Dr. Steven Abram, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Abram
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Telehealth services available

Howell Allen Clinic

2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301 Nashville, TN 37203

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Dr. Steven Abram, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abram has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, and Spine than other specialists in his area. 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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abram

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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • 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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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  • Explained conditions well
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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.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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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.
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  • 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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  • Long wait times
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abram has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He g...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

Awards

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(615) 327-9543

Dr. Abram accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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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
Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram performs Brain Surgery more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Abram performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Abram performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Abram performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Brain Cancer more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Meningiomas
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Meningiomas more than 64% of their peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 64% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram performs Spinal Fusion more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Abram performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abram treats Spondylosis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Abram treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Abram's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Locations

Howell Allen Clinic

Howell Allen Clinic2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301 Nashville, TN 37203
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