Dr. John Shiau, MD

Dr. John Shiau, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(732) 479-6905

Dr. John Shiau, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Maplewood, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shiau to book an appointment.

Locations

VIP Medical Wellness, LLC

VIP Medical Wellness, LLC2040 Millburn Ave Ste 301 Maplewood, NJ 07040
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Shiau's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shiau

4.3

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
14.705882352941176%
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (30)
  • Appointment scheduling (29)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (29)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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Dr Shiau absolutely saved my life from the VA, not only did he do surgery on my spine but was very forth coming about other parts of my spine and told me they will only get worse over time! And when the other parts of my spine did in fact started to get worse he immediately saw me, ordered more tests and again performed more surgery to the other parts of my damaged spine! I would and have recommended Dr Shiau as a physician! And on top of that he has personally answered all of the emails I have sent to him over the years over concerns I’ve had about my back!
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Eric – Jun 10, 2020
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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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Vince M in Rahway, NJ – Oct 09, 2017
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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 surgery. From my experience, there are surgeons that say they do but always end up with recommendations for traditional surgery. He is also honest and is truly skilled at what he does.
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New Jersey – Aug 24, 2017
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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 what to expect and didn't just try to tell me that everything will be great like the first surgeon.
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Staten Island, NY – Aug 23, 2017
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This man saved my life twice so I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks
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Peter in Staten Island, NY – Aug 03, 2017
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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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John m in Staten Island, NY – Jul 24, 2017
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Very kind and explains very well. Patient.
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Dragana in Staten Island, NY – Jul 17, 2017
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Very calm and easygoing
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Neal in Staten Island, NY – Jul 10, 2017
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I went to Dr Shiau with a bad disc herniation in my lowet back causing extreme discomfort in my leg. After trying non-surgical options first with no relief, we opted for surgery. Dr Shiau sat with me and discussed every detail of the surgery so I was very comfortable with the decision. The surgery lasted only 45 minutes and I walked out of the hospital pain free.
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Staten Island, NY – Mar 21, 2017
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This review is for Staten Island office at Targee street. They have absolutely no regards to their patients. You NEVER get in on time! Today, we are here 3 hours and this is ABSOLUTELY NORMAL (It's been like this for the last 2 years) I asked them specificaly what is the wait and advised them that I have another appointment 3 hours later that I cannot miss. On top of that Iam only here for paperwork which they refused to accept via fax. STAY AWAY!
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Bronx, NY – Feb 14, 2017
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I read all the reviews and I have to say that the one star is not accurate. He is a wonderful surgeon and spent time explaining what I had and what all my options were - surgical and non-surgical. He was able to do my surgery minimally invasive and I went home 45 minutes after my surgery for a herniated disc. I am now pain free.
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Jackson, NJ – Feb 13, 2017
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Dr. Shiau spent quite a lot of time with me and I did not feel rushed. He offered a minimally invasive option that was completely different than the opinions I got with other surgeons. I searched for minimally invasive surgeons and even those surgeons would say it wasn't possible. I saw him in Manhattan and there was no wait at all.
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New York, NY – Feb 12, 2017
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The gripes regarding wait time seems like it was a bad day because I waited only 30 minutes in Manhattan. I came to see him for minimally invasive spinal surgery.
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Satisfied Patient in Brooklyn, NY – Nov 12, 2016
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I had a 3:30 appointment, it's now 5:10 and I still haven't been called in to see him yet.
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J – Apr 05, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/30/2020)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

Check Dr. Shiau's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Shiau's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neck Pain
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Ultrasound

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(732) 479-6905

Dr. Shiau accepts the following insurance:

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
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Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
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
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. John Shiau is a board certified Neurosurgeon, well recognized and respected nationally for his participation and contributions towards the advancement...Read more

Biography

Dr. John Shiau, MD is a minimally invasive neurological spine surgery specialist in Staten Island. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1990.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Mandarin
  • Mandarin
  • Minnan

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Shiau, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (732) 479-6905.

Does Dr. John Shiau, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shiau has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Shiau, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Shiau, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shiau's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Shiau, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Shiau, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shiau frequently treats Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion, Back Pain, and Cervical Disc Replacement. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shiau treats.

Where is Dr. John Shiau, MD's office located?

Dr. Shiau's office is located at 2040 Millburn Ave Ste 301, Maplewood, NJ 07040. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Shiau, MD speak?

Dr. Shiau speaks Taiwanese, Chinese, Mandarin, and Chinese, Min Nan. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shiau is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Richmond University Medical Center

Staten Island, NY

45% Patient Experience Rating, 24% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received