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 doctor who practices in San Rafael, CA. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 7 years. 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
  • 12 More

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Broken Neck
more than 84% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
more than 69% of peers
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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  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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


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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  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • 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.


  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Valone III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Valone III to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Valone III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in San Rafael, CA |
Dr. Valone is a kind, compassionate and responsive doctor. He did an amazing job fusing my neck and the symptoms were gone since I got out of surgery. I'm so glad I found him and can't recommend him highly enough.
in San Francisco, CA |
I recently had an ACDF surgery done by Dr. Valone and have been more than pleased with the results . Dr. Valone is very professional and he is also caring and very responsive to his patients needs. He answered my emails in a timely manner both before and after the surgery. I very much appreciated his sense of humor and he really listens to what you are saying. I would recommend Dr. Valone without hesitation.
in San Francisco, CA |
I would strongly recommend Dr. Valone to all my friends and family members should they need treatments from him. I find Dr. Valone extremely competent. Above all, he is also extremely caring. I am very lucky to have him as my surgeon.
in San Francisco, CA |
Thanks to Dr. Valone a situation I was not even aware off was caught early before it became serious. An MRI had indicated a disk in the lower part of the neck was pushing against the spinal chord. Left alone this could have led to a serious debilitating result including paralysis. An operation was scheduled as soon as possible and thanks to Dr. Valone and his staff this issue was resolved quickly and expertly. Dr. Valone is a great surgeon who cares about his patient and their health..
in Eastham. MA |
Dr. Valone saved my daughters life. She had fallen three stories and was in trauma at SFGeneral. I thank God for his skill and knowledge. When we learned that surgery was needed it was so upsetting. Dr showed us kindness and patience and guided us through. My cousin a surgeon in AZ spoke with Dr and his advice to me was that we had an outstanding qualified surgeon. When we had questions or concerns or just needed reassurance Dr. Valone and his staff went above and beyond. thanks Doc
in St Helena CA Napa, |
The entire process and the results were beyond expectations.
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Valone made me feel like I was in good hands and was very patient and understanding about all the questions I had
Dr. Valone & his team are totally outstanding, in every aspect, from wonderful communication & "bedside manner," to amazing surgery results.
Sonoma, CA |
Dr. Valone was amazing from start to finish. Total arm was numb, in pain and the MRI showed a severe pinched nerve in c6-7. Tried an epidural steroid shot, but the stenosis was so bad I really needed surgery. Frank walked me through the ADCS process from start to finish in a professional manner, giving me more info and considered opinion when I needed it; he was personally responsive to email and phone calls pre-surgery & followup. Claire was great setting it all up. CPMC S.O. is great!
San Francisco, CA |
Great Surgeon. I was bedridden for a whole month. Got surgery done by Dr. Valone and I was walking the next day. Highly recommend him!
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Valine is wonderful. He takes the time to explain everything and answer all questions. He performed surgery on me and has been in touch with me multiple times to check on my progress. I can't tell how magical the surgery has been. I feel so much better. Dr. Valone is young and very knowledgeable about the latest techniques. He is a fabulous physician and a really kind man. I can't thank him enough
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr Valone is not only an amazing surgeon but also a very compassionate doctor. He address all issues clearly. If I need another anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in remaining discs or other spine surgery I will go to him for help, simply because I trust him.
in San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Valone did my cervical disc replacement surgery. I was very pleased with Dr. Valone. He was very kind and spent enough time answering my questions. My surgery was a success, and I am in much less pain now than before the surgery. When I was deciding which surgeon to go with, I asked a few friends of mine who are surgeons what they thought of Dr. Valone, and they both said that if they needed a cervical disc replacement, they would have Dr. Valone do the surgery.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Elect Choice
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Open Access Aetna Select
    Open Access Elect Choice
    Open Access Managed Choice
    Open Choice
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    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    FEP BlueDental - High Option PPO
    FEP BlueDental - Standard Option PPO
    FEP BlueVision - High Option
    FEP BlueVision - Standard Option
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net POS
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Direct Care PPO
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare of California PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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