Dr. Scott Wait, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 45
  
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 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wait has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from East Carolina U, School of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Atrium Health's 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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Dr. Wait accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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MultiPlan
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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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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Brain Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait performs Brain Surgery more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Wait's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • 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
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Wait's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wait

4.5

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
82.3529411764706%
(14)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
5.882352941176471%
(1)
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What went well
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  • Explained conditions well (15)
  • Office environment (15)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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 .
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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.
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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 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wait has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from East Carolina U,...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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Locations

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

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

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Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Piedmont Medical Center

Rock Hill, SC

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average