Dr. John Caruso, MD

Dr. John Caruso, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(24)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Caruso, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hagerstown, MD and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

13 Western Maryland Pkwy Ste 106

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact Information

(240) 513-4591

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Caruso has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Caruso's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Caruso to family and friends
3.9
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Caruso's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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