Dr. Donald Sachs, MD

Dr. Donald Sachs, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Dr. Donald Sachs, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lakeland, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Univeristy Of South Florida in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

4310 S Florida Ave

Lakeland, FL 33813

Contact Information

(863) 606-5937

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 25 More

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sachs' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sachs "A graduate of University of South Florida College of Medicine (in 2000 with academic honors), I initially focused my resident training towards ENT, but switched to neurosurgery after I was cross exposed to neurosurgery and spine. I then went on to complete a one year fellowship in complex spine at a large tertiary care center which emphasized deformity care, sacral disorders and minimally invasive management. Here I furthered my love of spine care but also saw sobering results of excess fusions and poor craftsmanship. This evoked my desire to discuss each management option with patients and their families as open communication allows patients to choose what is right for them. During my tenure as a minimally invasive spine specialists I have performed thousands of procedures."


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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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23  Procedures

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 Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univeristy Of South Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sachs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sachs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sachs to family and friends
62 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (62)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sachs' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

It takes weeks to get an appointment. I was supposed to have an appointment two weeks after a procedure that was done in the hospital, and it was six weeks before he could see me. The time before that it was two months before I could get in. Even if he is a good doctor, it doesn't do you any...more
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All the reviews about his staff are true. They also will lie about questions you ask them. Also they don't return phone calls. My husband had numbness and weakness and it was a new symptom. U called thought it would help get MRI and they never called back. And they are rude. I remain hopeful that...more
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I have been going to Dr. Sachs for over a year now each time I have to make an appointment any appointment a follow up or a surgery its always a month out. I have only seen Dr. Sachs twice the whole time going to him. Is staff is straight horrible. they do not return phone calls you can call them 5...more
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In 2013 I was being prepped for spinal surgery (rods & screws) after a history of epidural injections. No sooner after I was wheeled into the surgery room, Dr. Sachs reported that he had "discovered" a Spontaneous CSF (spinal fluid leak). I requested a copy of the surgeon's narrative There is no...more
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I hate writing a negative review for anyone. However, this has been a horrible experience for me. If your expecting to see Dr. Sach himself you need to go someplace else. I have seen him once and that was prior to my surgery and the day of my surgery. I have not seen him at any of my recovery...more
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