Dr. Donna A. Saatman, MD

Dr. Donna A. Saatman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Female | 46 years old

Donna Saatman, MD is a uniquely trained and highly skilled neurosurgeon who is dedicated to...Read more

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Donna Saatman, MD is a uniquely trained and highly skilled neurosurgeon who is dedicated to improving the quality of her...   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Saatman's Review Details
      3.4 based on 29 responses
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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      Experience with Dr. Saatman
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (29)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (29)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (29)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (29)
      Dr. Saatman's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (29)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (29)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (29)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (27)
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      Sun City Center, FL |
      Awful MD. Once she is done operating and collecting her money she can care less about the chronic back pain that is caused by the spinal fusion. 45 min wait times at her office and she spends 5min in the room with you.
      in Riverview, FL |
      Dr. Saatman was extremely clear and concise about my diagnosis and treatment. She is caring, intelligent and a tremendously gifted surgeon. My surgery and recovery were better and easier than I had anticipated. Nicole (admin. assistant) and Michael (P.A.) were incredibly patient and understanding. Telephone calls were returned promptly and all of my concerns were addressed thoroughly. What started out as a very intimidating experience for me turned into a breeze! Thank you!
      in Riverview, FL |
      Great experience. Dr.Saatman was very understanding and listened and understood our concerns.She explained to us what we should do next and hopefully it will help with my pain.Again,wonderful experience.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Neurosurgery
      • Oncology
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Saatman's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Ataxia
      • Back Pain
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Ear Disorders
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Epilepsy
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Limb Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Melanoma
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pinched Nerve in Back
      • Prostate Cancer
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Hypertension
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Skin Cancer
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Tumor

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • 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
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Kyphoplasty
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Laminectomy
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Total Disc Replacement

      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

      • Medical School
        State University Of New York

        Graduated in 1997

      • Internship Hospital
        University of South Florida
      • Residency Hospital
        Moffitt Cancer Center
        University of Florida
      • Undergraduate School
        University of Massachusetts

        Graduated in 1992

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Saatman'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 Surgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Saatman's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

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      Dr. Saatman's Care Philosophy

      Donna Saatman, MD is a uniquely trained and highly skilled neurosurgeon who is dedicated to improving the quality of her patient s lives. Dr. Saatman s practice model is to listen to the patient s complaints and complete a thorough physical exam. She then reviews all available radiographs and discusses all the findings with the patient prior to the end of the appointment. Dr. Saatman uses physical models, anatomical charts, diagrams, and multimedia to explain to the patient the cause of their symptoms. She then discusses treatment options. Many times, non invasive actions such as physical therapy, rest, a change in social behavior, and medications can relieve symptoms. If surgery is advised, Dr. Saatman uses the same tools to explain the surgical procedure and make clear why the procedure will alleviate their symptoms.