Dr. Stephen Shafizadeh, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Shafizadeh
Accepting new patients

CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210 Little Rock, AR 72205

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(501) 552-6412

Dr. Stephen Shafizadeh, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shafizadeh to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shafizadeh's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Dr. Shafizadeh performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Shafizadeh performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Subdural Hemorrhage
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Dr. Shafizadeh treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Shafizadeh treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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Dr. Shafizadeh treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Shafizadeh treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Dr. Shafizadeh's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Radiation Treatment
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Shafizadeh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shafizadeh

5.0

Based on 104 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (98)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (98)
  • Explained conditions well (97)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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Dr. Shafizadeh recently did a neck surgery that was very hard and complex. The scheduling took time but I understood due to having a complicated neck issue. The staff at hospital and clinic is awesome could not ask for better. He is amazing doctor answered all questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Michael Johnson – Feb 09, 2021
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I had recent surgery on my neck with D. Shafizadeh. The surgery went planned as scheduled and I had no complications. I feel so much better and I am able to go back to playing pool with friends that I have not done since having major neck pain. Dr. Shafizadeh is very accurate, smart, direct with decision making and great bedside manner. Shannon his office assistant is very helpful AWESOME experience with both.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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James Osborne – Feb 04, 2021
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I received excellent treatment through Dr. Shafizadeh and his team when I needed diagnosis and surgery for my TIA's. Everything was done well, professionally, and skillfully, so that my problems were eliminated. I was impressed by the Dr.'s ability to explain things clearly, and to take the time to do so. The only complaint I have is the amount of time I had to spend waiting in his office for my follow-up appointment. It was over 2.5 hours; during which several other patients walked out. I believe that, if this is typical, the problem needs to be addressed for the sake of the practice. Other than that, my experience was 100% good.
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
  • Long wait times
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Pete, a recent patient – Dec 31, 2020
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Dr. Shafizadeh was very informative and helpful during my day at St. Vincent in Sherwood. My wife and I are very thankful for the care we received during and after the surgery. Dr.Shafizadeh is a wonderful Dr. and his assistant Shannon is so helpful and compassionate.
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
No results
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Billy Williams – Dec 03, 2020
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I am very grateful to Dr. Shafizadeh for the care and concern that was shown to my husband and I during my husband's illness. May God bless him to be the brilliant Dr. that he is. The staff at the office was compassionate and caring to us when we came in to see him after the hospital stay.
What went well
  • 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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Michael Bailey – Nov 18, 2020
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I am writing on behalf of my family member that has had to surgeries with Dr. Shafizadeh. He had one aneurysm in 2018 and was very well taken care of then he had to go back in 2019 for the left side aneurysm. Dr. Shafizadeh did a magnificent job of explaining everything that would happen during and after the procedure. He was very kind to us and his staff at the office.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R King – Oct 06, 2020
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Dr. Shafizadeh is a very caring and knowledgeable neurosurgeon! He has always taken the time to make sure I completely understood my diagnosis and the care plan to make me better. I was blind due to a pituitary tumor. Dr. Shafizadeh removed the very complicated tumor and I am now able to see even without glasses. His staff are also amazing people, especially Ms. Annie!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Tasnim – Jun 02, 2020
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Dr. Shafizadeh is an AMAZING SURGEON! I took a fall which caused bleeding on my brain. He got me in immediately and did brain surgery, without flaw. He was VERY informative and explained the entire process in “understandable” details. He remained in contact with my family and provided consistent updates and care. He saved my life! I would highly recommend this surgeon to any and everyone in need.
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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Mildred Jones – May 15, 2020
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I was seen at St. Vincent hospital in Sherwood for a stroke then had to go back because I could not speak. Dr. Shafizadeh was very informative and answered all questions that my wife and I had. I just saw him at his office and again he and his staff were very helpful with the questions and the medications that I am taking.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Apr 10, 2020
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I was airlifted to St. Vincent North for intracerebral hemorrhaging. I became a patient of Dr. Shafizadeh and he operated on me for an intracranial aneurysmectomy on 12/17/19. I survived this surgery miraculously with none of the devastating side-effects-blindness, paralysis, & even death. I thank God for guiding Dr. Shafizdaeh and the team for my recovery. Dr. Shafizadeh's diagnoses were clear & correct. He's a master at pictorially providing exactly the problem and its solution. May God continue to bless the knowledge and adeptness of Dr. Shafizadeh and his team.
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Timothy Reedy – Feb 23, 2020
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I am writing for Larry Sansom whose surgery on his 6th & 7th vertebrae was performed on August 15th, 2019 by Dr. Stephen Shafizadeh. He has recovered completely with no problems. Dr. Shafizadeh was willing to go into great detail explaining what was being done and what could be expected. He was very concerned about Larry's feelings about his surgery. He was very kind.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Jan 21, 2020
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I was sent to dr. Shafizadeh by the VA and I'm extremely grateful, he did much more than the VA said they were going to do, he told me I was much worse than the VA said I was which I thought. Dr. Shafizadeh was awesome, he explained things explicitly, he broke things down into laymens terms so we could understand everything he showed us diagrams of how all the parts were going to work. He was very confident, patient and kind which gave me confidence and everything went just like he said it would I would recommend him to anyone for anything I believe if he says he can do it he can. THANKS DOC.
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
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Dec 31, 2019
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From the day my family meet Dr. Shafizadeh we knew my husband was going to be ok.if we know anyone who needs a great Doctor he would be our first choice
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
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 04, 2019
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I am very thankful I was referred to Dr. Shafizadeh. He removed a mass in the lining of my brain (meningioma) in November on 2017 and since then all my scans have been clear. His consultations were encouraging and informative. My husband and I very much appreciated the time he took to view and explain the scans along with procedures involved.
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
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Lou Ann Cushman in AR, AR – Jul 10, 2019
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I came from start Louis where drs there didn’t operate on the cavernous hemangioma that was inside my spinal chord at c2 area . Here I found Dr Shafizadeh and I was concerned about the surgery . Because he is so confident and so wonderful in explaining in detail I had it done . Him and dr krisht with Gods guiding hand pretty well saved me from becoming quadriplegic. I’ll never be able to thank them enough for giving me life again . Dr Shafizadeh is by far the most well mannered , compassionate dr I’ve ever met . My love to him and all his staff
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
5 people found this helpful
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Felecia – Jun 21, 2019
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Very honest & to the point. Explains test results well.
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 28, 2019
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We were unable to have the time to select a surgeon when my husband's brain tumor was found. I am so happy Dr. Shafizadeh was the available one! He was so patient and informative in the pre-op visit, that we knew we were in good hands. After the surgery, he spoke with all the family and answered all our questions. His post op visits in St. Vincent's were the same. We have been to his new offices and everyone there is great! We highly recommend Dr. Shafizadeh!
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 25, 2019
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Dr. Shafizadeh experience and abilities has been a blessing all through my surgury and experience he even took extra time to explain every thing to my husband and would answer all his questions in a timely manner.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Christy Riggs in Jacksonville, AR – Nov 12, 2018
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Very concerned about patients
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
  • Long wait times
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Arron Gurney in Mabelvale – Aug 10, 2017
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Very through surgeon to say the least. He has amazing bedside manners and works with you and keeps you completely informed of the what's, ifs, how's, etc! I could tell he was very calculated and educated with his surgical moves and am thankful I let him work with me! Answered all my questions with detail I have been beyond the moon happy with him and his staff. I recently had back surgery and I couldn't have asked for a better experience!! I would recommend him to anyone especially my loved ones
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
  • Long wait times
8 people found this helpful
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Casey in El Dorado, AR – Jul 02, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Shafizadeh has surgical expertise and interest in cerebrovascular and skull base microneurosurgery, neuro-oncology, pituitary tumors and complex spinal...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Chiropractic
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Education

2013
Arkansas Neuroscience Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Northwestern University Medical School
Residency Hospital
2011
Northwestern University Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2002
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1993
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Stephen Shafizadeh, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shafizadeh frequently treats Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, Subdural Hemorrhage, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shafizadeh treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Shafizadeh, MD's office located?

Dr. Shafizadeh's office is located at 5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210, Little Rock, AR 72205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

CHI St. Vincent Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Ali Krisht5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 210 Little Rock, AR 72205
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CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

Little Rock, AR

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

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