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Adil A. Samad, M.D.

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I chose to specialize in spine surgery to improve my patients’ quality of life. The most rewarding aspect of my work is playing an integral part in their life changing and emotional experience, allowing them to return to the activities they enjoy.

Dr. Samad received his fellowship training in adult spinal surgery at the Johns Hopkins University, considered one of the top spine fellowships in the country. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. As a spine surgeon who specializes in degenerative conditions of the spine, Dr. Samad uses a conservative and individualized approach to ensure the best results for each patient using the most advanced surgical techniques

Before joining Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Samad was accepted into the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following medical school, he completed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, where he earned the Medical Staff Award for Overall Excellence, and twice the F & J Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity. Dr. Samad has co-authored multiple publications and book chapters. He has also delivered presentations at national meetings on degenerative conditions of the spine.

Dr. Samad enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, and traveling.

**Accepting Workers’ Compensation


Dr. Samad took time to look at my history of back pain and spinal issues other doctors had overlooked. We have a comprehensive plan, and I am excited about the future.

Roger H.

I love Dr. Samad. He is kind and respectful. He is thorough, and he fixed my neck!

Laurel J.

Dr. Samad is a compassionate Dr. who really cares about his patients. I am on the way to recovery thanks to him; l would recommend him very highly. He is never in a hurry and is very thorough in explaining the procedure to be done. The nurses that work for him are also great, very polite, and sweet.

Aida U.

Most organized, expedited health care experience I’ve ever had. All staff were very helpful, professional and friendly. In and out including initial paperwork, x-rays and 1 on 1 with the Nurse Practitioner and Doctor in less than an hour.

Martin M.

I have suffered with numbness in my legs for over 15 years and I decided to see Dr. Samad to see what he recommended. He said that he could perform surgery which would correct my lumbar difficulties. After much thought and a severe fall, I decided to let him perform the surgery. He did the surgery two weeks ago and I can walk without numbness now. He is a very caring individual and I recommended that any one who has lumbar issues should consult with him.


Dr. Samad is everything you want in a doctor. He tells you what you need to know and what is and isn’t a problem. He answers your questions. After my hemi-laminectomy was performed, I have had zero leg pain. Truly a miracle. I would highly recommend him!

Colleen A.

The visit I had with Dr. Samad was great. the office personnel was professional, caring and friendly. Dr. Samad was very informative as to the reason for my visit. Would recommend him to family and all.

James B.

After years of suffering with chronic back and leg pain, and being told by other doctors that my wife had a hip problem, it was Dr. Samad that correctly diagnosed her with disc problems. He performed my wife’s surgery and it has greatly relieved her pain and discomfort. Dr. Samad was extremely caring and took the time to call to check up on my wife after she was discharged from the hospital. We have been very pleased with the care she has received from Dr. Samad and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Earl H.

Overall, an excellent experience with a positive outcome. Surgeon and staff are very skilled, knowledgeable, courteous and caring. Would highly recommend to anyone requiring orthopedic spine surgery.

Chuck D.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute is the best complete source for all your orthopedic needs. Dr. Samad is my personal physician. He and his staff are the very best. Caring, compassionate and very understanding. Dr. Samad is the best surgeon I have seen and I have had many surgeries. He listens to you at the office as if you were a family member. This is also true for all of his staff. If I move away from Brandon, my plans are to keep Dr. Samad as my orthopedic doctor when or if the need should arise.

Ronnie B.

A very caring doctor. Wonderful bedside manner. Explains things in language that anyone can understand. My cervical surgery went well with full recovery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Samad and his staff.

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I spent over one year of my life with excruciating pain in my upper right leg. After spending that year in Pain Management (with 9 failed procedures) and have a failed surgery, I was referred to Dr. Adil Samad. After reviewing my MRI and CT scans, he stated, “I can fix this.” He repaired the ruptured disc and performed a triple spinal fusion. I was up walking with PT the next day. Recovery was very swift. After three weeks I was completely off all my pain medications. I highly recommend Dr. Samad to anyone having spinal related issues.

Philip B.

Dr. Samad is fantastic!! He is smart, caring and kind. He took the time needed to clearly explain my situation and discuss my options. I would totally trust him if ever I need surgery. The entire staff at Wesley Chapel is phenomenal!!!


Dr. Samad has the professional knowledge and expertise I expected. He always speaks to me in a language that I can understand. He answers any questions I ask. I have seen him at every visit. I saw him before I had my surgery and he came to my room after surgery. He really seems to care about his patients. His bedside manner is to be commended.

Barbara S.

I’m no fan of hospitals and I’m deathly afraid of needles. After a rear-end auto accident, my spine was a mess. Dr. Samad is an absolute angel. He performed an ALIF surgery to repair and fuse at the L4-L5 level. As soon as I woke up from surgery, I knew I was fixed. Before surgery, I couldn’t walk 100 feet without stopping twice and bending over in agony. Pain in the back; radiating pain down my leg; and pain in the hip area. Now, I walk up to eight miles a day and I’m 100% pain free. I take no medication at all. I’m happy again, which makes my family happy. I highly recommend Dr. Samad! A talented surgeon and a genuinely nice guy with an amazing staff.

James G.

I sit here post-surgical. I am so thankful for finding him. He diagnosed my issue on my first visit after viewing my MRI. He operated and prevented serious damage. He’s a rock star and I’m so thankful for him and his entire staff.

Theresa J.

Dr. Samad has performed both an anterior cervical and lateral infusion surgery for my husband. My husband had double vision, was light headed with dizziness and headaches, neck and upper back aches – these problems were corrected with the anterior cervical. The lateral infusion is only seven weeks old, but there has been improvement in movement for my husband. We have the utmost respect and confidence in Dr. Samad and would highly recommend him.

Gloria W.

I am so pleased to meet and work with Dr. Samad. I had a back injury from an accident a few years ago and sought treatment. Dr. Samad listened to my incident, complaint and concerns. His conservative approach was, in fact, in my best interest. I was ready for surgery. Since the surgery was elective, Dr. Samad wanted to make sure that all interventional treatments were at least tried and exhausted before surgery. His conservative approach to surgery relieved my mind knowing that we did all we could to prevent surgery. I needed surgery. From the initial visit through follow-up visits, Dr. Samad was thorough, kind, compassionate and treated me like a family member. There was a trust that developed and I am so glad that the procedure was minimal compared to the maximum as planned. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Samad and his staff. Five star treatment and care!

Andy L.

Dr. Samad is fantastic! Professional, caring and skilled. Dr. Samad cares about his patients and responds in their best interests. Intervention (alternative treatment methods) was stressed first. When no other options worked, surgery was agreed upon to repair the damaged area. I am so glad to have Dr. Samad looking out for me. Surgery was a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Samad! Thank you!!

Andre L.

I just saw Dr. Samad for the first time last month. He listened to me, explained things to me and didn’t try to dismiss my pain and issues. I ended up needing surgery and he fit me in as soon as possible. He personally called me and explained things and also personally checked up on me after. I would highly suggest him for anyone that needs a spine orthopedist or surgeon. His staff is also very kind and quick to get back to you.


Dr. Samad did surgery on my back in December 2018. I have found him to be understanding, caring and very patient. He tried every possible treatment before recommending the surgery.

Judith W.

Dr. Samad is an incredible surgeon. He took care of me and my daughter.  We appreciate his bedside manner and that he communicated well to us.  He is a great person and surgeon!

Luther H.

So thankful to have found Dr. Samad. He is the kindest doctor I have ever met. He is also the best spine surgeon you could find. After putting off surgery for way too long, I have my life back, can go for long walks again and stand in the kitchen long enough to make a decent meal. For the first time in years I am pain free. I never dreamed that surgery would be the answer. I cannot say enough good things about Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Samad!


Excellent surgeon and amazing bedside manners. Very respectful towards patients and gives you all the time you want. He performed a very complicated back surgery on me. I am happy to report I’m doing 110% better. Great doctor. I recommend him to everyone!

Rick M.

Very intelligent surgeon! He gives a personal touch to all his patients and their treatment plans. I’ve never seen a doctor go so much out of his way for his patients. He takes the time to constantly follow up with you post surgery. He is very dedicated, kind, considerate and the list goes on! I highly recommend him! Best spine doctor you’ll ever meet!

Mahmood S.

I experienced pain in my shoulder for years and when it moved on down into my arm, I went to see Dr. Samad. Best decision I have ever made. After neck surgery, I am pain free. He kept me informed every step of the way as to what the tests were for and what to expect. I can’t say enough good things about the treatment I received. I highly recommend this doctor. He has changed my life.

Martha C.

I spent years experiencing shoulder pain. I then started experiencing pain and numbness in my arm as well. I was referred to Dr. Samad and developed a trust immediately. He kept me informed of exactly what every test was for and how it would proceed. After trying physical therapy, it became obvious that I would need surgery. Still informed of everything to expect, I felt confident that I was in very good hands. Surgery results were far more than I had expected. I would highly recommend him!

Martha C.

I absolutely love this office, starting with the front desk to the nurses. Dr. Samad is a kind and caring doctor. He takes his time to explain everything in detail. His bedside manner is impeccable. I would like to give a shout out to Jackie who does all the insurance paperwork. She is awesome. Thank you, Dr. Samad for all your help with my surgery.

C. Ramnauth

It has been exactly two weeks since Dr. Samad operated on my spine and I am doing so much better. My back and leg pain is  gone. My balance is greatly improved and I am now walking without the assistance of a walker. Prior to the surgery, I had pain that fluctuated from one to ten and my poor balance caused several falls. I would recommend Dr. Samad to anyone with back problems.

Manu T.

Dr. Samad recently performed an anterior cervical surgery on me and I am very satisfied with the results. I’m feeling better each day and so many of the problems I was having the neck and head area have been resolved. He is a very caring doctor, explains procedures very well and came to check on me every day that I was in the hospital. He was in contact regularly with the nurses as to my care and condition. I would highly recommend Dr. Adil Samad. He is the best!

George W.

Dr. Samad is excellent. He is always professional and interested in my well-being.

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Dr. Samad is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. More visits to come to try and get my old body better!

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I was very impressed with the level of care I received from Florida Orthopaedic Institute. It was my privilege to be treated by Dr. Adil A. Samad, who was thorough and proactive in diagnosing my condition. Upon diagnosis, a plan for treatment was immediate and within a month I had undergone surgery to decompress my spinal cord. The skill and professionalism of this physician cannot be overstated!! As an added bonus, Dr. Samad is very personable and possesses the rare ability to explain complex concepts in an understandable way. I strongly recommend Flordia Orthopaedic Institute!

Charles M.

If I have spine problems in the future, I will schedule an appointment with Dr. Samad. He is the perfect doctor for me.

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Dr. Samad was very compassionate with my mother. He treated her with respect and listened to her. We saw him in Brandon and also traveled to Sun City. Knowledgeable and professional with a great personality.

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I had a very pleasant and helpful experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.  Dr. Adil Samad did my spine surgery and the results have been excellent.  I feel I am improving everyday. He is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. I found his information to be very helpful in my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Samad to anyone I know if they find themselves in need of this spine surgery.

Elizabeth W.

It was great to have Dr. Samad as my doctor. He was very knowledgable and explained exactly what he was going to do. I’m feeling great!

Anthony L.

I have been in pain for over 2 years with 2 bulging discs. I’ve done numerous things to try and help but nothing has worked. I was referred to a surgeon which I was extremely nervous about because I have never had surgery before and having 3 kids, 1 being special needs I had to do something because it wasn’t fair to my kids. I wasn’t able to be the mom I needed to be. I went in for a consultation with Dr. Samad. He came in friendly and took his time to answer any questions I had. Based on everything he went over with my MRI he recommended I have surgery. He told me to go home and talk it over with my husband and write down any questions and to make a follow up appointment. I came back with all of my questions and he answered all of them. I ended up scheduling surgery. It was the best thing for me and I am so glad I did it. Recovery wasn’t bad at all. I was up walking the next day. Dr. Samad was amazing. He even called my husband to check up on me the day after we left the hospital. He gave me my life back. I am not in anymore pain. I would recommend him to anyone who asks about an orthopaedic surgeon. He’s the best!

Tamara O.

I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Samad. He is my hero! Dr. Samad is professional, confident, understanding, kind, and an outstanding surgeon with a great bedside manner. I traveled from Lakeland to Brandon just to have Dr. Samad do my C-Spine surgery. I was really impressed with how well this surgery went. One thinks having surgery on your neck will make you really nervous but afterwards I was really surprised as it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated it to be. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Right after the surgery the sharp pains going down my arms were completely gone. I highly recommend Dr. Samad and if need be, I’ll be back! Also, I have to shine a star on Dr. Samad’s PA, Jackie, she is an angel, she is with you every step of the way!  You couldn’t ask for a better team than this!

Donna D.

Dr. Samad diagnosed the cause of my back pain and after a trial of PT without relief, we discussed my options. He recommended that I be seen by Pain Medicine since it was a less invasive treatment to see if that provided relief for my pain. Dr. Samad was so kind and went above and beyond to make me comfortable and answered all my questions. The Pain Medicine MD that Dr. Samad suggested I see was wonderful, providing pain relief with an ablation. I will certainly have Dr. Samad do my back surgery if this becomes necessary in the future. I would certainly recommend Dr. Samad to family and friends. Thanks Dr. Samad!

Cherri T.

Dr. Samad is very easy to interface with–no superiority attitude. Excellent job on explaining what to expect and very understanding of my feeling and anxiousness to move on. Cautioned me on what not to do and what would be appropriate activities at this point in my recovery. I can not say enough for his personal and professional approach to me as a patient.

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Dr. Samad recently performed an anterior cervical decompression and fusion on my C4-5 and C5-6 vertebrae. He and his staff are very friendly and personable. While I was in the hospital, Dr. Samad came in each morning and evening to talk with me and see how I was doing. I would recommend Dr. Samad to family and friends.

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This was my first experience with Dr. Samad. I have been extremely happy with the level of care. He is not only skilled in his field, but has taken the time to explain in detail, from start to finish, his plan for treatment.

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I would definitely recommend Dr. Samad to anyone. I was in so much pain and nervous, but he walked me step-by-step through the process all the way up to my surgery date. His assistant was awesome too, she worked with me thorough all of the scheduling conflicts as well as made sure my surgery took place. You do not get many doctors that care about your well-being like Dr. Samad.

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Dr. Samad is a fabulous doctor. He knows exactly what he is doing and treats his patients like his own family. He took my mother’s shooting pains away after one procedure. We are incredibly happy with the results. We are grateful for Dr. Samad and his team. I recommend him.

Gloria J.

I had surgery on my neck on December 21st and Dr. Samad eased the stress and anxiety I was feeling just by his bedside manners. Dr. Samad is a very caring and loving doctor. Not once was I worried about his knowledge of the procedure he was performing. I just had my three week checkup and all is good. Thank you for all that you do!

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Samad. He is my hero! Dr. Samad is the whole package… professional, confident, understanding, kind, and an outstanding surgeon with a great bedside manner. I traveled from Lakeland to Brandon just to have Dr. Samad perform my c-spine surgery. I was impressed with how well this surgery went. When someone thinks to have surgery on your neck, it can be nerve racking. However, after surgery I was surprised it was not nearly as bad as I anticipated. In fact, it was one the best decisions I have ever made. Right after the surgery the sharp pains going down my arms were completely gone. I highly recommend Dr. Samad and if need be, I will be back! Also, I have to shine a star on Dr. Samad’s MA, Jackie, she is an angel. She is with you every step of the way! You could not ask for a better team than this!

Donna D.

I would highly recommend Dr. Samad to my friends and family!

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It was great to have Dr. Samad as my doctor. He was very knowledgeable and explained the exact procedure he was going to perform. Today, I am feeling great!

Anthony L.

He is a wonderful and caring doctor. He is great to talk to and listen to your concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family.

Rena Y.

Very friendly and conservative doctor. I really like his manners, knowledge of the spine and its workings. I would definitely refer patients to him.

John B.

Great experience with Dr. Samad. He is always available after surgery. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

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I had a very pleasant and helpful experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Adil Samad did my spine surgery and the results have been excellent. I feel I am improving every day. He is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. He always answered texts my husband sent him during my two weeks post op. I found his answers to my questions to be very informative and helpful in my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Samad to anyone I know if they find themselves in need of spine surgery.

Elizabeth W.

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  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center
  • Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University

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