John D. Cantando, DO, a Neurosurgeon with Palm Beach Neurosurgery, LLC

Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. John D. Cantando, who serves patients in Wellington, Florida.

A board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Cantando has been a part of the team of professionals at Palm Beach Neurosurgery, LLC in Wellington, Florida since October of 2014. Some of the procedures that he performs / conditions that he treats include: brain arteriovenous malformations, endoscopic skull base surgery, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, kyphoplasty, and acoustic neuromas.

The physicians at Palm Beach Neurosurgery, LLC are leaders in incorporating new technologies into the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients. They are committed to giving personal attention and guidance to each patient throughout surgical and nonsurgical treatment and recovery.

Licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Dr. Cantando is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Jupiter Medical Center, Palms West Hospital, and Wellington Regional Medical Center. 

Previously, he served as an associate neurosurgeon with Geisinger Health System in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania from August of 2007 until September of 2014. 

Possessing a strong educational background, Dr. Cantando received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from Temple University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida; his residency within the Department of Neurological Surgery at Western University of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; and his fellowship in cerebrovascular/skull base surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Subsequent to his education, he attained board certification in neurological surgery and vascular neurology through the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS). The AOBS is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the use of surgery to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

A Certified Instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Dr. Cantando is an active member of the Walter Dandy Neurosurgical Society, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society, the North American Skull Base Society, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, cervical and lumbar disc disease, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.

Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Cantando is the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2011), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2015), and On-Time Doctor Award (2015).

On a more personal note, he is fluent in both English and Italian, and conversational in Spanish.

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Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Palm Beach Neurosurgery, LLC, 


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