Dr. Gary Flangas, MD

Dr. Gary Flangas, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gary Flangas, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Flangas is affiliated with St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus and Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center.

Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care

8285 W Arby Ave Ste 220

Las Vegas, NV 89113
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Flangas

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas


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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 86% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 68% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 48% of peers

Dr. Flangas'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.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo



  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Vascular Disease


Read More


  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Texas-San Antonio Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Texas-San Antonio Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Flangas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Flangas does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Flangas and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Flangas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Flangas to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Flangas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Las Vegas, NV |
Before having the back surgery, I was nervous, I had seen another surgeon that simply did not care as long as he was getting that paycheck. I searched for surgeons that my insurance covers and came across Dr. Flangas, I made an appointment and he sat down with me, explained everything including risks, and answered all my questions. Now I am a little over 2 months post op and I feel so much better, no more pain besides the typical soreness from surgery. Dr. Flangas is an excellent surgeon!
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Flangas is extremely professional and pleasant. He takes time to ask and answer questions. He explains exactly what to expect. I had a c5-7 fusion surgery in 2014 and a c4-5 fusion in 2017. Dr. Flangas spent time making sure I understood what needed to take place during my recovery. I totally appreciate and admire his calm demeanor and disposition. The office staff is incredibly helpful during visits and phone calls. They are so nice to talk to and take an interest and listen.
in Las Vegas, NV |
I've been active all my life and at 83 I started having difficulties walking and suffering from chronic fatigue. After examination and a MRI, I was referred to Dr. Flangas who diagnosed my condition as lumbar spinal stenosis requiring very delicate and risky spinal surgery (like removing gum from tissue paper). Dr. Flangas operated on me with SPECTACULAR results. I've totally regained my normal physical condition and am enjoying a full and active life at 84! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Flangas.
in Las Vegas, NV |
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr.Flangas. I researched doctors from here to UCLA and I am very happy with my choice to stay in Las Vegas and have my surgery. From diagnosis through surgery he has been awesome. As a nurse I know the importance of having a good surgeon that you can believe in. I cannot thank him and his staff enough. Especially Natalie!! She is the BEST!
in Las Vegas, NV |
I originally saw Dr. Flangas to get a second opinion on a disc herniation to see if I had to do surgery. He spent 30+ minutes going over everything and my MRI that i felt like i was ready to move forward with the surgery with the other doctor. Unfortunately the other doctor had huge scheduling conflicts with mine to the point that the surgery was going to be almost a month out, Dr. Flangas' office was able to schedule me in the time frame I was looking for.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Great staff, great Doctor, great bedside manner, explains everything in terms that are easily understood, takes time with patient, very knowledgeable. Everyone associated with the office are extremely profession. Anytime I called I was able to speak with someone and got answers.
in Las Vegas, NV |
This is one top notch Dr's office from staff to Dr. They treat you with 24Kt gloves. Dr Flangas is so personable and acts like you are his only patient and seems genuinely interested in you as a patient rather than a number. Natalie and staff treat you the same.You are never rushed and always treated with such respect. I would HIGHLY recommend this office to everyone. He is one awesome Doctor and you should trust him with your care completely. No negativity means an awesome outcome.
in Las Vegas, NV |
My experience with Dr. Flangas and his entire staff was incredible. I had a level three anterior neck fusion, spinal cord stenosis & several bone spurs pushing on my spinal cord. It was evident that surgery was the best option for me but he never made me feel pressure to have it. Dr. Flangas & surgical coordinator, Natalie, were so kind & answered all of my questions. They really put my mind at ease. The surgery went perfectly and I haven't felt this good in years! Outstanding surgeon & staff!
Las Vegas, NV |
Incredible. Approached my issue with great caution to ensure I made the right decision.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Smart - sharp - honest - easy to understand .
Las Vegas |
Dr Flangas is very personable, explains everything in detail, listens and answers all questions. I received many excellent recommendations and I felt very comfortable having him perform my cervical fusion which was a success! His office staff is very friendly and efficient!
in Las Vegas, NV |
I have had 7 surgeries, 3 were lower back surgeries done by 2 different doctors. The recovery time was 7 days in the hospital, and months of physical therapy. This surgery was totally the opposite! I have never felt this good after surgery! And no physical therapy!
in Las Vegas, NV |
My husband has been going to Dr. Flangas for over 10 years. He is an excellent doctor and takes the time to explain the procedure in detail. He has performed 3 surgeries on my husbands' back. Each time Dr. Flangas took the time to explain the procedure, the expected outcome and an estimate of the recovery time. After each surgery, Dr. Flangas took the time to explain the procedure to me. We would recommend him for any neuro-surgery procedure.
in Henderson |
He is an excellent surgeon, great bedside manner and spends as much time as you need him to talk about your condition and what he can do for you. He makes no promises but is realistic in what he can do for you. I have had 4 surgeons work on my lumbar and cervical area and he is the best
Have you seen Dr. Gary Flangas, MD?
Are you Dr. Flangas?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Flangas

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Flangas accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Flangas has admitting privileges

St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
View Hospital Profile
Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
5400 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
View Hospital Profile

More Neurosurgery Specialists like Dr. Flangas at Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care

Neurosurgery Specialist