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Dr. Donna Saatman, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Female · Age 49

Dr. Saatman
560 Lakewood Dr Ste 101 Brandon, FL 33510

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Dr. Donna Saatman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from State University Of New York in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery, oncology, and more.


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(813) 978-9700

Dr. Saatman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
Carecentrix Health Plan
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
Coventry Health Care of Florida
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Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Saatman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saatman treats Spondylolisthesis more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Saatman treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saatman treats Spinal Stenosis more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Saatman treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saatman treats Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Saatman treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Extremity Malunions
  • Malunion of Fracture

Dr. Saatman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Syncope
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Vertigo
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System

About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Moffitt Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
University of Florida
Residency Hospital
University of South Florida
Internship Hospital
1997
State University Of New York
Medical School
1992
University of Massachusetts
Undergraduate School
1997
1992

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Dr. Saatman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saatman

3.5

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(33)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
1 Star
34.54545454545455%
(19)

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Dr Saatman is absolutely the best surgeon for the spine. She did a spinal surgery in 2008 and again in 2019. I was in extreme pain she went in and cleaned up scar tissue as well as degenerative disease and put me back together & now I have little to no pain. If I ever needed surgery again I would pray that she was back doing surgery. I Praise God for the skill He gave her. Thank you Dr Saatman, I am forever grateful. Diane Patterson
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Great Neurosurgeon
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i would strongly recommend Dr. Saatman , I believed in here from the start had surgery in march lower back L5 S1 bone spurs and I feel 100%.
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Dr. Saatman and her team revisited my previous surgery. She revised my surgery by removing an anterior loose screw and added a posterior rods and screws along with a fusion. It is 4 weeks out and I feel amazing with NO pain. The surgery sites from the front and back and the incisions look great. I very much appreciate her and her team for the help that she has given me. If you seek a professional team with compassion, I recommend her and her team.
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I found the doctor standoffish and her staff very rude. After surgery, I had recurring pain after surgery. When I went back to let her know, she did not bother investigating why my pain seemed not to have gotten better. She refused to see me and I was dismissed by the staff who stated that the surgery was done without a hitch and there was nothing farther the doctor could do. I don't know why doctors get into medicine with no ounce of compassion.
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After waiting 45 minutes to see Dr. Saatman my time with the doctor was brief lasting only 5 minutes. After following all of her suggestions, I was eager to see what the next step would be. She seemed aggravated with my questions. She has awful beside manner and coveys a lack of interest in your symptoms. I left the office in tears (not the first time) as I felt she had no time or concern with my symptoms and pain.
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Dr. Saatman performed a micro discectomy for my herniated disc at L5 S1. She was very informative, but no nonsense. She is to the point and certainly has your best interests in mind. I did not spend a lot of time speaking with her but she was not there to be my friend, she is there to be my doctor and give advice. Her PA Michael Ferentino met with me most of the time and is very knowledgeable, and personable.
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I was recommended by a family member to see Dr. Saatman for back pain after a fall at work. She took her time to explain my diagnosis and to delineate a treatment plan that would work with my schedule. There is a wait to see her however I am very pleased with the results.
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Dr. Saatman was very informative and professional. She was straight forward and spent 45 mins with me on my first visit. I had a c6-7 herniated disc that didnt respond to shots or therapy. I ultimately had a Mobi C disc replacement. I had instant relief. Best choice I have ever made. The staff were awesome amd helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Saatman and m. Ferentino.
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I agreed w the lack of care as to the Pt's time. My new pt apt was for 2:30. I got there at 2p & asked for the paper work. I was provided HIPPA docs & billing docs but nothing else. At 2:45 I asked if the dr was running late & was told she was 45 min behind. I sat and waited till 4:30p the staff was rude. I saw the doc for exactly 7 min. She told me she had reviewed my images/xrays & I needed surgery. how & when did she do that. I do not recommend this doc or grp find others that care.
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Waited over 2 hours for less than 5 minutes with the Dr. She couldn't get out of exam room fast enough. She didn't even address what was going on. Waste of my time and money. BTW worst handshake ever.
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Has no consideration for people's time. An appointment at 12:30 is probably last appointment of the day for the doctor but may get to them by 4:30.
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Doctor was late arriving to the office. The office staff was very kind and professional but being told that I would wait for at least an hour before even going back for the appointment was ridiculous. I got there 30 minutes early to show courtesy for the doctor't time. I expect the same courtesy for my time.
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Long wait...and in a rush, no concern of having been in the hospital a few times with chronic scoliosis. tried to push therapy for weeks. Horrible bedside manners of concern.
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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.
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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!
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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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