Dr. John Gachiani, MD

Dr. John Gachiani, MD

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Age 39
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Dr. John Gachiani, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.

1111 6th Ave # B1

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 358-0100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Dr. Gachiani's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gachiani treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Gachiani treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gachiani treats Hydrocephalus more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Gachiani treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gachiani treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Gachiani treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Gachiani's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Acoustic Neuroma
Acrocephalosyndactyly
Aneurysm
Artificial Disc Replacement
Ataxia
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor 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)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Craniotomy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Epidural Hematoma
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Meningomyelocele
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neurostimulation
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Osteosarcoma
Paracentesis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stereotaxis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Trauma Neurosurgery
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon and I work with both adult and pediatric patients.  As the only fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon in Central Iowa I am able to offer pediatrics patients (and their families) clinical ex...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Education

  • 2012
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital
    2012
  • 2011
    Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Residency Hospital
    2011
  • 2005
    Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Internship Hospital
    2005
  • 2005
    Dartmouth College
    Medical School
    2005
  • 2001
    Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School
    2001

Languages

  • Swahili
  • English

Dr. Gachiani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gachiani

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Dr. Gachiani performed a two-level cervical disc replacement in my neck a year ago, and I have not had any issues since the moment I woke up from surgery. Prior to surgery, I suffered for 8 months with severe pain and complete arm/hand numbness, and for many years before that with a bulging disc...Read More
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Dr. Gachiani performed emergency surgery on my daughter last year after she broke her back. Before surgery, she was unable to move her legs. Since surgery, she's regained use of both her legs and is walking again. Not only was Dr. Gachiani a great surgeon, he was very compassionate.
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One meeting with this doctor was enough for us to know that we could not trust this doctor with our child's life. Our child remembers him as "the doctor, who almost crushed my hand." Her hand hurt for a week after G's handshake. Mine did too. This doctor had next to none experience and acted very...Read More
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I had Lbp for a long time. Dr. Gachiani took time to explain the condition / procedure. He did laminectomy in 2 hours and no complications afterwards. He is very understanding, caring and above all he knows his stuff well.
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