Dr. John Zinkel, MD

Dr. John Zinkel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. John Zinkel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

21605 E 11 Mile Rd

Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081

Contact Information

(586) 774-4600

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Zinkel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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13  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Detroit Rec Hospital and University Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zinkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zinkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zinkel to family and friends
31 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zinkel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Nothing but good things from me. I spent a total of over 8 weeks DAILY, in hospital, under his care. He saved my brain and sanity from a massive bilateral subdural hemorrhage, and early this winter performed an elective arthroscopic lumbar decompression. I had other opinions from three prominent...more
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Great surgeon.. very thorough and knows exactly what and how to do things. Would recommend highly.
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Love Dr. Zinkel! He has been there every time I have needed back surgery (4) and (1)neck surgery. He is thorough, patient and very kind. He has the best staff around! ?????? I recommend him to anyone who needs surgery
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Totally a five start surgeon! I had total trust in Dr. Zinkel since he was once of the first to perform minimally invasive surgery. I had a herniated disc and sciatica in my left leg. It has only been 30 days for me but I can tell the difference already. According the staff at Beaumont, he is a...more
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Dr. Zinkel has always been very trustworthy in everything that he's told me. I respect that he well known in the industry as a leading expert and has dedicated his life to neuroscience. I would recommend him to anybody I know as I can guarantee he will provide the best service known to mankind at...more
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