Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD

Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(39)
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Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Mercy Care
  • 4 More

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Neuroplasty
very high
more than 96% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Theodore "At BNA, we put our patients first. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions. As a patient of BNA, your health and well-being are important to us. The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
54

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Trauma Neurosurgery

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Georgetown Univ. School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Neurological Surgery Teacher of the Year award - St. Joseph's Academic Affairs, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001
Media & Publications

Dr. Theodore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Theodore's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Theodore to family and friends
4.5
based on 39 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Theodore's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Arlington, VA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Theodore. Thank you Dr. T for all you've done!
in Baltimore, MD |
Met with Dr. Theodore and his team at Hopkins - he came highly recommended from a close family friend. Couldn't be happier with my care and his bedside manner.
Dover, DE |
I felt like Dr. Theodore addressed my condition very thouroughly. His approach was conservative and I felt very comfortable with his recommendations. He put me at ease and was very reassuring. I saw him at Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery in Baltimore, MD though-not in AZ.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
Rude, condescending, un-compassionate to say the least. Says he wouldn't do the surgery if I didn't think I could help you, and then the surgery doesn't help. Then says let's do a fusion - I wouldn't do a fusion if I didn't think it would help you. Trust him - no way.
in Avondale, AZ |
I have neurofibromatosis, a condition that has no real treatment and back in May of 2015 I was hospitalized with a tumor that cover my 1-4th vertebrae. By the time I went into the NICU for surgery I had already lost the ability to walk and use my hands and arms. I was resigned with the possibility that I would be a quadriplegic, but at St. Josephs, Dr Theodore performed surgery and I've recovered and am ability to do the things I thought I'd never be able to do again.
in Chandler, AZ |
Would not want to go to any other neuro surgeon. He's the best in every way: before, during and after surgery.
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Dr. Theodore accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Ameriben
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • MultiPlan
    RAN/AMN
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
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