Our mission:
-do what's best for the patient
-avoid surgery if possible
-do the best, safest, smallest operation possible
-explain the risks, benefits and alternatives to surgery
-aim for the best possible result
-communicate with the referring physician
-see patients and schedule surgery in a timely manner
-treat each patient with respect
Orange Park Neurosurgery, P.L.
Mark A Spatola MD FAANS
What we do:

At Orange Park Neurosurgery we evaluate and treat  adult patients to see if they
are surgical candidates for common spine and brain problems.

Common problems that we evaluate include:
-lumbar herniated disc
-spinal stenosis
-cervical herniated disc
-cervical spondylosis
-cervical radiculopathy
-lumbar spondylolisthesis
-mechanical instability of the spine
-tumors of the spine
-synovial cysts of the spine
-brain tumors
-pituitary tumors
-subdural hematomas
-peripheral nerve entrapment
-carpal tunnel syndrome
-ulnar nerve entrapment
-chronic pain, failed back syndrome

We currently perform surgeries utilizing the following techniques:
-minimally invasive spine surgery
-cervical and lumbar fusions using carbon reinforced polymer implants
-coflex minimally invasive interspinous fixation device
-stereotactic brain surgery using
-microscopic dissection using Zeiss microscope.
-implant spinal cord stimulators for chronic pain

This is not a complete list of diagnoses or procedures. If you feel you have a
neurosurgical problem that we might be able to help, please have you physician
make a referral directly to us, with you MRI, CT or other reports, by fax to

Every effort will be made to evaluate all referrals quickly and see those
accepted patients as soon as possible. Please recognize that all referrals are
not accepted for evaluation, if they are not felt to be possible surgical
candidates. Nor do all patients require surgery, in fact most do not.

We hope that we will be able to help you with your neurosurgical problem, and
for a speedy and successful outcome.
-minimally invasive spine surgery
-coflex instead of fusion
-spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain
-serving Jacksonville,Ponte Vedra, St Augustine,  Amelia
Island and North Florida for 28 years.