Dr. John Ehteshami, MD

Dr. John Ehteshami, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

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Dr. John Ehteshami, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, AZ. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Ehteshami is affiliated with Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center, The Core Institute Specialty Hospital, Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Cervical Spine Centers, PLLC

18275 N 59th Ave Bldg H-146

Glendale, AZ 85308
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.
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Dr. Ehteshami's Experience

Dr. Ehteshami's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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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.


  • University Of California, Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor US News and World Report, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Ehteshami has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ehteshami's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ehteshami to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Ehteshami's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have degenerative bone disease and Dr. Ehteshami has operated 3 times on my spine. He was very clear in informing me before each surgery what to expect after surgery. He even changed the dressing on my back when I was in the hospital this last time and the nurses commented that no Dr. does that, usually it's them.
in Phoenix, AZ |
After 8 years of being turned down by Mayo, The Core institute and numerous physicians due to having Marfans and an aortic aneurysm, this man listened to me when no one else would. While he didn't perform my surgery, he recommended the man who did and both improved my way of life dramatically. I thank him immensely for being THE ONLY physician in an 8 year span of time to correctly understand what I was going through and genuinely want to help.
in Goodyear, AZ |
Dr. EHTESHAMI was extremely responsive to my health problems. He was very honest with me and also took the time to educate me about the problem. Surgery was on a Saturday and he personally saw me on Sunday in the hospital. He is confident and compassionate, as well as skilled. I feel so fortunate to have been referred to Dr. JOHN EHTESHAMI. I owe him my life. Thank you!!
in Glendale, AZ |
I just had L-3 Laminectomy W/fusion May 23rd. went home on 4th day. Very mild pain. In the end 2014 I also had C-5 fusion. I had the surgery on Monday spent the night in ICU because surgery involved my throat and breathing. By 15:00 the following day, we stopped and picked up pizza on the way home. I had 0 pain in my neck. Almost same with the Lumbar surgery. Only thing being the L-3 is a lot more involved than C-5. Best Back surgeon. I also had L-4 surgery diff Dr when I was 30. Am 60 now
in Tempe, AZ |
Dr. Ehteshami is my idea of a perfect doctor! He's on time, highly skilled and frank about what to expect. He did fusion surgery on 3 vertebrae in my neck, and after 4 years of dealing with pain doctors who always have one more expensive procedure to try, Dr. Ehteshami fixed me for real. He's fantastic, and his staff is easily the best I've ever met. He also uses technology that videos your appointment and emails it to you afterwards. I hope I never need him again, but if I do, I won' hesitate!
in Surprise, AZ |
Dr. Ehteshami is a very thorough surgeon before, during and after my back surgery and he has a great bedside manner as well. He took the time to answer any and all of my questions and was very honest with me about what to and not to expect. I would and have recommended Dr. Ehteshami.
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Dr. Ehteshami accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Aexcel
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna NAP
    Aetna PPO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Basic HMO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
    Elect Choice HMO
    Elect Choice PPO
    HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan All of Arizona Basic
    HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan All of Arizona CDHP
    HealthFund HDHP All of Arizona HDHP
    HealthSavings PPO
    Managed Choice NAP
    Managed Choice Open Access POS
    Managed Choice POS
    Open Access Aetna Select
    Open Access HMO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Select Choice HMO
    Traditional PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Federal Employee Program
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
    Blue Alliance Network
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Open Access POS
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ehteshami has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
7400 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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The Core Institute Specialty Hospital
6501 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
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Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center
19829 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital
4620 E Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85206
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