Dr. Steven Cathey, MD

Dr. Steven Cathey, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Steven Cathey, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3500 Springhill Dr Ste 201

North Little Rock, AR 72117

Contact Information

(501) 771-2000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Degenerative Disc Disease
more than 79% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 77% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 71% of peers

Dr. Cathey'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

5  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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.


  • University Of Arkansas Monticello
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Cathey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cathey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cathey to family and friends
31 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Cathey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Went to see Dr. Cathey for a back injury because Worker's Comp sent me to him. He basically told me there was nothing he could do and proceeded to shoot down every suggestion my wife and I made to him as alternatives to surgery. He ended the appointment by telling me I could file for disability...more
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I saw Dr Cathey recently. I saw him about lower back pain, I've had surgery in the past and Dr Cathey was adamant that he didn't "believe" in lower back surgery. Suggested that I was stupid for having it before. I asked what I could do about the pain and he said pain pills, I told him that I had...more
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This doctor is a complete joke. I was in a car accident and went it for an appointment. He didn't spent 2 minutes with me, told me there was nothing he could do and that he wasn't that kind of doctor, then proceeded to take $300. Additionally the AC sounded like it was going to blow up and I...more
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I called Joni chy at serc pt in Harrison as I was desire ate to find a good spine surgeon. Joni referred me to Dr. Steven cathey stating all of his patience did really well in recovery. Through Joni I was able to get an appointment. II cannot say enough about Dr .Cathey and his staff. From the...more
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