Dr. Adam Caputo, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 34
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Dr. Adam Caputo, MD
Dr. Caputo graduated as valedictorian of his high school class of over 460 students. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Chancellor's Carolina Scholarship, University of North Carolina Merit Scholarship and the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Dr. Caputo completed medical school at Duke University on the William G. Anlyan Scholarship. While at Duke, he was selected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor reserved for those who perform in the top of their medical school class. Afterwards, he completed five years of surgical residency at Duke University followed by an additional year of neck and back subspecialty training. Dr. Caputo is board certified. He scored in the 95th percentile among surgeons on the written boards. When not working, Dr. Caputo enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi, and their three boys.

Spine Surgery Associates

1736 Gunbarrel Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Information

(423) 756-6623

Dr. Adam Caputo, MD

Dr. Adam Caputo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Caputo is a highly trained subspecialist who has dedicated his practice exclusively to the care of neck and back disorders. Dr. Caputo focuses on noninvasive, minimally invasive and microscopic techniques.
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Dr. Caputo's Experience

Dr. Caputo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Physical Therapy
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Duke University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Caputo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Caputo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Caputo to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Caputo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr Caputo spent plenty of time with me, explained all of my options, and answered all of my questions.
in Fort Oglethorpe, GA |
I have been under Dr. Captuo's care for the last few months and have been extremely pleased with his expertise. He is an excellent surgeon and always goes into detail to explain the treatment you are receiving and puts it into terms that make it very easy to understand. I would highly recommend him and his entire staff. They are all very professional and always make you feel very much at ease! I would not want to be anywhere else to receive the care and treatment for my problem!
in Soddy Daisy, TN |
I recently wet to Dr. Caputo to discuss some serious issues with my neck resulting from several injuries over my life time. Dr. Caputo to the time to clearly discuss the pros and cons of all of my options. He was very professional and extremely personable. He took the time and effort to make sure that I understood my condition and his recommended path forward. I cannot stress how important it was to feel true concern for me as a patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Caputo to anyone.
Hixson, TN |
Very informative and honest about my situation.
Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Caputo is very easy to talk to and listens to what you have to say. I was impressed with his offering of options for treatment and willingness to help you understand the pros and cons for each. The office visit wasn't rushed and the examination and explanations were thorough. Would gladly recommend him to family and friends.
Cleveland, TN |
Dr. Clayton and staff are top notch and very friendly. Highly recommend
in Chattanooga, TN |
Sometimes when I meet someone, I just instantly like them... Well, Dr. Caputo is one of those people. I'm sure you have similar experiences. When talking with him, you immediately know he is knowledgeable and caring. He is very thorough and explains your condition so as to make certain you understand. He has a fantastic personality that puts you at ease and reassures you. After meeting and talking with him, I wouldn't consider going to anyone else.
in Chattanooga Tn |
Great Dr. would recommend him highly !!
Indianapolis, IN |
My primary physician set up my appointment. I didn't know Dr. Caputo or anything about him so I read online reviews about him and felt better about the appointment. My daughters accompanied me and we all loved Dr. Caputo. He was very polite/patient with us. He took time to explain what my issues were, never made us feel like our concerns/questions were unimportant but took time to address each one. In the same manner explained treatment options and his recommendation. In our book, he's the best!
Chattanooga, TN |
Dr Caputo is caring and informative about my condition and was honest about the surgery I had. I would recommend him to anyone needing spinal surgery
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Caputo was very attentive to my issues. I highly recommend him!
South Pittsburg, TN |
Highly recommended and based our the first visit, the recommendation was at least as good as expected. Dr. Caputo was very thorough, took appropriate time to discuss problem and recommended good follow-up actions.
in Cleveland, TN |
Dr Caputo is an excellent Dr. I felt very comfortable with him. He took the time to listen and to answer any questions I had. He was genuinely concerned and gave me different opinions for treatment and explained the procedures to me. I was referred to him for a second opinion from a friend and I felt so good about my visit Dr. Caputo will be doing my surgery and my Dr from here on out.
in Trenton GA |
I went to Dr Caputo for a second opinion on a recommendation I received from another surgeon. Dr Caputo gave me a totally different opinion than I had gotten earlier. His recommendation was much less invasive and had a 1/3 heal time. I think Dr Caputo is not only a doctor.... He is a magician! Letting him perform my surgery was the best decision I have ever made!
in Chattanooga, TN |
I'm convinced this is the only surgeon in town who will see you personally after surgery. No physician assistants or nurse practitioners at any of the follow ups. Also he came in and saw me in the hospital on weekends. Hard to find somebody like that these days. Most importantly though, I did outstanding after my surgery.
in Rossville, GA |
I've have seen Dr. Caputo for a back injury this year. As a working paramedic I have had alot of contact with many Doctors over many disciplines. Dr Caputo is one of the best, if not the best Doctor I have ever talked to either as a patient or fellow professional medical partner. Dr. Caputo had a genuine care for his patients. His 've side manner' is excellent. He takes the time to explain all of the options, and will give you the good and bad reasons behind any care decision to be made.
in Wildwood, GA |
I would highly recommend. He talks in people terms that I can understand. You actually see him each appointment and not an assistant. He as never rushed my visits & answers any questions. I have full faith that my surgery in a couple weeks will be just fine. He is not knife happy and suggests the least invasive surgery possible and let's the patient decide if that is the option they want. He truly seems to care and I don't feel like just a number.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Very intelligent and up to date on the latest treatments. Rare to find a specialist who will spend so much time with you and is so compassionate.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Intelligent, compassionate. I had a tough problem no other doctors were willing to see and he helped me.
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Dr. Caputo accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Erlanger Medical Center
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Memorial Hospital
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Chattanooga, TN 37404
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