Dr. John Piper, MD

Dr. John Piper, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. John Piper, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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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Dr. Piper's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piper treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piper treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Piper treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Piper treats Spine Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Piper treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Piper's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
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
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
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
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
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Piper, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1996
    University Ia Hosps And Clins
    Residency Hospital
    1996
  • 1991
    University Ia Hosps And Clins
    Internship Hospital
    1991
  • 1990
    Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School
    1990

Awards

Dr. Piper's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Piper

3.5

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
30%
(6)

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Average Wait Time
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Dr. Piper's Performance
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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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. ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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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...Read More
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Aetna
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American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test 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) Test 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 Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Pekin Insurance
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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