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Dr. John Steichen, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Steichen

Dr. John Steichen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(843) 723-8823

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Dr. Steichen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Steichen treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Steichen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Steichen treats Spinal Stenosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Steichen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Steichen treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Steichen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Steichen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Steichen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Harvard/Mass Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Harvard/Mass Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1981
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School
1991
1986
1985
1985
1981

Awards

Dr. Steichen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Steichen

4.2

Based on 53 reviews

5 Stars
77.35849056603773%
(41)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
1.8867924528301887%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7735849056603774%
(2)
1 Star
16.9811320754717%
(9)

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Masterful in his understanding of how back surgery will help an individual patient. Predictions were right on, including timetables.
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My visit was very professional. We were told everything going on with my back and what needed to be done. We were treated with the utmost respect. I will recommend him with out a doubt,
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excellent as always
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I found Dr. Steichen to be very professional, patient and pleasant. He allowed me the time to ask any questions. He was very thorough when going over my imaging results with me. He has a conservative approach to issues instead of rushing into surgery which I appreciate.
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Absolutely the best medical treatment I could ask for and was provided. Dr. Steichen and Larry his assistant are the best in their field. A comforting mix of professionalism, cutting-edge procedures and reassuring bedside manner converge to make these guys betyer than I every believed possible. You can't go wrong with them!
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An exceptional surgeon who clearly knows exactly what he is doing and carries out the procedure with a calm deliberation which gives comfort, not fear, to the patient. If I ever need any other neurosurgery I would come from anywhere to see Dr. Steichen
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Dr. Steichen is a blessing. I have a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor that he resected prior to chemo and radiation therapy. He is a talented and faith based, supportive surgeon who truly cares. I had a second opinion on oncology and trials from Duke University, which he and my oncologist supported. The experts at Duke noted that we had a truly gifted/skilled neurosurgeon as they rarely saw the degree of tumor resection he performed..... it matched their best.
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Dr. Steichen operated on my mother-in-law's spine a few years ago. Before the operation, he was very thorough in explaining the procedure and her recovery. She was in so much pain beforehand, and is virtually pain free now. Dr. Steichen is a wonderful and caring physician and I highly recommend him!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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Good office staff. Timely and attentive doctor. Did a great job on my neck. Highly recommended.
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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!
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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.
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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
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