Dr. Todd Abel, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Abel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Neurosurgical Associates

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920

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(865) 524-1869

Dr. Todd Abel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Abel has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Blount Memorial Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abel to book an appointment.


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(865) 524-1869

Dr. Abel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Practice Areas

Spine

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 specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abel treats Spine Disorders more than 98% of their peers

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

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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

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Dr. Abel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abel

3.1

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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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Todd Abel, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Abel has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Blount Memorial Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abel to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Indiana University Med Center Homecare
Residency Hospital

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Abel offer evening visits?

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Locations

Neurosurgical Associates

Neurosurgical Associates, PC1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Jefferson City, TN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)