Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

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Dr. Ali Krisht, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Sherwood, AR and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and CHI St. Vincent North. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Krisht to book an appointment.

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CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute6020 Warden Rd Ste 100 Sherwood, AR 72120
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(501) 712-3811
CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute6020 Warden Rd Ste 100 Sherwood, AR 72120
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(501) 712-3811

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Krisht

4.2

Based on 47 ratings

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I went for a consultation for a brain tumor. I thought he was nice but after my second MRI it was nothing but the run around. He went on vacation, so it took a month just to receive a letter in the mail stating there was no change, to follow up in one year. I kept telling them I was in pain but this nurses wouldn’t listen. Another neurosurgeon did listen to me. Only 3 months later my tumor was removed. I’d lost all hearing and it had already grown into my brainstem. If I’d not been my own advocate, I could have had severe consequences. If you hurt, do not be silenced by someone telling you it’s fine. This is not how you treat people. I’m extremely disappointed in the “care” I received. They certainly didn’t forget to send the bill.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 29, 2021
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Dr. KRISHT IS AN AWESOME SURGEON , HE HAS AN AMAZING GIFT FROM GOD AND HE USES IT TO HELP PEOPLE . HE SAVED MY LIFE AND I AM SO THANKFUL. HE'S ALSO A GREAT PERSON , I WAS SO BLESSED TO HAVE HIM DO MY SURGERY !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sandra Grigsby – May 16, 2021
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I don’t think there are enough words in the English language to describe how wonderful Dr Krisht is!!!! I had never even heard of him until I arrived at CHI St Vincent North after a seizure caused me to have a car accident. After the MRI and CT scan were done I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Ten days later Dr Krisht was able to remove almost 90% of that golf ball sized tumor. My entire family was completely shocked by this event as I was a very healthy 53 year old woman with a very busy schedule and this came out of nowhere. I told Dr Krisht the day he told us that I had a brain tumor that I had to live because I had a huge family that needed me. I will never forget what he said. He looked at me and my husband and said that he was going to take care of me and that I was going to be alright. He couldn’t have been more right!!!! There isn’t any other person on this planet I would rather have taking care of me. He is a wonderful doctor and he is a blessing to me and my family!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Malone – Aug 14, 2020
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I am writing about my sister Charlotte. I was not allowed to speak to nurses about her because my nephew, her next of kin, refused to give me the password. On Sunday morning he called my brother to say that she was being taken off of life support because Medicaid would not pay for long term acute care of a person on life support. I was completely unable to speak to St. Vincent's about this and heard nothing else until last night when I was told by my brother who was told by my nephew that Charlotte had died. Charlotte was not on Medicaid. Charlotte was on Medicare with a Medicare supplement. This has been a very over the top way of ending a life of a person whose prognosis Dr. Krisht had been very encouraging about. It was unbelievably traumatic for me.
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Helen – Jul 29, 2020
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In Dec. of 2016, Dr. Krisht did my Chiari Malformation Decompression surgery. He and his team have helped me in ways that I cannot put into words. I went from having migraines every day to only getting them once a month. I have gone from such a low point, being in excruciating pain every day to feeling better than I have in years. I cannot recommend him enough. Definitely worth the wait to get in to see him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elyse – Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Krisht has saved my life twice. I had my first aneurysm 15 years ago and it had ruptured in my brain. I was rushed to the hospital and by the grace of God, Dr. Krisht was contacted. After an extensive emergency surgery for over 6 hours, I was saved with no repercussions. Nine months later I had a follow up and another aneurysm was discovered in my brain. Once again, I was blessed to have Dr. Krisht perform my surgery. After clipping my second aneurysm, I am living life to the fullest. I’ve been blessed to see my children graduate from law school and medical school. Words cannot describe my wonderful experience with such a remarkable surgeon as Dr. Krisht. His skills are amazing and I have referred many friends to him. How blessed we are to have him here in Arkansas. He is world renowned and is in demand across the world. Thank you Dr. Krisht for your gentle kindness and for your amazing expertise. I will continue to ring your praises and share my remarkable story.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Suzette Elmore – Jan 02, 2020
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Dr. Krisht is an awesome doctor. In July, 2019; I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and air vac to UAMS. They sent me home and set up a Neurologist apt for Sept. 20th. Not only was this a shock but disappointing by treatment received. My Hematologist referred me to Dr.Krisht. Within two months I had the surgery by Dr Krisht and was home walking and talking. A total of 4 days in the hospital. Woke up from the surgery walking and talking. Highly recommend him and refuse to see anyone else. Staff was exceptional I am healing fine. He was surprised by the size but he removed all the he could without endangering me. Thanks Dr. Krisht.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jennifer Kroll – Dec 10, 2019
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Five years ago, my daughter had a prolactinoma on her pituitary at age 22. She had recently developed a depression that seemed hopeless. (She had stopped having periods 4 years prior.) Dr. Krisht removed the tiny tumor, going through her nose. In a few months her periods returned and she became her regular self again without the depression. We are grateful the staff saw the urgency of her situation and fit her into his schedule. And we appreciate the doctor's fine surgical ability. Thanks Dr. K!
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Apr 02, 2019
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hello my name is charles hale my son had brain surgery allmost 2 years ago by doctor khrist he had a liesion removed that caused siezuores he was told before it was removed had a 70 percent chance of nomore siezoures not teue they have gotten worse they called last week to do mri. cancelled soon after my son has dealt with these cancellations time after time long waits at khrist office khrist has been nowhere to be found during my sons troubles what a brain surgeon he is
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 04, 2018
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He has performed 3 diffbrant tumor removals surgeries from my Dad's front cranial area! He is absolutely an amazing trustworthy experienced Dr! I am so glad he has always taking care of my Dad because he is the only Dad I have. I have been an only child since my brother passed away 13 yrs ago this Dec from MD. I could not imagine even one day with out my Dad and so I'm very happy to say Dr Krisht has giving me more days with my Dad in my life until it is he time for God to take him home! Thanks!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Tausha Jones in Paris, AR – Nov 11, 2017
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Definitely would not recommend him to anyone. My dad was having head problems and went to him. Dr. Krisht did not give him any answers and didn't really want to help at all. He released him without any answers, so my dad still hurts! He thinks he is fine but the symptoms are there! Awful service!
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Jun 05, 2017
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I am so pleased with the care Dr. Krisht gave our family. Thank you Dr. Krisht. --Alvin, Sr., Alvin, Jr., Alvian, Alvion and Denise Miller
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Denise Miller in El Dorado, AR – Nov 29, 2016
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Great doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tim in Little Rock, AR – Nov 29, 2016
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Thank you, Dr. Krisht and St.Vincent staff for saving my life! Dr. Krisht removed a 18 mm x 16mm lesion from my brain on 20 August 2016. My son said post op I remarked to Dr. Krisht that the tumor must have been deeper than we thought because it took four hours to remove it. He said Dr. Krisht just smiled and said, "It was exactly where I thought it was." I tend to believe him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Donna Elliott in Mountain View, AR – Aug 22, 2016
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I was a COPD Stage 4 patient with 2 major brain blockages. I was air-vaced to St. Vincent and prior arrangements had been made with Dr. Krisht by my EMR doctor. I had been told that my chances were slim due to the length of surgery and having to be on ventilator for so long of a time. When Dr. Krisht walked into my room.. I knew, in my heart, that he was God sent. He got me stabilized and after the surgery, I was on my feet within 24 hr. He has a special team that he has. Awesome!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Betty Webber in Fayetteville, AR – May 03, 2016
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Dr. Krisht is an awesome Dr. his staff is unhelpful, rude and very unprofessional. I had an aneurysm & after surgery I had to wait 2 months to see Dr Krisht. I had excruciating pain & I was trying to schedule an appt to resolve this pain. The office staff would not let me see him. They said the pain was normal & kept giving me pain pills. they kept saying I needed to go to the ER. I went to the ER 4 times in 2 months. when I finally saw him he apologized & gave me pain prevention medication
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Little Rock, AR – Feb 20, 2016
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Dr. Krisht's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Krisht treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pituitary Tumor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Pituitary Tumor more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Krisht treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Chiari's Deformity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Krisht treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Dr. Krisht's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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About Me

Care Philosophy

CHI St Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas's only Magnet designated hospital, is home to one of the few world-class, community-based, neuroscience...Read more

Biography

News Release Source/Contact MARGARET PRESTON DEDMAN ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM (501) 552-3249

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct....
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1988
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1985
American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
International College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Ali Krisht, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Krisht frequently treats Subdural Hemorrhage, Pituitary Tumor, and Chiari's Deformity. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Krisht treats.

Where is Dr. Ali Krisht, MD's office located?

Dr. Krisht's office is located at 6020 Warden Rd Ste 100, Sherwood, AR 72120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ali Krisht, MD speak?

Dr. Krisht speaks Spanish, Arabic, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ali Krisht, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Krisht has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Krisht is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

Little Rock, AR

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

CHI St. Vincent North

Sherwood, AR

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average