Dr. Philip Henkin, MD

Dr. Philip Henkin, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Neurosurgery

Dr. Philip Henkin, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University|Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and HCA Florida South Shore Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

NeuroSpine Center

NeuroSpine Center10740 Palm River Rd Ste 300 Tampa, FL 33619
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Dr. Henkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Henkin

3.5

Based on 132 ratings

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Truly Gifted Surgeon
I’m Thomas Capurso, my wife was Mynett . Dr Henkin treated my wife for a brain tumor . He performed 2 major surgeries and two biopsies. His surgical skills were nothing short of miraculous . He devoted his time , his weekends and even put off a Disney vacation for my wife . I was so blest you have had Dr Henkin as my wife’s surgeon . Also my wife was terrified of needles and required a spinal tap . We told Dr Henkin and He personally did the procedure . I was so thankful . I would gladly wait the three hours I’ve seen as negative comments for Dr Henkin . He sure did it for us and I am truly thankful . My wife was his patient from 9/00 to 7/04 . He gave us 4 years with a Glioblastoma. I was looking for him to check out some weakness in my right upper arm . Found out he moved . Need to plan a trip soon .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas Capurso – Jul 21, 2022
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Recent Patient
On January 13th, 2022, Dr. Philip Henkin did a successful keyhole lumbar laminotomy on me. It relieved my strong nerve pain in butt and leg and much intermittent numbness in legs and feet all caused by severe stenosis. This is the 4th life-changing surgery he has done for me! All wonderfully successful with quick recoveries. The 1st 2 were carpal tunnel on each hand. In February 2019 he did a four and a half hour surgery, which was cervical discectomy and fusion- putting in three artificial discs, a steel plate and screws and removing multiple bone spurs, thus ending neck pain and numbness in my arms and hands. He was always polite and kind to me. Were it not for his wonderful surgeries, I would not have the good new life I have now. He is a man of integrity and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants help. Sincerely Deborah Farrel
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Farrel – Jul 03, 2022
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Waited 4 hours. Won’t be back. He is very disrespectful of his patients, who are in pain (reason for being there)
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Barbara brazel – Sep 16, 2021
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Dr Mengele destroyed my balance and ability to walk at least a mile & I used to run marathons.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Arthur Cabral – Apr 09, 2021
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Dr Henkin fixed my lower spine just a year after my double lung transplant. Three years later i am scheduled to have neck repaired next week. No one else will touch my spine
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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BCH – Feb 22, 2021
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Dr is good. The wait time in his office is the worst! 3 hour wait each visit. Very disrespectful of your time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 15, 2021
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NOt a good experience it was like I had a disease or something the front desk was rude and then 30 minutes later (6 pm) I was able to see the doc who looked at my MRI that had shown the area of L2/L3 was compressing the nerve and had surgery already by a real surgeon. This doctor didn't see anything to cause me my pain. He never tested me for any strength or asked where the pain was. Needless to say I went to another surgeon who ordered a new MRI which showed the L2//L3 disc had burst and a cyst had occurred pressing on the nerve and the spinal cord was severely compressed. I had surgery the same week. I'm glad I found a new surgeon as this guy simply picks and chooses who he wants to work on. This doc is a sham with no manners and who doesn't seem to recognize his oath.
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Dec 03, 2020
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2 years ago- Tuesday 9-1-18, Dr Henkin gave me a pain free life back after fusion surgery. I am eternally grateful to this man. He might have long wait times, but he is worth the wait. He is unbelievable! The pain was so unbearable I couldn’t walk and he came in on a Saturday and operated on me. I just want him to know I hope I never have to see him again and how grateful I am.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Siegal – Aug 31, 2020
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Had surgery yesterday and feeling substantially better than several months. No pain even at surgical site. Dr. Henkin patiently explain in the office and before surgery what would happen. Everything went as discussed. Would no hesitate to refer Dr. Henkin to others or heaven forbid have him do a future surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dan – Jul 09, 2020
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Moved to Florida from NC, in feb. was referred to dr. Henken by dr. Cases and had an appt. within 3 days. Had surgery done March 6, Dr. Henken explained the surgery Very well of what he would be doing right down to drawing a picture of my cervical area and building a cage to grow bone. My surgery went great didn’t have no pain after wards can’t even tell I had surgery , barely see a scar! Everything healed up great. Have some muscle spasms but that is to be expected for a while. I would highly recommend him to everybody. Thank you Dr Henken. Lisa Roton
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa A Roton – Jun 29, 2020
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He stabilized my lower spine. He is great. Not much of a personality, but I picked him because he knows what he is doing. He comes highly recommended from me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy Booth – May 27, 2020
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This guy was a jerk! He treated my wife with Alzheimer’s very poorly, trying to make her feel stupid. Specialists with such poor bedside manners, should let their physician assistants or nurse practitioners handle their appointments. He clearly had a golf game to get to or something more important to do than see his patients. What a jerk!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Stephen Hunt – Apr 10, 2020
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This guy should have stayed a mechanical engineer!
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Feb 08, 2020
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First I have to tell you that when you make an appointment you will be waiting at least 3 to 4 weeks. Then once you show up to your appointment you may have to be rescheduled or wait 2 to 3 hours due to over scheduling. Malpractice Alert: I requested a formal report of my visit with Dr. Henkin which I received today. There are three pages. 1 page describes detailed physical examination actions performed on me including basic checks like heart rate, height, weight, etc. it also included detailed tests performed on me by Dr. Henkin to include an array of checks on my neck area arms, legs, knees, etc. NONE OF THAT HAPPENED. IT IS A COMPLETE LIE AND IS MORE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH THAT ITS EXTREMELY HURTFUL AND DISRESPECTFUL. I WILL PURSUE LEGAL ACTION AND INCLUDE THIS REVIEW ON EVERY OUTLET POSSIBLE. When I met Dr. Henkin about my neck pain he spent about five to seven minutes with me and did not provide any useful information as to why I was experiencing pain and discomfort
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Ben Schreffler – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Henkin is a wonder Doctor and surgeon. No one would do anything for my husband for 14 years of pain except to give more pain medicines. We went to Dr. Henkin for one last opinion. In my opinion he is a miracle doctor. He doesn't promise anything he can't deliver on. He is a straight forward honest doctor who cares. He did wonders for my husband. I trusted him with my husband's life and he did more than he promised. He is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 18, 2019
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Dr. Henkin is a great surgeon! I was very pleased and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon. The office staff is wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Henkin is a great surgeon! I was very pleased and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon. The office staff is wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 14, 2019
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out of pain after surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 02, 2019
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Dr. Henkin was always polite and kind, and a straight-talker. In Feb. 2019, he did a complex 4.5 hour neck surgery at three levels. There were no complications nor any unusual pains. He ended 30+ years of intermittent misery. And, lucky for me, he also diagnosed and did successful carpal tunnel surgery on both my hands. Finally, in April 2019, at my request, he ordered a lumbar MRI. He did not recommend surgery at this time, but told me to come back if symptoms worsened. His thorough explanation was a wonderful relief. He is a busy, highly-skilled brilliant surgeon. And a man of integrity. I have sent my neurologist, Dr Zala, a thank you letter for referring me to Dr. Henkin.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 02, 2019
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Dr. Henkin did an amazing job with my spinal fusion. I haven't had any pain since before surgery. He changed my life!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 02, 2019
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (10/20/2020)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Henkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Henkin performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Henkin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Henkin performs Spinal Compression Fracture Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Henkin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Henkin treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Henkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Philip Henkin is a neurosurgeon in Brandon, Florida. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1991
Ohio State University|Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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New patients may call (813) 588-8303 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Philip Henkin, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Philip Henkin, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Philip Henkin, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Henkin's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Philip Henkin, MD treat?

Dr. Henkin frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Acoustic Neuroma, and Aneurysm. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Philip Henkin, MD's office address?

Dr. Henkin's office is located at 10740 Palm River Rd Ste 300, Tampa, FL 33619. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Philip Henkin, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Philip Henkin, MD is affiliated with HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and HCA Florida South Shore Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Philip Henkin, MD have?

Dr. Henkin has over 31 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Philip Henkin, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.5/5 for Dr. Philip Henkin, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

Brandon, FL

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

HCA Florida South Shore Hospital

Sun City Center, FL

54% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)