Dr. Frank Valone III, MD

Dr. Frank Valone III, MD

Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
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Dr. Frank Valone III, MD is an orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery specialist in San Rafael, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1099 D St Ste 105

San Rafael, CA 94901

Contact Information

(415) 461-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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

Broken Neck
high
more than 84% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
normal
more than 69% of peers
Fracture
normal
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Valone III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Valone III "Dr. Frank Valone III, a Bay Area native, first became dedicated to medicine through his work with Operation Smile, a non-profit organization dedicated to the delivery of free pediatric surgery throughout the developing world. Upon his return from East Africa, Dr. Valone attended medical school at George Washington University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Thalamus Honors Societies, was a recipient of the Paul Dewitt Surgery Award and was selected as a Gill and American Brain Tumor Association Fellow. Dr. Valone then completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF, he received the Spine Award in both 2012 and 2013 and was recognized by the American Orthopaedic Association as an "Emerging Leader." Dr. Valone completed his spine fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery at Washington University Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center under the guidance and mentorship of Drs. Keith Bridwell, Daniel Riew and Lawrence Lenke. Dr. Valone has authored more than 10 peer-reviewed research articles, 3 book chapters, and given more than 20 podium and poster presentations at national and international conferences. He has been awarded the Pediatric Brain Tumor association young investigator award and the Inmann-Abbott research award for his original research."

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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Valone III does not have any board certifications listed.

45  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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32  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Columbia University Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Washington University Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Valone III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Valone III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Valone III's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Valone III to family and friends
23 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Valone III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Valone is courteous, professional, and knowledgable; but more importantly, he fixed my sciatica issues. I've tried every other conservative treatment method, but they never relieved my symptoms. Every year the symptoms got worse. I'm 3 weeks post surgery, and my symptoms are finally gone!...more
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Dr. Valone and his team exceeded my expectations. I'm a 55 yo active man who suffered for years with a L1/S5 back injury and was dependent on a daily pain med. Seeing Dr. Valone was one of the best decisions of my life. Valone has a perfect mix of skill, confidence, and a genuine caring attitude. ...more
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Dr. Valone is an excellent physician and surgeon! He is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very skilled. I felt completely at ease and trusted him entirely to do my surgery. I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Valone and his Assistant Claire are very professional and knowledgeable. I underwent cervical disk replacement and I am now 2 weeks post op. As scared and nervous as I was they walked me through every detail every step of the way. Minimal scarring and pain medication for literally only 2 days!...more
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Dr. Valone is the most wonderful doctor I have ever had, truly compassionate, with excellent surgical competencies, whose skill at minimally invasive spine surgery (ALIF & PLIF) repaired my seriously damaged lower back. (L4-L5 and L5S1). After 6 months of debilitating pain and inability to walk,...more
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