Dr. Sylvain Palmer, MD

Dr. Sylvain Palmer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 66
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Dr. Sylvain Palmer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.Read his story

26732 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 561

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 364-1060

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Palmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Spinal Stenosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Sylvain Palmer grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cornell University and completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree at The Johns Hopkins University, in 1974, where he was in the top 10% of his class and was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Hon...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1977
    Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School
    1977

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmer

4.6

Based on 60 reviews

5 Stars
88.33333333333333%
(53)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
8.333333333333334%
(5)

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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Palmer. His office staff was attentive and would call to see how I was doing. Questions I had were answered and if not, they found out and called me back.
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I had minimally invasive surgery to relieve severe pain while standing or walking from spinal stenosis at the L4-L5 level. Dr. Palmer is an expert at this technique and also a very confident, calm and good person. He provides a personalized service taking as much time as the patient needs,...Read More
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I went in for neck surgery in March of 2016. I spent the next month in the hospital rehab section under opioids that I did not want. Hallucinating was a daily event. I had constant pain in the neck in the surgery area. Pain in my right hand and left shoulder never stopped. Dr. Palmer said the pain...Read More
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Dr. Palmer and his staff are wonderful. My husband was in excruciating pain from a herniated disc and could barely walk. After Dr. Palmer performed minimally invasive surgery, my husband felt 100% better and could walk with ease. His life returned to normal and he is extremely grateful for Dr....Read More
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I had excruciating back pain and was unable to walk for over two weeks, and after seeing a variety of specialists who could not determine the cause of my pain or how to relieve it, an enlightening consultation with Dr. Palmer resulted in peace of mind and ultimate relief via necessary surgery....Read More
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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