John Eickman, MD, FAANS



John Eickman, MD, FAANS, is a neurosurgeon at Altru Health System. He specializes in looking for surgical options to try and treat acute and chronic spine and pain conditions hoping to improve patients quality of life, in addition to providing general Neurosurgical care to the community. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, cooking, movies, and spending time at the lake.

To schedule an appointment, please call 701.780.6427


Philosophy Of Medicine

"I was fortunate to be exposed to Neurosurgery at an early age by Dr. Daniel Schmelka in Grand Forks as well as have a talented mentor in Dr. Charles Branch, Jr., train me at Wake Forest University. I believe the overall success of any spine surgery depends on doing the right surgery, on the right patient, for the right reason, and at the right time." 

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Minimally invasive discectomy surgery
  • Cervical fusion
  • Cervical arthroplasty (artificial disc)
  • Lumbar laminectomy/spinal stenosis decompression
  • Lumbar spinal fusion
  • Spinal trauma surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)




  • Altru 1300 Columbia

    (formerly Altru Rehabilitation Center) 1300 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000