Dr. John Atkinson, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. John Atkinson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Atkinson has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus. 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.


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Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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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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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.
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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!
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkinson performs Brain Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Atkinson performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atkinson performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Atkinson performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

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Dr. Atkinson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Atkinson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Atkinson has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universit...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
Residency Hospital
1984
University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus

Rochester, MN

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)