Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

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Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery.Read his story

Florida Spine Institute

2250 Drew St

Clearwater, FL 33765
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (10/15/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kowalski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kowalski treats Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kowalski's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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
Cervical Spondylitis
Chiari's Deformity
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture
Hip Replacement
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pinched Nerve in Back
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stereotactic Surgery
Steroid Injection
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors
Vertebral Fracture

About Me

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.


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
University of South Florida
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English

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I would love to show you my enlarged X-ray because you would have thought my surgery was done in a third world country by a third world Physician. Laminectomy of L2-3 to S1! I have never been out of pain and he ruined my life for a back that was not that bad. I’m trying to get Medial Branch Block...Read More
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I’ve had three lumbar surgeries from 2/27/2014 to 3/27/2016. I also was infected by a Staph infection at Largo Medical hospital. I thought I was going to die. I was told that if the antibiotics did not clear up the infection that all the hardware in my back that Dr. Kowalski put in from my L2-3 to...Read More
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It was two years ago today that I endured six hours of lumbar surgery, four hours in the recovery room, and weeks in the hospital and rehab unit. This journey was unbelievably difficult for the first few months. Friends who advised me that it might take up to a year to recover were correct up to a...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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