Dr. Mark A. Spatola, MD

Dr. Mark A. Spatola, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 61 years old

Mark A. Spatola, M.D. FAANS Born and raised in New Jersey, graduated Johns Hopkins University,...Read more

Orange Park Neurosurgery PL
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Mark A. Spatola, M.D. FAANS Born and raised in New Jersey, graduated Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Doctor of Medicine degree...   Read More

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      Dr. Spatola accepts 17 insurance carriers

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      17 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      • Aetna
      • AvMed
      • Beech Street (Multiplan)
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
      • Cigna
      • Coventry Health Care
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Gallagher Basset
      • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
      • Humana
      • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
      • MultiPlan
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      • Tricare
      • UnitedHealthCare
      • WellCare

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      4.3 based on 23 responses
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      in Middleburg, FL |
      Dr. Spatola is professional in the finest sense of the word, dress, demeanor and treatment. He is excellent at explaining your condition, options and talking to you about your recommended treatment. I would trust him with any treatment or surgery he recommends.
      in Middleburg fl |
      Came out of surgery with the same problem I had before I had it. I had surgery to stay away from pain medication now after surgery I can't work our live a somewhat normal life without them. And still paying O.P. Med center. Quality of life poor
      in Middleburg, FL |
      My experience with Dr. Spatola was wonderful. He was very focused & supportive of my choice. Concerned with my pain level. Very honest, humble & cordial. He was right on the mark for getting rid of my pain and preventing my future in a wheelchair. I had 3 opinions, and Dr. Spatola's won by far. I spoke with lots of people that had gone to him for surgery in the past and raved about his work. I spoke with Nurses that work along side of him in OR and they praised him. My surgery was as he said.
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Cervical Herniated Disc
      • Cervical Radiculopathy
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc
      • Myelopathy
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylolisthesis

      Procedures Performed

      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Neurostimulation
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion

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        Sanctions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        New Jersey Med Sch UMDNJ

        Graduated in 1981

      • Internship Hospital
        Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

        Completed in 1982

      • Residency Hospital
        Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Undergraduate School
        Johns Hopkins University

        Graduated in 1977

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Spatola says...

      Mark A. Spatola, M.D. FAANS

      Born and raised in New Jersey, graduated Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, general surgery and neurosurgery residencies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

      Moved to North Florida, on staff at Orange Park Medical Center since 1988;previously on staff at Memorial Medical Center, St. Lukes Hospital, BaptistMedical Center, St Vincents Medical Center and Shands Jacksonville.

      Practices at present solely at Orange Park Medical Center,where he is Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery. Previous positionsheld at Orange Park Medical Center include Chief of Medical StaffChief of Surgery, Moderator of the Board of Trustees,Chairman of Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board.Also served as Chair of Intecare Physician network, and on the board ofOrange Park Independent Practice Association.

      Professional memberships: Clay County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, Florida Neurosurgical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

      Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, andlicensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida.

      Organized neurosurgical activities include Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,Chairman of Board of Directors of ThinkFirst National Injury PreventionFoundation, Naperville IL, Vice Chairman of NeurosurgeryPAC, Washington DC.

      Volunteer activities include service on the board of directors for Concert on the Green, St Johns River State College Foundation, and the Jacksonville Symphony.

      Neurosurgical teaching includes University of Florida, Gainesville, department of neurosurgery and Brooks College of Health, Jacksonville.

      Has lectured at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, and the Florida Neurosurgery Society.

      Has published articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and Neurosurgeon.

      Has appeared on radio, local and national TV.

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      Dr. Spatola's Care Philosophy

      Our mission:

      -do what's best for the patient

      -avoid surgery if possible

      -do the best, safest, smallest operation possible

      -explain the risks, benefits and alternatives to surgery

      -aim for the best possible result

      -communicate with the referring physician

      -see patients and schedule surgery in a timely manner

      -treat each patient with respect

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      Dr. Spatola says...

      At Orange Park Neurosurgery we evaluate and treat adult patients to see if theyare surgical candidates for common spine and brain problems.

      Common problems that we evaluate include:-lumbar herniated disc-sciatica-spinal stenosis-cervical herniated disc-cervical spondylosis-cervical radiculopathy-lumbar spondylolisthesis-mechanical instability of the spine-tumors of the spine-synovial cysts of the spine-brain tumors-pituitary tumors-hydrocephalus-subdural hematomas-aneurysms-peripheral nerve entrapment-carpal tunnel syndrome-ulnar nerve entrapment-chronic pain, failed back syndrome

      We currently perform surgeries utilizing the following techniques:-minimally invasive spine surgery-cervical and lumbar fusions using carbon reinforced polymer implants-coflex minimally invasive interspinous fixation device-stereotactic brain surgery using BrainLab.-microscopic dissection using Zeiss microscope.-implant spinal cord stimulators for chronic pain

      This is not a complete list of diagnoses or procedures. If you feel you have aneurosurgical problem that we might be able to help, please have you physician make a referral directly to us, with you MRI, CT or other reports, by fax to 904-276-5308.

      Every effort will be made to evaluate all referrals quickly and see thoseaccepted patients as soon as possible. Please recognize that all referrals arenot accepted for evaluation, if they are not felt to be possible surgicalcandidates. Nor do all patients require surgery, in fact most do not.

      We hope that we will be able to help you with your neurosurgical problem, andfor a speedy and successful outcome.