Dr. Andrew F. Cannestra, MD

Dr. Andrew F. Cannestra, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Cannestra specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Jacksonville, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Cannestra's Reviews

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Dr. Cannestra's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in St.Augustine, FL |
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. I didn't want to continue with the previous surgeon and couldn't find another that would touch me. Dr Cannestra has done a great job for me for this surgery and I will only allow him to operate on me.
in Jacksonville |
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 is not very prompt or thorough.
in Jacksonville, FL |
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. The only negative would be how long it took for the initial appointment but that was the case with ALL neurosurgeons in Jax - especially the top notch ones like Dr. Cannestra! I'm a thankful patient!
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Dr. Cannestra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • 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