Dr. Sunil Patel, MD

Dr. Sunil Patel, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(33)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sunil Patel, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Charleston, SC. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

96 JONATHAN LUCAS ST 301

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

(843) 792-2123

Insurance Accepted

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

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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

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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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
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
4.4
based on 33 total reviews (10 with comments)
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)
in Johns Island |
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 following consult left me in a room by myself for an hour before Dr. Patel came in. He blamed me due to fluid around my spine as causing the pain and that he had done all that he could, Now I am facing fusion
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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. Everything that he said would happen did. His knowledge and experience is second to none! 3 months after surgery I am doing extremely well. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel to anyone needing a neurosurgeon!
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 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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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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