Travel from home to Florida for Spine Surgery. We pick you up from the airport and take care of all of the arrangements including a consultation with recognized Spine Surgeon John Shim, hospital or surgery center costs, lodging, and your private medical team. Call to find out more.
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Hospital or Surgery Center?

Dr. Shim has privileges in several local hospitals and Surgery Centers. It will be decided ahead of time what surgery you will require and where is the safest and most cost effective place to have that surgery. All our surgeries are done on an outpatient basis.

Depending on your preferences, accommodations for up to 5 days are available at the Safety Harbor Spa, Miranova Inn in downtown Dunedin, or the Best Western Dunedin on the Gulf of Mexico. These accommodations and any transport necessary will be arranged by ShimSpine and will be a part of the package. Our goal is for you to have nothing to worry about but getting better. We do suggest you have someone with you for the duration of your stay.

Reasons not to have Surgery Away from home:

  1. Previous spine surgery in the same area
  2. History of blood clots or use of blood thinners (Warfarin, Coumadin)
  3. BMI greater than 35
  4. Uncontrolled diabetes
  5. History of Cardiac or Pulmonary disease
  6. History of surgical infections i.e. MRSA

Spine Surgeries available to our International patients:


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Last modified: March 13, 2017

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