Dr. Jeffrey S. Tharp, DO

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Dr. Jeffrey S. Tharp, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

(330) 929-2694

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Dr. Tharp specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and practices in Akron, OH. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
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  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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in Munroe Falls, OH |
He performed cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery 15 years ago (2001) and my neck pain and motion is flawless and much better than expected all these years later. Recently had lumbar problem and series of injections - working great and relieved the very severe pain. Would always recommend him.
in Akron Ohio |
He did surgery on my lower back fracture and he did a amazing job . I can do everything I did before the wreck . He goes over everything very expertly . He is the best Spain doctor I've seen .
in Cuyahoga Falls, OH |
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • 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, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Pain Pump
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Warren General Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Florida Spine Institute

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Ohio University

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Post Laminectomy Pseudomeningocele, September

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Tharp's Office & Staff

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