Dr. Mark Spatola, MD

Dr. Mark Spatola, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o
26 reviews

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  • 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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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 respectRead more

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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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Patient Reviews (8)
in Fleming Island |
August 204 Dr Spatola performed surgery on my neck, 3 levels with peak and cage. He saw me on a Monday and did surgery on Friday since a slight bump on head could have paralyzed me with my injury. I had suffered debilitating migraines and neck pain from a car accident for years. I also am a nurse and had cared for his patients for years. He and Effie gave me my life back. The most wonderful and professional people you will ever meet. I trust him with my life, a true blessing.
in Orange Park, FL |
Dr. Spatola performed back surgery on me back in January 2016, I had herniated discs with spinal stenosis, I was in constant pain for years, I could not stand or walk for more than 5 minutes without being in horrible pain. I am happy to say that after 1 month of recovery I was pain free, and to this day continue to be pain free. I can not recommend Doctor Spatola enough..I got my life back, I can walk and stand all day long with absolutely no pain. Thank you Doctor Spatola !
in Orange Park, Fl |
I LOVE Dr. Spatola! He has performed two back surgeries on me and I have had nothing but great experience from him. I also recommend him to everyone I know and have sent him six more patients that have not one complaint about Him!
in Hawthorne Fl. |
I would not recommend Dr. Spatula after my neck operation he left me partially paralyze and admitted to damaging my spinal cord. After he got paid by my insurance he blew me off and refuse to see me anymore. His staff is the RUDEST people I have ever dealt with. They are just motivated by money and have no interest in their patients. He should have is license revoke. $200.000.00 plus per operation and blowing your patient off when they have problems with your work is a great scam.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Doctor Spatola discovered I had a brain tumor on a Friday and scheduled me for surgery the following Tuesday. His care and skills is top notch, I trust him and his skills with my life. I have seen Doctor Spatola on numerous other occasions and he always shows such personal care and has the best bed side manor of any doctor that I have ever dealt with. Clay County, Florida is very lucky to have a doctor of his skill in our area.
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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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.

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

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.

Dr. Spatola'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
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

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