Dr. John Anson, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Anson
Accepting new patients

The Spine and Brain Institute

8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 250 Las Vegas, NV 89113

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(702) 851-0792

Dr. John Anson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Anson has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus - Henderson, NV and Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Anson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Anson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Culinary Health Fund
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
Sierra Health
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

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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 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anson treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

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

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

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

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anson treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Anson treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Anson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Dr. Anson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Anson

4.1

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
69.6969696969697%
(23)
4 Stars
6.0606060606060606%
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3 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(1)
2 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(1)
1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(6)
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What could be improved
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Dr Anson and staff are an amazing group of professionals in every aspect. I was in incredible pain for 5 years and had a lumbar laminectomy (2014)on L2,3,4 that didn't help my problem it sent me into disability and I could barely walk and had to use a walker. Dr Anson took on look at me and we decided I need a 5 level fusion(2018) L1-5 into S1. 8 screws in my left a 2 into S1 on my right with a rod. 9 months later i have zero paining I'm starting to regain my leg strength and walking again. Truly amazing and a miracle. I can't say enough about Dr Anson, Carrie, Megan and staff. They are the #1 team in neurosurgery. Great job, Thank you so much!
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Anson says the surgery went well and my post-op x-rays are good but, I still have neuropathy. It may not be his fault but, I shouldn't have had surgery. Office visits run at least 1 plus hour late. Today I'm still waiting after an hour and a half. Poor management. This is how it always is. Maybe the doc is greedy and wants to see too many patients. Also, I told him about a problem with my breathing, he said what I was experiencing can't happen. He just recommend that I go to an ENT.
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Lake Havasu City, AZ – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Anson and his assistant Carrie saved my life. I was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephellus. I had gotten to the point where I couldn't digest food or walk at all. My husband took me to UMC emergency and I was graced with Dr. Anson. He performed a vp shunt surgery in my brain. He told me with all the confidence that after the surgery I would walk again. He was right! The vomiting also disappeared. My A1C went from 12 for 3 years down to 7. Dr. Anson and Carrie are amazing! THEY ROCK!
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Cindy Miller in Pahrump – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr Anson and his entire staff are all wonderful! Dr Anson repaired my badly broken neck and honestly I feel he saved my life! His PA is also wonderful and knowledgeable! They are a team made in heaven and I would highly recommend Dr Anson for any neuro needs! Respectfully Karen K Larsen
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Las Vegas, NV – Oct 11, 2017
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I do not have enough superlative words to describe my experience with Dr. John Anson and his staff Carey, and Megan. One month ago I could not walk 27 steps unaided today I can walk with NO pain, exercise , and go about my normal activities . Any limitations are for a limited time for healing Of course Dr. Anson's expertise in the surgery was of utmost importance but his and his staff's treatment of my humanness will also stand out in my mind I am beyond happy, satisfied and most grateful.
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Henderson, NV – Jun 19, 2017
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I was sent to Dr. Anson from the emergency room of St. Rose, this doctor took me into surgery as soon as he could and did a great job as far as I'm concerned. I was walking with great pain and this doctor took great care of my problems
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Wayne Gossett in Henderson, NV – May 31, 2017
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I had surgery with Dr Anson in August of 2015 for Trigeminal Neuralgia. He and his staff were amazing especially his PA Carrie. They were very attentive and answered questions readily. Highly recommended.
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Nicole in Henderson, NV – May 22, 2017
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After 4 back surgeries in a 14 mo. period, I was much worse. Went to my 2 wk. check up and Dr. Anson had no id why I had drop foot and increased after the last surgery. Went to another specialist who admitted me to the hospital quickly and found scar tissue that was pushed against nerved endings. After this surgery, I could move my leg. I am still in a lot of pain and looks like I will have permanent nerve damage to my right leg. I may never be able to drive again.
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Judy Allen in Lake Havasu City, AZ – Jan 07, 2017
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Dr. Anson was very patient with me in explaining my medical issue, the upcoming surgery and post op care. Some medical experts seem to rush you out of the office but Dr. Anson was the exact opposite. He is a life saver.
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Michael in Las Vegas, NV – Jul 15, 2016
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He is the best! I truly believe my husband wouldn't be walking today if it weren't for Dr. Anson. He found what other doctors and hospital testing missed. My husband wouldn't go to to anyone else unless it was something not of his control.
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B. Wells in Lake Havasu Cit, AZ – May 23, 2016
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My neuropathy and pain are gone, I recommend Dr. Anson frequently.
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Biography

Dr. John Anson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Anson has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Illinois College...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Barrows Neuro Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University of Illinois Hosp
Residency Hospital
1986
Rush Presb Hosp
Residency Hospital
1985
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1980
Grinnell College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

The Spine and Brain Institute

Primary8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 250 Las Vegas, NV 89113
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus - Henderson, NV

Henderson, NV

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus

Las Vegas, NV

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican - Siena Campus

Henderson, NV

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

MountainView Hospital

Las Vegas, NV

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

University Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average