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Dr. John Houten, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Houten

Dr. John Houten, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, and more.


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(718) 283-2225

Dr. Houten accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthFirst
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MVP Health Care
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
POMCO Group
SelectHealth
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Houten's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houten treats Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Houten treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houten treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 89% of his peers

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

Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houten treats Herniated Disc more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Houten treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Houten's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Tumor resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

" I am a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in spinal surgery. My professional interests include advancing image-guided and minimally invasive techniques to more safely and accurately treat patients with conditions needi...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
New York University Med Center
Residency Hospital
2000
New York University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
New York University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1995
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Yeshiva University
Undergraduate School
2002
2000
1996
1995
1991

Languages

  • Yiddish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Houten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Houten

4.6

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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(25)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(2)

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I went to Dr Houten for a 2nd opionion about having an L4 L5 spinal fusion. I felt very comfortable with everything that he explained to me and that the surgery was necessary. At the moment I decided to let Dr. H do the surgery. It is 1 yr ago I had the surgery and I an pain free. I was at a point...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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He is a liar and horrible person. This doctor doesn't care about his patients.
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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.
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Locations

Spinal Neurosurgery of Brooklyn

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:15am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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