Dr. John Anson, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
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Dr. John Anson, MD
Dr. John Anson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Anson is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus, St. Rose Dominican, Rose de Lima Campus, MountainView Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus.

8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 250

Las Vegas, NV 89113

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Dr. John Anson, MD

Dr. John Anson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 92% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
71

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Heart Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Heart Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 7/24/2013
    Amount or Range: $200,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Injury from esophageal tear during surgery & failure to recognize timely afterwards.
  • Settlement : 12/18/2012
    Amount or Range: $500,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Death of paraplegic child after sx to decompress severe headaches r/i quadriplegia.
0 Sanctions

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

2 Board Actions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (3/27/2015)
    Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    Summary: Anson, John A MD: License # 036071360: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has sister state discipline in the State of Nevada after he entered into a Settlement Agreement with Nevada for a fine and continuing medial education due to his failure to conform to minimum acceptable standards of medical practice and negligence. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has DENIED license renewal and placed the physician’s license in REFUSE TO RENEW status.
    State: Illinois
  • Other (12/3/2014)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Nevada

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Anson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Anson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anson to family and friends
4.1
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Anson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Las Vegas, NV |
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
Henderson, NV |
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.
in Henderson, NV |
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
in Henderson, NV |
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.
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
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.
in Las Vegas, NV |
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.
in Lake Havasu Cit, AZ |
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.
in Lake Havasu City, AZ |
My neuropathy and pain are gone, I recommend Dr. Anson frequently.
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Dr. Anson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Anson has admitting privileges

MountainView Hospital
3100 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center
9300 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
5400 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
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St. Rose Dominican, Rose de Lima Campus
102 E Lake Mead Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89015
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St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
3001 Saint Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
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Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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