Dr. Tapan K. Daftari MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Tapan Daftari is an orthopedic surgeon in Austell, Georgia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Daftari accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 37 doctors at Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta and one of 32 at WellStar Cobb Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Gujarati.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests: Spine, Replacement operations, Reconstruction, Minimally invasive surgery, Spinal surgery, Total disc replacement, cervical spine surgery, reconstructive lumbar spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

Education & Medical Training

Emory University
Residency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1989

Emory University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1989 - 1994

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 17 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

GA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Kinematics of a selectively constrained radiolucent anterior lumbar disc: Comparisons to hybrid and circumferential fusion.
Daftari, T. K., Chinthakunta, S. R., Ingalhalikar, A., Gudipally, M., Hussain, M., Khalil, S.

Is pathology examination of disc specimens necessary after routine anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?
Daftari, T. K., Levine, J., Fischgrund, J. S., Herkowitz, H. N.

Pigmented villonodular synovitis presenting as a popliteal cyst in a child. A case report.
Meehan, P. L., Daftari, T.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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