Dr. James Paraiso, DO


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. James Paraiso, DO
Dr. James Paraiso, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. He has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Paraiso is affiliated with Uf Health Shands Hospital, Munroe Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital.

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Providing state of the art minimally invasive spine surgery techniques with compassionate care.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (12)
    in Ocala, FL |
    I had spinal fusion 11 days ago and the pain I've been suffering with for years is gone. Recovery has been amazing. I should be back to work full time next week.
    Summerfield, FL |
    Does not spend a lot of time with patients. Does not like to review MRI on the computer with patient. His admin people do not listen. He gave us names of people for additional therapy such as physical and injections who were not in our insurance network. They do not return calls. It is like the left hand does not know what the right hand does. Had to reschedule appointments numerous times because of their screw-up.
    in Ocala, FL |
    First visit went well .sent to pain management to try shots ..I told him they did not work .but he said we need to start there so he knows where to go ...on the second visit get told different story now there is nothing he can do and sending me to a different pain management..I mentioned that both him and Pain management doctor hinted I might try the electrical implant device (seems he forgot this) and said the first pain doctor does not do that which is not true..why push me out the door so fas
    in Lady Lake, FL |
    Dr. Paraiso is a wonderful doctor. He explains things very thoroughly and makes you feel very comfortable. There is a gross lack of communication with the staff that takes care of telephone correspondence. No calls are returned and I feel messages are never given. Lack of compassion indeed in this area.
    I worked with Dr. Paraiso as an RN before retiring and have nothing but praise for him as a physician and surgeon. Unfortunately, his office staff at the Ocala office is the worst I have ever encountered. I have called the office numerous times during normal office hours and I am transferred to the answering service, I leave a message and I am told they will call back..they have never called me back. Forget trying to change an appointment or see Dr, Paraiso..the office staff seem incapable.
    in The Villaged |
    Dr. Paraiso and his staff were beyond perfection!!! I could not have hoped for better results from my surgery. I'm incredibly appreciative !!!!!
    in Summerfield, FL |
    Dr. Paraiso is wonderful, he performed Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion, or ACDF on me 02/01/2017 and I feel great, my never ending headaches of the past several years are gone. I have already recommended him to my aunt. I have had no complications and very minimal pain, my first meal was soft, all meals after have been regular. If your having spinal problems and considering surgery, make an appointment with Dr. Paraiso and let him help you feel better.
    in Ocala, FL |
    Dr. Parisio was recommenced to me by a fellow worker. It was explained that he would do everything to avoid the need for surgery. After seeing latie his pa and getting X-Rays it was recommended that i get 6 weeks of PT. I was able to get my own PT and agter the PT ended I was released from his care. I aam pain free with no meds, no surgery. I so appreciate the approach this practice takes, try everything before we do surgery. I feel very comfortable lending my name to support this practice.
    in Ocala |
    I have had 2 spinal fusions with Dr Paraiso. In 2013 had first lumbar fusion L3-L4. 4 small incisions, came home day after surgery. Recouped quickly. Next surgery I had was 2016, cervical fusion C6-C7. I have had really no pain after the surgery. It has been a month since the surgery. I only take Tylenol for any discomfort. I was only in hospital 1 1/2 days. The Villiages Hospital is a great hospital they treat you like family. I will recommend Dr Parasio for you spinal surgerys.
    in Bushnell, Fl |
    I had been talking about my back pain for a long time but I was afraid of the surgery and my being crippled the rest of my life. The pain finally got so bad, I called the Spine Institute for an appointment, planning to get a second opinion or a third opinion before making a decision. I met with Dr Paraiso and made the decision the same day. He gave me so much confidence in his ability to help me that I was ready. It has been six weeks since the surgery and I could not be more pleased.
    in Inverness, FL |
    My Husband took the day off to drive all the way to Ocala Florida due to a recommendation to get a surgery done on C2-C7 I have taken various tests and all the above, I was told I need a plate and screws in that section. I arrived at the office Dr. Paraiso, Shared with Me He does not do that kind of Surgery on the spine, due to He does not have that kind of equipment in the hospitals of Ocala.its a mess even though Blessed not being informed when they have records of me sent to their offic
    in Ocala, FL |
    I did not care for him at all or his staff. It took around 7 weeks to get in to see his pa. Then over another 7 months for the surgery. He sent me to his good friend Dr.Decker to see what he thought. He never told me why he did that. He would order stuff with other doctors never tell me he did it or why he did it.I asked his office manager why he sent me to Shane's and he stated I don't know.He ordered home health to come to my house to change the bandage. I did not have the surgery with him.
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    Dr. Paraiso's Care Philosophy

    Providing state of the art minimally invasive spine surgery techniques with compassionate care.

    Dr. Paraiso'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 Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Back Pain
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Infections
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture


    • Medical School
      Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      Genesys Regional Medical Center

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Genesys Regional Medical Center

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Florida Orthopedic Institute

      Completed in 2005

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Florida

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Tagalog

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Neck Surgery
    • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Spacer Procedure
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection