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We found 5 neurosurgeons who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Paoli, PA.

Robert Edward Elliott MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital MOB 1, Suite 201
Paoli, PA
(610) 325-3880

Dr. Robert Elliott, who practices in Newtown Square, PA and Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elliott accepts. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Elliott attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Elliott include: June; Chief Resident, Neurosurgery New York University Langone Medical CenterJuly June; and Chief Resident, Neurosurgery Bellevue Hospital and Manhattan Veteran's Affairs Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain tumors (metastases, gliomas, meningiomas), Degenerative cervical spine disease, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Matthew James Budway MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
225 West Lancaster Avenue; suite 331
Paoli, PA
(610) 325-3880

Dr. Matthew Budway is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Budway attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Budway average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Budway is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery

Dr. George Ivan Chovanes MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, MOB 3, Suite 331
Paoli, PA
(610) 325-3880

Dr. George Chovanes is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Chovanes attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine tumor and spine surgery procedures. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Chovanes is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Spine surgery, Brain tumors, Spine tumors, Traumatic brain injuries

Neil R Malhotra MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA

Dr. Neil Malhotra is a specialist in neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. Dr. Malhotra takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Astrocytoma, Back Surgery, Bone Lesions, Brain Cancer, Brain Metastasis, Brain Tumors, Cancer - ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John Meagher MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
656 E. Swedesford Road
Wayne, PA

Dr. Richard Meagher works as a neurosurgeon. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Capital Health. Dr. Meagher graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.