Dr. David Boarini, MD

Dr. David Boarini, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(47)
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Dr. David Boarini, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

1215 Pleasant St Ste 608

Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact Information

(515) 241-5760

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 29 More

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Top Care Areas

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Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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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 Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boarini has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boarini's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boarini to family and friends
2.7
based on 47 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (24)

Dr. Boarini's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Des Moines, IA |
We waited in the waiting room for over 30 minutes. He had not looked at our files once before we met with him. He did not do any type of physical examination. He had me walk 3 steps to the door-that was his entire exam. I was in great pain and all he said was "What I need you to do is lose...more
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West Des Moines, IA |
If you want to be insulted and told that there is absolutely nothing wrong..and you are referre..then go see him He is one of the many Dr's that won't help if you are a little overweight and have the wrong insurance. .I wouldn't and won't recommend him to anyone!
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in West Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Boarini preformed both of my surgeries. He's direct, to the point, professional and I felt/feel like he genuinely cared/cares about using his talent, experience and outstanding surgical skill to get me on a path to a pain-free future. Only six weeks post-op from surgery #2, I'm still healing -...more
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in Des Moines, IA |
I had seen Dr. Boarini back in 2013 for a lumbar fusion follow up after my own surgeon, Dr. Carlstrom had retired, needless to say I was VERY displeased. Like many others have said, I would wait nearly an hour in the exam room for him to come in and see me for less than five minutes. It was the...more
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in Marshalltown IA |
Seemed to be too distracted. Also didn't help me find out the problem just told me to lose weight. Months later my issue is getting worse.
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Dr. Boarini accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Boarini has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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