Dr. John Afshar, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Martin Medical Group 10050 SW Innovation Way Ste 102 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987 Get Directions
Dr. John Afshar, MD

Dr. John Afshar, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Afshar is affiliated with Martin Medical Center.

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Dr. Afshar's 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 (10)
in Vero Beach, FL |
A referral was sent to Dr Afshar a month ago from Vero Orthopaedic. Today I was told he will not see my w/o any explanation. If I want to see another MD the Apt. will be in 2 1/2 months from now. Atleast give me the courtesy as to why he will not see me.
in Okeechobee?, Florida |
Dr Afshar, gave me back my life. I have suffered for years with back pain the last two years I have spent mostly in bed, I couldn't go to grocery store or take care of my home. Dr Afshar did another MRI, he received them and told me my lower back was a mess, he said he couldn't guarantee that he could fix everything that was wrong because I am 65 and my bone density is not the best, but he was willing to try. He operated on me and gave me back my life, I have minimal discomfort no pain. Thanks
in Port St Lucie, FL |
Dr Afshar is very professional, knowledgeable and kind. Not always descriptions you find together in a surgeon or any physician of any type. Would highly recommend him to anyone including someone who has a complex case. Being new to the state I was nervous going into this practice as would anyone probably, However, he and his staff have been wonderful to me and very accessible.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
When I first met Dr. Ashfar I was in extreme pain from a cyst pressing on my spinal cord. After talking to Dr. Ashfar and listening to him explain to me the cause of my pain and what he could do to alleviate the pain and allow me to walk again, I was confident that I had the right Doctor. Dr. Ashfar is very easy to talk to and is very understanding. He also has a way of explaining what the problem is and what he will do to correct the problem in a way that the average layman can understand.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
Dr. Afshar did lower back surgery for me including laminectomy and spinal fusion in the L4-L5 area and L-5-S1 area. He managed the surgery well when met with a large cyst that was so compressed that it did not show in the MRI. He excised the cyst using microscopic techniques without any damage to the nerves that were involved. I don't hesitate to recommend Dr. Afshar.
in Ft. Pierce,FL |
Dr.Afshar has made my life livable again. He took the pain away.
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
Dr Afshar performed an ACDF on my neck in March 2016. Results were excellent! All pain, tingling and numbness are gone. He is an excellent surgeon and a better person. He took the time to answer all of our questions and inspired confidence. I'm feel very fortunate to have found him.
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
I take exception to previous comments reference scheduling. Dr. Afshar by all measures and recommendations sits in the top position for the Treasure Coast. He has more volume than capacity so yes, the appointments have long lead times. However, his capability to meet with you during a visit is informative and comforting. This doctor restores your quality of life. His techniques to aid you are immeasurable, smart, and beneficial, He is well known in the community and I'd recommend no other.
Stuart, FL |
wonderful doctor takes the time to explain everything to me in a way I can understand.
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
Awful! Takes months to see him. First meet w/his PA. If she thinks you are a candidate for surgery you will get an appointment with him several months later. If you require a complicated surgery he will not do it. He is the laminectomy king of the Treasure Coast. I would not recommend him.
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Dr. Afshar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Afshar has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Wrong-site surgery (2/20/2017)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Florida

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown University

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Nat Inst Hlth

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis