Dr. John Iskandar, MD obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Iskandar is certified by the board in Neurosurgery and actively participates as a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, receiving various honors such as the US Army Health Professions Scholarship, Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and others for his military service. He is currently associated with Banner Desert Medical Center and is accepting new patients in his office.
Primary and Metastatic Tumors
Vascular Compression Syndromes in the Brain
Cerebral Gliomas & Molecular Neurosurgery
I was able to review my condition with Dr. Iskandar in the month of September. I was experiencing debilitating pain in my neck and had an emergency MRI as I was unable to sleep . Upon receiving the results of the MRI, Dr. Iskandar was able to accurately explain my condition to me and set out realistic expectations for treatment. I most appreciated that he listened well, he was empathetic to my pain, and he didn't immediately jump to surgery. Having seen other doctors in the past, some will go straight to surgery without explaining the possibilities of negative effects down the road. Being so young (29), the Dr. told me that surgery could be an option, but he didn't recommend it because it would be likely that I would end up with further pain and surgeries years later. He could have easily told me an operation was necessary, but he did what was right and recommended less invasive treatments first. I highly recommend this experienced doctor and his sound judgment to anyone with a spine condition or spine pain.
It is a shame that the poor reviews are based on his staff and not Dr. Iskandar's work. Dr. Iskandar fixed a previously degraded surgery in my neck. His work and attentiveness to detail are great- he even spotted the problem issues on my old MRI [My previous surgeon dismissed me and wouldn't fix my issue back in 2012]. Dr. Iskandar repaired the shoddy work from the Barrows surgeon. 3 days later and my recovery is easier than my previous experience. My tingling/numbness went away and immediately upon waking up from surgery I felt MUCH better. Dr. Iskandar truly is an amazing neurosurgeon.
Dr. Iskandar is a great surgeon and he is experienced. My mom has brain cancer and he has performed 2 surgeries on her and he always does a good job. He is very good at explaining everything to us. We trust him and appreciate all he has done for my mom.
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