Dr. Randall Porter, MD

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Dr. Porter
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Telehealth services available

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. Dr. Porter has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Porter to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Porter

4.7

Based on 184 ratings

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He explained things well and spent some time with me...meaning not in a hurry to get to the next patient which unfortunately happens more often then I like.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Nov 19, 2021
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explained everything so i understood what i was facing
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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susan stamps – Aug 27, 2021
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very good.
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
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Nancy Smitch – Aug 12, 2021
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Dr. Porter was a little concerned because I am an 84 year old man who has never had any previous procedures. He wanted to make sure that I understood what was involved if I had the surgery and the risks that might accompany the surgery. He asked pertinent questions before the surgery to understand my complete needs and did the same post-surgery to determine if the surgery was a success. The surgery was greater than my expectations; I am able to resume the usual long walks, with no weakness or pain, that I did in the past. Dr. Porter was very thorough with my wife and I on how to prevent infection while caring for the incision once we were home and he spent as long as we needed to talk to us and answer all of our questions. He never seemed rushed; it was as though I was his only patient. I felt that he was pleased with my progress only 13 days post surgery.
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
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David H. Pilcher – Jul 22, 2021
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Very nice and friendly personnel. Excellent Dr. manners
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
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Elizabeth Castillo – Mar 14, 2021
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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!!!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Pam Iles – May 01, 2020
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He did a very good job
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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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.
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
8 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Ray Korte in Phoenix , AZ – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr Porter is the best, saved my life.
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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Cheryl Duhamel in Maricopa, AZ – Jun 07, 2019
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He is my neuro God!
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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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.
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
6 people found this helpful
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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
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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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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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.
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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Dorothy Wodraska in Sun Lakes, AZ – Dec 23, 2018
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Simply the best
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
1 person found this helpful
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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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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!
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
2 people found this helpful
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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...Read more

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Randall Porter, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Randall Porter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Porter frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Porter specializes.

Where is Dr. Randall Porter, MD's office located?

Dr. Porter's office is located at 2910 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Randall Porter, MD speak?

Dr. Porter speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Porter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Porter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Porter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 406-4856.

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.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Porter is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Neurostimulation
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Dr. Porter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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(602) 406-4856

Dr. Porter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Barrow Brain and Spine

Phoenix2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
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