Dr. Arash Farahvar, MD

Dr. Arash Farahvar, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Arash Farahvar, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.Read his story

Re3 Innovative Neuroscience Institute

4012 Sawyer Rd Ste 102

Sarasota, FL 34233
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Farahvar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farahvar "Dr. Arash Farahvar is fellowship trained at the University of Miami School of Medicine and has extensive experience in complex spine surgery and deep brain stimulation. He has a PhD in stem cell transplantation for the brain and spinal cord, particularly in relation to injury resolution."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farahvar "There are healthcare solutions for every need, and it is our aim to provide those solutions in a quick, deliberate fashion, utilizing one or more of our many treatments, ultimately improving the condition of our patients, and increasing their quality of life. We strive to maintain the highest of standards, pursue continuing education, and provide the best possible services to our community and the region."

5  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • 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
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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13  Procedures

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 Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farahvar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Arash Farahvar, MD
My husband was in a lot of pain, and could not walk or stand for any length of time. His MRI showed the problem between L5 and S1. After research and talking with colleagues, we met with Dr. Farahvar. He performed surgery and my husband could walk the same day without pain. He also recommended...Read More
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St. Pete Beach, FL – Sep 10, 2018
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My husband Art and I met Dr. Farahvar at the most devastating and critical moment of our lives. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor which was terminal. From day one Dr. Farahvar spoke with compassion and unbelievable concern and knowledge and honesty. He was honest with compassion which...Read More
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Madelyn Balitz in Sarasota, FL – Aug 26, 2018
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The BEST Doctor I have had the pleasure meeting in a long time. Dr Farahvar is so conscientious he visited my wife, his patient every day in the hospital, No question went unanswered, Dr Farahvar was the physician who diagnosed my wife and allowed her to be correctly treated. I myself worked in...Read More
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robert cope in venice, FL – Jul 11, 2018
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I have dealt with numerous neuro-surgeons Dr Farahvar is definitely a cut above the rest. He spends the time to clearly explain all options available. I would highly recommend anyone with back problems to see him.
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anders in englewood – Jun 07, 2018
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After a couple close calls, we learned that the culprit was a brain tumor located near the pituitary gland and pressing on the optic nerve. It was a scary time and Dr. Farahvar made the entire process as good as it could have been. He was caring, patient, thorough and always took the time to...Read More
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Greg in Sarasota, FL – Mar 27, 2018
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