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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

238 Ratings
19 Comments
 

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

Chair,
Professor,



Clinical Interests

Gamma Knife, Herniated Discs, Neurosurgery, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Tumors, Spine Fractures, Spondylolisthesis, Stenosis, 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
  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Spine Society
  • Soc Of Minimally Invasive Surg
  • Soc Of Neurological Surgeons
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Western Nc Chpt Soc For Neuros

NPI Number

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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

238 Ratings
19 Comments
 

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

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

Research Interests

health services, research/outc, neurosciences/behavior

Contact Information

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

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Recent Publications

Devin CJ, Chotai S, McGirt MJ, Vaccaro AR, Youssef JA, Orndorff DG, Arnold PM, Frempong-Boadu AK, Lieberman IH, Branch C, Hedayat HS, Liu A, Wang JC, Isaacs RE, Radcliff KE, Patt JC, Archer KR. Intrawound vancomycin decreases the risk of surgical site infection after posterior spine surgery-a multicenter analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015;():.

Rodriguez A, Neal MT, Liu A, Somasundaram A, Hsu W, Branch CL Jr. Novel placement of cortical bone trajectory screws in previously instrumented pedicles for adjacent-segment lumbar disease using CT image-guided navigation. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;36(3):E9.

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. Physican-directed [sic] (off-label) use of recombinant bone morphogenic protein-2: let us do it well![editorial]. Spine J. 2011;11(6):469-470.

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.

Branch CL. Neurosurgery and spine: a vital synergy--Chairperson address, 2007 Annual Meeting of Section of Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves [editorial]. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007;7(4):377-378.

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.

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Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

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

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.

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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Charles L. Branch Jr, M.D.238 Ratings
19 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
4.8
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Time CP spent with patient
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.5



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.

3/14/2016

*Dr. Branch is the best there is in his field. My dr. for 24 years.

3/2/2016

Dr. Branch listened well, explained my condition and treatment options in a clear and understandable way. I was impressed that he took the time to look at my medical record before entering the exam room and already had an idea of my health issue so I did not have to explain from the very beginning.

2/29/2016

Surgery is not a good experience. Dr. Branch and his team (particularly PA, Elaine Repass) are the best.

2/10/2016

Very good.

1/28/2016

Good.

11/25/2015

Good.

11/10/2015

Surgery was great but communication with questions was bad

11/3/2015

Wonderful.

11/3/2015

Listens to what my needs and concerns are at the time

10/26/2015

Knowledgeable and trusted his decisions

10/21/2015

It was brief and slightly dismissive.

9/15/2015

Dr. Branch seemed very concerned about relieving my pain and getting me better.

8/18/2015

He is a skilled surgeon. He is not interested in being a medical doctor. If he can't cut it, it's not interesting. He did not do a physical exam of any kind.

8/15/2015

a very good experience and good results.

8/4/2015

Excellent Surgeon, I have complete confidence in his knowledge and his skill. The spinal surgery he performed on me solved the horrible pain I was in. He always treats me with courtesy and respect. I am very fortunate to have him as my surgeon.

7/29/2015

I recommend them to anyone who has back problems.

7/20/2015

truly wish I had seen him years ago.

6/30/2015

dr was extremely far behind in his schedule. the care was outstanding but the delay was one of the longest I've ever had

6/29/2015

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

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