Dr. Vaughan Allen, MD

Dr. Vaughan Allen, MD

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Dr. Vaughan Allen, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He has been practicing for 46 years.

2011 Murphy Ave Ste 301

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • American Life & Health Ins. Co.
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • 17 More

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Top Care Areas

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Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Springfield College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Allen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allen to family and friends
4.7
based on 38 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (33)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Allen's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in White House, TN |
In September 2016, Dr. Allen performed surgery on my back. He told me he could fix my problem and I believed him. I hardly had a pain from the surgery and now that it's been a little over a year, I am doing wonderfully well. He is a very talented and capable surgeon. I am so glad I went to the...more
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in Livingston, NJ |
First off his staff was rude. I was in so much pain l felt like they thought l was a druggy just wanting pain pills. He diagnosed me with a bulging disk. Shots n my back & physical therapy for months of pain. Bottom line after telling him l felt like it was n my hip. He did a MRI on my hip & it...more
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in Fayetteville, TN |
Dr. Allen is a breath of fresh air in a world where most doctors simply do not care about you. Not Dr. Allen, he is what a perfect doctor should be. Love him!!!!!!!!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Allen accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • American Life & Health Ins. Co.
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Flexcare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
    Freedom Plus
    Medicare Choice Plus PPO
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care HMO
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NALC Health Benefit Plan
  • One Health
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
    Standard
  • Trustmark Companies
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Options PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Allen has admitting privileges

Monroe County Medical Center
529 Capp Harlan Rd
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
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Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
2011 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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The Medical Center at Bowling Green
250 Park St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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