Dr. John Heller, MD

Dr. John Heller, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. John Heller, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

59 Executive Park South NE # 2000

Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact Information

(404) 778-3350

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

76  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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12  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Case West Res University Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heller's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heller to family and friends
50 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heller'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 (22)

It has now been a number of years since I was injured in a car accident. The first surgeon to work on me failed to fix my neck. After researching I found Dr. Heller and his wonderful nurse Lisa. Long story short, they fixed me. After care was terrific. I would trust no other.
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I was so apprehensive after a complete botch job by a Resurgens 15 months earlier. I clearly chose the right surgeon with Dr. Heller and the Emory Spine Center. When I came to Dr Heller I was in chronic pain with every step and loosing more mobility with each passing month. He clearly and...more
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Dr Heller is a miracle worker. He is honest, respectful, and his skill level is beyond words. A lot of people want a doctor that says what they want to hear. But a doctor's job is to be honest and give you realistic answers. If you are looking for a "yes" doctor who will do anything for a buck...more
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Dr. Heller is an outstanding surgeon. I recommend him highly. He spent a great deal of time with me outlining various options for my surgery. He explained all alternatives, and gave me a number of articles and web sites to learn about my condition. In hospital he assessed me daily, and his fellow...more
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Dr. Heller is a surgeon's surgeon and an incredible doctor. These comments on here (which are obviously from the same disgruntled person based on the repetitive grammar- most likely a neurosurgeon jealous of Dr. Heller's skill based on the early comments lauding a neurosurgeon) and do not reflect...more
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