Dr. John Dorchak, MD

Dr. John Dorchak, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Dorchak, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Columbus, GA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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)
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas


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

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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."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy

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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorchak to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Dorchak's 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 (6)
in Hawkinsville, GA |
Dr. Dorchak is AWESOME. After experiencing debilitating lower back pain, I went to a local ortho doc ... and although I'm sure he was doing his best, his treatment was doing nothing for my pain. When the discussion turned to surgery, I wanted only THE BEST doc. Changed to Dr. Dorchak at the Hughston Clinic and got the correct diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Dorchak and his P.A. are excellent. The thing is, you want someone treating you who does this every day - not a few times a year.
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 |
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Dr. Dorchak accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Dorchak has admitting privileges

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
4401 River Chase Dr
Phenix City, AL 36867
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Northside Medical Center
100 Frist Ct
Columbus, GA 31909
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