Dr. Swaid Swaid, MD

Dr. Swaid Swaid, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Swaid Swaid, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Vestavia, AL. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Swaid is affiliated with Brookwood Medical Center.

700 Montgomery Hwy Ste 194

Vestavia, AL 35216

Contact Information

(205) 949-1800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 88% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


  • Harding University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swaid has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swaid's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swaid to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Swaid's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Hueytown, AL |
I thought I did my homework when searching for a good Neuro but I regret choosing Dr Swaid to do my back surgery. It’s been over a year since the surgery and I still hurt everyday. He did not help my back pain as he said he would and didnt seem to care once the surgery was done. He may have been a good surgeon in his day but I think he’s lost it and I am proof of his failure. I would not recommend him.
in Birmingham, AL |
Just completed my second cervical spine surgery with Dr. Swaid. My first was 16 years ago. Excellent, positive experience with great outcomes. Incredible supportive staff.
Florence, AL |
A wonderful, caring doctor who is not eager to immediately perform surgery unless you try alternatives to the problem, if available. I had back surgery 7 years ago, and neck surgery 6 years ago. My problems were resolved as best as they could be. Dr. Swaid was realistic in explaining expectations and possible outcome(s). He's a straight talker, and to some, he might appear gruff; he's actually not that way after you get to know him. I am seeing him again this year for additional back issues.
Albertville, AL |
He does not promise you will be better but he said something like if you want to get back to doing the activities you were doing. I really think he said that to lure me into surgery which made me much worse. My quality of life went down significantly and when I went back, he acted like he did not care. It has been 3 years so I have given it significant time to heal. I would not recommend him to anyone.
in Clanton, AL |
I had a Lumbar Spine surgery in 2013 in which Dr. Staid performed. I had to have 2 disc lamenectomies and 2 disc fusions at level L4-L5 and L5-S1. I was out of work for 8 weeks but was pain free after 1 week post-op. I HIGHLY recommend him to everyone.
in Adamsville, AL |
dr.swaid and his staff are very professional and answered all of my questions .my sugery went well and after the sugery the statt at brookwood took very good care of me.
in Huntsville, AL |
I had been in pain for years and finally came to see Dr Swaid after a relative shared with me how much better they were doing following their neck surgery. It was the best decision I've made in years. I feel like I'm 20 years younger.
in Birmingham, AL |
He was ready to perform surgery then admitted it wouldn't resolve the problem. Seemed to be offended when questions were asked. He said the nurse should have answered our questions about the surgery. He doesn't like to answer questions. He seems to be the type of Doctor that wants you to do whatever he tells you without questions. When I said we are told to be proactive about our health, his response was that's highly over rated.
in Birmingham, AL |
Excellent Bedside manners. Genuinely concerned with every person he sees.
in Lake Martin, AL |
Very good. Less than 4 weeks after surgery I have no pain when walking. However the brace is on for 4 more weeks. But that I ok.
Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Swaid was extremely knowledgeably and professional. He was able to determine what needed to be done in a timely fashion.
in Birmingham, AL |
When I had a questionable MRI, I called Dr. Swaid for advice. He immediately reviewed the MRI and called me personally to tell me to get to his office. He literally met me at the front door and walked me through what would have otherwise been a scary process. He was great. I would highly Dr. Swaid.
in Birmingham, AL |
I have had two surgeries with Dr.. Swaid, neck and back. Both times have been very successful..I highly recommend him and have done so with several people. They have used him and feel the same way.
in Birmingham, AL |
There is no better doctor in the world!
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Dr. Swaid accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Swaid has admitting privileges

Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
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