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I believe in providing my patients with the exceptional care that I would expect for myself or a loved one.

Dr. Barna is a board certified and fellowship trained interventional pain physician who focuses on the minimally invasive care of spine conditions and other chronic pain conditions. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at University of South Florida, as an academic editor for the journal, Medicine, as well as a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Dr. Barna has been recognized on Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review List of 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know, and is a Patients’ Choice Award winner. Prior to moving to Tampa to join the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in 2011, Dr. Barna spent nearly 10 years at Harvard Medical School including roles as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center.

Conditions Treated include back and neck pain, spinal stenosis, bulging or herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerve, facet joint arthritis, spondylosis, failed back surgery, vertebral compression fractures, CRPS, whiplash, occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic headache, and chronic extremity pain.

Minimally Invasive Treatments include image-guided epidural steroid injection, facet joint injection, SI joint procedures, radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy), kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, sympathetic block, minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, and bone marrow aspirate stem cell injection (for disc degeneration, hip, knee, shoulder joint arthritis).



Dr. Barna did an outpatient surgical procedure on my lower back with great results – the pain has gone away. It was a very cut and dried process. The office and surgical staff who supported him was likewise outstanding – got insurance approval quickly, called to keep me in the loop, very efficient when I went into surgery and out. Nice follow up as well.

Healthgrades Review

I found the Florida Orthopaedic Institute through my Primary Care Provider and was lastly seen by Dr. Steven Barna there.  The severe and painful lower back problem which I suffered with for a long time is now simply a memory.  I am currently pain-free after the minimally invasive procedure that Dr. Barna performed.  I am so grateful to him for his honesty, professionalism and especially his expertise!

Maria C.

Dr. Barna, gave me my life back.  After 5 years of constant lower back pain, and having surgery, acupuncture, and many other procedures, elsewhere, there was no relief.  Familiar with Florida Orthopaedic Instutute, giving my husband a new hip in November, Dr. Lyons,  it was now time for me to get better.  Dr. Barna, suggested lower lumbar epidural steroid injection.  A week later I was at the FOI surgical center, ready to be pain free, and Dr. Barna did not disappoint.  I am now able to do things I haven’t done in 5 years, or thought I may never be able to do.   A week later I was able to take my granddaughter to the zoo and walked for five hours, pain free!!!!   Thank you from the bottom of my heart….



Janet B.


  • Fellowship, Interventional Pain, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency, Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Medical Degree, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


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