Dr. Scott Elton, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Neurosurgery

Dr. Scott Elton, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. He is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Scott Elton, MD

UNC Hospitals

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ()
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(984) 974-1000

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Affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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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

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Chiari Malformation Type 1
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 25% of his peers

Dr. Elton treats this condition more than 25% of his peers

Brain Surgery
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Dr. Elton performs Brain Surgery more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Elton performs this procedure more than 23% of his peers

Chiari's Deformity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elton treats Chiari's Deformity more than 22% of his peers

Dr. Elton treats this condition more than 22% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Dr. Elton's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Elton accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Elton's Reviews

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5.0

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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!
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
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Brandi Morris in Goldston, NC – May 11, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Leach Family in Elizabethtown, NC – Apr 06, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Scott W. Elton joined the Department of Neurosurgery in January 2013, to develop the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery where he now serves as Division...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Of Alabama Birmingham Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Ohio State University
Residency Hospital
1994
Ohio State University
Internship Hospital
1990
Georgetown University
1989
Brandeis
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Scott Elton, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Scott Elton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Elton frequently treats Chiari Malformation Type 1, Brain Surgery, and Chiari's Deformity. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Elton treats.

Where is Dr. Scott Elton, MD's office located?

Dr. Elton's office is located at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Scott Elton, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Elton has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Services at Raleigh

UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Services at Raleigh2801 Blue Ridge Road 1 And Fl 2 Raleigh, NC 27607
2

UNC Specialty Care at Sanford

UNC Specialty Care at Sanford1301 Central Dr Sanford, NC 27330
3

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Elton is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

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

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)