Dr. Andrew Cannestra, MD

Dr. Andrew Cannestra, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Dr. Andrew Cannestra, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.

800 Prudential Dr

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Disc Replacement
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Cannestra's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cannestra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cannestra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cannestra to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cannestra's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I like Dr Cannestra because he's straight to the point, nononsense. As a retired operating room health care employee I truly appreciate this. I've had four previous spinal surgeries prior to finding Dr Cannestra. He repaired my current problem and is going to correct some previous failed fusions....more
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Dr. Cannestra did a Chiari Malformation with syringomyelia surgery on me back in June. Dr. Cannestra was very thorough and informative. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Cannestra and Dean and the care I received. The only complaint I would have is that Laura his medical assistant...more
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I had spinal fusion L5/S1 on 4/29/16. Dr. Cannestra was very kind, patient and thorough in answering all of our questions regarding my options, surgery, post op and life expectations. I can't say enough positive things about him, Dean and Laura who have been so helpful in every step of the way. ...more
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