Dr. Todd Abel, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 58

Neurosurgery

Dr. Todd Abel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Abel has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Neurocritical Care Disorders. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Blount Memorial Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Todd Abel, MD

Neurosurgical Associates

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(865) 524-1869

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Affiliated with University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (865) 524-1869.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Abel is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abel
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Low Back Pain
Upper Back Pain
Neuroplasty
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Frequency
High
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Very High
Frequency

Neurocritical Care Disorders

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care Disorders specialists.

Dr. Abel is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abel
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Abel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Abel accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Abel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abel

3.3

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
54.166666666666664%
(13)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
41.666666666666664%
(10)
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Dr. Abel is an excellent surgeon. He did my neck surgery and also my carpal tunnel surgery. He's not very talkative, a bit shy it seems, but my aunt had the same neck surgery that I had, from a different doctor, and she had to wear a neck collar for 6 weeks. I walked out the same day able to turn my neck. Some people may go to a surgeon expecting miracles, and when that doesn't happen, they give a low reviews, but I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robin Ballard – Oct 30, 2021
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5 stars, very helpful. The doctor and the staff were very kind. I understand things are slow because of Covid-19, and simply the nature of being a doctor in a busy hospital with several other patients. However, I also understand that the doctor and the hospital are doing their best to give everyone the attention and care they need. Would recommend to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 28, 2020
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Dr. Abel and his staff are excellent. I had a very complicated back surgery and I would not have trusted any other surgeon.
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June McElhaney – Jun 18, 2019
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Dr Abel is awesome!! So is his Nurse Practitioner- Joyce. Other than that, his staff-very rude and unprofessional including Charlie the "medical tech" and Laura (not sure her title). When you call and ask questions or come in for appointment, you will understand what I mean. It's too bad Dr. Abel's office crew does not have the same level of care or compassion or professionalism to represent him well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
15 people found this helpful
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Feb 13, 2018
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Decent doctor, TERRIBLE STAFF!! It is virtually impossible to communicate with the doctor without seeing him in person because the staff refuses to give him any information. They are rude on the phone, rude to my primary care, will not do anything STAT even if that means you will miss another appointment elsewhere if you don't have certain information. I tend to see the doctor over an hour after my appointment time which to me is unacceptable. Nobody wants to be in a waiting room for an hour.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
21 people found this helpful
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Knoxville, TN – Sep 15, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Todd Abel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Abel has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Neurocritical...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Indiana University Med Center Homecare
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Todd Abel, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Todd Abel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Todd Abel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abel frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Neurocritical Care Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Abel specializes.

Where is Dr. Todd Abel, MD's office located?

Dr. Abel's office is located at 1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360, Knoxville, TN 37920. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Neurosurgical Associates

Neurosurgical Associates, PC1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Abel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Jefferson City, TN

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)