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Dr. Sylvain Palmer, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Palmer

Dr. Sylvain Palmer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Mission Viejo, CA. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.


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Dr. Palmer accepts the following insurance:

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

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

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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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • 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
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmer

4.6

Based on 65 reviews

5 Stars
89.23076923076923%
(58)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.5384615384615385%
(1)
2 Stars
1.5384615384615385%
(1)
1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
(5)

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The whole experience was better than I had hoped for, I could not be more pleased.
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Dr. Palmer is great. It's only been 4 weeks that i had disk replacement surgery on my neck, but i'm doing great so far.
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Dr. Palmer was highly recommended to me for this surgery. After doing my due diligence I selected Dr. Palmer and I am so glad I did. Him and his staff were extremely professional from start to finish. The surgery was a huge success. I went from continued serious pain to pain free immediately after...Read More
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I've had 2 cervical fusions with Dr. Palmer. I'm impressed with how conservative his approach was with both. He had additional tests ordered to make sure we couldn't try something less invasive. He is thorough and answered all my questions with care. Both surgeries went well.
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Dr. Palmer is my absolute first choice in spinal surgery. I just had back surgery and I am well on my way to recovery. I was injured and was encouraged by others to find another surgeon, however, that never crossed my mind as I wanted the absolute best. When my situation required immediate...Read More
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