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Dr. David Boarini, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Boarini

Dr. David Boarini, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Stritch School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Boarini accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Simplifi
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Boarini's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boarini treats Hydrocephalus more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Boarini treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boarini treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Boarini treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boarini treats Spine Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Boarini treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Boarini's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Boarini, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Stritch School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Dr. Boarini's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boarini

2.7

Based on 51 reviews

5 Stars
37.254901960784316%
(19)
4 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
(2)
3 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(3)
1 Star
50.98039215686274%
(26)

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He did a Anterior Cervical Discectomy on me several years ago. True, he was not warm and fuzzy on my initial visit, he was direct and to the point. The minute I was out of surgery and awoke the pain was GONE! All of the negative reviews appear to me to be that he wasn't hugging them or holding a...Read More
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I have been a patient of Dr. Boarini for many years as he follows me for two separate medical issues. He is an outstanding surgeon. Yes, he is direct but honest. More importantly, he will not perform surgical procedures unless absolutely necessary. In my opinion, individuals who visit...Read More
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The schedule staff and nurses were great and helpful. Mr. Boarini himself was over an hour late for my appointment, proceeded to tell me that I needed a surgery to fix my back, but refused to provide any details or answer any questions because my weight made me ineligible for the surgery. When...Read More
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I I wouldn’t recommend this dr . He is apiece of well if he finds out if your on Medicare and Medicaid disability he won’t even do anything I went in with a neck issue and all he did was check my reflexes in my knees and told me to Iowa city so if you want a recommendation of him or Iowa Clinic...Read More
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I had surgery on Jan 2 2018. I had the cream of the crop operating on me. He is Awesome. very kind. as well as everyone in the office.
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