Dr. Francisco Ponce, MD

Dr. Francisco Ponce, MD

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41 y/o
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Dr. Francisco Ponce, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ponce performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Brain Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deep Brain Stimulation
very high
more than 95% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Ponce's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ponce "At Barrow Brain and Spine, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of Barrow Brain and Spine, your health and well-being are important to us.  The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurinoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Toronto / Faculty of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ponce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Ponce is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Ponce's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ponce to family and friends
49 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

  • 5
    (44)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Ponce'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 (9)

I have recommended friends and suggest that my family members with essential Tremor come to Barrows and especially Dr Ponce. I have two friends that have completed the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. My youngest daughter is tracking with Barrows Neurological. All of our families questions were an...more
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Dr Ponce and his staff are very competent and professional. Much time informing me of procedure and all potential side-effects. DBS procedure went smoothly and successfully. Happy with results.
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Never had an opportunity to meet with Dr Francisco Ponce to discuss my medical situation. After being told the doctor no longer has a East Vally location by the office receptionist she suggested that I contact the Phoenix office. After leaving a brief message and personal number two days ago with...more
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I was terrified. So I waited over 16 years (in pain) to have my spine fused. Dr. Ponce was able to asuage my fears...no small feat! He patiently explained the repair he would perform, while reassuring me, 'There is no non-invasive way to fix this.' I woke up after surgery, and my life is...more
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Exceptional! Kind, thorough, smart and an excellent neurosurgeon. Wonderful staff too!
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