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Dr. Ali Krisht, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Krisht

Dr. Ali Krisht, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


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(501) 552-6400

Dr. Krisht accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
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
Principal Life
Qualchoice
Qualchoice PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American

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Dr. Krisht's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
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 his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

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
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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 Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • 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

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 comprehe...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base 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
1994
1988
1985
1978

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Krisht's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Krisht

4.2

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(30)
4 Stars
5%
(2)
3 Stars
2.5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
17.5%
(7)

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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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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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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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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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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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Great doctor
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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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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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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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