Dr. Mark R. Shaya, MD

Dr. Mark R. Shaya, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o
118 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Dr. Mark Shaya's success rate is second to none. He is careful in recommending surgery as a first option. Non-invasive modalities are offered in the office. Pain management options are available as well. He never has students, residents or trainees at surgery.Read more

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Patient Reviews (22)
in Miami, FL |
After suffering of stenosis for a couple of years of on L3, L4 & L5 and visited many doctors I finally met Dr. Shaya. He recommended to have surgery and I did a month ago at the Doctor's Hospital. The procedure was a success. His staff and the Hospital staff are very professional. I wish I had met Dr. Shaya before, I highly recommend him.
in Aventura |
I am pleasantly surprised and impressed with Dr. Mark R. Shaya, his staff and his state of the art office. Dr. Shaya is an extraordinary doctor. He is committed, positive, professional, polite and has a great personality. He patiently explained to me, the different options for the treatment of my back and leg pain. His office has state of the art technology to treat spinal disk problems. I am going for my treatments and I am extremely happy with the results. I feel much better. Dr. Shaya
in Miami, FL |
Unfortunately, I had a terrible experience with Doctor Shaya. After a year of my Lumbar Surgery, the pain is still there (worse than ever) and the problem that I'm presenting now is on an area that should have been checked during the surgery. Now, I'm going to have another surgery, to correct what it should have been corrected, during that surgery. Another issue is that I had to pay to the doctor -on front- $12,500 to have the surgery performed quickly, due to the pain that I was having.
We encourage patients to use their real names or at least a first name and location like other reviews on this site. We know of no patient named Aboco from Miami in our system. Have never accepted payments for expediting an elective surgery. We are the process of obtaining the necessary information about the person who posted these false statements.
in Southwest, FL |
Dr.Mark Shaya is the BEST neurosurgeon in Florida & in the world.He is the most knowledgeable & kind surgeon I ever met. Dr. Shaya was able to fix a severe problem that was caused by another neurosurgeon. From the moment I spoke with him I knew he could improve my back, he was honest & compassionate & always available to answer questions & concerns. He is a skilled surgeon & I recommend that anyone in pain see him 1st. I'll always be grateful to Dr. Shaya for taking my case that others wouldn't.
in Vero Beach,Fl |
After many years of back problems I researched and found Dr. Shaya My experience with him was amazing. I had L3 through S1 stenosis, instability,herniated disk and radiculopathy. I was in pain most of the time. Dr. Shaya performed lumbar decompression laminectomy with fusion. He did a great job. He is an excellent neurosurgeon,very professional and knowledgeable. He is the best! Would definitely recommended him to every one. Thank you so much Dr. Shaya. You have giving me a better quality oflife
in Miami, FL |
All I have to say that my experience with Dr. Shaya and his staff was outstanding. A few days ago, I went through an Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). It has been 5 days and now I feel much better compare to how I was before. From his office appointments, referrals, and his staff have been truly professional; follow ups appointments to arranging the procedure was flawless. I highly recommend Dr. Shaya as he was to me.
in Miami, FL |
Awesome job doc. feeling better already
Miami, FL |
Professional sensitive and caring and he cured my condition
in Naples, FL |
Just had my second operation with Dr. Shaya. First he he fuses S1 to L3. Then L1 & 2 went I drive from Naples to see him Simply the best!
in Ft Pierce, FL |
This was my 2nd surgery with Dr. Shaya. Last year he saved me from paralysis. This time he removed a plate and screws from the front of the neck that had migrated through soft bone and was indenting the spinal cord. He consulted others in planning surgery to stabilize from the rear in a second surgery. The result is a well aligned, solid neck with no complications. Dr. Shaya is an exemplary surgeon, and will do whatever it takes to get the best outcome for his patients. I was twice blessed.
in Homestead, FL |
I chose to not visit Dr. Shaya due to his office manager, Michael. My insurance had Dr. Shaya as out-of-network. Michael's demeanor was absolutely HORRIBLE. His tone was demeaning and condescending. Ultimately, I choose a different doctor to treat my condition.
Since you did not visit the doctor at all, you cannot comment in the Level of Trust in the Provider's Decision.
in Atlanta and Lawrenceville, GA |
Dr. Shaya is the best neurosurgeont. My quality of life has improved after my back surgery performed by Dr. Shaya and the surgery staff of North Shore Hospital.
in Miami, FL |
I spread the word about Dr. Shaya every chance I get. My wife will only let me go to Dr. Shaya. I have put my life in his hands on a couple of occasions for a lumber fusion and a neck fusion surgery and I will tell you this doctor is the best. Probably in the world. I highly recommend anyone that is looking for a doctor for his specialty make an appointment. His staff is awesome and will go out of their way to assist you in any way they can. Thanks Dr. Shaya for all that you have done for me.
in Miami, Fl |
He is great! Solved my back problem with a professionalism you expect from a top doctor!
in Homestead, FL |
After many years of neck and back pain I researched and found DR Shaya. After looking at MRI he said I was in dire need of a ACDF on 2 levels. Surgery was set up quickly (in a week and a half) at Doctors Hospital. Surgery went great, hospital was great. After surgery I no longer had pain in my neck, shoulders, arms, and headaches were gone. Dr Shaya in my opinion is a godsend. He is straight to the point with no sugarcoating. I would highly recommend him to anyone with pain in back or neck.
in Miami, FL |
Excellent surgeon, excellent staff and very speedy recovery!!!
Port Saint Lucie, FL |
Dr Shaya might be good at some things but when it comes to nuerological conditions cause and effect he was in over his head.
Neurological, not nuerological. Good luck.
in Hialeah, FL |
Excellent Dr. so far he is very peaky with his patients.
in Fayetteville, AR |
Dr Shaya performed a three level ACDF on my husband two weeks ago. The whole experience was good. We were only in town for a couple of weeks and he made time to see us at the beginning and was able accommodate us, including surgery and recovery, we didn't even have to change our plans. His bedside manor is excellent! He is confident, without being arrogant, he took time with us, to go over records, MRI's, answered all our questions and was able to put us at ease in a stressful situation.
in Hialeah, FL |
It's very rare to find a surgeon in Miami who is exceptionally skilled and equally compassionate and personable. There are not many doctors like him anymore. I was with lot of pain and bladder retention with risk of permanent neurological deficit when i meet Dr Shaya : I'm super happy I found him. I highly recommend Dr Shaya as a skilled surgeon! My surgery was an overwhelming success, with very little downtime. Not only were there NO COMPLICATIONS with the surgery, my recovery was uncomplicated
in Palm Beach |
Dr Shaya helped me tremendously. I'm so grateful that my quality of life is back. Office staff was friendly and helpfu .
in Miami |
Excellent treatment. Phenomenal recovery.
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Dr. Shaya's Care Philosophy

Dr. Mark Shaya's success rate is second to none. He is careful in recommending surgery as a first option. Non-invasive modalities are offered in the office. Pain management options are available as well. He never has students, residents or trainees at surgery. 

Dr. Shaya's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • President of Florida Neurosurgical Society, 8/15/2011
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Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Rib
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Diseases
  • Cranial Dystonia
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Lesions
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Cranial Neuralgia
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Malsegmentation - Short Stature
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polyneuritis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture


  • Medical School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor University Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

    Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1995

  • Other Education
    Cyberknife Center Of Miami

    Completed in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Auditory Brainstem Implantation
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Aneurysm Repair
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Radiation Treatment
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Brainstem Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Outlet Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization