Dr. Joseph M. Zavatsky, MD

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Dr. Joseph M. Zavatsky, MD

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Spine & Scoliosis Specialists 14505 University Point Pl, Tampa, FL 33613 Get Directions
(813) 985-7908

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Taking care of the patient and not a disease is paramount to my treatment philosophy. Additionally, addressing the patient as a whole and how a particular diagnosis or problem affects their entire life and everyday activities. Returning patients to their normal activities is my goal with each patient interaction.Read more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in New Orleans, LA |
I had a pain in the lower left side of my back due to a prior surgery years before. All I wanted was to have this corrected. Dr. Zavatsky told me I can't guarantee you a homerun but I CAN guarantee that you will feel better after my surgery than you do now After surgery I was in agony!!! He had to go back in 5 days later for 5 hours but the pain was still there.The worst problem was in my legs. I lost complete use of my lower body.It took many months of rehab and I still have pain,TERRIBLE
Covington, LA |
Did 3 level back fusion 2/14 at Ochsner Clinic in NOLA. Amazing results.
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Specialties

  • Other

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Zavatsky's Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Zavatsky says..

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) to treat most spinal conditions

Adult & pediatric spinal deformity correction

Motion preservation including total disk replacement (TDR)

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  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Infections
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Tumor

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    NY U Hosp

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Temple University

    Graduated in 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • City of Philadelphia Fire Department Award of Merit, 2006
    • Milton A Wohl, MD Resident and Medical Student Teaching Award, 2007
    • Albert Einstein Medical Center Alumni Day Case Presentation Winner, 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Other
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Zavatsky's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Zavatsky

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
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Dr. Zavatsky's Care Philosophy

Taking care of the patient and not a disease is paramount to my treatment philosophy. Additionally, addressing the patient as a whole and how a particular diagnosis or problem affects their entire life and everyday activities. Returning patients to their normal activities is my goal with each patient interaction.

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Dr. Zavatsky says...

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) to treat most spinal conditions

Adult & pediatric spinal deformity correction

Motion preservation including total disk replacement (TDR)