Dr. Sunil Patel, MD

Dr. Sunil Patel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Sunil Patel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

96 JONATHAN LUCAS ST 301

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

(843) 792-2123

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Patel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 99% of peers
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Patel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Med University Sc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Med University Sc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Nagoya University Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
33 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Patel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr, Patel and his staff were good until after I had my surgery. After continuing to explain that I was in severe pain after my decompression surgery of L4- L5. and being dismissed the next visits, I felt as a problem patient to them . Finally they allowed to let me have another MRI. My...more
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Dr. Patel is an amazing man and neurosurgeon! I had already spoken with 2 neurosurgeons in different states before speaking with Dr. Patel. He was the only neurosurgeon that told me what type of brain tumor I had, how he was going to resect the tumor and how long the surgery should take....more
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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.
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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!
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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!!!
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