Dr. Tann Nichols, MD

Dr. Tann Nichols, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Tann Nichols, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Crestview Hills, KY and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

350 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 160

Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Contact Information

(513) 221-1100

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
more than 94% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Nichols' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nichols "Tann Nichols, MD, is a neurosurgeon with Mayfield Brain & Spine with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, discectomy, decompression, spinal fusion, and kyphoplasty. He performs surgical procedures for the management of chronic pain in the spine or lower limbs, including spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pain pump implantation. And he treats patients diagnosed with brain tumors, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ulnar nerve neuropathy. Dr. Nichols graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned his medical degree from the Case Western School of Medicine as well. After completing his neurosurgical residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa in 2008, he joined Mayfield. Dr. Nichols enjoyed science from an early age and set his sights on becoming a doctor while he was in middle school. He became part of the neuroscience crowd in medical school, partly by chance. The neurosurgery interest group held its meetings at a jazz club about 100 feet from the hospital, and Dr. Nichols headed over to see what it was all about. He found that he enjoyed the company of the young neuroscientists and their discussions about the remarkable workings of the human brain. Away from work, Dr. Nichols spends most of his free time with his family. He enjoys reading (especially science fiction), but has put his glass-blowing hobby on hold. It is difficult to take emergency phone calls when one is working with hot molten glass."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nichols ""My goal is to do whatever is necessary to help you feel better, whether it involves a prescription for muscle relaxers, minimally invasive surgery, or physical therapy. Although I can't guarantee that I can fix the problem, I want to help you get back to doing the things you need to do and want to do in life. I'm here to help you get back on the horse, basically. Whether you have a back problem or cancer, I know that you don't want this to be your life. You don't want to be the person with a bad back. You'd prefer to be the person who had a bad back. You don't want to be defined by a medical problem. My goal is to help you rise above your medical problem and enjoy life as the person you want to be.""

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Case Western Reserve University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nichols has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nichols' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nichols to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
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  • 1

Dr. Nichols' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Nichols & his staff were very professional , kind & courteous. My surgery was successful.
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I am very please with the care I recieved. I was scared to death when I found out what I was facing prior to surgery but he made me feel comfortable about what was going to happen and how recovery would go and it went just like he said. Plus he did an awesome job on my incision. Ty. Dr. Nichols and...more
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