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Donald James Moyer Jr., MD

4.8 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion
ALIF – Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
PLIF – Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
Spinal Fusion
TLIF – Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:



Donald J. Moyer, Jr., MD, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, received his medical degree from Chicago’s Northwestern University. He performed his general surgery internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he also did his residency in neurosurgery. Following his residency training, Dr. Moyer did his fellowship in Neuro-oncology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

While at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Moyer served as Assistant Instructor of Neurosurgery, later rising to Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the hospital’s Department of Neurosurgery. His research activities involved the investigation of gene expression in an ischemic brain. Dr. Moyer joined Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates in 1998.

Dr. Moyer is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Lee County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Moyer is the author of numerous scientific research papers, abstracts and presentations dealing with a variety of neurosurgical treatments. 

Education & Training

Medical School:

Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois M.D.


Intern in General Surgery Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Neurosurgery Resident Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Fellowship in Neuro-oncology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification(s):

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners; American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.8 out of 5 (276 ratings, 141 comments)

  • May 4, 2024

    I'm getting back surgery so I think a lot of him.

  • May 3, 2024

    Very satisfied with visit

  • May 1, 2024

    Great doctor. Made time in his schedule for a request for an immediate appt.

  • May 1, 2024

    Dr's assistant was great as well as Dr Moyer.

  • Apr 27, 2024

    Your medical wisdom and experience is much appreciated

  • Apr 26, 2024

    I wouln't have gone to Dr Moyer if I didn't think he wan'ts the best. Surveys r annoying. If he wasn't any good you would have known it by now

  • Apr 25, 2024

    For the girls in the front desk to Dr. [ ] as well as Dr. Moyer and the checkout young lady, they have been professional, friendly and inviting thanks guys 🌸 🌸🌸🌸🌸💙

  • Apr 20, 2024

    The Doctor!

  • Apr 19, 2024

    Miguel is terrific!

  • Apr 19, 2024

    He made me feel confident in my recovery

  • Apr 19, 2024

    Everyone was great.

  • Apr 16, 2024

    The Dr. was very kind and caring and did a great job relating to my wife and I. We felt he did a great job explaining my condition and how he would treat it.

  • Apr 14, 2024

    The physician assistant & Dr. Moyer are available for an extended conversation. They provide their opinions & allow questions. We appreciate their help in making the correct decisions for surgery!!

  • Apr 14, 2024

    Explained the procedure very well

  • Apr 13, 2024

    Dr. Moyer and his staff are phenomenal!. Friendly front staff, professional and friendly nurses,and then Dr. Moyer and his PA's. Thank you for all your patience, information, and medication to get me through a difficult time. Thanks again

  • Apr 13, 2024

    Dr. Moyer’s PA, whose name I cannot remember, was absolutely wonderful.

  • Apr 12, 2024

    Miguel medical assistant

  • Apr 9, 2024

    I was pleased with everything.

  • Apr 8, 2024

    Every item concerning my appointment with Dr. Moyer was excellent. I had no complaint about anything. My [ ] is scheduled and I expect everything to go well.

  • Apr 3, 2024

    Dr Moyer was very informative and straight forward. I felt he was extremely knowledgeable and was able to explain what my issues were in terms i could understand.

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