Eric P. Sipos, MD

Neurological Surgery

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

Eric P. Sipos, MDDr. Sipos is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Western Neuro and serves as Chief of Neurosciences at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Director of the Carondelet Neurological Institute.  Before joining the Western Neurosurgery team in 2000, Dr. Sipos served in the United States Army as a neurosurgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Areas of Specialization

His clinical practice in Tucson, Arizona, covers a broad range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for cranial, spinal, and upper extremity peripheral nerve disorders.  He applies a diverse skill set of microsurgical, radiosurgical, stereotactic, and minimally invasive techniques to achieve the best results for his patients in the least invasive and safest manner possible.  His clinical expertise includes, but is not limited to, management of the following conditions:


  • Degenerative disorders (such as disc disease, stenosis, spinal instability and adult deformity)
  • Cancers and other tumors involving the vertebral column, spinal cord, or cauda equina
  • Trauma


Peripheral Nerve

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuropathy

Education & Training

Undergraduate: B.A.Johns Hopkins University
Medical school: M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Residency: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Medical center, Surgical Neuro-Oncology


Patient Safety & Quality

Under Dr. Sipos’ leadership, the administrative medical staff structure of the neurosciences at the Carondelet Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital have been reinvented with a focus on clinical safety and quality.  Among his many administrative roles, Dr. Sipos serves on the Medical Executive Committee of the hospital and is the Medical Director of the Neurological Institute.  He has been a lecturer for Ascension Health Network (the largest non-profit health network in the United States) on the subject of patient safety and quality, and is a former Chairman of the Ascension Spine Affinity Group, which provided guidance nationally for improving spine surgery patient outcomes and safety in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.  His passion for patient safety is both professional and personal.

Medical Architecture & Technology

Dr. Sipos has served as Medical Director of the Carondelet Neurological Institute since its inception.  He provided medical leadership for the superb team of clinicians, administrators, architects, and contractors involved in the vision, design, construction, and development of the Institute.  This included key design elements for a state-of–the-art critical care unit, surgical suites, and radiosurgical facility.  His design concepts for the neurocritical care unit allow for circumferential access to critically ill patients for clinical assessments, therapeutic interventions, and neurosurgical procedures in the intensive care setting.  His role on the design team for the CNI neurosurgical operative suites led to a number of technological and design innovations that have resulted in a first-of-its-kind surgical facility, attracting attention around the world.  This facility has been a show site for operating rooms of the future as medical leaders from as far away as Brazil and Australia have come to Tucson to tour the surgical suites.  Leading medical institutions, including The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, have built similar surgical suites based on the CNI design.  Dr. Sipos has served as an invited lecturer on topics as diverse as medical architecture, operating room design, intraoperative imaging, and stereotactic navigation in cranial and spinal neurosurgery.

Professional Memberships

  • AANS – American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • CNS – Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • ArMA – Arizona Medical Association

Dr. Sipos’ Physician Assistant: Nicole Nelson-Bridges, PA-C

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Patients' confidence in Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 3, 2019
Dr. Sipos has been excellent in every way. I had total confidence in him as a surgeon. Very good at empathy and listening. Demonstrated sincere concern for me as his patient. After several surgeries over many years I have a basis for comparison. Dr. Sipos is the best I have dealt with. He is exceptionally competent as a surgeon and has my complete confidence.
Jul 1, 2019
Dr Sipos is the only neurosurgeon I will go to!! He is still perfect just like in 2000 he performed an L5S1 lamonectomy on me and saved me from living in a wheel chair. His demeanor was and still is caring, concern and resolution of my current physical problems. Dr Sipos is in my opinion the perfect doctor! I never felt rushed and he even offered me to call him if I had any questions or needs and communicated with my PCP as to my further care. Dr Sipos is the best knowledgeable personable humble doctor I've ever had in my 70 years. I truly wish all medical people were just like Dr Sipos.
Jun 21, 2019
Dr. Sipos is incredibly knowledgeable and we were impressed with his calmness and attitude. I asked him some technical questions since we did not understand some of the medical terms and it was explained in a very comprehensive way.
May 13, 2019
I trust in Dr. Sipos to make me feel and function better as he has done so before.
May 8, 2019
Have seen Dr. Sipos since 2004, his scientific/technical expertise and communication talents are exemplary
May 2, 2019
I respect Dr. Sipos medical practice and have confidence in it. He carefully listened to and responded to all of my questions and offered his opinions and recommendations.
Apr 25, 2019
I have and will always recommend Dr. Sipos.
Apr 16, 2019
*Dr. Sipos is the best physician/surgeon, I have had the pleasure of encountering in my life.
Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Sipos is the best
Apr 10, 2019
Dr Sipos does a superb job
Mar 21, 2019
Feel blessed to have *Dr. Sipos' guidance & care for me from surgery to continued care.
Mar 20, 2019
My visit with Dr. Sipos was a very positive experience. I found him to be very kind, compassionate, extremely informative, and genuinely interested in helping me to find answers to my problem. I also very much appreciated that he did not seem to be hurried and discussed things with a great deal of patience. I would highly recommend him to others (and already have).
Mar 19, 2019
*Dr. Sipos, over the years, has been outstanding in his plan for managing. I have complete confidence in them.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Sipos doesn't rush you and listens to your concerns.
Feb 20, 2019
I very much like Dr Sipos. My past and present experience with him has been the best.
Feb 13, 2019
This was my first time seeing Dr. Sipos. He made me feel at ease and that he cared about my health issues. My primary doctor had me see Dr. Sipos instead of another one at your practice. Very happy that Dr. Perrian requested me to see Dr. Sipos!
Feb 12, 2019
Sipos has a great rep.
Feb 7, 2019
*Dr. Sipos is the "best"!
Feb 6, 2019
One of he best doctor I ever met. So Intelligent, educated . professional, knowledgeable, and nice and classy person I wish the other doctors will be at list 1/2 as Erick Sipos. I feel so lucky I have him
Jan 28, 2019
Very good.
Jan 17, 2019
Dr Sipos goes above and beyond to explain what is wrong and the various solutions available to fix the problem. He is concerned about his patients welfare and how he can help improve their medical condition.
Jan 10, 2019
Dr. sipos is amazing. he did awesome work

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