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Personalized Spine Care & Surgery

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Welcome to ShimSpine.com

Welcome to ShimSpine.com


Personalized Spine Care & Surgery

At ShimSpine, we offer a personalized experience when it comes to the evaluation and treatment of spine related problems. Our approach redefines customer service and integrity in medicine. Unlike most traditional physician practices, patients are able to spend quality time with the physician to discuss their spine related problems, without having to rush and without having to spend time sitting idle in a waiting room. This affords the patient the opportunity to develop a better relationship with the physician. In this relaxed environment, Dr. John Shim is able to gain a clear understanding of the problem and offer the patient education regarding their condition(s) and recommendations for further testing and treatment, utilizing an evidenced based approach. At ShimSpine, treatment options are based on proven procedures that have a high degree of predictability and successful outcomes and are not limited by health insurance carrier’s guidelines or policies.

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Dr. Shim is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, in practice in the Tampa Bay area since 1993.

John H. Shim, M.D.Dr. Shim is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, in practice in the Tampa Bay area since 1993. Dr. Shim’s specialty interests include outpatient neck and back surgery, as well as non-operative solutions to neck and back problems. Treatment options include injection therapies.  His experiences include being the  Chief of Surgery at the Mease Hospitals, and the Director of the Mease Dunedin Neuro-Ortho Spine Center.

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Non-Surgical Options for Back Pain

Nurse’s Corner

Nurse's Corner

What Our Patients Say:

Dr. Shim is an exceptionally friendly and warm individual, understanding and knowledgeable. His treatment modalities are conservative and were well explained. I feel better knowing where I stand with my issues.
Philip M.
Very impressed with the professionalism and care of Dr Shim. I am quite pleased that all of the concerns causing me to obtain medical help from Dr Shim have been cured. From the office visits and staff to the hospital and surgery I would rate Dr Shim a 10. I would not hesitate to refer a family member or friend to Dr Shim.
Ed C
Dr. Shim and his assistant, Jason, did an overall excellent job in the diagnosis, the surgery procedure itself, and the communication of information in every aspect of my situation. So far, my results are great and I am very pleased with the outcome. After only 2 weeks recovery, I am looking forward to resuming my normal, daily activities.
Chris J.
Dr. Shim, his assistant Jason Mazza, and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Very courteous, professional, and took the time to explain everything in detail before and after my back surgery. Would recommend Dr. Shim and his staff to anyone.
Chuck
I respected that my time was as important as his on my first and every subsequent visit. However I truly appreciated his and Jason's conscientious discussions regarding my symptoms. But best of all, the solution. I am pain free. And the surgery was so well performed that the following two weeks were virtually pain free. Absolutely recommend he and his team.
John Katz
Doctors appointments are sometimes as painful as the problem, but this one was painless. Being able to set it all up online and then the visit going just as smooth was nice for a change. Dr. Shim and his staff were A+
Michael W.
Very knowledgeable doctor. Takes time with patient to explain everything and answers all questions. Office staff is very caring. Great followup after surgery. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends.
June Soales
Saw Dr O'Donnell today. Very pleased with his evaluation and recommendations for me.
Diane Effland