Dr. John Small, MD
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Dr. John Small, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Small provides nonsurgical and surgical expert care to ensure each patient receives individualized treatment. He specializes in spine surgery.


Dr. John Small, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Temple Terrace, FL. He has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Small is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital Carrollwood.

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    Dr. Small's Reviews

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    Dr. Small's Performance
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      31 to 45 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    in Banner Elk NC |
    This surgeon is the best. I had Cerivcal [ACDF...C5] fusion for pain and numbness at neck, right shoulder and arm 2 years ago.....and have no pain or numbness at all since the second day post-op. He is thorough and precise in exam and surgical expertise. He is well known in his field and is known as the doctors' surgeon. Many surgeons in town that I knew personally told me that if they needed spine surgery," He would be there choice." I recommend him without hesitation.
    Thank you Dr. Garrett! We appreciate your kind review and have shared it with Dr. Small. We are happy to hear that you are pain-free, thank you for choosing Florida Orthopaedic Institute for your care.
    in Tarpon Springs, FL |
    Good doctor, but office and doctor do not communicate clearly to make sure next steps are clear. Office is way too focused on procedure and does a lot of duplicative work.
    in Tampa, FL |
    Dr. Small was very professional, expressed his concerns and allowed me and my husband to have input concerning my well being.
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    Dr. Small's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Small provides nonsurgical and surgical expert care to ensure each patient receives individualized treatment. He specializes in spine surgery.

    Dr. Small'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

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Site Director, University of South Florida, University Community Hospital Carrollwood, Spine Rotation, 2008
      • Affliate Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics, 2008
      • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics, 2005
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    Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Facet Syndrome
    • Herniated Disc
    • Kyphosis
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Infections
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis


    • Medical School
      University of Nebraska / College of Medicine

      Graduated in 1990

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

      Completed in 1995

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

      Completed in 1996

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Nebraska at Omaha

      Graduated in 1982

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
    • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Total Disc Replacement
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Vertebroplasty