Dr. Joseph Zavatsky is a orthopedic surgeon based in Tampa, FL. with 20 years of practice in both general and spinal orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zavatsky believes in treating a patient as a whole, looking at how their problems affect their everyday lives, and has a main goal of returning patients to their normal activities. He focuses on treatment using minimally invasive techniques in order to reduce post-operative pain and shorten hospital stays.
Treatments that Dr. Zavatsky specialize in include cervical spine and adult and pediatric complex spinal deformity. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School and completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery fellowship specializing in spine At New York University / Hospital for Joint Disease. Additionally, he completed a traveling AO Spine International Fellowship at the Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Zavatsky has been a staff member at Ochsner since September of 2008 and is also a team consultant for the New Orleans Hornets.