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Spectrum Neurosurgery The Brain & Spine Specialists

2751 Albert Bicknell Drive
Suite 1A
Shreveport , LA 71103

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8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm

About Me

A native of Shreveport, John D. Reeves, MD, graduated from Captain Shreve High School and LSU Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. During his residency he trained at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Harvard Children’s Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Following that he moved to Switzerland to work with the premier cerebrovascular and brain tumor neurosurgeon in the world.

During his medical training, Dr. Reeves was directly influenced by internationally respected neurosurgeons who helped form his neurosurgical ethics and philosophy. These include:

  • Dr. David G. Kline, Boyd Professor of Neurosurgery, with special interest in peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Kline recruited Dr. Reeves as a student.
  • Dr. Edward Benzel at LSUHSC-Shreveport School of Medicine, who has influenced generations of spine surgeons.
  • Doctors Roger Smith and Michael Scott, Harvard’s Children's Hospital/ Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
  • Dr. M. Gazi Yasargil, cerebrovascular and brain tumor specialist, considered one of the two most influential neurosurgeons of the 20th century.

Dr. Reeves is board certified in neurological surgery (American Board of Neurological Surgery). He began practice in Wichita Falls, Texas, when it was an underserved area of the state in neurosurgery. He practiced there for most of his career before he went to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans for 18 months after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Reeves is pleased to return to his hometown of Shreveport to share his expertise.

As a result of his broad training and experience, Dr. Reeves considers himself to be a careful and prudent physician and surgeon, applying his neurosurgical art when necessary, declining it when appropriate, or referring to other colleagues when the case demands.

On a personal level, Dr. Reeves is married to Jamie Woodruff Reeves, who is a very fine neurosurgical nurse and coordinator. Many patients will meet her at the office or hospital. Dr. Reeves has two wonderful daughters, Ashley and Hannah. Dr. Reeves enjoys the usual southern pastimes of fishing, hiking, exercise, reading, cooking and entertaining. And of course, he enjoys playing fetch with his beloved fur child Kojo. 


University of Hospital of Zurich

LSUHSC, N.O. School of Medicine

LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine

LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine

Medical School:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center/New Orleans

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Deformity
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningioma
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
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Provider Ratings

4.8 out of 5

(41 ratings)

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