Dr. John Stark, MD


Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery | Male

STARK CLINIC 825 Nicollet Mall Ste 715 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Get Directions
Dr. John Stark, MD
Dr. John Stark, MD is an orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Stark is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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Patient Comments (6)
in Minneapolis, MN |
Great doctor. Took the time to listen and made me feel special. Kind, generous with his time and smart. Finally someone that knows what I have. Highly recomend.
in Hopkins, MN |
Very impressed by his knowledge and bed side manner. He listened and made me feel that I was his most important patient. He explained my condition in detail like no one has ever explained before. I have been in pain for many years. My care has been transferred back and forth between pain clinics and doctors; Dr. Stark took the time to examine me, listen and patiently explain my condition and what I should expect. Very, very, very grateful.
in Saint Paul |
Never would recommend to anyone ever!!! Arrogant, mean, pompus, rude and so full of himself he puts his patients in danger. Stay clear of this so called doctor. He has no compassion for anyone but himself.
in Minneapolis, MN |
He was very curt and rude when I told him I was still having pain after my back surgery. He said only women have pain and I needed to buck up. After enduring 5 years of pain, I went to a neurosurgeon who was able to fix some of the problem, but 5 years of nerve damage was too long for a full recovery. I only went there because I could get in quickly. Big mistake.
Minneapolis, MN |
I was referred to Dr. Stark for treatment of AVN of my hip. I arrived with my X-rays, medical records and diagnosis, as well as told Dr. Stark that I had advanced AVN and a very unstable hip. He replied, I'll be the judge of that! and without looking at my records or films promptly began manipulating my leg. When I flinched in pain he snapped at me, I'm not going to hurt you! I told him that he WAS hurting me and he did not seem to believe me. Not my idea of a good physician.
in Aitkin Mn. |
He paralyzed me and told my wife after surgury (quote) he will never walk again and there was spinal fluid all over in there. After my june 2005 45 mn. decompression on L4-L5. however no other witnesses were present. After my transfer to the va. Mpls he asked Va. neuro dr. if he had possibly ripped a nerve. Va. Doc. said he could not be sure? Stark was therefore off the hook. I have been paralyzed for over ten years now. I would not let Stark operate on my akc certified Irish Setters or Golden
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    University Of Mn Med Sch

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Minneapolis Va Med Ctr

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    St. Olaf College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

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