Dr. John Atkinson, MD

Dr. John Atkinson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 67

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Dr. John Atkinson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Atkinson has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic Hospital  and Mayo Clinic - Rochester. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Atkinson to book an appointment.

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Neurology200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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Dr. Atkinson is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital  Jacksonville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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4.2

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Highly recommend this Doctor. We had a family member in a very fragile state and needed a biopsy. Dr. Atkinson was able to perform this procedure with a high degree of success. Our family could not be happier. He is a very experienced and confident doctor. Can't say enough good things about him!!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maggitas in Thomasville, GA – Mar 20, 2019
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He's is very informative and straight forward. He provides the pros and cons of his procedure in detail. Great presence in the office and bedside. After 30 years in healthcare, I was very impressed with his knowledge and his personality. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barbara in Raytown, Mo – Apr 16, 2016
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Competent, straight forward, friendly and he did a fantastic job!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Atkinson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Atkinson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Atkinson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (507) 405-0313.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Atkinson is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Skull Base Surgery
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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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Dr. Atkinson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Facet Block
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Atkinson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Atkinson has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Atkinson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (507) 405-0313.

Does Dr. John Atkinson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Atkinson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Atkinson, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Atkinson, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Atkinson's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Atkinson, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Atkinson frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Atkinson specializes.

Where is Dr. John Atkinson, MD's office located?

Dr. Atkinson's office is located at 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mayo Clinic Hospital 

Jacksonville, FL

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

40 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)