Dr. John Prall, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. John Prall, MD
Dr. Prall is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is experienced in all types of cranial and spinal surgery, and is nationally renowned for his expertise in vascular compression syndromes, including trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Prall earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from The University of Cincinnati. He currently holds an appointment as a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

7780 S Broadway Ste 350

Littleton, CO 80122

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Dr. John Prall, MD

Dr. John Prall, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 86% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 85% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Prall has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prall's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prall to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Prall's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Prall did a tremendous job with my back surgery! He spent a great deal of time explaining my options, making sure I understood all the various treatment strategies and that I was comfortable with my decision. His staff was friendly and very responsive and handled all the logistics and post-op paperwork quite efficiently. At every post-operative visit Dr. Prall took a lot of time to make sure my questions were answered. Great experience overall and I would strongly recommend Dr. Prall to
in Albuquerque, NM |
Excellent surgeon! My wife had spinal surgery one day ago and she is up and walking already and practically no pain! Dr. Prall is not only professional but genuinely caring and thorough. We can not say enough about him. Highly recommend Dr. Prall for any neurological surgery.
Parker, CO |
Dr. Prall is an exceptional surgeon. He has a great team. very professional and I am very thankful for my results.
in Centennial, CO |
As you search for Neurosurgeons in the Denver area, Dr. Prall comes highly rated for good reason. I had severe cervical stenosis so I set a consultation to meet him. Dr. Prall was patient and educated me well as to my condition and options. Once the surgery was scheduled I felt at ease and confident with my decision to proceed. He has a wonderful bedside manner and explained what my recovery expectations would be. My outcome couldn't have been better. I have also referred him to friends.
in Littleton CO |
Dr Prall is absolutely the best surgeon! I've had two back surgeries with him since 2004 - my most recent two months ago. He has helped me tremendously! I would recommend him to anyone having any kind of pain. The staff at Littleton Hospital raved about him both times I had surgery. He listens to your concerns and recommends the best solution. He is amazing!!
in Bellevue, NE |
I was unable stop the surgery that, Dr. Prall felt necessary to perform on my 80 year old Mother. I live in another State, by the time I knew what was happening with my, already weak Mother, I was informed that Dr. Prall had performed the surgery. My Mother passed away 45 days after this surgery. Not because of Dr. Prall's surgery, because of her illness that was not stroke related. I feel, without the surgery, there may have been a more quality to her last days than what we had.
in Littleton, CO |
I have used Dr. Prall and his staff twice, both with remarkable results. The first time was 12 years ago with an L5-S1 fusion. I was in horrific pain, and frequently spent days in bed prior to the surgery. My pain was completely gone after the first surgery. My second surgery was this September - L4-L5-S1 with the same results following excruciating sciatica due to a degenerative disc. Expect 8 weeks in a back brace, and excellent results. Walking builds your core, and improves recovery!
in Breckenridge, CO |
Dr Prall was my second opinion, he was a tremendous help and kept me from making a BIG mistake. The surgery (fuse three levels 3-4 4-5 5-6 went very well, recovery time was short I feel I have full mobility and no pain.
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Dr. Prall accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
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    Options PPO

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