Dr. Mark Spatola, MD

Dr. Mark Spatola, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Spatola, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Orange Park, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Orange Park Neurosurgery

2021 Kingsley Ave Ste 101

Orange Park, FL 32073
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Insurance 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
  • Private HealthCare Systems

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 96% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Spatola'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. Spatola's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spatola "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spatola "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"

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

21  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage

9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • New Jersey Med Sch UMDNJ
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spatola has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spatola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spatola to family and friends
31 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Spatola's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

When you are in pain and told MRI shows “bulge” in your spine only scary thoughts go through your mind. Dr Spatola went over the MRI with my wife and me, explained treatment options and truthfully provided his expert advice. I walked out of the office feeling relieved and ready to start my PT....more
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I’m a 26 year old young man that’s L5/S1 disc was badly ruptured 7mm+ protrusion on my sciatic nerve. Dealing with pain for 14 months and being told to deal with it I was referred to Dr. Spatola. Had my first appt and the Dr seemed to care about my well being and wanted to do what was best for me....more
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Never would I ever recommend him to anyone. I was worse after his surgery on my back, but he wouldn't even talk to me about anything else that might be done to help. Fortunately, I found a spinal genius in Gainesville (Dr. Cauthen--retired now) that literally saved my life. I also know several...more
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What can I say about Dr. Spatola that would express the gratitude that my wife and I have for this brilliant caring surgeon. Dr. Spatola gave my wife her life back by removing a golf ball size tumor from her brain. Although the tumor was no malignant it was wrapped around the optic nerve of her...more
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My mother recently had back surgery a few months ago in which she had a few nerves cut. She is more disabled now than she was before the surgery. The office staff are rude and act like they don't want to be bothered or care that a patient is worse off now than before surgery. You're supposed to...more
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