Dr. Randall Porter, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Porter
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Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Dr. Randall Porter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.


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4.7

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Dr. Porter in my opinion is the best ever, he saved my daughters life twice, Megan has had 2 brain surgeries, and I could have not been anymore pleased that it was Dr. Porter that we were lucky enough to have him, I cannot say enough about this doctor, he's kind, knowledgeable and beyond the best!!!
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Pam Iles – May 01, 2020
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He did a very good job
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Dec 09, 2019
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Dr.Porter listens to all my concerns and responded with clear answers. I left his office with an understanding of all my options. The staff is always friendly and helpful as well. Finding Dr.Porter was a blessing.
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E. Agins – Jul 03, 2019
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All is ok so far. Nothing but good feelings after first visit
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Ray Korte in Phoenix , AZ – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr Porter is the best, saved my life.
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Cheryl Duhamel in Maricopa, AZ – Jun 07, 2019
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He is my neuro God!
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Christy Tedder Marrow in Peoria, AZ – May 21, 2019
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It took 20 years for a doctor to finally confirm a diagnosis of sciatica. It took another 20 years to be sent through rehab. After that, an MRI was finally ordered and it was determined that I needed surgery. I chose Dr. Porter based on recommendations from doctors I trusted. When I woke up after surgery the pain and numbness in my legs was completely gone. I had some pain at the incision site, but did not need pain meds when I went home. Within a week I was walking miles again with no leg pain! I'm going through rehab now and expect to be back hiking, running and doing aerobics soon. Everyone on staff is friendly and helpful and truly interested in my success.
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Peoria, AZ – May 09, 2019
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Dr. Porter removed a tumor in my spine on 4/2/2019. The operation was a success. From the first meeting with him I had total confidence in his knowledge and abilities. Dr. Porter prayed with me prior to surgery which gave me peace of mind and I knew that Jesus was in the operating room guiding us through out the procedure Thank you very much Dr. Porter Nancy Walker
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Walker Nancy in Sun City , AZ – Apr 06, 2019
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The procedure that was performed on me was a L4-5 left sided hemilaminotomy with foraminotomy and medical facetectomy . L 4-5 microdiskectomy. I followed his directions on recovery and therapy and actually felt as if I had no surgery at all. I have had a knee and shoulder replacement and this was the easiest recovery of all. I am sure much of that is do to how good Dr. Porter is as a neurosurgeon. I would recommend Dr. Poter to anyone who is need of neurosurgery. HE IS JUST THE BEST.
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Patrick Connolley in Anthem, AZ – Feb 03, 2019
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Excellent surgeon. Knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful. Always enjoy visits with Dr. Porter.
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Dorothy Wodraska in Sun Lakes, AZ – Dec 23, 2018
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Simply the best
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David VanDenburgh in PHOENIX , AZ – Sep 08, 2018
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Dr. Porter is an awesome brain surgeon. I was very lucky to have had him on my case. Cannot say enough about him as a doctor.
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Anna Campbell in Mesa, AZ – Aug 31, 2018
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Dr. Porter saved my life. His compassion and confidence gave me courage and strength and I am alive and well today because of him.
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Misty in Mesa, AZ – Jul 10, 2018
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I was a patient of Dr.Porter , I had 2 crainiotoyms both in April of 2014 & 2 gammaknife procedures 1 in 6/10 &12/15 He made it sound like he was so sure that he waz gonna cure my pain in my Head/Face nerve damage . It all backfired & the last I saw him , he said that maybe I should look into applying for Social Security ! What kind of Dr tells you that ???????? I'm only 43 years old now.
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Samshad Hussain in Glendale, AZ – Jun 10, 2018
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I had many issues with my back including lumbar spinal stenosis, herniated lumbosacral discs, lumbosacral spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and lumbar disc herniation. I received excellent care from everyone involved with Dr. Porter's office from Andrew the scheduler, to Julie the NP and last but not least Dr. Porter. What an amazing doctor!! He has such skill and knowledge! He made me feel so comfortable and even prayed with me before surgery. I am 2 months out now and I feel amazing!
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Show Low, Az – Dec 19, 2017
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I have seen Dr. Porter many times over the last 12 years--first with Trigeminal Neuralgia and then with Degenerative Cervical Disc issues--both requiring surgery. Throughout, he has been efficient, responsive to my inquiries, thorough, caring, and (most of all) is an excellent talented surgeon. I trust him. Over the years, his staff has always been well trained, efficient, and courteous.
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Nettie Erickson in Prescott, AZ and Sun City West, AZ – Nov 28, 2017
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Dr Porter is outstanding! Great service, great care. However, this "Andrew" that answers the phone calls is less than outstanding. Andrew is condescending, arrogant, and border line rude.
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Atlanta, GA – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Porter is an excellent surgeon, very compassionate and patient. His nurse Julie is also an excellent nurse. She is his "right hand man"! They went out of their way to help us and Dr. Porter was willing to come in on one of his off days. The reason for the 4 stars is because the contact person who answers all of Dr. Porter's calls, Andrew, can be a bit difficult and condescending at times. My other concern is that Dr. Porter was often very tired, overworked due to his demanding schedule.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jul 17, 2017
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Dr. Porter is extremely knowledgeable and proficient. He was very clear about the seriousness of my condition and the complexity of the surgical procedure required. He always inspired confidence in a positive outcome.
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Christopher Johnston in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 16, 2017
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Doctor Randall Porter has done five spine surgery's and he is the very bested surgeon, every time he did one of my surgery's he prayed and then he wiped away the tears on my face. If you ever need a neurosurgeon don't pass him by that would be a very bad mistake. He is the very best so if you want the very best doctor check him out because if he work's on you I promise you will be the next one here saying how great he is.
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Johnathan L. in Phoenix, AZ – Apr 10, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Barrow Neur Inst St Josephs Hosp
Residency Hospital
1998
Barrow Neurological Institute - Spine fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Maricopa Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Teacher of the Year,
  • Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons,

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(602) 406-4856

Dr. Porter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Self Pay
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Porter performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter performs Brain Surgery more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Porter performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Porter performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Meningiomas more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Acoustic Neuroma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Brain Cancer more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

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Dr. Porter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Porter 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
Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Porter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Locations

Barrow Brain and Spine

Phoenix2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Phoenix4530 E Muirwood Dr Ste 110 Phoenix, AZ 85048
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St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)