Dr. John Burkus, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Burkus
Accepting new patients

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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(706) 324-6661

Dr. John Burkus, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burkus to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Burkus' conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(706) 324-6661

Dr. Burkus accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Burkus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burkus

4.2

Based on 56 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Nearly 3 years ago, Dr. Burkus accepted my 22 yo daughter as a patient. She had a laminectomy at another institution and suffered a devastating post op infection, epidural abscess and discitis. Her pain was unbearable. He did a spinal fusion on her and she slowly regained her life back, because he was willing to pick up someone else’s mess. He is more than capable, and he cares. I will forever be in his debt. So when I developed a problem, he is the one i wanted to see.
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Mar 22, 2019
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He is a skilled physician and a caring man. Feel well taken care of by him
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Mar 13, 2019
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In my opinion Dr Burkus and the Hughston clinic are excellent!!!
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Mar 13, 2019
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Love the eye contact, and amazed at my surgical and post surgery visit. And nice to have a handsome doctor!!!!
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Donna Eversole in Macon, GA – Mar 02, 2019
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Great bedside manner.
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Kelly in Columbus, GA – Feb 14, 2019
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Very thorough, great surgery doctor. Have a very undetectable scar from back surgery..Will use him again.
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Janine in salem, AL – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr. Burkus is an excellent doctor.
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Dawson – Jan 11, 2019
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Was in extreme pain which was ignored. I could not sit and Waited over 2 hours to see doctor. He barely came into the room and did nothing to help me. There was no place to lay down while I waited. I was sobbing with pain and had a long trip home by car and he offered no help for my pain. He saw all of his pre op patients and re visits before he saw me even though others came after me.
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Eleanor Sins in Montgomery , AL – Jan 10, 2019
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I have had one visit with Dr Burkus. So far I am extremely pleased with him and his staff.
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Mildred Colquitt in Manchester , GA – Jan 05, 2019
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I am a 79 year old woman and have had 2 back surgeries done by Dr. Burkus in the last 3 years. I have nothing but high praise for Dr. Burkus and the staff of Houston Clinic. I will and have recommended him to anyone.
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JoAnn Stone in ENTERPRISE, AL – Dec 28, 2018
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Dr. Burkus is a great doctor and a great man. I have had 2 surgeries and Dr. Burkus did them both. I think the staff is very good. They are very friendly and very knowledgeable in there fields. I do recommend Dr. Burkus to everyone that needs back surgery.
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Barbara in Colquitt , GA – Dec 16, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Burkus was the best I’ve ever had. I have had lumbar spine issues for 15 years and have seen almost as many doctors... never has my condition been explained so thoroughly as it was by Dr. Burkus. He is honest and empathetic. Would highly recommend!
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Virginia Dougherty in Columbus, GA – Dec 06, 2018
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Talks to you on your level,shows drags or KRIs and explains what's going on. Then he will explain options which may help. Never had a problem talking to him about any treatment or procedures that were being done.
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Theresa Medcalf in Barnesville, GA – Dec 02, 2018
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Dr Burkus is always courteous and takes time to explain your health problems. Always has time for you even though he is very busy.
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J Heard in Climax, GA – Dec 01, 2018
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Dr. Burkus came very highly recommended from people who have gone to Dr. Burkus. I am very happy that I decided to visit Dr. Burkus And have complete confidence in him. Thank you, Greg Jones
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John G Jones in Newnan, GA – Dec 01, 2018
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I had an initial consultation with Dr. Burkus on Nov. 27, 2018 regarding problems with three lumbar discs. He went over my x-rays and mri in detail and explained my problems and treatment options for attempting to alleviate/lessen my hip, leg, and foot pain. He was quite patient and did not push us to accept the surgical option he described to my wife and me. We are still debating the timing of what we want to do, but we will definitely meet with him again before proceeding with surgery.
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Glenn in Midland, GA – Nov 29, 2018
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Very kind and caring about my problem. Went over everything with me, I feel I will be in good hands with Dr. Burkus.
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Martha Price in Slicomb, AL – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr. Burkus is a great doctor and back surgeon. He will give you options for your care and never push you into surgery. I had been living with a broken bone and bulging disks. Over the years he would do pain pills and injections. Over time, I had no choice but to have surgery. He has a great bedside manner and put me at ease. Surgery went great. He is awesome and so is his staff.
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Vonda in Columbus, GA – Nov 10, 2018
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He is the very best when it comes to spinal surgery.
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Tom Carmichael in ENTERPRISE, AL – Oct 25, 2018
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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 accepting my insurance, so I had to see another doctor. When I went to that doctor and he took all the proper measures and images, doing a thorough exam, he advised me that I would have to have surgery ASAP
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Casey in Columbus, GA – Mar 07, 2018
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Biography

Dr. John Burkus, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Yale University
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Practice

Hughston Clinic Main6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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