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Dr. John K Afshar has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
Dr. John K Afshar has the following 14 expertise
- Head and Neck Disorder
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Spinal Stenosis
- Brain Surgery
- Spinal Fractures
- Brain Tumor
- Back Injuries
Dr. John K Afshar has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. John K Afshar is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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This doctor is a horrible human being matched only by the in his practice. I was admitted to Martin Memorial for what I learned was a herniated disc in my cervical spine. I was discharged and referred to the back and spine center. I left several messages and when I finally spoke to somebody they told me they wouldn't see me and referred to the Dr who did my lumber surgery 9 years ago. I told them I was in too much pain to make the long drive but they refused to even make an appointment for me
When I first met Dr. Ashfar, I was in intense pain and could only walk with a cane. He reviewed the MRI, explained to me what the problem was and what he would do to correct the problem. He said it in terms I understood and I left the office confident I had the right Dr. He operated a week later and I walked out of the hospital unaided two days later. Dr. Ashfar gave me my life back and I am grateful to him. I would highly recommend him. He is a very gifted Doctor.
Dr. Afshar performed surgery to fuse L4-L5 and to decompress nerve roots in the L4-L5 area as well as the L5-S1 area. He encounter a large cyst that was not visible in the MRI as it was so highly compressed. He dissected the cyst from the nerves taking about 2.5 hours of microscopic surgery. The outcome was excellent. I am very confident in Dr. Afshar and would confidently recommend him.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Afshar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
Georgetown University Medical Center
Dr. John K Afshar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCenter for Cranial/Spinal Surgery, 509 SE Riverside Dr Ste 203, Stuart, FL
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