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John Faryna, MD

John Faryna, MD

Orthopedics: Back & Neck, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.7 / 5 (Based on 131 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"Patients of all ages can benefit from minimally invasive leading-edge techniques I use, including older people dealing with arthritic back pain and young athletes who face injuries. The positive outcomes that come from treating diseases and injuries of the spine are personally rewarding to me."

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About Me

Dr. John Faryna brings years of experience as an orthopedic spinal surgeon to Avera Orthopedics. From his residency at Mayo Clinic where he developed his passion for treating spinal diseases through his fellowship at the Spinal Institute of Arizona, he steadily advanced his skill and knowledge.

In addition to surgical approaches, Dr. Faryna works with his patients and may implement conservative measures like injections or physical therapy to address back pain or a lack of limberness. His depth of experience in minimally invasive procedures lets him address conditions you might face such as:

  • Back injuries and fractures
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Ruptured and degenerative discs
  • Nerve pain including sciatica

Advanced Technology for Spine Care

The field of spine surgery is rapidly expanding, especially in the use of state-of-the-art technology. Navigational robotics offer surgeons a 3-D view on a screen while they perform surgery, which increases accuracy. Dr. Faryna has served as a consultant with leading spinal procedure developers, and has experience as a teaching physician who shares knowledge with his peers.

The spine specialists of Avera Orthopedics complement the neck and back program offered at the Avera Brain and Spine Institute.

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Faryna and his family enjoy travel, cooking and a wide range of outdoors activities, especially hiking and biking.



University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Doctor of Medicine


Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, Orthopedic Surgery

University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Senior Orthopedic Trauma Rotation

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, Senior Orthopedic Trauma Rotation


The Spine Institute of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, Spine Surgery


American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons


August 11, 2022
May 23, 2022
January 17, 2022
Very pleased with staff
October 05, 2021
I feel confident Avera can help me with my medical needs.
October 05, 2021
So far it has been an excellent experience!
September 28, 2021
Dr. Faryna and his staff are top notch and go out of their way to do the best they can.
September 21, 2021
Receptionist was not warm or friendly. Spoke sharply even to coworkers with voice of authority . Not like any other receptionist I've experienced at any of the Avera
September 07, 2021
I waited in the room close to a hour before I saw him for 15 mins. Also the day before a nurse had called my emergency contact and them them it was the number list to talk to me
August 31, 2021
Everything done in one place
August 17, 2021
Professional & Wonderfully Kept Personal! Great Balance!
August 10, 2021
I had back surgery a few weeks ago and thr results were amazing. Dr Faryna and the whole team did a great job! Thank You!!
July 27, 2021
John's office and staff where outstanding! By far the best medical staff I've encountered!
July 20, 2021
They were all wonderful
July 06, 2021
The treatment rooms are so cold and I was left sitting in a hospital gown. The wait became quite chilly
July 06, 2021
Appointment was 12 noon got into see doctor at 1:05
June 29, 2021
Usually had to wait in the room at least a half an hour.
June 22, 2021
Iam very Blessed to have the Doctors and Staffs. Thank you And God continue Blessing each of you. ????
June 15, 2021
Dr. Faryna carefully listened to me, did not push medication or surgery, and spent a good amount of time with me. I did not feel rushed. Thank you!
June 15, 2021
Had a very long wait once i got put in a room before Dr came in, and then i felt like he was hurried
June 08, 2021
Loved my visit to Dr. Faryna. He was professional and very personable. Reception, nurses, X-ray were all too notch. Highly recommend.
May 25, 2021
New nurse this time and didn't know that my reason for coming in was for migraines. ?? The neck pain is why I came in, but, the neck pain leads to migraines.
May 25, 2021
scheduling has been quick , often 4-14days appropriate followup appointments.
May 25, 2021
This doctor was my second opinion doctor and he explained things a lot better than the other doctor. This is why I'm letting him do my surgery.
May 11, 2021
Dr. Faryna spent a great deal of time with me to help me understand condition and treatment as a whole. Very knowledgeable and understanding. Provided great information on risks of procedure to help me make the best informed decision. I left the appointment feeling very good about my decision to proceed with surgery as he was able to answer all my questions and discuss all treatment options.
May 11, 2021
Everyone was very nice and overall had a great experience
May 11, 2021
This was my first time meeting my doctor and i was very impressed with him!! Thank you!!
May 11, 2021
The reception nurse is a god send she was informative and respectful but help me feel good about my situation and I let her know that thanks
May 11, 2021
The only complaint i have is my family medical leave paperwork did not get signed and sent back in a timely manor so i didn't get payed end i really needed the money!
May 11, 2021
I was very pleased with the visit and grateful for how I was respected.

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