Dr. John D. Dorchak, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Hughston Clinic, P.C. 6262 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31909 Get Directions
(706) 324-6661

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The Hughston Clinic is committed to listen to those we are privileged to serve, earn and maintain the trust and respect of our patients, profession and community exceeding expectations and striving for continuous improvement at all levels. Dr. Dorchak specializes in orthopaedic surgery with an emphasis in spine surgery. He has a patent on instrumentation methods for vertebral interbody fission. He has also designed cervical and lower lumbar fusion cages, as well as the associated surgical techniques. He is also one of the lead surgeons in developing the innovative surgery of total disc replacement.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorchak to family and friends
3.8
based on 26 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Dorchak's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (25)
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in Georgetown, GA |
Dr. Dorchak is the BEST! He is professional, kind and absolutely is an excellent surgeon. He is up to date with new , less invasive procedures and genuinely cares for his patient's well-being. His staff is friendly and courteous. Accolades to Dr Dorchak and his staff.
in Columbus, GA |
I have suffered for over7 years with back pain and been on high pain meds for that long. Been told all kinds of negative reasons why I couldn't have back surgery. Hear's a Dr. with a great bed side manner, who sits with u n goes over all your test with u n explains to u in a manner u can understand what he's going to do. Had the surgery and never even had much pain, 4 weeks later he explains what he did n shows u the xray before n after. He is a Amazing Doctor which we truly Love. Thx Doc
in Columbus, GA |
Dr. Dorchak has always taken time to not only explain issues and concerns with me but to also review diagnostic testing breaking things down to my understanding. Dr. Dorchak also fully explains conditions and options while also allowing you as a patient to weigh those options and what best suits your needs. With the dedication and commitment which Dr. Dorchak and his staff exerts I'm comfortable referring loved ones and colleagues alike whom may need of a top of class orthopedic surgeon.
in Chipley, FL |
Dr. Dorchak seems to really want to help get me back to being normal me and I feel confident in him doing what is needed for me to get back out there. :)
in Andalusia, AL |
WAS VERY PLEASED WITH DR. DORCHAK, DID AN EXCELLENT JOB ON MY BACK SURGERY, WE DEFINETLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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    Sanctions

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

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    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1991

    University Of California-Davis Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Florida College Of Medicine, Department Of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Georgia, Summa Cum Laude

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Radiographic assessment of interbody fusion using recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein type 2, 2003
    • The usefulness of electrical stimulation for assessing pedicle screw placements, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Dorchak's Office & Staff

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Dr. Dorchak's Care Philosophy

The Hughston Clinic is committed to listen to those we are privileged to serve, earn and maintain the trust and respect of our patients, profession and community exceeding expectations and striving for continuous improvement at all levels. Dr. Dorchak specializes in orthopaedic surgery with an emphasis in spine surgery. He has a patent on instrumentation methods for vertebral interbody fission. He has also designed cervical and lower lumbar fusion cages, as well as the associated surgical techniques. He is also one of the lead surgeons in developing the innovative surgery of total disc replacement.