Dr. John Anson, MD

Dr. John Anson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. John Anson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery and vascular surgery.

8530 W Sunset Rd Ste 250

Las Vegas, NV 89113

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

71  Conditions Treated

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40  Procedures

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2013
    Amount or Range: $200,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Injury from esophageal tear during surgery & failure to recognize timely afterwards.
    State: Nevada
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


  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Anson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anson to family and friends
30 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Anson's Performance

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  • 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 (8)

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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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...more
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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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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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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....more
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