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1 . resultRobert F Spetzler MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-3489; (602) 406-3181

(rated an average of 4.9 in 41 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation), Chiari ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Spetzler is a specialist in neurosurgery. He is conversant in German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spetzler include spine tumors, carotid artery disease, and neurological surgery. He is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spetzler accepts several insurance carriers, including Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, and Railroad Medicare. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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2 . resultKris A Smith MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-7750; (602) 406-3181

(rated an average of 5 in 9 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Brain Surgery, Cavernous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kris Smith specializes in neurosurgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include chiari malformation, neurological surgery, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, and Railroad Medicare. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Smith speaks German.

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3 . resultArash Giancarlo (Gianni) Vishteh MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

21 E 6th Street; #304
Tempe, AZ
(480) 827-2200

(rated an average of 5 in 5 ratings)

Dr. Arash Vishteh sees patients in Phoenix, AZ and Tempe, AZ. His medical specialties are neurosurgery and spine surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vishteh is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include John C. Lincoln Health Network, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and Shea Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vishteh's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vishteh trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute.

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4 . resultFrederick Frances Marciano MD PHD, PhD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

7301 E 2nd Street; #106
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 425-8004

(rated an average of 5 in 16 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Trauma Neurosurgery, Cranial Neurosurgery, Brain Trauma, Cavernous Malformation ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Marciano is a Scottsdale, AZ physician who specializes in trauma surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marciano include chiari malformation, spine tumors, and spinal fusion. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, CIGNA Plans, and First Health. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Marciano completed his residency training at Barrow Neurological Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and Shea Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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5 . resultDr. Philip (Phillip) David Adelson MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery

2601 E Roosevelt Street
Maricopa, AZ

(rated an average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurotrauma in Children (Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerve), Recovery and Neuroplasticity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Adelson sees patients in Phoenix, AZ and Maricopa, AZ. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Adelson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for the University Physicians Healthcare Group and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Adelson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Adelson is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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6 . resultDr. Nevra Sisli King MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

1520 S Dobson Road; Suite 203
Maricopa, AZ

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Complex, degenerative and trauma spinal procedures, brain tumors, including pituitary and skull ... (Read more)

Dr. Nevra King is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. King is an in-network provider for the University Physicians Healthcare Group insurance. She graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. She trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: Medical Doctor, honor roll, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine; Outstanding service award, USAF; and Major, United States Air Force. She is conversant in Turkish. Dr. King's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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7 . resultFrank David Barranco MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-4760; (602) 406-3181

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Tumors, Stereotactic Surgery, Aneurysm Brain, Baclofen (Pain Pump), ... (Read more)

Dr. F. Barranco's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Barranco attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: spine tumors, herniated disc, and pituitary tumors. He accepts Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barranco has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and Shea Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barranco's office for an appointment.

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8 . resultCurtis A Dickman MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-3632; (602) 406-3932

(rated 4 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Arnold Chiari Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cavernous ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Dickman's specialties are trauma surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Phoenix, AZ. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and Barrow Neurological Institute. These areas are among Dr. Dickman's clinical interests: spine tumors, spinal trauma, and herniated disc. He is in-network for Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickman has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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9 . resultDr. Scott (Sott) Wentworth Elton MD, FAAP
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 304
Mesa, AZ
(480) 412-7400; (480) 512-7400

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Treatment of neurosurgical disorders of the brain and spine in infancy, childhood, and ... (Read more)

Dr. Sott Elton's medical specialty is neurosurgery. First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, and Three Rivers are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elton honors. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Elton is professionally affiliated with UNC Health Care.

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10 . resultDr. Petr Oldrich Ruzicka MD
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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Pediatric Neurosurgery

1432 S Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
(480) 512-7400; (480) 412-7400

Clinical interests: Craniofacial disorders, chairi malformations, tethered spinal cord disorders, spinal cord and brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Petr Ruzicka is a medical specialist in legal medicine and pediatric neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ruzicka attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He takes the University Physicians Healthcare Group insurance. Dr. Ruzicka has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Ruzicka (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Czech. He is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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11 . resultMarco N Marsella MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2730 S Val Vista Drive; Suite 140
Gilbert, AZ
(480) 948-3301

(rated an average of 5 in 4 ratings)

Dr. Marco Marsella specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Tucson, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. He attended medical school at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for his residency. Dr. Marsella has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In addition to English, Dr. Marsella (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His professional affiliations include The University of Arizona Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, and Chandler Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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12 . resultS David Moss MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery

1432 S Dobson Road; #403
Mesa, AZ
(480) 412-7445; (480) 412-7473

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery (Pediatric), Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hydrocephalus (Child), Vagus nerve stimulation ... (Read more)

Dr. S. Moss is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He works in Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Maricopa, AZ. Dr. Moss's clinical interests include spine tumors, chiari malformation, and neurological surgery. He accepts CIGNA Plans, Community Care Network (CCN), LifeWise, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Providence Hospital, Southfield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moss include: Phoenix Super Doctors; Fellow - American Academy of Pediatric and American College of Surgeons; and Top Doc Award - Pediatric Neurosurgery, Phoenix Magazine (1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009). In addition to English, Dr. Moss (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Moss is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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13 . resultWilliam L White MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-3466; (602) 406-3181

(rated an average of 5 in 4 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Surgery, Acromegaly, Anterior Cervical Disc w/ Plating & Fusion, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. William White works as a neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. White include spine tumors, brain cancer, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. White is affiliated with The University of Arizona Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Patient ratings for Dr. White average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White honors Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, Railroad Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. White has an open panel.

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14 . resultPeter Nakaji MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-4808; (602) 406-3181

(rated an average of 5 in 4 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Endovascular Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Nakaji is a neurosurgeon in Phoenix, AZ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nakaji's areas of expertise include the following: spine tumors, carotid endarterectomy, and endoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Nakaji honors Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, Railroad Medicare, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Nakaji completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nakaji (or staff) speaks Spanish and Sign Language.

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15 . resultNicholas Theodore MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-3621; (602) 406-3181

(rated an average of 4.1 in 17 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Hyperhydrosis, Trauma Neurosurgery, Hydrocephalus-Adults, Head Trauma, The BRAINS ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Theodore works as a trauma surgeon, neurosurgeon, and spine surgeon in Phoenix, AZ. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Theodore's residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Theodore include spine tumors, herniated disc, and hydrocephalus. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors MultiPlan, CIGNA Plans, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Theodore has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Theodore speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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16 . resultFelipe Coutinho Albuquerque MD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

2910 N 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 406-3158; (602) 406-3181

(rated an average of 4.3 in 6 ratings)

Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Endovascular Neurosurgery, Intracarotid Sodium ... (Read more)

Dr. Felipe Albuquerque is a neurosurgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, carotid artery disease, and neurological surgery. Dr. Albuquerque's professional affiliations include Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Community Care Network (CCN), and Railroad Medicare. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Albuquerque studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Albuquerque trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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.

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