Dr. John Reeves, MD

Dr. John Reeves, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

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Dr. John Reeves, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Spectrum Neurosurgery The Brain & Spine Specialists

2800 Hearne Ave

Shreveport, LA 71103
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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more than 88% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Reeves' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Reeves "A native of Shreveport, Dr. Reeves graduated from Captain Shreve High School and from LSU in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree at LSU Medical School in New Orleans. During his residency he trained at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Harvard Children's Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Following that he moved to Switzerland to work with the premier cerebrovascular and brain tumor neurosurgeon in the world. During his medical training, Dr. Reeves was directly influenced by internationally-respected neurosurgeons who helped form his neurosurgical ethics and philosophy. These include: Dr. David G. Kline, Boyd Professor of Neurosurgery, with special interest in peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Kline recruited Dr. Reeves as a student. Dr. Edward Benzel at LSU School of Medicine Shreveport, who has influenced generations of spine surgeons. Doctors John Shilleto and Michael Scott, Harvard's Children's Hospital/ Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. M. Gazi Yasargil, cerebrovascular and brain tumor specialists, considered one of the two most influential neurosurgeons of the 20th century. After completing his training, Dr. Reeves moved to Wichita Falls, TX, at the time a neurosurgically-underserved area of the state. He practiced there for most of his career, only returning to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina for 18 months. He is pleased to return to his hometown to share his expertise. As a result of his broad training and experience, Dr. Reeves considers himself to be a careful and prudent physician and surgeon, applying his neurosurgical art when necessary, declining it when appropriate, or referring to other colleagues when the case demands. On a personal level, Dr. Reeves is married to Jamie Woodruff Reeves, who is a very fine neurosurgical nurse and coordinator. Many patients will meet her at the office or hospital. Dr. Reeves has two wonderful daughters, Ashley, a medical student in LSUHSC New Orleans, and Hannah is a business major at LSU Baton Rouge. Dr. Reeves enjoys the usual southern pastimes of fishing, golfing, fitness exercise, cooking and entertaining, and reading. And of course, he enjoys his dogs."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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21  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • LSU Medical Center, Shreveport
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • LSU Medical Center, Shreveport
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • LSU Medical Center Shreveport
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Lsu School Of Medicine, New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Reeves has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Extremely smart and explains everything in detail for me to understand. Spent time with me and answered every question that I had. I never felt rushed like I do at some other clinics. I woke up in the recovery room after surgery out of pain and have been able to live my life again thanks to him!!
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Dr. Reeves did a wonderful job on my back surgery. Very professional. Glad I didn't waste my time going to the metroplex. I had a fast recovery.
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I would NOT recommend Dr. Reeves to family or friends. I have had an infection that was not treated by Dr. Reeves, but was blamed on an allergic reaction to a specific surgical device. I have had recurring issues and he has had no interest in being proactive in helping treat my problems long...Read More
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Dr Reeves operated on me and tore me apart. The man shouldn't be allowed to operate.
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He was very polite and explained everything to me so I could understand him.
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