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Dr. Reza Shahim, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 80

Dr. Shahim

Neurological Surgery Associates

5201 Northshore Dr Ste 100 North Little Rock, AR 72118

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Dr. Reza Shahim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Shahim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shahim treats Herniated Disc more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shahim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shahim treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shahim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shahim's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Reza Shahim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Of Kentucky Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Kentucky Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Medical School
1990
University Of Arkansas
Undergraduate School
2001
1996
1995
1990

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Part of Spine Program Top 1% in Nation, 2012

Dr. Shahim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shahim

3.9

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(7)

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I can tell you he is an excellent surgeon and treats me with so much care and concern. I have never has a Dr treat me the way he does. He makes me feel like I matter. I love the staff as well, Amanda and Cristy are wonderful and I appreciate everything they do for me Tracy Rateliff
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Does not take time with the patient to explain what is needed. Does not offer any assistance with pain. Cost $450 for him to walk in, introduce himself, and tell me the could not do anything until I got a CT or MRI. $450. Charges for a cortisone shot were $4851! He has absolutely NO interest in his patients, do not offer any explanation of what is wrong or any options other than surgery. Would NEVER recommend him to another person!!!
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Dr. Shahim is very professional, very thorough, and explains everything in detail. My back surgery went off without a hitch. His staff are very efficient, caring, and friendly. I would recommend Dr. Shahim to anyone with back issues.
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Dr Shahim operated on my back a few years ago and the results were wonderful. My neck started giving me bad problems so I went back to him and he performed another surgery on my neck two months ago and the results were great. my back and neck are both doing really well. Arkansas Surgical Hospital is really nice and everything seems to be well run. I had to spend the night after each surgery and i could not ask to have been treated any better by the staff.
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Had 8 AM appointment. Dr. was not there and staff did not know where he was or when he would arrive. Waited 30 min. and asked for refund and left. Staff was not the least bit apologetic to the situation. As I was leaving parking lot the Dr. pulled in - 40 min. late. No wonder others complain of long wait times. There where 3 others waiting for him when I left. He starts his day off with a backlog apparently. With no considerations for others time.
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Very rushed and uncaring. Did not listen to reason why I was visiting him. Told me I had symptoms that I did not have and told me "I am a surgeon I don't do that". Treated me like I was beneath him and he couldn't be bothered with me and take enough time to listen to me when I waited for over an hour waiting on him. While he may be an outstanding surgeon I wouldn't trust him to operate on me.
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Very rushed, very uncaring, Did not have time to listen about my issues. He ended up telling me I don't have issues that I had been diagnosed with at Cook Children's hospital Fort Worth TX, at the age of 5, now I'm 20, and making up these issues according to Dr.Shahim. waste of time.
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Dr. Shahim performed a laminectomy/discectomy for my severe sciatica a week ago. I experienced immediate nerve pain relief & minimal incisional pain due to his minimal surgical approach. Also, the Ark. Surgical Hosp. is an excellent place to have surgery. There is obvious apprehension experienced by anyone facing these type procedures. Dr. Shahim and his nurses were very helpful in the whole process. Excellent surgeon.
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I'm very satisfied. I wish I had not waited.
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Dr. Shahim is a remarkable human being. Had it not been for him, I would have been permanently handicapped. His bedside manner was unmatched. I admired Dr. Shahim's compassion and genuine concern for my well being. If you have the good fortune of having Dr. Shahim as your surgeon, you will not be dissapointed. I feel that he is amongst the very best at what he does and would highly recommend him to anyone.
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