Dr. Evan Packer, MD

Dr. Evan Packer, MD

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Age 46
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Dr. Evan Packer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boca Raton, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

670 Glades Rd Ste 100

Boca Raton, FL 33431

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  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Traumatic Brain Injury
high
more than 82% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 83% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Packer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Packer "Evan M. Packer, MD, is one of Palm Beach County's most respected neurosurgeons with a comprehensive practice in brain and spinal surgery. A board-certified specialist, Dr. Packer regularly diagnoses and treats a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain, neck and spinal injuries; brain tumors; brain hemorrhages; spinal stenosis; disc bulges and herniations; neck and back pain; spinal compression fractures; sciatica; and other disorders related to the nervous system. A managing partner at the Brain and Spine Center in Boca Raton, Dr. Packer has extensive clinical training and experience in the latest treatments for trauma and elective surgical patients. Known for his thorough care and deep compassion, he takes the extra time to discuss complex procedures with patients and their families, determine the best treatment, and manage follow-up care and the rehabilitation process. Testimonials-- Dr. Packer believes in exploring every treatment option before recommending surgery. "Many patients with chronic back problems don't need spinal surgery," Dr. Packer says. "But it takes a specialist familiar with treating nervous system conditions to determine which treatment approach is best for each individual patient." In addition to his office practice, Dr. Packer treats patients and covers trauma cases at Delray Medical Center and performs elective surgery cases at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, with full privileges at the new Marcus Neuroscience Institute. He has held numerous leadership positions on the Medical Executive Committee at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Admired throughout South Florida for his clinical expertise, Dr. Packer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and affiliate assistant professor at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Packer has contributed to the "Textbook of Neurological Surgery," and presented extensively to other physicians on minimally invasive spine surgery, treatment of brain tumors and many other topics. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. In addition, Dr. Packer regularly attends national meetings and symposiums focused on the latest techniques for treating complex disorders of the brain and spine. A native of New York, Dr. Packer earned his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of South Florida's College of Medicine. As a result of his high academic achievement, he was elected to the prestigious medical school honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Packer completed his internship in surgery and his residency in neurological surgery at University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics in Tampa. He also received advanced training in neurosurgical oncology at Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. "For more than 20 years, our neurosurgery group has been committed to delivering the highest level of brain and spinal care to patients and their families," says Dr. Packer. "We are proud of our clinical outcomes and the role we play in fulfilling the medical needs of our community.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Packer "Known for his thorough care and deep compassion, Dr. Packer takes the extra time to discuss complex procedures with patients and their families, determine the best treatment, and manage follow-up care and the rehabilitation process."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • 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
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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29  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.

Education

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Packer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Packer's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Packer to family and friends
15 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Packer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Great doc
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Dr. Packer is an outstanding Dr. He is compassionate, attentive and gives all the time needed. He did not rush us and explained everything fully. We were very lucky to have found him. Couldn't have been happier. His office staff was very efficient and responded when you called with a question.
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Thank you for the kind words and trusting me with your care. Patients deserve time and questions answered.

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My review is based on the staff at the MNI Location. They are so kind and professional.
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Clare, Highland Beach, 2016 Just turning 65 , never having had surgery, and now in agonizing pain for a synovial cyst on my spine, I was not sure where to turn. The first name that came up was Dr. Evan Packer. I thank God every day since my surgery that he was my surgeon. As soon as I met with...more
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Thanks Clare, wishing you continued good health.

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Dr Packer is a wonderful surgeon. He is knowledgeable & friendly. He explains the options to his patients so they understand why he recommends a procedure. I had successful surgery and would return to Dr. Packer if the situation warranted it. His office & staff are very polite and efficient.
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