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Douglas F. Savage, MD

4.6 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

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

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:



Douglas F. Savage, MD received his Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, also in Norfolk, and did his surgical internship at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB in Texas.

Following his internship, Dr. Savage joined the University of Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery as a Research Fellow. He also performed his neurological surgery residency there.

He resumed his military career again at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center as Assistant Chairman of the center’s Department of Neurosurgery. In 1992, Dr. Savage joined Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates.

Dr. Savage is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Florida Neurosurgical Society and the North American Spine Society.

During his career, Dr. Savage has made numerous presentations and contributed to publications concerning various aspects of neurological surgery.

Education & Training

Medical School:

Eastern Virginia College, Norfolk, Virginia


Intern, Department of Surgery Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Lackland AFB, Texas


University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery


Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Florida

Board Certification(s):

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

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.5out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.6out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.7out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.6 out of 5 (197 ratings, 77 comments)

  • Apr 3, 2024

    I am very grateful for the care I received and the responses to my and my wife's questions.

  • Mar 30, 2024

    All scored very good! Great performance from the team!!!

  • Mar 29, 2024

    Can't thank Doctor and others who allowed my appointment by phone/teleheath.

  • Mar 27, 2024

    I now live in Delray Beach and drove back to Ft Myers because I needed Dr Savage's perspective for a second opinion. He isn't an alarmist and won't rush to advise surgery without carefully weighing all options. He is the best!

  • Mar 27, 2024

    The entire staff was very pleasant, friendly and professional during my recent visit.

  • Mar 25, 2024

    The doctor and staff as a whole were amazing from explaining everything to the procedure. I would recommend them for anyone who needed their services

  • Mar 23, 2024

    All of the staff were excellent and the Nurse Assistant, Becky, was excellent.

  • Mar 20, 2024

    The whole staff was above and beyond!

  • Mar 18, 2024

    All of them.

  • Mar 18, 2024

    Every member of your team is unbelievable. they made me feel important. Thank you very much for everything.

  • Mar 17, 2024

    This was my first appointment with Dr. Savage. I have read everything as outstanding, and I found him to be a doctor, who possessed a good bedside manner did not rush and explained that there is procedures he would do doing his operation on me. He also gave me , a very timely appointment which I really really appreciate it. I would recommend him highly of all of my friends.

  • Mar 7, 2024

    I feel that all were outstanding in their effort and worked together as a team.

  • Feb 28, 2024

    Dr. Savage did an excellent job

  • Feb 24, 2024

    From front office staff to nurses doctors very pleased . Felt confident in my surgical team. Hospital staff was also excellent in taking care of me . Thank you

  • Feb 21, 2024

    Walking in the door to waiting in the room, Medical Assistant & the nurses the front desk people, the doctor, the doctors assistant from beginning to end it was welcoming, and it was a very pleasant experience.

  • Feb 10, 2024


  • Feb 9, 2024

    I think they were all excellent at there jobs And should all be commended! I was very nervous and they made me feel very comfortable from start to finish!!!

  • Feb 3, 2024

    The Doctor and his staff were very professional and helpful in assisting and making sure I was comfortable at my office visit were I was in much pain and not feeling well .

  • Jan 31, 2024

    Everyone was great. As always

  • Jan 27, 2024

    I have had SEVERAL surgical procedures with Dr. Savage. He is a lifesaver!

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