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Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Johnson

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
LifeWise
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Preferred PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Spinal Stenosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Columbia Presby Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Surgneur Branch National Insts Health
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Columbia Presby Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1997
1992
1991
1990

Awards

Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

3.8

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
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3 Stars
6.0606060606060606%
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2 Stars
6.0606060606060606%
(2)
1 Star
21.21212121212121%
(7)

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Highly skilled, meticulous, and very caring surgeon. Would trust my life in his hands any day! Gives honest, realistic and straightforward expectations for after surgery. Doesn't sugar coat things, which I appreciate.
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I've e had Dr Johnson perform surgery twice on my back. He did an excellent job each time. The staff is great and follow up care is great. I'd highly recommend Dr. Johnson.
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If I could give Dr. Johnson a 10 star I would. He was professional and upfront about my surgery. Posterior bilateral c3-4,c4-5,c5-6 Decompression Laminectomy. He told me a successful surgery meant he could stop it from getting worse, but could not expect a reversal of symptoms. I was losing my balance, difficulty walking, couldn't write, and my hands were numb and starting to shake. He said I needed surgery ASAP. He is a brilliant surgeon. All of my symptoms gone except a slight numb thumb!
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I was fortunate to be referred to Dr. Johnson when I had numbness in my legs. He found I had spinal stenosis in my lumbar spine, which is unusual. I had a laminectomy, and he did an amazing job. I've been up walking now for several weeks, and am still improving daily. He has a very calm and caring manner, and instills trust from the start. His office staff is top notch, and his PA Carmel is absolutely the best. I can't say enough good things about all of them. I feel he gave me my life back!
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I allowed him to fuse my neck 3 years ago and I'm still miserable! After surgery I was left in my own urine for hours and sent home when I never should have been around midnight. It was the worst and my pain is a 10 years later. I recommend anyone considering fusion stay away from this hack job! Even my scar is horrible!
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Dr. Johnson conducted two separate, unrelated operations on my back, one for a cyst and one for stenosis. Both were very successful and completed with no issues. Jeff is very knowledgeable and extremely competent. His staff was very helpful and caring. What separates Dr. Johnson from other neurosurgeons, is that he combines his technical knowledge with knowing his patient's physical, mental and emotional conditions. I highly recommend Jeff and thank him for his professional approach.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson's for over decade. I suffer from hereditary degenerative disc disease. I consider the only reason I am not disabled like others in my family due to the work and guidance of Dr. Johnson. In the post operation unit, nurses have rushed over to me because they saw me crying as I came out of the anesthetics. Each time I have earnestly told them my tears were of joy because the horrible nerve pain was gone and I could move and feel previously paralyzed areas.
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I was suffered a right leg pain for more than 6 year until April 2016 I found Dr. Johnson that he gave me a correct diagnose. On April 20, I received decompression, removal of synovial cyst surgery in my lower spinal. Right after the surgery, the leg pain was gone. Now it's been 3 months after the surgery, I work and conduct all the activities as I never had the pain symptom. Dr. Johnson is a very care, skillful and knowledgeable surgeon. I highly recommend him to anyone with the similar symptom
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I had a spinal fusion done about three years ago with major complications. I ended up getting an infection and being in the hospital for 24 days. It was extremely painful and continues to be a challenge. Dr. Johnson to this day takes care of my needs and always has. He has never ran from any problems I developed. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a caring surgeon.
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Dr. Johnson and Carmel Wimber PA-C are the most caring and compassionate surgeons I have ever met in my life. I had issues with my spine, an injury I sustained while serving in the armed forces. I was very scared about the whole idea but the expertise, professionalism and wealth of knowledge they possess eased my mind. There is not a better team out there. Words cannot explain how much this team means to me! From the compassionate front desk to surgeons, they are the best there is! John McKey
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