treatment. Would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Frankel is very personable, easy to talk to, and he never seems to rush you. He is very knowledgeable and offers good advise on your issues. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Dr Frankel is an amazing surgeon! He and his office staff is attentive, caring and always more than willing to help. He performed 2 of my spinal procedures and has put me back on the road to being pain free. I recommend him to anyone who is experiencing back pain and want guaranteed relief.
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surgery went well. After care instructions excellent. Only wish I could have had surgery earlier.
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Dr. Frankel has proven to my family and I that he is a very caring and compassionate physician. He operated on me in a very timely manner and got me back on the road to recovery. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Frankel did my neck surgery 16 years ago. Unfortunately it has taken a beating over the years but the surgery has held fast. I can't say that for the rest of my body that took the accidental beatings. Just know it will be top notch surgery if you need it.
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I had incredibly good results with both my lower back and and neck surgery. Dr Frankel explained the cause of my pain and numbness in my arm as well as the procedure and expected results in great detail . All my questions were answered in easily understood terms.
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Excellent care and Fantastic bedside manner
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Dr. Frankle has operated on my back, twice. Each time with spectacularly successful results! Thank you Dr. Frankle!
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The best! After spending years with lots of discomfort, accepting the new ‘low’ as a way of existing, I was recommended to visit Atlanta Brain and Spine, where I met Dr Frankel. Immediately Dr Frankel signaled calm, confidence, and did not make decisions for me. He left all autonomy to me. Dr Frankel took time to educate and supplied ample information and my desicion for Dr Frankel to perform the surgery became an easy one to make. The best decision I made with the best surgeon on my side.
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Dr. Frankel was very helpful in getting the treatment for my back. The surgery went well. Went over and beyond what was considered the norm . I will refer anyone that has the same type of problems to him. So far everything has been going great nothing but the best!
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I am very grateful to Dr Frankel and his staff for the great care that went into my pre-surgical, surgical, and post surgical decision making and care. I just "graduated" from their practice with an "all clear" 6 months following my successful and easy cervical disk replacement. As a practicing Physician Assistant, I feel very lucky to have had Dr Frankel and his team on my case and I wouldn't recommend any other team!
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Dr. Frankel immediately made me feel at ease. He was the first healthcare professional that did so since my condition started. He was informative and respectful, and he interacted with me in a way that insured my confidence in what I was being told.
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I had what I thought was incurable back and leg pain for almost 5 years... until I had the fortune of meeting Dr. Frankel. I was very hesitant going into surgery but his calming presence and strong conviction on how to fix me made me believe he truly cared and that I was in capable hands. I can now walk as far as I want again! If you're struggling to find a spine surgeon, look no further. Him and the entire staff at Atlanta Brain and Spine made me feel like I was being evaluated in my own home.
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After being admitted to the hospital for pain control- Dr Frankel was consulted and was responsible for finding the source of the pain on a MRI- Surgery was performed and I am having an excellent recovery- Dr Frankel is a phenomenal clinician with a caring and patient bedside manner who I would highly recommend to all my family and friends.
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Fantastic overall experience with Dr. Frankel, his staff and with Piedmont Hospital.
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After experiencing pain for close to 13 years. I was ready to have something done. I knew the first time I sit in the room to talk with Dr. Frankel that he was very knowledgeable in his field. I felt as though I could trust him to do my risky surgery. He has great bedside manner and I appreciate the time he takes to answer my questions and does not make me feel like he doesn't have time for me.
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Love the caring environment around all the staff I just have my spinal cord surgery last October
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Dr. Frankel took care of our daughter over a seven year period after she suffered a brain stem stroke. He was always very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and concerned. One thing that impressed us most was the time that he took to explain things thoroughly each step of the way. He never seemed to be in a hurry, and even after surgery, he personally came out to talk with us. . We will always be grateful to him. He has my highest recommendation.
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