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Dr. Scott Wait, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Wait

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204

Accepting new patients

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(704) 376-1605


Dr. Scott Wait, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from East Carolina U, School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Friendly staff . Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Wait accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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. Wait's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment 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 his peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 92% 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
Brain Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Traumatic Brain Injury
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Wait treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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 15 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(12)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
6.666666666666667%
(1)

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What People Say About Dr. Scott Wait, MD
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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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Dr. Wait has been my daughter's neurosurgeon since being diagnosed in the NICU 4 years ago with Hydrocephalus. He's always taken the time to explain treatment options, go over why one may work over another and has been available for questions as we mull over decisions. My daughter adores him and asked for him when she was in the hospital and happily walks right up to him in the office. Grateful he's her neurosurgeon.
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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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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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Biography

Dr. Scott Wait, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from East Carolina U, School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric 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
1997
University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine
Medical School
2012
2011
2010
2005
2004
1997

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average