Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(37)
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Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD
Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Kowalski is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

Florida Spine Institute

2250 Drew St

Clearwater, FL 33765

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Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Kowalski is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and fellowship trained in complex spine surgery. Dr. Kowalski's practice encompasses all aspects of cranial and spinal surgery with particular emphasis on motion preservation technologies mini ally invasive spine surgery and spinal intrumentation.
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Dr. Kowalski's Experience

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Dr. Kowalski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
56

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

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Procedures

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

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/15/2015
    Amount or Range: $240,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: PINELLAS COUNTY
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.

Education

  • University of South Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kowalski has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kowalski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kowalski to family and friends
3.5
based on 37 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kowalski's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Palmetto, FL |
At age 60 I began suffering from a variety of physical symptoms as I lost energy and clarity of mind. I chalked it off to "getting old" until I ended up in the E.R. Consultations and extensive lab testing with 5 doctors and specialists produced no diagnosis. In May 2017, I found Dr. Kowalski’s K3 Neuroscience Optimized Wellness practice in Tampa. His treatment plan quickly addressed endocrine and vitamin imbalances and I’m feeling much better. Great doctor and great staff!
in Spring Hill, FL |
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kowalski.. He is not the typical neurosurgeon - he takes the time to explain the problem, some of my appointments with him lasted more than 1.5 hours. Thanks to him I can walk today, after preforming a 4 level neck fusion. Only downside - it takes months to see him - to get an appointment as new patient can take up to 4 months. But once established, it is not an issue. I would recommend him to anyone!
in Sun City Center, FL |
Performed 5-level lumbar surgery that left me a paraplegic. While the surgery went fine, his post-operative care and follow-up was non-existent. Through two surgical procedures, I have only seen the doctor 2 times, one of which was at 9:30 pm when I was under sedation. He didn't even have the courtesy to visit with my husband who was waiting in the surgical waiting room post surgical. He did not personally check on me after the surgery, and consequently I suffered a seroma around my spinal cord.
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Dr. Kowalski accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
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    Choice Care PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Kowalski has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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