Dr. John Piper, MD

Dr. John Piper, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Piper, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

1215 Pleasant St Ste 608

Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact Information

(515) 241-5760

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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Broken Neck
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Ia Hosps and Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Ia Hosps and Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Piper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Piper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Piper to family and friends
3.6
based on 20 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Piper's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Des Moines, IA |
Dr Piper did a lower back surgery on me just over a year ago. I had fantastic results and very little scaring. Dr Piper has sat and listened to my concerns and addressed every one of them as presented. He is very good at answering questions and taking patient's view points into consideration. ...more
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in Clive, IA |
I think Dr Pipers is a excellent surgeon. I had two surgeries with him and both I recovered well. My scares are barely visible. He does not take recommendations from his patients. I got two other surgeons opinions and they recommended 2 level cervical fusion. I went with Dr.Piper recommendation...more
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Des Moines, IA |
I felt that Dr. Piper was already on to his next patient when he was with me. He took very little time explaining what was going on and seemed impatient while listening to me. He did not take the time to answer all my questions. I was not impressed and would not refer him to anyone I know.
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Des Moines, IA |
Went to see him when under work comp, due to neck pain, scapula pain, pain down arms, wrist & hand pain with numbness, tingling & lack of sensation. He was absolutely rude and obnoxious! Interrupted me when I tried to speak or ask a question. Raised his voice at me & my husband when he couldn't...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Piper accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Pekin Insurance
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Piper has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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