Dr. Andrew Little, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Little
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Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Dr. Andrew Little, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Little has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Nervous System Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Cancer Treatment Center of America, Phoenix. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Little to book an appointment.

Dr. Little's Reviews

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Amazing surgeon.
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Mike Z – Dec 20, 2020
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Amazing treatment for my brother and surgery was very successful, the way my brother describe the attention and procedure was top of the top with all the amazing service he had in Barrow, unfortunately we couldn't be with him cause of covid-19 regulations, but he is in recovery right now but so HAPPY with his vision back to normal. He had a tumor in the pituitary gland tha was pressing the vision nerves. I'm so glad my brother found this Angel with name Andrea Little.
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Luis Cardenas – Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. Little ordered an MRI on me which was done over a month ago. Despite several calls to his office and Barrows, no one will return our call with test results or any further treatment. I now have to start all over with Mayo. I've been dealing with Barrows since June, 2019 with ZERO results. I am in extreme pain and have severe cognitive issues. Don't waste your TIME HERE!
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Jim – Oct 18, 2019
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Exceptional medical care from Dr Little and entire staff. Upon receiving the devastating news that I had a brain tumor that needed to be removed, I was referred to Dr. Little by a trusted medical professional. As soon as I contacted his office and interacted with him and his staff, I knew I was in the best place possible. He is kind, understanding, subject expert and one of the best listeners I’ve encountered in Medical field. Thank you for getting me thru this battle. Only 9 weeks out and feel better than ever!
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Jennifer Schneider in Belton, TX – Jun 28, 2019
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Despite10 yrs of horrific pain, I found Dr. Little, Neurosurgeon. as a professional, confident, respectful, experienced, greatly skilled, and gifted expert of NeuroSciences. My experience is after his inserting a cage and rod, and lumbar fusions (5). Recovery went well, as well, pain was lessoned. Honestly, he served me well, excellent in fact. Without hesititation, I recommend Dr. Little. I? a Grateful Healthgrades.com user for site helps me make informed decisions regarding my health care!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kpalmer602 in Phoenix, AZ – May 20, 2018
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Disc replacement from C-4 to C-6 and Lumbar Discectomy in 2017. Happy with the results and the process went smoothly.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mesa – May 14, 2018
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I had a very ill placed menangeoma encasing my right optic nerve. Dr Little artfully removed this tumor and “it’s cousin”. All my symptoms left with the tumors. I healed very quickly, never needing anything stronger than extra strength Tylenol. I am 2 weeks post op and except for fatigue, feel almost like myself.
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Barb Wilkins in Mesa, AZ – Jan 25, 2018
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Not as good as described, and I am Still in pain ! His nurse practitioner has no bedside manner at all, she is rude ! His administrative set stuff is the worst in the profession !
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Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. Little was a very caring and warm doctor. He helped me through my surgery and diagnosis of a brain tumor. God bless him and his entire staff for being so comforting.
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Sean LeBreton in Gilbert, AZ – Aug 09, 2017
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I saw Dr. Little in March of last year for pain in my lower back. After several x-rays and my exam he found I had a pinched nerve in my neck and also because I fell on some rocks, L3 through L5 were pinched . He did the first surgery on my neck in May 2016 and my lower back in June 2016. Since then I have no pain and he gave me my life back to do things I always did before. Thank you to Dr. Little and his entire team. Diane Bickers, Gilbert, Az.
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Diane Bickers in gilbert, az – Mar 11, 2017
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Dr. Little performed a disectomy and fusion surgery on my C3-C6 vertebrae for compression of my spinal cord and nerves. He spent time patiently listening to me and answering the many questions I had before deciding that surgery was the best choice for me. My surgery was four months ago. I no longer have sharp shooting pains down my arms and legs. My neck spasms are gone. Dr. Little is a brilliant neurosurgeon and a doctor truly committed to healing his patients' health and quality of life.
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Tracie Collier in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 12, 2017
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I had cervical surgery, C3-C7 fusing. I am now eight weeks out of surgery and I can't believe how easy and pain free the experience has been. Dr Little and his Nurse Practitioner, Deborah Shepherd, have been wonderful from the very first visit. The explanations and choices (to have surgery or not) have been so clear while at the same time, done with the patient in mind. The Barrow Institute keeps everything organized, as well. I could not give a higher recommendation for this pair of professio
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M Landau in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 11, 2017
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Dr. Little did surgery on my 74 yr old mom's neck in an emergency situation. We were from out of town and came in through the emergency room at St. Joeseph's so we were given a doctor. The God's were truly with us that day when we were assigned Dr. Little. I immediately trusted him. He is confident, caring, gets to the point, is thorough in his explanations, and does not throw around a big ego. On top of that the man is brilliant. Do not look any further. He truly is the best!
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Kim Bronson in Los Angeles CA – Nov 20, 2016
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After talking with hi, I felt very confident that his knowledge and experience would lead to a successful surgery.
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Markus G in Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 19, 2016
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Dr. Little is a very caring doctor and takes the time to explain the condition, treatment options, benefits and expected outcomes. He truly cares about the patient and family members. He is an exceptional surgeon and would highly recommend.
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Laura in Glendale, Az – Sep 01, 2016
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Dr. Little has a very good bedside manner. He takes the time to carefully explain everything. This includes what caused the issue, the available treatments, the pros and the cons of those treatments in order for a good decision to be made. He does not abandon you in the treatment selection process but instead guides you to a decision that suites your individual lifestyle. He also carefully explains the recovery process and what to expect as far as limitations. His staff is all top notch as well.
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Sid Carlisle in Scottsdale, Arizona – Aug 27, 2016
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Very pleased with my back surgery, two weeks after surgery and no more pain going down my legs , thank you so much .
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Donald Jackson in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 04, 2016
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Everyone is very professional yet compassionate at the office. I had heard many good things about Dr Little before surgery. He is amazing at what he has accomplished for my healthcare. I am forever thankful.
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Diane in Buckeye, Arizona – Jul 20, 2016
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Dr. Little, the Barrow Brain & Spine, Dignity Health & all of the staff were the best. They all treated me with great compassion & were consummate professionals in their fields. Dr. Little was like no doctor I have every seen before. He was quite knowledgeable in my condition & answered all of my questions with no reservations. The neuro ICU nurses were dedicated to their care & compassion for me during recovery. I could not have wished for a better experience. I applaud Dr. Little & BNI.
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Frank K in Gallup, NM – May 16, 2016
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Gifted, and miracle worker with hands from God!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At BBS, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options...Read more

Biography

Dr. Little specializes in treating brain tumors (e.g., meningioma, glioma, etc) and pituitary tumors (e.g. acromegaly, Cushings disease, pituitary adenoma),...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Internship Hospital
2010
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Residency Hospital
1995
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

  • >Long-term pain response and quality of life in patients with trigeminal neuralgia treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery,
  • >Endoscopic endonasal transmaxillary approach and endoscopic sublabial transmaxillary approach: surgical decision making and implications of the nasolacrimal duct.,
  • >Prophylactic antibiotics trends for pituitary lesions,
  • >The anterior skull base nasal inventory (ASK Nasal Inventory): a clinical tool for evaluating rhinological outcomes following surgery for pituitary and cranial base lesions.,
  • >Barrow Surgeon Restores Patient's Sight,

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Does Dr. Andrew Little, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Little has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Andrew Little, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Little frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cranial Neurosurgery, and Nervous System Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Little specializes.

Where is Dr. Andrew Little, MD's office located?

Dr. Little's office is located at 2910 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Andrew Little, MD speak?

Dr. Little speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Little

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Little treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Little treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 406-2596.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Little treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Chiari's Deformity
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Hydrocephalus
Reconstruction for Craniosynos
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Little treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Brain Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Little treats at a

high

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Pituitary Tumor
Meningiomas
Brain Cancer
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Neurocritical Care Disorders

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 Disorders specialists.

Dr. Little treats at a

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frequency compared to similar providers

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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Traumatic Brain Injury
Hydrocephalus
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High
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Dr. Little's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • 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's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Locations

Barrow Brain and Spine

Phoenix2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Affiliated Hospitals

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

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Chandler, AZ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

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Scottsdale, AZ

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

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Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

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St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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