Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Krisht
Accepting new patients

CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210 Little Rock, AR 72205

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(501) 552-6400

Dr. Ali Krisht, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Krisht has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Krisht to book an appointment.


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Dr. Krisht accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
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Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
POMCO Group
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 98% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Krisht performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht performs Brain Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Krisht performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Krisht performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 100% of their peers

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

Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 100% of their peers

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

Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Brain Aneurysm more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Krisht treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Meningiomas more than 100% of their peers

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

Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Brain Cancer more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Krisht treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Krisht treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Krisht treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Krisht's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • 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 Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Krisht's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Krisht

4.2

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Explained conditions well (36)
  • Listened & answered questions (36)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (36)
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment (8)
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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  • 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!
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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
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Denise Miller in El Dorado, AR – Nov 29, 2016
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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!
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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!!
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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
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About Me

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 institutes, the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI).

ANI offers a full range of co...
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • English

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CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Ali Krisht5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210 Little Rock, AR 72205
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CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210 Little Rock, AR 72205
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CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute6020 Warden Rd Ste 200 Sherwood, AR 72120
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CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

Little Rock, AR

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average