Dr. John Sherman, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. John Sherman, MD
John E. Sherman, MD, specializes in spine surgery. He has conducted extensive research on engineering technologies, and focuses on motion preservation (dynesys, artificial total disc, artificial nucleus, and annular repair) and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Sherman is an industry consultant for Anulex.

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Patient Comments (5)
in Edina MN |
Saw Dr Sherman for the first time today. Terrible, terrible experience. I can't stand for more than a minute and cannot walk 20ft. without going into a back spasm. He prescribed a stroid and wanted me to go back to work in less than a week but refused to give me a written notice to go back to work, which is required for that to happen. That notice would need to allow me back, plus must list any restrictions. Nope, refused to provide anything. Zip. So, I can't stand and can't walk but....
in Edina, MN |
Dr Sherman relieved me of decades of neck pain and 2 previous surgeries which only helped for a short while. I have been pain free for more than 8 years.
in Duluth, MN |
I saw him twice in 7 months. He did my husband's surgery 16 yr. ago and he was pleased. We drove from Duluth twice to see him. In the first visit we were happy and welcomed him doing my surgery after I recovered from knee surgery. When I came back the second time, it was as if he had no recall that he had agreed to help me with osteoarthritis and stenosis. This time he said it was too risky. I have been waiting to have this done before I have shoulder replacement. I felt totally let down.
in New Prague, MN |
I received nothing but the finest care from Dr. Sherman and Staff. I went into the clinic on the day of my surgery at a 9-10 pain level. It was excruciating! I walked out 3 hours later at a 0 and have not had any pain since. Dr. Sherman gave me my life back. I had been in bed for much of the previous two months. I am now living a full life again - managing a 13 acre hobby farm all by myself (I am a 68 yr old woman!). Thank you Dr. Sherman!
St. Paul |
He listened to my concerns and was very through.
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John E. Sherman, MD, specializes in spine surgery. He has conducted extensive research on engineering technologies, and focuses on motion preservation (dynesys, artificial total disc, artificial nucleus, and annular repair) and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Sherman is an industry consultant for Anulex.

Dr. Sherman'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic


  • Medical School
    Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities