Dr. Paul Sawin, MD
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Dr. Paul Sawin, MD


Neurosurgery | Male


Dr. Paul Sawin, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Winter Park, FL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Sawin is affiliated with Florida Hospital Waterman and Florida Hospital Orlando.

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    Patient Reviews (9)
    in Lake Mary, FL |
    Excellent doctor. Straight forward in explanations and listened when I asked questions. Good bedside manner. Cares about his patients. My surgery went good and he made sure to check in on me before I left the hospital. The people he uses during his surgeries are the best of the best.
    in Grand Is Fl |
    Recovering from back surgery at 89 yrs. Dr did an excellent job Not pleased with his nurse Ms Somberg Will never see her again Refused to let me see Dr Sawin
    Debary, FL |
    After reading the requirements to make an appointment, I e-mailed my MRI to the office with an attached letter and never heard back. After a couple weeks I found another surgeon that is more caring that would repair my C4,5, and 6 and had surgery. I'm very disappointed in the process in which to make an appointment with this doctor.
    in Orlando, FL |
    Great surgeon I will recommend Dr Sawin to anyone.Just had cervical surgery on my c3 c4 on July 22.2016 everything went well. Went home with no pain didn't need to take my meds after day 2. Thank you Dr.Sawin for giving me my life back.
    in Winter Park, FL |
    Dr. Sawin is extraordinarily competent as a spinal surgeon having performed on me a very complex multi-level lumbar stabilization emergency surgery. He is extremely patient taking his time explaining the condition, surgical procedure, short and long term recovery benchmarks. He does not sugarcoat the details and gives the patient reasonable expectations for outcome. But beyond the technical ability, he is the most compassionate and sincere human being I have ever met in the medical profession
    in SORRENTO FL |
    Dr Sawin performed lumbar fusion L5-S1 along with removal of old hardware at L4-He Also performed a lamectomy and discetomy. LEVEL L5-S1. I am so thankful to Dr Sawin, my leg pain and foot drop is gone. He gave me my life back.
    Clermont, FL |
    I consulted with the good Dr., he was very nice but after he sent me for a CT scan, I never heard from his office staff again. I personally delivered my CT scan and was told he had to evaluate it before I could make an appt. I left messages over a 2 week period and no one called me back. No matter how many times I called his office, I did not get a response. I couldn't figure out why especially when he told his secretary to fit me in due to my operation being urgent. I dec. to see another Dr
    in Titusville FL |
    Dr. Sawin and his surgical team are amazing. He performed my second back surgery and the difference in the quality of care, personal one on one treatment, the professionalism, and compassion with him versus my first surgeon is like the difference between daylight and dark. To this point, 5 weeks after surgery, I am in better physical and mental condition than I have been in nearly 3 years. I'm very pleased with Dr. Sawin. He can do no wrong!!!
    in Florida |
    My experience was nothing short of amazing; I met with with Lisa not the doctor (RN practitioner) she was knowledgeable, through and explained everything from what the next best step was and our concerns regarding potential back surgery. We found the entire staff friendly, helpful and kind. I was recommended to Dr. Sawin by the orthopedic surgeon who did my knee replacement as well as a physical therapist and a previous patient, so That says it all.
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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Eugene I. Nordby Award
      • AANS/CNS Mayfield Award
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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Torticollis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


    • Medical School
      Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      Surgical Internship

      Completed in 1992

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Iowa College Of Medicine-Neurosurgery Residency

      Completed in 1997

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Barrow Neurological Institute-Postgraduate Fellowship In Spinal Neurosurgery

      Completed in 1998

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Nebraska-Life Sciences & Music Performance

      Graduated in 1985

    • Other Education
      University Of Iowa-Biology

      Completed in 1987

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Brain Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neurostimulation
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotactic Surgery