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Dr. John Caruso, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Caruso

Dr. John Caruso, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hagerstown, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Caruso accepts the following insurance:

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Southern Health PPO
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Humana
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UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Caruso's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caruso performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Caruso performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caruso treats Low Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Caruso treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caruso treats Spondylosis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Caruso treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Caruso's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Caruso, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hagerstown, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1992
Eastern Va Med School
Residency Hospital
1990
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School
1986
Hampden-Sydney College
Undergraduate School
1996
1992
1990
1986

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Dr. Caruso's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Caruso

3.8

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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(2)
1 Star
23.076923076923077%
(6)

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He is the best. I was in unbearable pain for 3 months and strung along with no help from other doctors in Hagerstown. I was finally referred to Dr. Caruso and he worked me into his full schedule and operated on me late in the day. I am now pain free and back to a normal life. Thank you Dr. Caruso.
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Should be zero stars. I do NOT and will not recommend him to anyone.
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Do yourself a favor and do NOT use this surgeon. His PA does all the office visits and it's a bother to the surgeon to see patients unless he's collecting money for an arranged surgery. He's dishonest and refuses to do any follow-up paperwork you may need. He performs only partial surgeries then later tells you that you need another surgery. He's a scam artist!
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Dr. Caruso literally saved my life. He is a brilliant surgeon who truly cares for his patients.
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I was diagnosed with meningioma and scared. I was introduced to Dr Caruso. As I shook his hand and he smiled I felt a sincerity and confidence that I will be ok and don’t be frightened. I had a long list of questions which he took his time to answer and made sure I understood what the procedure would entail. His warmth and patience made me feel I would be doing the right thing. If it wasn’t for him and the feeling of confidence and knowledge to do this surgery I wouldn't be here to write this.
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Both Dr. Caruso and Gerald Frey, his physician assistant, are very knowledgeable and are readily available to speak with a patient and answer any questions.
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First seen by Dr Caruso in 2009 for a herniated disc in my neck, my only option was surgery due to the severity of it, post ACDF surgery I had immediate relief, minimal pain and no infection, I was very pleased. I returned to him following a fall in 2012 which I needed to have a vertebroplasty of my lower back disc, he had the unpleasant job of having to tell me that a biopsy came back with cancer near the site, but he was so caring and got the treatment plan moving fast. EXCEPTIONAL/CARING Dr!
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Needed immediate care/back surgery. Dr. Caruso scheduled surgery quickly and I realized immediate relief. Experience was entirely positive from his staff, facilities, procedures. Would highly recommend. Recovery is going well.
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Parkway Brain and Spine

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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