Dr. John Steichen, MD

Dr. John Steichen, MD


Neurosurgery | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. Steichen specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Charleston, SC. He practices at 2 locations.

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Patient Reviews (8)
Charleston, SC |
I highly recommend Dr. Steichen for a Neurosurgeon. He has been my doctor for over 5 years and has performed back surgery as well as brain surgery. I have worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years and have had the opportunity to be in the OR with many surgeons. Dr. Steichen is one of the most talented surgeons Charleston has to offer. He is the BEST and that is why I chose him to do my surgeries. Patient care is his top priority and you will know that when you meet him. He's a blessing!
in Charleston, SC |
I don't normally do surveys, but this doctor really helped me. I travelled a long way to see him and it was well worth it. I am out of pain now and my golf swing is almost where I left off. His office staff was great in getting me through "the system" quickly and efficiently at each visit. Kudos and thanks to Dr. Steichen and his staff.
in Mount Pleasant, SC |
When my husband had his accident, I thought he would never be able to work again. After a few months of therapy with Dr. Steichen at St. Francis hospital my husband was back on his feet and he was able to start work again. He is almost fully healed! He could have been paralyzed! Thank you Dr. Steichen!
in North Charleston, SC |
Good office staff. Timely and attentive doctor. Did a great job on my neck. Highly recommended.
in Charleston, SC |
Dr. Steichen is just the best. His bedside manner was great. He got me through without having to have the surgery. I had to get some tests and injections which weren't fun, and he told me it would take a few weeks to get better. And he was right! I am pain free and back to being the mom I used to be thanks to him! He's an angel!
Charleston, SC |
Dr. Steichen did my back surgery. He was very knowledgeable and spent the time to explain my issue and options. He is highly intelligent, caring and compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone. He and his staff took great care of me and I am happy to say I feel great and pain free. Great experience.
I would without a doubt highly recommend Dr. Steichen for a neurosurgeon!! He performed surgery on my brain as well as my back. I have worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and have seen many surgeons operate in the operating room. I can say that Dr. Steichen is one of the BEST SURGEONS Charleston has to offer. That is why I choose him to do my surgeries and will continue to see him for follow ups. He is a super talented surgeon. I couldn't be more pleased with my outcome.
in Charleston, SC |
This doctor butchered my husband a few years ago. He was a strong 20 year old, now he is disabled and in the hospital for weeks at a time. He has had 6 back surgerys since this dr butchered him and has lost his kidney and part of his intestines. Rethink before you commit to a very promising sounding this surgery this doctor will say you "need". Please! Our lives are ruined. He should have his liscence removed. Oh forgot to mention he was also given a Mrsa infection from this surgery
Since 1992 I've provided neurosurgical care to thousands of patients. I feel confident this was not my patient.With certainty, the complications described did not occur under my care, as they are inconsistent with the surgeries I perform. That being said, I am saddened to hear of this patient's complications and what he has endured. I remain committed to exceptional care and believe this post is factually false. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this and ask the reviewer to please contact me.
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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 Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Harvard/Mass Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard/Mass Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, Davis

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotaxis