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Dr. Steven Cathey, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Cathey

Dr. Steven Cathey, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(501) 771-2000

Dr. Cathey accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Dr. Cathey's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cathey treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Cathey treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cathey treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Cathey treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cathey treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Cathey treats this condition more than 40% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Cathey's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Cathey, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in North Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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

Dr. Cathey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cathey

3.2

Based on 31 reviews

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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 or work with the pain. Kept telling me I probably had thirty more years to live with this. His demeanor was flippant. He grinned like a politician and talked like a used car salesman.
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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 trouble functioning with pain meds. When I asked what other options I have, he said a Wheel chair. He said "the bad news is, you'll probably live another 20 years!" Unbelievable! No compassion
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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 wasn't even greeted by a nurse upon arrival. The check in counter has a closed window and they didn't open for like 20 minutes.
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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 time my first appointment to the lasti I was treated with the most respect by thr kindest staff. Thank you, Joni
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