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Dr. Roy Frizzell, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Frizzell

Dr. Roy Frizzell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(208) 344-1000

Dr. Frizzell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Dr. Frizzell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frizzell treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Frizzell treats this condition more than 99% 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
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frizzell treats Spondylosis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Frizzell treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frizzell treats Spine Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Frizzell treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Frizzell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

R. Tyler Frizzell, MD is board certified in neurosurgery. He earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his medical degree and doctorate in molecular physiology and biophysics from Vanderbilt University School of...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University Ala
Residency Hospital
1994
Parkland Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Parkland Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1994
1990
1987

Awards

Dr. Frizzell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frizzell

4.3

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(6)

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Dr. Frizzell's Performance
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I had Dr. Frizzell operate on me 12 years ago. The operation was suppose to take a couple of hr. A simple proceedure turned into a nightmare. He put the wrong instrument in my neck & broke all my vertebrae, from c2-c7,t1+t2. Not too mention the nerve damage left in my neck after 3 surgeries in 3 weeks. Too this day am still in much pain do to the tendinitis. I couldn't sue him because he is a prominent surgeon. He never looked back & am still paying 4 his mistake. S. Brumfield
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Wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Frizzell if you are in need of a Neurosurgeon.
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I am a mother of 3, two of which have autism. I started haveing neck pain and after MRI results was called by Dr. Frizzels office. I was told that "Dr wanted to talk to you about your results. After a 3 and 1/2 hour drive, he saw me, was reluctant to answer questions and now thinks I might have carpal tunnel syndrome and thentold me to " Have a nice trip home" After a 10 minute appointment. I have worries of why my hands are going numb and neck pain . never had issues with my writs! Cold man.
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So thankful for this wonderful Doctor!! I feel blessed that I was sent to him. He is kind,humble and so caring. Best Doctor I've had in a very long time.
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