Dr. John K. Houten, MD

Dr. John K. Houten, MD


Neurosurgery | Male | 50 years old

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Dr. Houten specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Houten's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Boca Raton, Florida |
Back injections for years was NOT REPAIRING my problem. I knew Dr. Houten was right for me first visit, felt comfortable & scheduled surgery based on what he told us, & on his expertise. At 70 no surgery is easy, but at 10 1/2 months now, I have been PAIN FREE for at least 8 & counting. Aches and pains from therapy, yes, but I'm no longer debilitated & my post op MRI shows I am repaired. Dr. Houten was totally there for my wife and I until my discharge. On my experience- YES TO DR. HOUTEN.
in Boca Raton, FL |
Dr. Houten very successfully performed a spinal fusion revision on me. His patience and the time he took to explain the procedure to my wife and myself helped to make us feel confident in the outcome. His care post op and his promptness in responding to our questions were exceptional. I recommend him very highly.
Pompano Beach, FL |
He is a liar and horrible person. This doctor doesn't care about his patients.
in Bronx New York |
Dr. Houten did my surgery about 10 years ago. I have to have another surgery but sad to say Dr. Houten has relocated in Florida and I live in New York City. I would recommend him to any one who is having neurological problems.
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
Dr Houton is the Neurosurgeon to use, Period. He is extremely qualified, concerned of your well being and highly respected in the community by other Dr's, hospital staff, admin, nurses, to whomever I ever mention his name they all concur he is THE BEST!
in Wellington floroda |
I felt very comfortable with his decision with my medical needs. I have a high level of trust with this doc. Very nice, smart and personable.
in Greenvale, NY |
Dr. Houten saved the day with my mother-in-law.. He prevented her from becoming quadriplegic. In addition he was extremely nice and considerate, an absolute gentleman
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Dr. Houten's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    New York University Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    New York University Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York University Med Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Yiddish

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Tumor resection