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Dr. John Orphanos, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Orphanos

Dr. John Orphanos, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charleston, WV and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

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(304) 344-3551

Dr. Orphanos accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Golden Rule
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for West Virginia
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. Orphanos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Orphanos treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Orphanos treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Orphanos treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Orphanos treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Orphanos treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Orphanos treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Orphanos' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


West Virginia University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
West Virginia University Hospital
Residency Hospital
West Virginia University
Internship Hospital
West Virginia University
Medical School
West Virginia University
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. John Orphanos, MD
Unfriendly phone receptionist. I called for a new appointment (by recommendation) and after finally speaking to a live person and with 2 MRI's, several xrays and another surgeon telling me I needed surgery, this office will not see me without a referral from my primary doctor that I see once a year and has nothing to do with my spinal problem, Yes, I could easily get it but, i'll go elsewhere. My time is as important as theirs and there are other highly recommended Neurosurgeons in the area.
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Dr Orphanos is the best Dr I have ever been to & he has gone above and beyond with my health care.Dr Orphanos always answers any questions or concerns I may have and he explains everything in great detail.I would'nt consider any other Dr for my health issues.Thanks ,Dan Layne
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