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Dr. Scott Elton, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 52

  8 Reviews
Dr. Elton

UNC Department of Neurosurgery

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(919) 445-2410

Dr. Scott Elton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chapel Hill, NC and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Elton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Elton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton treats Fracture more than 19% of his peers

Dr. Elton treats this condition more than 19% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Traumatic Brain Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Elton treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Elton performs this procedure more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Elton's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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What People Say About Dr. Scott Elton, MD
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Dr. Elton performed our daughters neurosurgery and we couldn't have had a better experience with him. She was born with an extremely rare birth defect which required removal of brain tissue and extensive bone reconstruction. We will be forever grateful for Dr. Elton! He has given our daughter a chance at a normal life. He is knowledgeable and confident and has wonderful bedside manner. He even came in on his day off after her surgery to check on her and how she was healing. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Elton removed a cycst from the base of my granddaughter's brain. Excellent care! I trust his decisions and he has a wonderful bedside manner. I can not imagine entrusting another doctor with the care of my love one. Thank you! The Leach and Beatty family
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Scott Elton, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chapel Hill, NC and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Of Alabama Birmingham Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Ohio State University
Residency Hospital
1995
Ohio State University
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
Georgetown University
1989
Brandeis U
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1995
1994
1990
1989

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)