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About Dr. John J Schaffer

Dr. John J Schaffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Virginia Beach, VA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Schaffer is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John J Schaffer is Good. Dr. John J Schaffer has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John J Schaffer is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists

230 Clearfield Ave Ste 124
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Specialties

Dr. John J Schaffer has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John J Schaffer has the following 14 expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Bone Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Board Certifications

Dr. John J Schaffer is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Top Orthopedic Surgeon

The absolute BEST surgeon in Hampton Roads, probably the state.

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From 10 years of pain to Ironman

I had an ACL repair in 2001 by another surgeon in the DC area (a Washingtonian Top Doctor) that successfully restored stability, but left me with significant pain whenever I was active. I had a secondary scope done in 2003 by the same surgeon that did not help. My knee continued to get worse over the next 10 years until I had to give up not only running (what little I could do post surgery) but also skiing. Even golf was painful. I went to another surgeon in the DC area (another Washingtonian Top Doctor) who told me it was arthritis and there is nothing that could be done. I was referred to Dr. Schaffer by a relative in Norfolk and went to see him. After an exam and xrays he gave me an honest update. He couldn't be sure what was behind the pain, but given my age and athletic interests he would recommend surgery to find and hopefully fix the issue. Ultimately he found an issue from my prior surgery that caused bone growth into the joint and he was able to clean this up. Three months later I was back running pain free for the first time in 10 years and went on a few years later to finish my first marathon and an Ironman. My running went from 2 miles of pain to 30+ miles in a week pain free and my skiing is better than ever. Beyond the skill to address the issue, what set Dr. Schaffer apart from the other surgeons I saw was his willingness to listen to my history and issues and give an honest recommendation on how to proceed.

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Fantastic doctor and surgeon

Dr. Schaffer is a great doctor. He is very personable and excels at his profession. Both my husband and I see Dr. Schaffer. We have had surgeries for knee and shoulder.

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Veterinarian

This doctor performed a ACL replacement surgery on my daughter. She later had problems with her meniscus. After the surgeries she experienced pain that would not go away. He never was able to help her. He has a standard fall back position if he can't explain or determine what is wrong. That fall back position is that he tells the patients there is abrasion on the back side of the knee cap and can't do anything about that. In case you might ask i know that because he told my friends wife that, my daughter, and me. I went to him with a hyperextended knee on a workman compensation issue. It must coincidence that all of his ex patients have knee cap issues. After seeing Dr. Schaffer in action with his rotten manners and inability to fix injured knees I believe he should be operating on gerbils or snakes. I believe that since snakes don't have joints he could master that. The guy belongs in the MD hall of shame.

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Avoid Schaffer at all cost or it will end up costing you!

Before I begin this reveiw just look at him in the picture, he looks like a nut. This man is a very poor example of the medical field and what a doctor should be I had to have two surgical consultations due to the first consultation I had all he did was ask me to use my private health insurance instead of going through workers comp for a work related injury. After having surgery and well beyond the time frame I was given about healing I still had so many problems with my knee 3 years later I am still having the same problems and when you express your concerns he will become defensive and rude and will continue to tell you that your fine even with obvious symtoms unknown swelling bruising and other painful symptoms and pretty much say your a liar in his notes. If I had it to do all over I would have never had surgery with him after the incision is sewn up he will treat you like garbage and his assistant Kat is just as horrible as him I have been on crutches over 5 times since surgery. you can probably do better with a paint mixing stick and a ace bandage.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Schaffer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John J Schaffer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Locations & Directions

Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, 230 Clearfield Ave Ste 124, Virginia Beach, VA

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