Dr. Scott Wait, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Wait
Accepting new patients

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204

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(704) 376-1605

Dr. Scott Wait, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from East Carolina U, School of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Piedmont Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wait to book an appointment.

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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. Wait's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Brain Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait performs Brain Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Wait treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Dr. Wait's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Wait accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Wait's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wait

4.6

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(18)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
4.761904761904762%
(1)
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The Wednesday visit was a follow-up from Carpal Tunnel Surgery on the 22nd. Service by him, his staff and at this location ha e been great. I already am noticing improvement... and am expecting even more in the future. I highly recommend Dr. Wait and his staff.
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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Paul – Oct 07, 2021
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Was well pleased with my visit thank you for knowing what my problem was was very satisfied with the doctor
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
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Roger – Oct 02, 2021
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Dr. Wait provided detailed explanations of the proposed procedure.
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
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Judy – Sep 11, 2021
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Dr. Wite did a job that seemed impossible ... And of so many questions I asked him on my daughter's surgery day because she had a tumor in the upper left part of her head .. He mentioned that the surgery of my daughter was the easiest of the 4 surgeries he had prepared for that day .... From now on this doctor for me is like an angel ... My daughter left surgery without any problems after Dr Wite totally removed the tumor from her head, the work he can do is exceptional
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Javier – Nov 24, 2019
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This doctor is amazing. He operated on my 3 year old's brain. He took out a large tumor. He is so confident in what he does. He is an angel to me. I thank God for this doctor. He explains everything very well. He truly cares about his patients.
What went well
  • 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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Karen – Nov 24, 2019
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I will always recommend Dr. Wait! My daughter has been with him 5 years, since her days in the NICU. A dear friend of mine just delivered early and her son also developed hydrocephalus. She knows I trust Dr. Wait with my daughter’s life and she trusts him with her son’s life as well 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
2 people found this helpful
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Kimberly – Nov 19, 2019
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In 2013 Dr Wait did surgery on my son and his rare brain tumor. He changed my sons quality of life. He literally gave my son a life. I owe him more than words can explain. Caleb is in 5 th grade and is able to learn and is seizure free. I could never repay this man for what he did for my son! If you have a rare case you would be crazy not to take your child to see him! He changes lives!
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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Amanda Johnson in Jacksboro , TN – Oct 20, 2018
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My 3 year old daughter had a brain tumor on her pineal gland. We were told by her oncologist that it was the most difficult area to reach and a surgeon may not even be able to get a biopsy. Dr wait removed the entire tumor. He didn’t even shave her head. She came out of surgery with a French braid. He saved her life. To me he is a miracle worker and I am forever grateful to him. She is 5 now .
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
10 people found this helpful
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Danny Kale in Chester, SC – Nov 08, 2017
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My granddaughter had a tumor removed from her brain. She was 15 yrs old. Dr. Wait did the surgery through her eyebrow and she was out of the hospital the next day. Dr. Wait did a great job and my granddaughter respects him very much. I see Dr. Wiercisiewski from this group.
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
18 people found this helpful
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Rickey Rutherford in Ft Mill, SC – Jun 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Scott Wait, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from East Carolina...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Residency Hospital
2010
Centre For Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Good Samaritan Regional Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2004
East Carolina U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

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

Dr. Wait frequently treats Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, Brain Surgery, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wait treats.

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Dr. Wait's office is located at 225 Baldwin Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Piedmont Medical Center

Rock Hill, SC

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

1 Award Received