Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

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Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Florida Spine Institute 2250 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33765 Get Directions

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Dr. Kowalski is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and fellowship trained in complex spine surgery. Dr. Kowalski's practice encompasses all aspects...

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    Dr. Kowalski has 1 malpractice Malpractice Claim

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    • Settlement;2015-10-15T00:00:00
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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    Dr. Kowalski's Review Details
    3.5 based on 33 responses
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    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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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • 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
    • 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
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • 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

    Procedures Performed

    • 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

      Dr. Kowalski has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement  (10/15/2015)
      • Amount or Range: $240,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: PINELLAS COUNTY
      • State: Florida
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      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

    • Medical School
      University of South Florida

      Graduated in 1998

    • Internship Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Residency Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors

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    • Media & Publications

      Dr. Kowalski has no media or publications listed.

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Neurosurgery
    • Board certified in Neurosurgery
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Kowalski's Office & Staff

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    31 – 45 minutes

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    Dr. Kowalski's 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.