Dr. John Ehteshami, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Ehteshami
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cervical Spine Centers

18275 N 59th Ave Bldg H Glendale, AZ 85308

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(480) 656-4220

Dr. John Ehteshami, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Glendale, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Arizona Spine And Joint Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ehteshami to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Ehteshami's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(480) 656-4220

Dr. Ehteshami accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Aexcel
Aetna HMO
Aetna NAP
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Basic HMO
Choice
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
Indemnity
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
Select Choice HMO
Traditional PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Federal Employee Program
Worker's Compensation WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Alliance Network
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
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
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Ehteshami's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ehteshami

4.6

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (43)
  • Explained conditions well (42)
  • Listened & answered questions (42)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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Dr Ehteshami is by far, THE BEST doctor I have ever had in any field. He is a very kind, gentle, amazing man and doctor. He has an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise in his field. Dr Ehteshami went over and beyond any expectations or duties to ensure the success of my ACDF. I am eternally grateful to him and his lovely staff. I highly recommend him. I refer all of my colleagues, friends and family to him. Look no further for your physician, you have just found the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sherry Christensen – May 04, 2021
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Meeting Dr. John Ehteshami was a GODSEND. After meeting with my Primary Care Dr. for a work related injury I was referred to Dr. E. I was diagnosed with cracks in 7 of my vertebrae and one completely broken in half. While at the time it seemed like a simple fall It turned into a Workers Comp. nightmare. If not for Dr. E and his Determination and willingness to battle with the Worker’s Compensation In’s. Co. My life would have been unbearable. Without his care and support from his staff my life would certainly Not have been what it is now. A big Thank You Dr. Ehteshami.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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J. Lozano Sr – Jan 10, 2021
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I spent 19 years with a failed cervical surgery to correct a spinal fracture that caused severe pain. At age 52, I had accepted that the rest of my life would be spent dealing with the pain and limitations that I was suffering. I had given up. My pain specialist recommended Dr. Ehteshami. I thought, what do I have to lose? I am ecstatic with the outcome. For the first time in 19 years, I am pain free. I was back at work after three weeks. I truly feel that Dr. Ehteshami gave me back my life. I recommend him to any and everyone who believes that pain has to be a part of their life. It doesn't.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jadi N. – Jan 14, 2020
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After getting the run around from other Dr's with regards to my neck I did my own research and found Dr Ehteshami...THANK GOD! Dr E walked into the exam room and said, "I think you will benefit greatly with surgery" I almost cried. Someone finally understood the severity of the pain I have endured for years. I can't say enough about Dr E. He is an extremely talented Dr with many years of experience. I am now well on my way of recovering after cervical surgery. I already feel so much better. Thank You Dr E, You are an amazing Dr and person!
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What could be improved
No results
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JD – Aug 30, 2019
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Dr. Ehteshami took his time with me to ensure I was comfortable with the diagnosis and type of action that would take place to resolve my cervical spine issue. I felt confident and knowledgeable when I left his office and appreciated that all my concerns were addressed professionally. End results were/are more than favorable. In my husbands case, he saved his life. We are very grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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B. CRUZ in Avondale, AZ – May 30, 2019
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After putting off spine surgery for years, I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Etishami make me well again. Forthright, caring and no nonsense - he puts his patients well being first. Amazing physician
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Lu McPherson in Peoria, AZ – Sep 15, 2018
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Incredible Man and Doctor. I couldn't have asked for better and was recommended as the best by my pain management doctor whom I have the most respect for. His bedside manner is awesome and he knew everything about my issues before he even saw me the first time. He researched everything before my first visit and gave it to me straight. He also has an option to video your visit and you can review it online so you remember or can share with others what the doctor said. Amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Steven E. in Buckeye, AZ – Jul 13, 2018
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Best Surgeon ever for Spine surgery and very thorough, also a great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Kelli Wright in Sun City , AZ – Jun 08, 2018
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Dr. Ehteshami is very knowledgeable in his field. Explained things in a manner that was easy to understand. Was friendly and allowed plenty of time for questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Theresa Schnee in Shelby, MT – Mar 24, 2018
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Dr. Ehteshami is the best in the medical field that I have had the opportunity to experience. He is forthright, trustworthy and is focused in providing the best possible care. It was my first time under anesthesia and any major surgery and I was made to feel completely safe. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking relief through orthopedic surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Mary M in Bullhead City, AZ – Dec 20, 2017
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The difference between a good doctor and a great doctor is Dr. Etheshami. I had what appeared to be a routine case but required additional attention that had the potential to become complicated. The doctor and I both studied engineering as undergraduate students. I mention this because I know how we were trained to think, especially when things detour from the norm. He identified the problem, and without hesitation implemented the solution, and my recovery is golng great. Operation 12/08/17
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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FRED WAGNER in Peoria, AZ – Dec 12, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Debbie Seibert in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 05, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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Mike Scribner in Phoenix, AZ – Dec 27, 2016
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Lori Lee Rea in Goodyear, AZ – Oct 25, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
19 people found this helpful
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Ronald V. Peterson in Glendale, AZ – Jun 14, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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Betsy C. in Tempe, AZ – Jun 09, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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Sandie S in Surprise, AZ – Dec 28, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Hospital for Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
2002
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor US News and World Report, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. John Ehteshami, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ehteshami has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Ehteshami, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. John Ehteshami, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ehteshami frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ehteshami treats.

Where is Dr. John Ehteshami, MD's office located?

Dr. Ehteshami's office is located at 18275 N 59th Ave Bldg H, Glendale, AZ 85308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Ehteshami, MD speak?

Dr. Ehteshami speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Cervical Spine Centers18275 N 59th Ave Bldg H Glendale, AZ 85308
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ehteshami is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Arizona Spine And Joint Hospital

Mesa, AZ

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Banner Boswell Medical Center

Sun City, AZ

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Glendale, AZ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)