Dr. John Heller, MD

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Dr. John Heller, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Emory University Orthopedics 59 Executive Park NE # 2000, Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions
(404) 778-3350

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Dr. Heller specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Heller's Office & Staff
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (28)
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in Hawkinsville, GA |
I do not feel that you could possibly have a better experience than I had with Dr. Heller and Emory if you have spine problems. From diagnosis to surgery everything was as good as possible from my standpoint.
in Jasper, GA |
I have been totally satisfied with Dr Heller and the staff that have attended to me both prior to and post- surgery.
in Duluth, GA |
I had disk replacement surgery in my neck. I researched my options extensively and found that Dr. Heller is one of the best in the world at disk replacement. My experience was exceptional. My recovery was very minimal and I have full range of neck motion. The surgery is incredibly detailed and I am thankful I was able to get access to Dr. Heller. I did have to wait to see him as his schedule is very booked. But it was worth the wait.
in Grovetown, GA |
After 2 failed back surgeries in Augusta, Dr. Heller literally gave me my life back. He and an entire medical team performed 23 hours of back surgery and 4 months later I am almost pain free. My recovery has been nothing less than miraculous and it is due to the superior surgical team of Dr. Heller and his associates. His PA was available to me at all hours; his nurse is amazing and responsive and his secretary the same. Every single person in that organization is fantastic!
Atlanta, GA |
This facility treats its patients like a number. Very poor communication, follow-up and administration. I was scheduled to have a disc replacement to my C5/C6 vertebrae and Dr Heller had convinced me the best option was to go with the Bryan Disc instead of fusion. Long story short, after going through all of my pre-operation procedures, I had a basic question and called the office the day before my scheduled surgery date. While asking a question about the Bryan Disc, the assistant said You're
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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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
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Case West Res University Clins

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Dr. Heller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Heller'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 Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Heller

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Heller's 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. Heller

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