Dr. David J. Boarini, MD

Dr. David J. Boarini, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Boarini specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Des Moines, IA. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 42 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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in Chariton, Iowa |
My experience was horrible. He was very rude, abrupt and I felt that I was an inconvenience in his day. After waiting in the exam room for over 55 minutes he spent less than 5 minutes with me. He looked at my MRI for only a couple of seconds and recommended an epidural, Pt and an anti inflammatory. My daughter was trying to ask questions and he brushed them off like she was not even there. I feel that I should not be charged for the visit and will investigate it further. I would NOT recommend!!
Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Boarini was very caring and attentive, he took time to answer all my questions and really put me at ease with my trauma condition, showed a high leveling caring. He was jovial and fun and lighted the mood. I am very grateful for his care!
West Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Boarini saw my elderly father at Methodist Unity Point hospital today. He was the rudest doctor I have ever seen. Upon entering the room, he dismissed the aide who was there with an arrogant wave of his hand ---as she was offering her hand to shake when introductions were made. He asked my father some quesytions about his past and as Dad struggled to answer, the Dr got out his cell phone and read through text messages. It was an experience that left me with a sick, hollow pit in my stomach
in DeSoto Ia |
I had a herniated disc in my neck and Dr. Boarini explained everything to me and scheduled surgery and even with my prior neck surgeries I had little to no pain after surgery and the after care was good. I would recommend Dr. Boarini.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
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