Dr. John Shiau, MD

Dr. John Shiau, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. John Shiau, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Staten Island, NY. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.Read his story

1099 Targee St

Staten Island, NY 10304

Contact Information

(718) 448-3210

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Shiau performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 87% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 77% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Shiau's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shiau "Dr. John Shiau, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Staten Island, NY. He has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Shiau is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shiau "Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute is a boutique neurosurgical practice in New York City, dedicated to providing each and every patient with the most skilled and least invasive neurosurgical care. At MISSI, we are committed to spending the time our patients deserve, in a compassionate and professional manner. Dr. Shiau has spent his career perfecting and advancing minimally invasive spine surgery, having educated hundreds of neuro and spine surgeons across the globe in his cutting edge techniques. "


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 12/10/2013
    Amount or Range: Below average
    Nature of Complaint: County of event: Richmond County, NY
    State: New York
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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Mount Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mount Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shiau has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shiau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shiau's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shiau to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shiau's Performance

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Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in Rahway, NJ |
He has such a great personality and his bed side manor is unbelievable. I know he’s an amazing neurosurgeon but he is an even better person. The staff is top notch!
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New Jersey |
I am a medical professional who works occasionally with Dr. Shiau so my experience may be a little different. I asked him to treat my mother because I know so much about him. He performed a minimally invasive fusion with excellent results. I chose him because he truly does minimally invasive...more
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We truly appreciate your honest opinion and professional medical experience. We wish your mother the best health.
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Staten Island, NY |
I saw Dr. Shiau after having had surgery by another surgeon which I think was botched. No-one was willing to even see me because I had already had surgery by someone else. Dr. Shiau not only saw me and fixed me with minimally invasive surgery but I appreciated that he was very realistic about...more
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in Staten Island, NY |
This man saved my life twice so I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks
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Hi Peter. We are thrilled to hear that he was able to save your life more than once. Dr. Shiau takes great pride in the care he provides and wants only the best for his patients. Please don't hesitate to call...more
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in Staten Island, NY |
He's very personable and one of the best surgeons in the country. We're very lucky to have him in Staten island.
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Thank you John! We appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Please don't hesitate to contact us if ever your in need.
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Dr. Shiau accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Shiau has admitting privileges

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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Richmond University Medical Center
355 Bard Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
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Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305
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