Dr. Troy Payner, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine 355 W 16th St Ste 5100 Indianapolis, IN 46202 Get Directions
Dr. Troy Payner, MD

Dr. Troy Payner, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Indianapolis, IN. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Payner is affiliated with Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Zionsville, IN |
Dr Payner removed my vestibular schwannoma acoustic neuroma. He's a wonderful surgeon and I received excellent care. I would highly recommend him.
in Centerville, IN |
I had Acoustic Neroma surgery with Dr. Payner in August 2015. He treated me with excellent care. I have been very happy with my outcome from my 9 hour brain surgery.
in Kokomo, IN |
Dr. Payner is an excellent surgeon. My husband had Dr. Michael Turner, retired, along with Dr. Payner for a closed head injury. A patient is in great hands with him.
in Oviedo, FL |
I was diagnosed with an AVM at the age of 16 years old in 2003. I had three brain surgeries Nov. 2003, Dec. 2003, and Jan. 2004. Dr. Troy Payner, Dr. Leipzig, and Dr. Terry Horner saved my life! I am forever grateful. Each of these doctors exceeded my expectations. Despite two out of the three brain surgeries taking over 25 hours, they never gave up or made any mistakes. When my brain started showing signs of swelling, they acted quickly! I am alive thanks to you! Thank you! - Kevin Barrett
in Lafayette, IN |
I was completely comfortable with Dr. Payner from the very 1st visit. He did an amazing job in explaining everything to me on a level i could understand but not as if i were an idiot :) He has a great sense of humor and kind personality. i felt the true care and compassion he has for his patients and i always felt i was in great hands. If i had to entrust someone to operate on my brain i knew it was going to be him. His entire staff was always prompt helpful and kind, esp his assistant Sherry
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Dr. Payner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Christ Hospital Chldns Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1992

    University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital

    Completed in 1993

    University Hospital Good Samaritan Hospital

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization