Dr. Michael Petr, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59

Neurosurgery

Dr. Michael Petr, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Petr has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Nervous System Neoplasms. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Baptist Medical Center Nassau. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Petr, MD

Jacksonville Brain & Spine

7807 Baymeadows Rd E Ste 208 Jacksonville, FL 32256 ()
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Very through man did not leave anything out.explained the whole surgery to me in detail.then asked me how I wanted to live the rest of my life,I told him without pain and he said yes to surgery.I would recommend him to anyone that asked me.
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my console appointment – May 13, 2022
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If you need back surgery, Dr Michael Petr is your doctor. He was referred by Dr Adam Cartwright. Dr Petr cared about me. He said there was something he could do to make more money, but I didn't need it so he didn't do it. He is very knowledgeable about what he does. The surgery was painless. The nurses were nice and the ( oh I can't spell this word) begings with an A and they control all the medications.
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Joely Gibson – Oct 28, 2021
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I had lumbar stenosis and was living with pain for months. Dr Petr and his team performed successful surgery 3 months ago. His nurses, Greg, in particular were extremely helpful in my recovery.
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Oct 23, 2021
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I had a rough week and was not very nice, but staff and Dr Petr went out of there way to see me, and provided excellent care.
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Robert Combs – Oct 20, 2021
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From our first meeting with Doctor Petr my husband and I were most impressed. He was kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and thorough. He explained in detail what he was going to do to fix my back troubles. When I asked questions of other procedures he explained fully while he was trained in them, he chose not to use them and his reasons for not using them. His explanation made perfect sense. There was no pressure on his part. I had spoken to 2 other doctors and he was aware of that. We left his office and the first thing my husband and I said to each other was he reminded us of the old school doctors. He gave me the confidence I needed. This was on a Friday. On Monday morning I called the office and scheduled the surgery. I am also impressed with his PA's Eva & Greg. They too have all of his qualities. My overall experience with the entire office personnel is ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
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D.J. Brown – Sep 25, 2021
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My procedure was very well explained by Dr. Petr. I've seen numerous Dr.'s over ten years and felt comfortable and confident in what the Dr. spoke about. Voila! procedure done and feeling fabulous!
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Karen Lebrecht – Jun 25, 2021
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It has been about 1 year since Dr. Petr performed a TLIF procedure for me. I haven't felt this good in years. I'm able to be active, exercise and enjoy life in general. Before the operation, I was in constant pain. I was unable to do much of anything and my activity was very limited. Now I have very little pain and am able to do almost anything I want, within reason. Dr. Petr and his team are highly skilled and very patient oriented. They are kind, attentive and responsive. Dr. Petr listens to the patient and is honest in his assessment of the patient's situation. He will not recommend surgery if he doesn't believe it's the best course of action. For the TLIF procedure, Dr. Petr uses a technique that is minimally invasive and provides faster healing with less pain. If I ever need a neurosurgeon in the future, Dr. Petr is the only one I'll contact.
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Kathleen C – Jun 23, 2021
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He was great at the initial visit. He said all the right things to give me hope that someone finally was going to fix my debilitating pain. After getting a myelogram and CT scan to pinpoint the damage causing my misery I got a call from his secretary saying he was not going to do anything and he would not see me to tell me to my face why not.. The whole experience was bad. The MRI was done on a 20 year old machine and the myelogram by a young anesthesiologist that had to ask the radiologist how to do the procedure when I was on the table. I am not sure if it was due to poor images not showing him anything definitive or the other surgeons mistakes before him but I guess I will never know since he will not even talk to a patient he does not want to work on.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dissatisfied customer – Sep 29, 2020
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Dr Petr and his team is amazing ... very professional ... understanding and take the time to listen to you!!!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Paula Davies in Welaka , FL – Jan 26, 2020
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Dr Petr (and his staff) are consummate professionals. Dr Petr is kind, extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, thorough and compassionate. Dr Petr instilled confidence in explaining how he would alleviate my lumbar injury pain through surgical technique. And the surgery was a great success. I am so grateful to have found such a skilled and formidable surgeon.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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CB – Jan 22, 2020
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Over 20 years of lower back and sciatica pain resolved by Dr. Petr and staff. Thorough consultation left no surprises, all questions answered. Procedure went better than expected, as explained weeks of some discomfort, always available for concerns and questions. The best decision was choosing Dr. Petr. Highly recommended, Thank you again.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy C. – Jan 15, 2020
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Dr Petr repaired and rebuilt the disk in my low back. He is amazing and professional. He gave me the ability to play golf again. He and His team worked with me diligently throughout my surgical stay and I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery
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LockhartJ – Aug 20, 2019
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What can I say about Dr. Petr and his staff without getting emotional? I can't. By the time I visited his office, I was in so much pain and had given up on finding any relief. He listened to my complaints and took the time to explain everything. I had to hug him after our first meeting. His staff is just as knowledgable and caring. Eva and Greg were there whenever I had a question and didn't even make me feel that I was a bother. After the surgery, he took the time to inform my daughter about the procedure and what I should expect during my recovery. My daughter, Nancy, asked why didn't I see Dr. Petr from the beginning of my plight? I wished I had. I wasted an entire year suffering through pain and sleepless nights. I am ever grateful to Dr. Petr, Eva, and Greg for their regular care. I will never go to another neurosurgeon. I genuinely feel like a new woman after the care I received from these beautiful people. All I can say, thank you, thank you, and thank you.
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Debbie G. Bean – Aug 16, 2019
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Dr. Petr is a wonderful doctor. I was in an auto accident and having problems walking. During my appointments he spent time going over what was wrong and how we could fix the problems. A few hours after surgery, my swelling was gone and I was able to walk without pain.
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Tina Nagel – Jul 30, 2019
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Two weeks ago I had unexpected surgery for cervical disc disorder with myelopathy C4-C7. Dr Petr and his nurse Practitioner Gregg Norris were beyond the best. They were very good at explaining the procedure and answering any questions from my family. I would absolutely recommend this practice to anyone who must have this type surgery, they are the best and I thank them very much for the patience shown and professionalism demonstrated.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
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Thaddeus Zebrowsky in St Augustine, FL – Mar 02, 2019
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I found Dr Petr and his staff to be very professional, friendly and accessible whenever I had a question. They were most helpful in expediting my surgery after circumstances out of our contro caused a long delay. Dr Petr explained the procedure, risks, benefits, etc in a very thorough and comprehensible manner. He performed a laminectomy in addition to implanting a Spinal Cord Stimulator. I felt immediate and considerable relief from my sciatic pain, attesting to Dr Petr's surgical abilities.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Davdi Gardner in St Augustine, FL – Dec 01, 2018
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Appointments run on schedule; he talks in "laymen" terms; very thorough, takes as long as you need to answer and ask questions, doesn't rush you; tries to give you the best information regarding cost saving measures i.e. for testing, days to stay in the hospital, numerous followups following surgery - he really cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Bavin in Palm Coast, FL – Nov 25, 2018
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I first saw Dr. Petr on May 25 and had spine surgery May 31 in St. Augustine. He and his staff were amazing. PA Greg Norris was so helpful on follow ups. Sheila and Katie were also friendly and helpful. Dr. Petr was competent, personable and friendly and explained everything. I can’t stress how good he is! His skills are unsurpassed. I would highly recommend Dr. Petr!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Vicki Boehm in Ormond Beach, FL – Aug 30, 2018
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I am grateful to find a doctor who cares and listens ,explains in layman's terms.I had one visit so far and after 6 months of doctor bouncing (referrals)I feel confident I found the doctor who will help me.His staff especially Shiela are the best people and got me in for evaluation after 3 weeks of waiting for another doctor to call me back.It was 3 days after I called I saw Dr Petr.Thank You Dr Petr and your staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ed Uznanski in St Augustine , FL – Jul 17, 2018
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Three weeks prior to my lumbar back & fusion surgery I met with Dr. Petr and he explained my surgical procedure. I was supposed to see him the morning of my surgery but I was told he was running late. However I still thought I would see him before my surgery but I never did. I had numerous post op appointments but I never met with Dr. Petr, only his P.A. After several months, I asked specifically to see Dr. Petr due to some severe pain that I was still experiencing but I never saw him again.
What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
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Biography

Dr. Michael Petr, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Petr has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures and Nervous...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Univ Of Cincinnati Hosp-Holmes Div
Residency Hospital
2006
Univ Of Cincinnati Hosp-Holmes Div
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Univ Of Cincinnati Hosp-Holmes Div
Internship Hospital
2000
Loyola University Graduate School
1985
Towson State University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Gliadel Neurosurgery Research Award, 2005
  • Loyola University MD/PhD Tuition Remission and Stipend, 1993-2000
  • Mayfield Education Research Foundation, 2005

Media & Publications

  • Complications of Surgery, 2006
  • The Use of Mechanically Elicited EMG to Protect Nerve Roots During Surgery for Spinal Degeneration, 1994
  • The Determination of In-Situ Dissociation Constant for Fura-2 and Quantitation of Background Fluorescence in Astrocyte Cell Line U373-MG, 1997
  • Intracellular Calcium Disrupts Signal Transduction Pathways of in vitro Meningioma Cells, 2000
  • Radiofrequency Lesioning, 2005
  • PLA2 Activity Regulates Calcium Storage-Dependent Cellular Proliferation, 1998

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Dr. Petr's office is located at 7807 Baymeadows Rd E Ste 208, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Petr is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Low Back Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
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Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Petr is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Craniopharyngioma
Meningiomas
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Dr. Petr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Jacksonville Brain & Spine

Jacksonville Brain & Spine7807 Baymeadows Rd E Ste 208 Jacksonville, FL 32256
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