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About Dr. John K Birknes

Dr. John K Birknes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Norfolk, VA. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Birknes has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John K Birknes is Great. Dr. John K Birknes has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John K Birknes is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Childrens Hospital Of The Kings Daughters

601 Childrens Ln
Norfolk, VA 23507
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Dr. John K Birknes has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Pediatric Surgery

    A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
    Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
    Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John K Birknes has the following 8 expertise

  • Stroke
  • Brain Surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Glioblastoma
  • Brain Tumor
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Laminectomy

Dr. John K Birknes has 0 board certified specialties

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One Star

Fabulous doctor, he put both me and my daughter's mind at ease for surgery. He really listens to you and goes in great detail with information. He truly cares about his patients.

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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
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Spends Time with Me
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    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.

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 2001

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John K Birknes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Optima Health
    • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
    • Optima Vantage HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Childrens Hospital Of The Kings Daughters, 601 Childrens Ln, Norfolk, VA
Uploaded January 1, 2012


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