Dr. Steven Abram, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Abram
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Protegohealth Nashville

2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301 Nashville, TN 37203

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(615) 327-9543

Dr. Steven Abram, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery and Saint Thomas West Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abram to book an appointment.

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Dr. Abram is affiliated with Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery Nashville, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abram's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Spondylolisthesis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abram's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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 Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Abram accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Abram's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abram

3.5

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(4)
1 Star
28.94736842105263%
(11)
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I was referred by Dr. Macky. I sat in Dr. Abrams waiting room 3hours. When he finally came in no apologies for his lateness, but plenty of reasons why he wasn’t the doctor for me. Followed by " Did I Understand?” I was being see for a lesion on my spinal cord, that Dr. Abrams thought wasn’t accurately seen by the radiologist. However, a repeat MRI shows it is there. I had to call his office for the results of the 2nd MRI and Spinal Tap and I was advised he was on vacation. So I’d have to wait a whole week until he returned for results.When dealing with injuries like this that is very insensitive to the patient, it lacks compassion and is cruel in my opinion to make someone already scared wait some more.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Feb 02, 2021
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I LOVE this man. HE SAVED MY LIFE. I was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2002 at the age of 38. There were many tumors of different sizes. He refused to give up on me and continued to remove the tumors as they appeared. In August of 2008, I had my final surgery and my MRI's have been clear since. I like to say there is nothing in my brain.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Michelle Sharpe – Jun 20, 2020
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Dr Abram was expert at diagnosing and treating my Pituitary Adenoma. He was not only an expert surgeon but his team was able coordinate all the other treatments, disciplines and diagnostics (endocrine, ophthalmology, radiation, labs and imaging) with precision and efficiency.
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
1 person found this helpful
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MJ – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr Abram did not even have the decency to call me about my test results. After I had had them done six weeks later and numerous phone calls to them, someone finally left me a voice mail for me to call back Someone talked to me and said I had some saitica and he couldn’t do anything. My pain management doctor had seen the results and read me something totally different. He is a terrible doctor and I would NEVER recommend him to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jana – Jun 05, 2019
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Dr. Abram is prejudice against over weight people. I felt bullied and belittled. It’s been 4 weeks and I can’t get my X-ray results.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Dee in TN – Mar 06, 2019
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1st appointment was exceptional from staff to the Dr.. Dr. Abram was very knowledgeable and professional. He was courteous and listened to my concerns. Spent a considerable amount of time with me to explain my MRI and to discuss the problems I am having. HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. ABRAM.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Rachael Rachael in Cookeville, TN – Nov 29, 2018
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Did a great job. Had a cervical fusion. Also did my carpal tunnel surgery a few years later. Highly skilled and very knowledgeable.
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
3 people found this helpful
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J Taylor in DOVER, TN – Nov 14, 2018
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With my two surgeries being performed by Dr Abram and Mackey, for the first time in over 40 years I can feel my feet and legs! Dr Abram can not imagine how happy I was when I step on an object after my recent Cervical spine surgery and said ouch! It hurt! In 2010 I stepped on a piece of plastic which lodged in my foot, as I began to see blood, I thought my female dog had come in heat! However; it was my foot!!! Awesome God given abilities!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Linda Perry Hayes in Crossville, TN – Sep 26, 2018
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He doesn't get in a hurry to read the results from test .Very slow it has been a month still don't know anything.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
6 people found this helpful
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Byrdstown – May 15, 2018
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Dr. Abram was wonderful. I herniated a disc, was in terrible pain and my leg was partially paralyzed. I needed surgery and there were no appointments for 2 weeks, so he actually arranged for the entire team to come in at the crack of dawn so he could perform my surgery and hopefully restore the use of my leg. If you want your back fixed he's your guy. If you want warm & fuzzy and sweet nothings he may not be your guy as he is very matter of fact, which didn't bother me at all.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Franklin – Apr 10, 2018
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Dr. Abram has done multiple procedures on me but only as a last resort. He is very conservative and does not jump to surgery or pain management. He really tries to work through all other options. I have recommended many friends to him. He has a short and concise bedside manner.
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
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Murfreesboro, TN – Aug 07, 2017
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Very poor personality very hateful does not like you input thinks his only opinion that matters
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Russellville, KY – Jul 11, 2017
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I do not recommend this doctor!!! when we went for a consultation believe me I left with tears in my eyes and really choked up. I could not sleep for days after the appointment. He does not make u feel comfortable at all and when we asked a question he very rudely said in a very rude tone ok let me repeat myself on top of all that slams his diagnosis and says we have two options and really only gives u one option and he is out!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
20 people found this helpful
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Nashville Tn – May 01, 2016
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Great Experience! Let my wife know about everything he did, pain and recovery time to expect. His staff are great and make you feel Comfortable in every way possible.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Harold Reed in My Juliet Tennessee – Apr 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Steven Abram, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
1986
Vanderbilt University
Internship Hospital
1985
Loyola U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Steven Abram, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abram frequently treats Low Back Pain, Spondylolisthesis, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abram treats.

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Dr. Abram's office is located at 2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301, Nashville, TN 37203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Protegohealth Nashville2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301 Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Specialty Clinic - Cookeville120 Walnut Commons Ln Ste C Cookeville, TN 38501
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Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery2011 Murphy Ave Ste 400 Nashville, TN 37203
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Howell-Allen Clinic

Howell-Allen Clinic - Saint Thomas West4230 Harding Pike Ste 810 Nashville, TN 37205
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery

Nashville, TN

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Nashville, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)