Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD

Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

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
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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zahrai to family and friends
24 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zahrai'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)

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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Dr. Zaharia was great to work with and the surgery was a success!
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I call him the miracle man. Told me what to expect from the surgery before and after. I limped and was in pain non-stop for 2 months. I had surgery performed by Dr Zahrai on Aug 2, 2017 and this post is Aug 15th, 2017. I am 100% pain free. This Doctor has gifted hands.. I was actually pain free the...more
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After much research and recommendations I turned to Dr. Zahrai for help. I am blessed beyond words that he was my surgeon. He discussed every angle of my condition until I was satisfied that surgery was indeed the way to go. I have had NO pain....a few muscle spasms for the first week is all. ...more
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I really expected a lot , after reading several other reviews. However, my experience was terribly disappointing and upsetting. I waited over an hour to get in to see him and was asked by his nurse which body part I wanted to discuss, with the doctor , as he only discusses one part at time! Dr...more
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