Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD

Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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43 y/o
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Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida

430 Morton Plant St Ste 301

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zahrai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Zahrai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zahrai "Dr.Zahrai has extensive experience, diversity and competency in spine surgery and cutting edge techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery and regenerative medicine including stem cell therapy.

He practices with compassion and concern for his patients welfare and recovery and believes in treating patients "as if they were my own family" and only offering surgery as a final solution."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

75  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Torticollis
  • Weakness
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29  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • University Of Toronto
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Manitoba / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Toronto Division Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Msc
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • J.A. Nutter Award, 2010
  • Gallie Bateman Research Award, 2010
  • R.I. Harris Award, University of Toronto, 2011
  • Robin Sullivan Award, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Zahrai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zahrai's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zahrai to family and friends
28 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Zahrai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

I'm very grateful I met Dr.Zahrai. I was in so much pain when I first met him. He made me feel comfortable because he seemed confident in what he does. After surgery my back feels 100% better. I actually can't remember the last time my back has felt this good. Thank you can't say enough for what he...more
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I have lived with chronic back pain due to a herniated disk in my lower back. When it happened, there was no surgery or fix for it. 30 years later after a lifetime of suffering with it I suddenly found myself unable to walk, wheelchair bound and was in agonizing pain. Dr Zahrai examined me and...more
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He sucks! Worst surgeon I’ve ever known. OR MANOR IS HORRIBLE. Treats everyone like like he is of a higher power. once you’re asleep! Relies on his reps too often because he doesn’t have faith in himself.
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Dr. Zahrai is a superb surgeon and has allowed me to return to a life without pain following a spinal fusion. Six months ago I felt as if my arms were on fire and after a short recovery from surgery, the pain was completely gone. Today, I've been medically cleared to resume normal activities and...more
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coming into having back surgery, I was completely scared. being very active as I am and hear about the horrors of people having them, I almost cancelled but after speaking to Dr. Zahrai; he completely put my mind at ease and I trusted in him and the system. its been 2 months since my surgery and...more
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