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Dr. Kaplan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaplan to family and friends
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Dr. Kaplan's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (15)
Altoona, FL |
Excellent surgeon. Cant say the same about those neurosurgeons covering for him when he is gone. He did my surgery several years ago and am pain free after the auto accident I was in. Would recommend him without reservation.
in Summerfield, FL |
I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Kaplan. I appreciated the time he took to explain things to me in terms l could understand and he answered all my questions completely. I had no problems after my surgery. The staff at his office was extremely helpful and friendly and very patient orientated. I would not hesitate to return there if needed.
I really love the facility, the staff, and the Dr
in Leesburg, FL |
I can find nothing to say that is less than satisfactory about the staff, the facility or the doctor. I was very pleased with the ability to get an appointment quickly; things were explained fully so that I had a good command of my situation; and I will undergo surgery with Dr. Kaplan in a few days with an ease of my fears. Thank you, all.
in Dunnellon, fl |
After more of than 5 months of pain management for my neck I was referred to Dr. Kaplan for possible surgery. I was intent on getting two opinions, however after the meeting with Dr. Kaplan, I knew he was the doctor for me. He has excellent "bedside manner" and went over my MRI with me and thoroughly described what the surgery entailed. I knew then that this was the doctor for me! My surgery was scheduled for less than a week, now five days after surgery my neck is pain free!!
in The Villages, Florida |
I Only saw him once. Would rather do a review after my surgery. He was very nice, explained my MRI etc., was not pushy at all about me having surgery.
Lady Lake, FL |
Dr Kaplan is an outstanding surgeon. In addition he spent time with me in his office explaining my issues to me & answering all of my questions. His entire staff is very professional & courteous. Hi PA, Ashley is dedicated to her patients. I was told to use a neurosurgeon for my back operation rather than an orthopedic surgeon. I'm glad I took that advice & even happier I found Dr. Kaplan.
in Lady Lake, FL |
Extremely abrupt attitude. Spent approximately 3 minutes with me. Did not go over CAT scan with me. This was for a 'second opinion'. Very rude in my opinion. No, with injuries/neuro illness, there should be quality explanation, go over CAT/MRI/Tests with a patient. This is a serious problem that people go to see him, not a sore throat! Would not recommend. Go to a different city if need be. If I could have given less than one star in particular areas I would have.
in Summerfield Fl |
Dr Kaplan gave me life back. Also, is very knowledgeable, takes time to explain what is happening with your situation and what he is doing in surgery. I cannot say enough about all of the staff, especially Jackie.
in Dunnellon,Fl. |
Dr. Kaplan and his team did an excellent job. Dr. Kaplan performed fusion surgery one year ago and I am pain free along with doing all my normal activities including sports.
in Gainesville, FL |
The only reason I did not give a 5 start is.....I called back to speak to Jackie about surgery and ask question. When I asked to speak to Jackie, I felt like I was being interrogated. And that I do not like from anyone. So will be reconsidering having the surgery recommended to me.
in The Villages, FL |
Dr. Kaplan explained in layman terms what is wrong and what can be done to help my condition. I am positive he is the right Doctor to perform the spinal fusion needed to get me back on the road to recovery, after years of pain.
in oxford fl |
Dr kaplan is caring knowledgeable compantant precise everything you dream of in a neurosurgeon!! Excellent bedside manner cares for the patient from start to finnish
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Kaplan is a GREAT Surgeon. I trust his ability completely. He did an amazing job with my procedures (I've had 2 with him. Neck and low back) He has also done surgery on several people I know. I admit he doesn't spend a lot of time, but I think it's because he's been doing it for so long. With that said, I believe he is absolutely the most skilled surgeon in the area. I know a neighbor who is a snowbird, she waited months to have surgery here in Florida with him and is very glad she did.
in Ocala, FL |
When I was needing to see a neurosurgeon Ocala many of my friends told me about how good their experience with Dr. Kaplan. I decided that if I had a choice he would be my first choice. I was delighted when my regular physician said that this was who she was referring me to! He is all the good things that I've heard about him and even more! His staff members are also excellent!
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Dr. Kaplan's Care Philosophy

Improving the quality of life, specializing in the treatment of diseases in the brain and spine.

Dr. Kaplan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Background Check

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Florida
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Florida
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty