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Dr. Andrew Little, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 46

  
Dr. Little

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 and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


Dr. Little's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Little

4.9

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

At BNA, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of BNA, your healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

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

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Dr. Little's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Little performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Little performs this procedure more than 96% 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
Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Little performs Brain Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Little performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Little performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Little performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Little's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)