Dr. Sunil Patel, MD

Dr. Sunil Patel, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Patel specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Charleston, SC. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 29 total surveys (10 with reviews)
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in Vienna, VA |
Dr Patel is the worst urologist and perhaps the worst doctor I have ever seen. By far the worst bedside manner, with a misdiagnosis to boot. Rude, entitled - don't waste your time or money.
in Marion, SC |
I have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and have had 9 brain surgeries all done by Dr. Patel and his team. He's literally saved my life on more than one occasion. He's an amazing surgeon, no doubt about it!
in Marion, SC |
I have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and I have had 9 brain surgeries, all done by Dr. Patel and his team. They are AMAZING! I wouldn't go anywhere else! He's saved my life numerous times!!!
in Marion, SC |
I have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and I've had 9 brain surgeries. Dr. Patel and his staff have done all of them. They are truly AMAZING!!!
in Marion |
Dr. Patel has saved my life on more than one occasion. I've seen him for normal appointments and emergency brain surgery. No matter what, he always takes his time, he explains what's going on and is very caring. He is an EXCELLENT doctor!!!
in Summerville, SC |
Dr. Patel has done 4 brain surgeries on me between the years of 2002 - 2004. I have Idiopathic Intracranial Hepertension along with a pituitary gland tumor in my brain. I have had 4 VP shunts placed by him. I am so thankful for Dr. Patel. I feel he saved my vision first then my life. ??
in West Columbia, SC |
I had 2 brain tumors Dr.Patel did my brain surgery
in Summerville, SC |
Dr. Patel and his staff are committed to patient care. He has given me my life back.
Bluffton Sc |
If you asked questions he will give you the answers and take the time to explain them however he doesn't nor do most doctors explain everything out right He has a good sense of humor which is nice when going through something stressful I have had several experiences with him and the entire surgery department and have nothing but respect for each and everyone of them
Does not spend enough time with patient. Does not listen to them and does not explain things where they can be understood
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical University Of South Carolina

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Med University Sc Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Med University Sc Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Nagoya University Med School

    Completed in 1991

    University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization