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​"I follow a conservative approach before surgery. Most back issues get better with time and non-surgical treatment."


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​A fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the spine, Dr. Jason Potocki sees patients with a wide variety of back and neck problems.


He focuses on adult disorders like spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the channels through which nerves pass caused by arthritis or other conditions) and adult scoliosis. He treats herniated discs, bone fractures and deformities of the spine.

The spine is the central support for your skeleton, so injuries and disorders can lead to many types of difficulties. It is a tunnel for all your nerves to go from your brain to the rest of your body.

"Whenever there is a narrowing or problem that affects nerves, you have issues with function or pain in areas served by that nerve. Getting the care you need— sometimes a simple spinal fusion—can be a quality of life-changing event," said Dr. Potocki.

Dr. Potocki involves his patients in the decision making process while developing their treatment plan. He give patients pros and cons and encourages them to have as much ownership as possible.

"I hope a patient would say I took time to explain their choices and I outlined realistic expectations so they were well informed," he said.

He and his wife have three children. When Dr. Potocki has time to himself, he enjoys building and making things. He's a tinkerer who likes working with wood and metal.

Dr. Potocki is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He earned his medical degree and did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He completed a spine surgery fellowship at Leatherman Spine Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical College of Virginia - School of Medicine Richmond, VA, United States, M.D. 2001

    Internship
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia Hospital Richmond, VA, United States, General Surgery 2002

    Residency
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia Hospital Richmond, VA, United States, Orthopedic Surgery 2006

    Fellowship
    Norton Leatherman Spine Institute Louisville, KY, United States, Spine Surgery 2007

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons North American Spine Society

    Board Certifications
    Orthopedic Surgery: 2010

    State Licenses
    Georgia North Carolina Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (39 ratings, 9 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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June 9, 2021
Best spine provider in the area.
August 5, 2021
he called as soon as he had the results which was very much appreciated.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Potocki was very good at showing & explained X-rays @ a level I understood. He explained different treatments and need for F/U.
December 24, 2021
Definitely.
January 14, 2022
Very thankful for medical expertise access when needed & for follow-up attention.
February 15, 2022
Very good.
February 15, 2022
My surgery went very well. The sciatica is gone after 14 months of excruciating pain. Dr. Potocki is definitely a surgeon I have recommended to others.
June 7, 2022
Best surgeon I have ever experienced.
July 19, 2021
Very understanding & patient & kind. Felt like I was being understood & listened to and they explained thoroughly what was really going on with my problem.
July 19, 2021
Very understanding & patient & kind. Felt like I was being understood & listened to and they explained thoroughly what was really going on with my problem.
June 9, 2021
Best spine provider in the area.
August 5, 2021
he called as soon as he had the results which was very much appreciated.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Potocki was very good at showing & explained X-rays @ a level I understood. He explained different treatments and need for F/U.
December 24, 2021
Definitely.
January 14, 2022
Very thankful for medical expertise access when needed & for follow-up attention.
February 15, 2022
Very good.
February 15, 2022
My surgery went very well. The sciatica is gone after 14 months of excruciating pain. Dr. Potocki is definitely a surgeon I have recommended to others.
June 7, 2022
Best surgeon I have ever experienced.
June 9, 2021
Best spine provider in the area.
July 19, 2021
Very understanding & patient & kind. Felt like I was being understood & listened to and they explained thoroughly what was really going on with my problem.
August 5, 2021
he called as soon as he had the results which was very much appreciated.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Potocki was very good at showing & explained X-rays @ a level I understood. He explained different treatments and need for F/U.
December 24, 2021
Definitely.
January 14, 2022
Very thankful for medical expertise access when needed & for follow-up attention.
February 15, 2022
Very good.
February 15, 2022
My surgery went very well. The sciatica is gone after 14 months of excruciating pain. Dr. Potocki is definitely a surgeon I have recommended to others.
June 7, 2022
Best surgeon I have ever experienced.
June 7, 2022
Best surgeon I have ever experienced.
February 15, 2022
Very good.
February 15, 2022
My surgery went very well. The sciatica is gone after 14 months of excruciating pain. Dr. Potocki is definitely a surgeon I have recommended to others.
January 14, 2022
Very thankful for medical expertise access when needed & for follow-up attention.
December 24, 2021
Definitely.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Potocki was very good at showing & explained X-rays @ a level I understood. He explained different treatments and need for F/U.
August 5, 2021
he called as soon as he had the results which was very much appreciated.
July 19, 2021
Very understanding & patient & kind. Felt like I was being understood & listened to and they explained thoroughly what was really going on with my problem.
June 9, 2021
Best spine provider in the area.

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