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Dr. John Birknes, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Birknes

Dr. John Birknes, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Norfolk, VA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Jefferson Med College Of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia Pa in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(757) 668-7983

Dr. Birknes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Birknes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Scoliosis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birknes treats Scoliosis more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Birknes treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birknes treats Spine Disorders more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Birknes treats this condition more than 50% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spine Deformities
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birknes treats Spine Deformities more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Birknes treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Birknes' conditions and procedures:

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Birknes, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Norfolk, VA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Jefferson Med College Of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia Pa in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Shriner's Hospital For Children
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
Jefferson Med College Of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia Pa
Medical School
2008
2008
2007
2002
2001

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