Dr. John Coats, MD

Dr. John Coats, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Coats, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lighthouse Point, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Neurological Surgery Associates

1821 NE 25th St # 101

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Coats'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Coats does not have any board certifications listed.

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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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26  Procedures

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
36 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (10)

I would recommend Dr Coats to everyone I know or meet. I wanted to have a pain stimulator implanted. My appt was made in one day by my pain stimulator rep. Five minutes after I meet Dr Coats I knew he was the guy. He said he could not do the stimulator only Spinal Fusion. I felt so comfortable I...more
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Coats is fine but his office staff is RUDE, incompetent, never return calls, never do what they say they will, and don't pass on messages to the Doctor. Bragging about the poor standard of care you give to other patients isn't somehow going to make us think that the standard of care you've provided...more
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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.
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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...more
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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,...more
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