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Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

172 Ratings
29 Comments

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

Chair,
Professor,



Clinical Interests

Spinal Disorders, Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spine Fractures, Herniated Discs, Neurosurgery, Spinal Tumors, Gamma Knife, Stereotactic Procedures

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Oklahoma Christian College, 1977
  • M.D., U Texas Sthwstn Med Sch-Dallas, 1981
  • Internship, Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1982
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1987
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of California-San F, 1987

Memberships

  • Am Academy Of Neurological Sur
  • North Carolina Spine Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Soc Of Minimally Invasive Surg
  • Soc Of Neurological Surgeons
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Western Nc Chpt Soc For Neuros
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge

NPI Number

  • 1821078403
Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

172 Ratings
29 Comments

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

Chair, Neurosurgery
Professor, Neurosurgery
Brain Tumor Center of Excellence
Childress Institute
Pediatrics

Research Interests

health services, research/outc, neurosciences/behavior

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4083 | Department: 336-716-4081

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Recent Publications


Neal MT, Hsu W, Urban JE, Angelo NM, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr. The subdural evacuation port system: outcomes from a single institution experience and predictors of success. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013;115(6):658-664.

Branch CL Jr, Eickman JP, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Subdural drainage catheter with self contained mechanism. United States patent US 8,403,878. 2013 Mar 26. 2013;():.

Lee JY, Hohl JB, Fedorka CJ, Devin C, Brodke DS, Branch CL Jr, Vaccaro AR. Surgeons agree to disagree on surgical options for degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011;36(3):E203-E212.


Branch CL Jr. Building bridges [2009 Presidential address]. Spine J. 2010;10(1):1-4.

Stevens EA, Branch CL Jr. Spinal fusion: posterior approaches In: Phillips FM, Lauryssen C, eds. The lumbar intervertebral disc. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers;2010: 216-225.

Stevens EA, Marsh R, Wilson JA, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr, Powers AK. A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome. Spine J. 2010;10(10):874-880.

Stevens EA, Powers AK, Branch CL Jr. The role of surgery in traumatic central cord syndrome. Neurosurg Q. 2009;19(4):222-227.

Berry J, Branch C, Reynolds J, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee. Surgical head support adapter. United States patent US 603,967. 2009 Nov 10. 2009;():.

Stevens EA, Strowd R, Branch CL Jr. Minimally invasive en bloc resection of a spinal hemangioblastoma [online case study]. AANS Online Case Studies. 2008;():.

Stieber V, Robbins M, deGuzman A, Tatter S, Ekstrand K, McMullen K, Branch C, Shaw E, Bourland JD, Lovato J, Munley M, Ellis T, et al. Determination of a clinical value for the repair half-time (T1/2) of the trigeminal nerve based on outcome data from gamma knife radiosurgery for facial pain. Radiat Res. 2007;168(2):143-148.


Glassman SD, Branch CL Jr. Evidence-based medicine: raising the bar [editorial]. Spine J. 2007;7(5):513-515.

Balamucki CJ, Stieber VW, Ellis TL, Tatter SB, DeGuzman AF, McMullen KP, Lovato J, Shaw EG, Ekstrand KE, Bourland JD, Munley MT, Robbins M, Branch C. Does dose rate affect efficacy? The outcomes of 256 gamma knife surgery procedures for trigeminal neuralgia and other types of facial pain as they relate to the half-life of cobalt. J Neurosurg. 2006;105(5):730-735.

Kim PK, Branch CL Jr. The lumbar degenerative disc: confusion, mechanics, management. Clin Neurosurg. 2006;53():18-25.

All Publications

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Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Spinal Disorders, Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spine Fractures, Herniated Discs, Neurosurgery, Spinal Tumors, Gamma Knife, Stereotactic Procedures
Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

Chair, Neurosurgery
Professor, Neurosurgery
Brain Tumor Center of Excellence
Childress Institute
Pediatrics

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.172 Ratings
29 Comments

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.1



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

6/29/2015

My wife and I both felt a sense of peace at the 1ST time we met *Dr. Branch.

6/24/2015

I am blessed to have a Doctor that is professional and always answers any concerns I have. He is also very friendly.

6/24/2015

Could not have been treated better.

6/22/2015

Excellent in every way.

5/27/2015

My experience with this office and all the employees has been nothing less than exceptional.

5/6/2015

*Dr. Branch was very informative and answered all questions.

5/5/2015

nurse practitioner and dr and med tech all great

4/14/2015

EXCELLENT

4/7/2015

Great and outstanding person.

3/17/2015

I have the highest level of confidence in Dr. Branch. Nnot only is he a great surgeon, but his is also a wonderful human being.

2/18/2015

Very good.

2/17/2015

My brother recommended this doctor. We drive 3 hrs. to see him.

2/10/2015

all care received was of the highest quality and those helping were most helpful and kind

1/1/2015

Dr. Branch's high professional standards apparently extend to all of his nurses, pa's and technicians: all were friendly, helpful and confident. They exhibited the highest expectations and seemed to be proud of the fact that they worked with Dr. Branch.

12/31/2014

Excellent experience

12/29/2014

I have referred *Dr. Branch to several others and will do so in the future if need arises.

12/15/2014

*Dr. Branch is in my opinion, the very best surgeon who could have done this procedure. I have great respect for his care, concern, and knowledge.

12/4/2014

Excellent doctor!

10/30/2014

I think VERY highly of this dr.

10/1/2014

Good.

9/22/2014

No help at all with my problem and seemed like he had no concern for my health.

9/18/2014

It was pretty good.

9/16/2014

*Dr. Branch is excellent - He recommended surgery and I would have confidence in his doing the procedure -

8/27/2014

Wait Time Is Horrible, but Dr. Branch is best Surgeon at Baptist.

8/26/2014

I recommend Dr Branch very often to people struggling with back problems. I love telling them about how much he helped me and point them to someone I am so confident can help them.

8/20/2014

Good.

8/15/2014

I have never had a bad experience at *Dr. Branch office.

8/5/2014

*Dr. Branch is positively the best, most caring and highly skilled physician. He has also provided care for my daughter.

7/29/2014

Excellent experience

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