Dr. Randall Porter, MD

Dr. Randall Porter, MD

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50 y/o
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Dr. Randall Porter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Porter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Porter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Porter "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. "

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • 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 Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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28  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Southern Methodist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Maricopa Med Center Phoenix Az
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Barrow Neurological Institute Neurological Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Barrow Neurological Institute - Spine fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Barrow Neurological Institute Cerebrovascular/skull Base
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Karloinski Institute, Stockholm, Sweeden-Gamma Knife
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • Universiety Of Pittsburgh-Cyberknife
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Porter is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Porter's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Porter to family and friends
159 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (159)

  • 5
    (143)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Porter'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 (12)

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...more
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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. ...more
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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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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...more
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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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