Dr. Thomas Sweeney, MD

Dr. Thomas Sweeney, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Sweeney, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

Southeastern Spine Center & Research Institute

5922 Cattlemen Ln Ste 201

Sarasota, FL 34232
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sweeney performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 93% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Sweeney's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Sweeney's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sweeney "Awarded the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award. - In addition to being an excellent physician with a caring and compassionate nature, he is also an active humanitarian. - He travels to St. Martin to provide healthcare to the underprivileged and is also helping to build a hospital there for those in need."""

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sweeney "To continue to lead as a nationally recognized Center of Excellence for Spinal Care, which includes a teaching center, state-of-the-art treatments, a clinical research institute, as well as a leader in Minimally Invasive Surgery."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Virginia
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sweeney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sweeney's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sweeney to family and friends
28 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Sweeney's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

The best descision I have ever made was having Dr. Sweeney operate on my Cervical Spine. Years of medication, shots, and procedures are over Before the surgery I could not travel in a car for more than 1 hour, could not bend my neck backwards without pain..By the third day after surgery my pain...more
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Very courteous, listened to me, concerned about me, wise enough to learn about me before we met. Professional, very good experience for my first visit.
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Straight to business, very thorough explaining the procedure. Comes across as a very intelligent man with a lot of confidence. I found him to be excellent, I hade a herniated disc that the procedure only took a half hour or so and I was completely pain free. If he were a woman, I would of kissed...more
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STAY AWAY - this surgeon botched my son's back then he had to undergo 2 Microdiscectomy surgeries from another surgeon to fix him.
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Dr. Sweeney realized and assessed the pain that I was in and took action. His staff is wonderful and caring and somehow made room for me in Dr. Sweeney's schedule so that he could do minimal invasive surgery for a herniated disc. The pain relief was immediate and with a bit of self chosen PT, I...more
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