Dr. John Cantando, DO

Dr. John Cantando, DO

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Cantando, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Boynton Beach, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and vascular neurology.

Palm Beach Neurosurgery

1880 N Congress Ave Ste 301

Boynton Beach, FL 33426
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 86% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 84% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cantando "Extensive training puts neurosurgeons in a league of their own. The physicians at Palm Beach Neurosurgery are leaders in incorporating new technologies into the diagnosis  evaluation and treatment of patients. We are committed to giving personal attention and guidance to each patient throughout surgical and nonsurgical treatment and recovery."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Palmetto General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Louis University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. John Cantando, DO
Do your homework, he destroyed the level operated on in my lumbar spine. He sold it as a simple surgery and no bones would have to be cut, a 1 to 1 1/2"incision. He ended up making a 3 1/2" incision, hemilaminectomy, facectomy since he took the wrong approach for a far lateral herniation. Facet...Read More
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Sep 17, 2018
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My deepest thanks to Dr. John Cantando, Neurosurgeon for giving me a spine I've never known. Just 4 weeks, 3 days post op and I just knocked out 1 1/2 miles on the treadmill, 10-20 second held squats and my daily PT exercises. I'm being super careful but what a difference!! Between congenitally...Read More
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Pami G in Vero Beach, FL – Aug 13, 2018
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Dr.Cantando performed a pituitary mass removal operation on my husband just the other day. I can't say enough good things about this doctor & his team! Pre-surgery, he was so informative, so professional, so personal. As a family, we felt we knew exactly what was going on, what to expect, & what...Read More
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Lake Worth, FL – Feb 01, 2017
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Dr. Cantando did an Urgent ACDF of my cervical spine. Very good bed side manner and compassionate care. Even assisted me in receiving services my insurance would not cover.
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Shawna Lamb in FL – Mar 30, 2016
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I had a level one cervicalnfusion done by dr. Csntando. I had gotten four additional opinions before I decided to officially chose him. He was so great at communicating everything and made me feel very comfortable with the surgery. He is extremely knowledgeable and he was very professional.
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Nicole in Boca raton fl – Mar 01, 2016
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