Dr. Mark Kerner, MD

Dr. Mark Kerner, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Mark Kerner, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Portsmouth, VA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1040 University Blvd Ste 200

Portsmouth, VA 23703

Contact Information

(757) 397-6930

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kerner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kerner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kerner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kerner "Dr. Mark Kerner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all spinal conditions. Treatments range from advanced non-operative interventions to the latest state-of –the- art surgical techniques. Wherever appropriate the most conservative treatments are attempted. In many cases minimally invasive procedures are utilized to speed recovery. In his nearly 20 years of surgical practice he has been a leader in utilizing techniques of both disc replacement as well as fusion. Dr. Kerner takes special interest in the evaluation and treatment of those who have had previous spine surgery who have continuing or worsening pain. Dr. Kerner graduated from Brown University in Rhode Island with a degree in history. He attended the Albert Einstein College of medicine in New York, and completed his orthopedic training there as well , ultimately serving as Chief Resident. He completed a post-graduate fellowship in Spine Surgery at the San Francisco Spine Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has been Medical Director since 1995. He is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Maryview Hospital. He is also Chairman of the Bon Secour Maryview Foundation and active in numerous charitable endeavors."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kerner "At the Spine Center of Hampton Roads, our goal is to provide you with state-of-the-art individualized spine care in a caring and convenient manner. If you have experienced multiple surgeries and/or long periods of pain and disability from neck or back pain, we offer evaluation and treatment geared towards providing you with an optimal, pain-free lifestyle."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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32  Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albert Einstein College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • San Francisco Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerner's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerner to family and friends
23 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Kerner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr mark kerner is awesome I had sciatica so bad bad for 4 yrs to scared to think of even having surgery . But finally broke down it got that bad . So Dr M Kerner did my surgery he did a great job pain is gone and no problems from the surgery it went great I was in No Pain at all afterwards it's...more
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