Dr. John Dorchak, MD

Dr. John Dorchak, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. John Dorchak, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

6262 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, GA 31909

Contact Information

(706) 324-6661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dorchak performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Dorchak'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dorchak "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.

Education

  • University Of Georgia, Summa Cum Laude
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of California-Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine, Department Of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dorchak's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorchak to family and friends
32 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Dorchak's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

My dad has struggled with neck pain for years. He had been told by other surgeons that neck surgery wasn’t a good option. Dorchak told my dad the surgery would work and would be fine. His surgery was the 11th of June and he hasn’t been awake since. They wouldn’t tell us anything. Dorchak didn’t...more
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Patient satisfaction is very important to Hughston, and your communication is very much appreciated. I apologize your experience was less than excellent. The concerns you mentioned are being addressed in the appropriate manner. We are committed to making sure our patients are satisfied with the care and services they receive here at Hughston Clinic. Please contact the main clinic 706-324-6661.

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I would never recommend you to ANYONE! My Daddy went in for surgery on the 11th a surgery that you talked him into & said would be no problem ! We never saw him awake again ! If you didn't do anything wrong or know what happened to him WHY did we not see you till after 24 hours later ? & that was...more
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Patient satisfaction is very important to Hughston, and your communication is very much appreciated. I apologize your experience was less than excellent. The concerns you mentioned are being addressed in the appropriate manner. We are committed to making sure our patients are satisfied with the care and services they receive here at Hughston Clinic. Please contact the main clinic 706-324-6661.

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After having a supposedly top notch neurosurgeon place a cage & screws in my neck, I was in constant pain for 3+ years. I sought out Dr. Dorchak who immediately identified the problem then fixed it. Three months after surgery I am pain free and leading an absolutely normal life. I cannot say...more
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My brother in law went in for surgery on Monday. He never woke up. What happened? We deserve to know?
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Patient satisfaction is very important to Hughston, and your communication is very much appreciated. I apologize your experience was less than excellent. The concerns you mentioned are being addressed in the appropriate manner. We are committed to making sure our patients are satisfied with the care and services they receive here at Hughston Clinic. Please contact the main clinic for further assistance 706-324-6661.

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UP UNTIL TODAY I THOUGHT DR DORCHAK WAS A VERY PROFESSIONAL CARING DR .AFTER TODAY MY THOUGHTS HAVE COMPLETELY CHANGED.HE ACTED AS THOUGH HE HAD NEVER SEEN ME.HE DID NOT LIKE IT BECAUSE HE HAD TO ANSWER TO MY INS. COMPANY ON PROCEDURES FOR ME .HE WAS VERY OFFENSIVE IN ASKING ME WHEN I WAS GOING ON...more
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