Dr. Randall W. Porter, MD

Dr. Randall W. Porter, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 48 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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4.7 based on 152 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (140)
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Phoenix, AZ |
Back Office staff not compassionate - calls patient a week before surgery to advise pt., if oustanding balance, not paid, no surgery; quoted a ridiculous amount due as a deductible; per insurance, not accurate. A tactic to intimidates patient into paying and stressing before surgery. Patient is also told that patient was "lucky" Dr. Porter did first surgery, even though there was outstanding amount. Unbelievable!
in Prescott, AZ |
Dr. Porter recently completed a surgery on my C2 Ganglion nerves to sever them after YEARS of severe headaches, especially on my left side. After exhausting pain management and doing a trial on the St. Jude neurostimulator, it was decided that direct surgery was most likely the best course of action. During surgery, Dr. Porter found the left Ganglion involved with the C1 & C2 vertebrae, clearly the root cause for years of suffering. I am now looking forward to a pain and Rx free life!
Mesa,AZ |
Spent considerable time discussing options. His N.P. was always available to answer questions and facilitate communication. Superb surgeon, yet down to earth and easy to talk with. Explains things well.
El Mirage, AZ |
Waited over four hours in exam room to se him. He said he was very busy (NOT MY PROBLEM). He never looked at any of my MRIs, just read the results, never read any other doctors results, never wanted to physically look at any of my problems, never looked at the questions I had to answer before my appointment! The only thing he told me HE WAS A SURGEON Which he told me twice. Made another appt. which was worst than the first ! DONT WASTE YOU TIME AND MONEY
in Glendale, Arizona |
Dr. Porter is absolutely an amazing doctor. He put me at ease and comforted me at a time when I was extremely nervous and scared. He was extremely thorough and explaining everything to me in a way I could understand. I am only almost two weeks post-op at this point from a lower lumbar disc replacement and fusion surgery. So far himself and his office staff have been extremely wonderful checking up on me and making sure things are going okay. I will add more to the survey at a later time.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College Of Rush University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Maricopa Med Center Phoenix Az

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Barrow Neurological Institute Neurological Surgery

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Barrow Neurological Institute Cerebrovascular/Skull Base

    Completed in 2000

  • Other Education
    Karloinski Institute, Stockholm, Sweeden-Gamma Knife

    Completed in 2001

    Universiety Of Pittsburgh-Cyberknife

    Completed in 2004

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Porter's Office & Staff

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Dr. Porter's 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 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.