Dr. John Coats, MD

Dr. John Coats, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 59 years old

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Dr. Coats specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He practices at 2 locations.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Coats to family and friends
based on 32 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Coats
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Coats' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (28)
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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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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • 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.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Med Coll Of Wi

    Graduated in 1987

Awards & Recognition

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Coats' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Coats

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Coats' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Coats

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients