Dr. John G. Piper, MD

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Dr. John G. Piper, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Iowa Clinic Neurological/Spinal 1215 Pleasant St Ste 608, Des Moines, IA 50309 Get Directions
(515) 223-3800

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Dr. Piper specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Des Moines, IA. He practices at 1 location.

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3.5 based on 19 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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 and only did one. Within 3 months of surgery I was back in pain and had facet block on C7 it was the level that was causing most or maybe all of my pain. I have to now and go back to fix that level.
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.
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 sit & be quiet anymore. Chances are some of this may have been because I was there for WC. I wouldn't go see him again if he was the last surgeon available. Btw initial WC hearing came down in my favor.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotaxis

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    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

  • Medical School
    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Ia Hosps and Clins

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ia Hosps and Clins

    Completed in 1996

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Piper's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients