Dr. John Afshar, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Afshar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

TFPS SMMC 901 Village BLVD, Ste 702

901 Village Blvd Ste 702 West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Dr. John Afshar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afshar has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown U, School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Martin Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Afshar to book an appointment.

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Dr. Afshar takes his time with you and explained everything thing in full details.I believe that Dr Afshar really cares. The staff was excellent.
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L Thomas – Dec 02, 2021
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Dr Afshar physically verified how my spine was affecting my body. He was great at explaining everything about what was going on with my spine and show me. So that I could understand what was happening. He explained in details all of my options and what was his best recommendation. He Took his time and was patient to insure that I understood everything. This was not a fast process but very thorough. For me I need a doctor that is very thorough Really felt that the entire office was great at there jobs. They were helpful and friendly. Yes I would recommend Dr Afshar
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Bob – Nov 10, 2021
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I would always recommend Dr Asfar he is the best but, waiting 2 1/2 hours to see him about killed me. I was in so much pain to begin with then the chairs are not the best for that about of waiting. I know they say you must wait for the best but if the type of patients he gets has to wait that long they should be made comfortable. We take meds that require us to have something to drink. As I mentioned the chairs, you could have at least a back pillow that could be wiped down. That was the other thing I never saw the nurse wipe down the blood pressure cuff or the oxmeter. Now unless she did it outside the room. I know for a fact I had to lean on the table and new paper had not been pulled down, you could see where some one had sat. Unfortunately see what happens when someone has so long trapped in a room with nothing to do. LOL
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Nov 02, 2021
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Always professional, informative, instructive, friendly. The Surgery prior was Very Successful, with swift recovery and no known downside. I could not be happier!Wa
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Wallace LaRue – Oct 25, 2021
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Very polite - Great explanation of what would be involved with the procedure. Put me at ease & comfortable with moving forward.
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Don J Wambach – Oct 15, 2021
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He was very professional, explained everything in details I could understand. He gave me my options and the risks involved. I would urge anyone with severe back issues to see him!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Oct 14, 2021
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I have already written a few reviews of Dr. Afshar and my surgery hasn't happened yet. Why? Because when you experience great human transactions in your life, I believe you have to speak up. That's my belief system. Dr. Afshar's attention to details, caring presence, highly reliable experience, office team with-it-ness, and the way he approaches your health concerns must be celebrated and acknowledged. Health is a gift and if part of it, it's not functioning properly -for whatever reason- you have to find the best. I am EXTREMELY THANKFUL I was referred to Dr. Afshar because I didn't know anything about him. My advice to you is that if you need a Neurosurgeon stop wondering around and make an appointment and experience what I am trying to express in a few lines in here.
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Ramon – Oct 06, 2021
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knowledgeable and personable. really hands on care. thorough. picks up the phone and directly talks to our other doctors to personally coordinate care
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great doc – Oct 05, 2021
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Dr Afshar is a major leaguer. Spinal surgery is risky business and he takes extraordinary time to sit and explain to his patients. He is conservative and uses surgery once everything else has been exhausted. The AMA should boil plate Dr. Afshar ethics upon any and all in the medical profession. Truly a rare commodity.
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Rich Stone – Sep 04, 2021
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Excellent. No wait time. Very thorough exam. Dr Afshar answered all my questions and discussed how we would approach and resolve my problem
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  • Staff friendliness
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Ken – Sep 02, 2021
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Consultation with the dr was excellent. He gave me all the time I needed and made sure I understood. The problem was the hour spent waiting in a minimally air conditioned room on a 95F day with no direction/information from the dr’s nurse. Her window was closed and she didn’t care who or how many were waiting.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Aug 25, 2021
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Dr. Afshar was thorough and kind. Very humanizing! He ordered 2 different MRI's for me. I pray to God they come quick. I have severe anxiety waiting for serious medical results. Thank you Dr. Afshar and staff. Very encouraging!
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Lynne Gruszka – Aug 20, 2021
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Dr Afshar is very thorough. He listens and spends time as needed with you. I saw him years ago for a different problem and found him as great this time around. He is a very conscientious and caring physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda Godin – Jul 28, 2021
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Saw how serious my spinal issues were and sprung into action.
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Jul 26, 2021
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Professional, caring staff. Dr was thorough and options given
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Patricia Costigan – Jul 22, 2021
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I am very satisfied with Dr. Afshar’s Professinal opinions. I’m happy he is not just a hatchet jack Dr. who is just in it for the $$$. He in a roundabout way saved my wife’s life by not doing surgery on her and recommending a neurologist that found a tumor that would have killed her in three years for sure. The only thing bad is his staff needs an answering service. But God bless Dr. John AFSHAR!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Scott C. Dunstan – Jul 15, 2021
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Takes his time to listen to me explain and the explains what he believes the problem could be
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 09, 2021
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Staff is friendly. Dr. Afshar called my Neurologist and they agreed to go to the ER, while we were waiting in his Office. I would follow Dr. Afshar to do any Neurological Surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Victoria Davis – Jun 29, 2021
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Dr Afshar is a very nice man. He tells you the pros and cons of the procedure you are there to discuss. Then he will give you alternatives to consider. He is very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anita Shelman – Jun 19, 2021
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The most thorough evaluation that I have ever recieved by a physician and his office. Staff is very caring and responsive.
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V Hill – Jun 16, 2021
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Dr. John Afshar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afshar has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Nat Inst Hlth
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Georgetown University
Residency Hospital
1987
Georgetown U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. John Afshar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Afshar frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Afshar specializes.

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Dr. Afshar's office is located at 901 Village Blvd Ste 702, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Afshar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Afshar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Afshar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (561) 882-6214.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Afshar is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Low Back Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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Dr. Afshar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Locations

TFPS SMMC 901 Village BLVD, Ste 702

TFPS SMMC 901 Village BLVD, Ste 702901 Village Blvd Ste 702 West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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