Dr. Reza Shahim, MD

Dr. Reza Shahim, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
Dr. Reza Shahim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery.

5201 Northshore Dr Ste 100

North Little Rock, AR 72118

Contact Information

(501) 225-0880

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
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25  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Part of Spine Program Top 1% in Nation, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Shahim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shahim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shahim to family and friends
28 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shahim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Dear TE, I'm sorry for the experience you had while visiting me and my office. Sometimes things arise that are out of my control, but I understand your frustration. I apologize for the wait and appreciate your feedback. Sincerely, Reza Shahim, MD

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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...more
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Dear Breedlove, I apologize for your experience during your visit. It is never my intention for my patients to not have a positive experience when visiting with me. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Sincerely, Reza Shahim, MD

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