Dr. John Coats, MD

Dr. John Coats, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Coats, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Lighthouse Point, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

Neurological Surgery Associates

1821 NE 25th St # 101

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 81% of peers
more than 70% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 68% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Coats does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Coats has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Coats has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coats' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coats to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Coats' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Deerfield Beach, FL |
I had spinal surgery by Dr. Coats in may 2016 and I have never had a better medical or surgical experience with a physician. Dr. John Coats is an amazing surgeon. I am totally pain free and have been since my surgery. I will highly recommend him to friends and family.
in Deerfield Beach, FL |
I had surgery June 29,2016. I had a microdiscectomy and laminectomy performed by Dr. Coats. He did an amazing job. I am now pain free. His bedside manners were fantastic- he came to check on me everyday I was in the hospital. He is very professional and more importantly very knowledgeable. I have the highest regard for Dr. Coats and his staff. I had to wait over 2 months for my appointment and didn't think I could make it that long, but now on this side of it, it was well worth the wait.
in Pompano Beach, FL |
Prior to my surgery I was living in misery for years. I walked with a limp from severe back pain. By 4Pm every day the pain got so bad that I could not drive home from work without pain medicine. I had to keep off my feet for the rest of the day. At age 47, I had a spinal fusion at L3-L4, L4-L5. It has been 5 years since my surgery and I have ZERO pain. Since then I have been on 10+ mile hikes with heavy overnight packs. Dr Coats gave me my life back and I would highly recommend him.
in Boca Raton, FL |
Dr. Coats has an excellent bedside manner. He listens and takes the time to address questions and concerns. I trust his judgment and ability to help. He's a rare gem in his field.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I have nothing but the highest regard for Dr. Coats. Not only is he an excellent neurosurgeon but he also communicated well and in a very caring manner about a surgery that was frightening for me to consider. In my case, the surgery was extremely successful leaving me with excellent results and very good movement, eliminating also the constant headaches I had been living with for almost a year. I am very thankful for Dr. Coats? skill and compassion.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr Coats is a caring dedicated physician. Whenever I see him, he takes his time and his examination is thorough. I have referred many patients to him who have also been pleased. His staff is knowledgeable and extremely professional.
in Tamarac, FL |
After being in pain for over 4 months solid and seeing 6 different Drs. Coats was the only dr. That truly liste?ed and gave me the right meds for my problem........he was a Godsend!
in Danbury, CT |
My mother met Dr. Coats as the on call neurosurgeon less than 24 hours of operating on her.. He was very kind and respectful towards her. He spent time discussing the need for her urgent surgery. As her family, we put our faith and trust in him to be the best surgeon for her and he did not disappoint. He was what she needed and we feel he is a superior neurosurgeon and we couldn't have made a better choice. Our whole family was rewarded with a very Merry Christmas. THANK YOU, Dr. Coats
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Coats accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Coats has admitting privileges

Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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Northwest Medical Center
2801 N State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
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University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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Broward Health North
201 E Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
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Holy Cross Hospital
4725 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Plantation General Hospital
401 NW 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
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