Dr. John Burkus, MD

Dr. John Burkus, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
(28)
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Dr. John Burkus, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Leesburg, GA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

117 Oakland Pkwy

Leesburg, GA 31763

Contact Information

(229) 483-0055

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Burkus's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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13  Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burkus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burkus' Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burkus to family and friends
28 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Burkus' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Very negligent. I saw him for a few years for scoliosis, in which he put me in a back brace for. He didn't check the back brace properly to make sure it was still properly fitted, nor did he do all the necessary imaging to check the progression of the curve in my spine. In the end, he stopped...more
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