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Dr. John Small, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Small

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

13020 N Telecom Pkwy Temple Terrace, FL 33637

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(813) 978-9700


Dr. John Small, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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Dr. Small accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Employer Group Open Access HMO
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Small's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Small treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Small treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Small treats Spondylolisthesis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Small treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Small performs Spinal Fusion more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Small performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Small's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroplasty
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Education

1996
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School
1982
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Undergraduate School
1996
1995
1990
1982

Awards

  • 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

Dr. Small's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Small

4.0

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
68%
(34)
4 Stars
6%
(3)
3 Stars
4%
(2)
2 Stars
4%
(2)
1 Star
18%
(9)

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My appointment with Christian Cruz at the Telecom Parkway office was certainly worthwhile. We viewed the new X-rays together and confirmed that physical therapy would be most beneficial considering a change in circumstances for me. (As my husband has some peripheral neuropathy, I'm doing most of the driving which results in neck pain.) Also, Christian provided a list of medical massage centers to receive some therapeutic massage after I complete PT at the South Tampa FOI location. My husband and I really appreciated his support!
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Awesome doctor! Very kind and listens. He understands your concerns.
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I recommend Dr Small, excellent Surgeon, listens to you, always wants the best for his patients.
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Dr. Small is both kind, compassionate, and an excellent surgeon. The fact that he has 2 PAs working for him is a tribute to how popular and busy he is every day. Several of the specialist I see also commented what an excellent doctor I had for my back surgery. My back is pain free now after my surgery! Thank you, Dr. Small!
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Dr. Small diagnosed my cervical spine issue, and after studying the situation and explaining in detail the suggested surgery, I agreed that it was necessary, and we proceeded. I can't say enough good things about the way Dr. Small treated me and my family. he was gracious kind, courteous and always open to questions. After the surgery and recovery, Dr. Small came to my room to check on me, and answer any questions or concerns I might have had. He is a very caring and true professional. Thank you
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My husband was suffering for 4 years with excruciating lower back pain. He could barely walk, he was hunched over and was miserable. Thanks to Dr. Small who did his surgery my husband is walking, he not hunched over anymore and the only pain he is experiencing is surgical pain. This was only 2 weeks ago and my husband and I can not thank this wonderful doctor enough. He is compassionate, has great bedside manners and we are truly grateful for all that he and his staff has done.
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Excellent and caring doctor. Took the time to talk about my back issues and listened to me. He is a very thorough doctor and I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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ordered diagnostics than said he couldnt meet with me for 6 months to discuss them with me! may have to have them done again before i see him again! why would he do that to someone?
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I have been a patient of Dr. Small since 2003. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He is an expert in spinal cord surgery and I trust him 100%. I work at a doctor's office and we have some patients that have gotten back surgery with him and they all refer to him as an eminence in the toughest cases. I agree. He's only in the office once a week but to wait for him to see you, is worth and I would not entrust my back issues to anyone else but Dr. Small. His staff is also great.
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I've tried to make an appointment since December when my insurance finally kicked in. After waiting 3 long mo, his nurse called me 2 hrs prior to my appointment to cancel it and let me know that his next availability is in July, so I had to see the NP instead. Two weeks prior my appointment with the NP they canceled because NP wasn't going to be available. I reschedule with another NP, 2 days prior this last appointment they cancel because they haven't receive a PCP referral for the next appt.
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Dr. John Small and staff provided expert care and clinical management of a ruptured disc and later fusion. Full recovery is in process and the back stability has made a difference in quality of life and return to full function. After we worked out entry into a system during an emergency we could not have wanted for better care. Florida Hospital surgical unit was very efficient in following the back surgery protocols and worked well with pain management and supportive medical care. Great Job..
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I saw Dr. Small for spondylitis. My pain would only aoow me to sit 2-5 min,.I had a large numb area on the outside of my leg and burning at both ankles. Back surgery was done to place rods an a cage. It has been 31/2 months and I am 100% pain free.. I am up to walking 6 miles 4-5 times a week. Dr. Small is the most personal professional doctor I have dealt with as a patient or after working in the medical field for 20 years
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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.
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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.
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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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