Dr. Mark Kotapka, MD

Dr. Mark Kotapka, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Mark Kotapka, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Univ Of MD Sch Of Med in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

5401 Old York Rd Ste 400

Philadelphia, PA 19141

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Spondylosis
high
more than 85% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 80% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
high
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Kotapka'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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12  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Univ Of MD Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Hosp Of The Univ Penn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Hosp Of The Univ Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • So Genl Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U Pittsburgh Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kotapka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kotapka's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kotapka to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kotapka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

DR MARK KATOPKA HELP ME A LOT AND HE,S VERY KIND AND NICE..... HE DON,T WASTE TIME AT ALL AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIM FOR HIS WORK AND TOOK HIS TIME TAKING CARE OF ME DURING MY HEAD SURGERY...I,M HAPPY THAT THE SURGERY WENT WELL ...........
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Excellent with patients. Takes the time to explain everything so that you can understand everything about your problem. Very patient and friendly. Extremely knowledgeable and doesn't rush to operate - only if necessary. He offers alternatives.
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He did surgery pituitary tumor and i been in treatment for 3yrs. Very responsible doctor he follow up and he stay in top of the treatment.
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Amazing doctor, wouldn't trust anyone else with spinal surgery. Great bedside manner, will take as much time as you need with explaining your condition. Speaks to you in real terms, not medical terminology.
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