Dr. John Houten, MD

Dr. John Houten, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. John Houten, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, and more.

948 48th St

Brooklyn, NY 11219

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 29 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Houten performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Myelopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Houten's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Houten's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houten to family and friends
27 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Houten's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...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...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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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!
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