Dr. John Anson, MD

NeurosurgeryMale

Dr. Anson
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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 38 years of experience in the medical field. 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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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Anson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anson treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Anson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anson treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Anson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Anson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • 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
  • Dural Tear
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Dr. Anson accepts the following insurance:

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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

Dr. Anson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Anson

4.0

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
67.6470588235294%
(23)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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1 Star
20.58823529411765%
(7)
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Would not recommend Dr Anson for back surgery. Reluctantly had my first surgery and he said it went well. Hospital sent me home within hours of surgery. I was back in surgery for a second time within 4 months for same thing and again he said it was successful. When I complained I still had pain after the second surgery, he only recommended physical therapy or research the internet for help. (WOW!) Just had my 5th MRI which shows worse damage then when I started and my pain has gotten worse and spread now. Going to go see an Orthopedic Surgeon now at a different practice to fix his work. Wish I never stepped foot in his office.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 02, 2021
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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!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Aug 15, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
6 people found this helpful
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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!
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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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
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
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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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.
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
17 people found this helpful
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sam scarmardo in Lake Havasu City, AZ – Feb 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Anson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. Anson frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Anson treats.

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Dr. Anson's office is located at 8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 250, Las Vegas, NV 89113. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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

Dr. Anson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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

Henderson, NV

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

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

Las Vegas, NV

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican - Siena Campus

Henderson, NV

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

MountainView Hospital

Las Vegas, NV

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

University Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average