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Dr. Todd Abel, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Abel

Dr. Todd Abel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(865) 524-1869

Dr. Abel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. Abel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abel treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Abel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abel treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

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

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abel treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Abel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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 Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Todd Abel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Indiana University Med Center Homecare
Residency Hospital
1996
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

Awards

Dr. Abel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abel

3.0

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Locations

Neurosurgical Associates

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  • Hours
    • 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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Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Jefferson City, TN