Dr. John Afshar, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 60
  
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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(561) 882-6214

Dr. John Afshar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afshar has more experience with Spine 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 North Hospital. 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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Background Check

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  • Wrong-site surgery (2/20/2017)View details
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Practice Areas

Spine

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 specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afshar treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Afshar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afshar treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Afshar treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afshar treats Spine Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Afshar treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Afshar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Afshar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afshar

4.7

Based on 72 ratings

5 Stars
90.27777777777777%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
8.333333333333334%
(6)
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I would recommend Dr Afshar to anyone in need of his expertise and experience.
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Dr Afshar is number one in my book... IN Feb. I Barely walked into his office and couldn't sit, they had to lay me on a table. I was in so much pain, I couldn't Sit, stand, or walk without screaming in pain.....After 3 failed surgery's elsewhere in less than a year. He reviewed my situation, explained what needed to be done in language I could understand, and exhausted every measure before we did another surgery. May 15th we did my spine surgery, the very next day I was up and walking without pain in my back.. After physical therapy I am now leading a normal life again ... Dr Afshar gave me my life back again, without pain or pain pills of any kind ... I highly recommend him to anyone who has Back problems... He is a World Class Suergon who cares About his Patient's.. And goes the extra mile...Thank You again Dr Afshar for giving my life back again.. Donald Cattania
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Donald Cattanis – Aug 24, 2020
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Outstanding! Also care corordiner jennifer and ma Nicolle fantasti
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Donald Pierce – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr Afshar is outstanding! This is my second time having spinal fusion done by Dr. Afshar he is number one in my opinion. My first spinal fusion was done 6 years ago and I was so impressed that when I was told I needed to have surgery for the second time there was no hesitation on who I wanted to do the procedure. Dr Afshar goes above and beyond. My husband, myself and the rest of my family have nothing but good things to say about Dr Afshar and his staff. You truly feel as if you are family when dealing with him or the staff.
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M.Batista – Jun 16, 2020
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Whether you’re looking for a top of the line Neurosurgeon to diagnose an issue or needing a second opinion from someone who truly cares about your wellbeing, visit Dr. John Afshar at Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. He is straight forward, direct and thorough. He will exhaust all conservative measures before surgery. Dr. John Afshar reviewed my case, the medical opinions of others, and took a different approach. With care and concern he presented all options. After leaving his office, I had a full understanding of my health issues and the proposed solutions. It wasn’t a rush and push on to the next patient session. I placed my life and the welfare of my family in his hands even knowing there were still some potential risk involved. He greeted me when I woke up from surgery. Later that day, Dr. Afshar visited me in my room and I told him I felt better already. 15 days after my surgery, I’m recovering well and no longer feel the constant effects of Spinal S.. Thank you Dr. Afshar
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Elliot – May 28, 2020
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Dr Afshar is an outstanding Neurosurgeon. Besides being highly qualified, recognized and skilled in his profession, he has an exceptional bedside manner. He is very unassuming and humorous! Dr Afshar and his staff are thorough, proficient and treat everyone with dignity. He has changed our lives and gave my wife a life to live for again. Thank you! We have nothing but gratitude and admiration for Dr John Afshar.
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D Piga – Mar 29, 2020
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He is such an amazing Dr. He spent 17 hour's on me when my L4, L5,S1 exploded an cut my spinal cord in half in those levels an approx 23+ other little cuts up an down my spinal cord, an I have been paralyzed waist down but with his AMAZING staff an other Drs in his crew seriously go above an beyond from home nurses an wound care nurse's an they also make sure your insurance ect but they get you in a custom wheelchair and get therapy GOING an get Dr's in Florida now are doing home visits and all the testing of xrays, ultrasound to make SURE no blood clots and blood work all done in my home. He also had to 2nd emergency 16 hr surgery an I'm his 1ST and youngest patient in his career that he had to do 6 levels of cages, cadavers and HUGE titanium plate, he made sure that he had a special team for my 17 hour surgery that he had to do all levels from the from of my neck, barely see scar unless I show you an my range of motion has him baffled bcuz I have more than without surgery. My hero.
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Grateful for literally saving my LIFE 2 times. – Jan 23, 2020
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Had L4,L5 and S1 surgery in May 2017. Excellent procedures, about 1 year to fully recover. Ill never be 100% but back pain, sciatic nerve, numb toes, not able to stand straight- all those problems are gone. Prior to Dr. Afshar I dealt with 2 different neurosurgeons in Miami- University Hospital and Jackson Memorial- they just could not get a plan to do a procedure on me. Would not hesitate to return to Dr. Afshar at anytime. Excellent communication, bedside manors, etc.
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Brian D. in Port Saint Lucie, FL – Jan 03, 2020
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Love Dr afshar he did my spinal fusion. I'm 90% better after years oh suffering!
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Robin M Street – Oct 26, 2019
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I am also having a hard time finding where Dr Afshar went. The Back & Spine Center also told me he resigned. I also only want him doing my surgery and I am ready to have it done. Where did he go? I’m sure many will follow him.
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Jan Robson – Oct 16, 2019
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I called to schedule a meeting with him. I have seen him twice and really liked him I have been told he resigned. does any one know where he is going or what is going on. if so please let me know
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mark – Sep 30, 2019
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After 2 years of severe back pain, 2 laminectomies, visits to pain management and shots in back, I found Dr. Afshar. My first visit with him was amazing. He came into the room prepared with all options and models showing what had to be done., My surgery was 6 1/2 hrs and Dr. Adshar came to see me every day while in the hospital. For the first time in 2 years, I can sleep in a bed and not a recliner. He was so professional and carrying to all my concerns. Before going into surgery, we spoke in length and I felt very calm. I would highly recommend Dr. Afshar and no one will ever touch my back except this amazing surgeon. Thank you for being so thorough, caring, professional and most of all personable to myself and my family. -
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Sharon Garrison – Sep 24, 2019
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Dr. Afshar and his staff were wonderful to me. He literally saved my life and I am most appreciative. Nothing was taken for granted, all my concerns were met, and he and his staff exceeded my expectations. Thank you!
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Jun 08, 2019
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Dr. Afshar has treated my wife Christina with 2 level neck surgery, removed a brain tumor from my father, and I consulted with him for my neck. He and his staff are awesome, kind, and compassionate and he is the best. I highly recommend them. Thank you. God bless you.
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May 01, 2019
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Dr. Afshar and staff are a blessing and my family is grateful!! I highly recommend them.
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Christina B in Stuart, FL – Feb 23, 2019
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I have recently had spinal fusion of the neck and wish that I had decided earlier. Dr. Afshar is a caring and dedicated surgeon and his staff reflects the same level of care and dedication. My husband was kept informed throughout my surgery which was successful and I am pain free. He and his staff deserve all five stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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MA Santry in Palm City, FL – Sep 15, 2018
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I have just had surgery from Dr Afshar. I feel absolutely GREAT.! Back and leg pain are gone. He is a great Dr. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs spinal surgery. I had cervical surgery from him a few years ago and the results are perfect. Not a twinge of pain since. RT
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Rick T in Port St Lucie, FL – Sep 15, 2018
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Dr. Afshar did an excellent job on my back. When I woke up all my pain down the leg was gone, My recovery has been very fast, especially for a 79 year old man! Thanks doctor.
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Ronald Britagna in Jensen Beach – Mar 07, 2018
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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.
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Mary Kozlowski in Vero Beach, FL – May 17, 2017
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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
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Biography

Dr. John Afshar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afshar has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown U, School o...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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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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Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital

Stuart, FL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average