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Excellent Dr. He is a wonderful surgeon, but surgery is not the first path for recovery he seeks ( if possible) for his patients. He looks for the least invasive path for recovery. If surgery is required, he takes time to provide each patient the attention and time required. I was astounded to hear his voice on a Sat. morning the day after my outpatient surgery, asking me how I was doing. He is truly a caring and amazing surgeon!

Joyce McGee-Gardner in Murfreesboro, TN

Jun 09, 2018

I work in neuromonitoring and am in the OR with many spine surgeons. Dr. Shibayama is BY FAR the best surgeon I have ever worked with. He is technically superb and performs his surgeries very thoroughly and in much less time than other surgeons. He is the only surgeon that I know who does minimally invasive surgery very well. He always treats the OR staff with the utmost respect and he is impeccably professional. He prays with all his patients before surgery. I would highly recommend him!

Smyrna, TN

Feb 17, 2017

I would recommend (and have) Dr. Shibayama to anyone with spine issues. I had an old injury to the lumbar spine that required surgery – after recovering, I was better than I had been in years and able to walk and exercise again. Then several months later, while exercising, I had another injury only this time in the cervical spine. Outpatient surgery had me back up and running in just a couple of weeks. He was recommended by my chiropractor – something that is rarely done!

Lisa in Nashville, TN

Feb 14, 2017

About 2 years ago I started having back pain and numbness down my right leg. I was scared to death. I went and saw Dr. Shibayama and the first thing I told him was I will not have back surgery. I tried 2 ESI’s and they did not work. So I decided to go ahead and have back surgery. I am so glad I did. With my back surgery I only missed one week of work and then I worked half days the next week. I am very active and I feel great. Dr. Shibayama is a wonder doctor. I highly recommend him.

Nashville, TN

Mar 24, 2017

I have had several issues with my lower back, and Dr.Shibayama is by far the best around. Knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. He doesn’t rush to do surgery until he has exhausted all other avenues or until he feels that is the only solution. He has performed surgery on my step-daughter, which is an RN peds nurse on her feet 12hr days. She has had ZERO issues since that surgery which was four years ago. I highly recommend Dr.Shibayama.

Amy in Rockvale, TN

Sep 29, 2018

Dr. Shibayama has been a godsend to me. I was diagnosed with a herniated disc and sciatic. I was in so much pain when I had my first visit. He reassured me that he was going to help me, and he did. I had 2 epidural injections and when that didn’t alleviate my pain, I had surgery. I am happy to say that I am pain free now and owe that to Dr. Shibayama. He is the best! I recommend him to anyone suffering with back pain. He is very compassionate and will take very good care of you.

Sharon in Smyrna, TN

Feb 09, 2017

My cervical fusion surgery relieved the pain I had experienced for months. Two days after surgery I knew I was better. The pain and numbness were gone. I was very impressed with Dr. Shibayama’s care and concern. On top of praying with me before surgery he called multiple times after surgery (personally) to check on my progress. I feel confident recommending him to others.

Joe in Murfreesboro

Mar 11, 2018

I would recommend Dr. Shibayama to anyone. Very professional, caring and on top of that, great Christian.

Ricky Lee in Smithville, TN

Jan 29, 2019

Very thorough, explains exactly the problem and solution and will do whatever it takes to help you. Very friendly and a Godly man which is important to me. Great doctor.

Cynthia Limbaugh in Tullahoma

Dec 08, 2018

I was a patient that Dr. Shibayama performed a microdiscectomy L5-S1 in December of 2016 . Woke up with complete relief from pain that I had endured for over a year. Completely back to normal living, with no pain.

Chris Anderson in Murfreesboro, TN

Jun 28, 2017

Dr Shibayama is professional, knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients. I would HIGHLY recommend him and his staff. They have taken care of me through a disc issue, spinal surgery and the overall recovery steps.

Lisa in TN

Mar 02, 2019

Dr Shibayama is the best. He’s a great surgeon and he personally follows up with a phone call after the surgery. He’s caring and on top of everything he has a great personality, which makes you feel very comfortable. He’s performed a Lumbar fusion and a cervical fusion on me with success. I highly recommend Dr Shibayama.

Lori Matthews in Manchester, TN

Nov 03, 2018

Dr. Shibayama is the best orthopedic surgeon in Tennessee he’s very attentive ask questions and actually puts in the time and effort to take the absolute best course of action necessary to get you back on track. I’m currently going thru a few issues and unlike every other doctor I’ve seen he’s never dismissed any concerns or issues I’ve had. So I highly recommend him to anyone that’s finds themselves in need of medical care in his profession.

James in Nashville, TN

Nov 01, 2018

Dr S. listens intently to the patient, does thorough evaluations, and discusses treatment options in layman terms. In fact, upon reading the MRI after my initial visit, he personally called me at home and accelerated my follow up appt. His professional expertise allows him to offer proven treatment options early in the process, allowing the patient to achieve better mobility and reduce or eliminate the pain burden. My only regret is that it took 9 painful years to find him.

Brenda in Woodbury

May 10, 2018

Dr shibayama is nothing short of an Angel he has done to one spinal fusion on me he’s operated on me twice and he has a bedside manner of just the most special person in the world is hard to say these things about crying because I think so much of him.

Cynthia Garriott

Aug 03, 2019

Dr Shibayama is a superb fantastic doctor. I have told everyone about him. I am one year out on lower back surgery and you woukd never know i had surgery!

Jul 27, 2019

Very efficient office. Very professional physician giving comprehensive information on my condition and the surgical procedure that will be done to correct it. Excellent hand outs given to provide information needed before and after surgery. Very thankful to have such great health care.

Susie Willis

Jul 13, 2019

Very good DR cares about his practice.

Jun 27, 2019

Dr Shibiyama has done both of my spinal surgeries and all of my mom’s. He is an awesome surgeon and a great doctor. He is also very nice.

Weeta in Dowelltown, TN

May 18, 2019

Dr Kyle Joyner took care of my shoulder surgery and he is great!! He highly recommended Dr Shibayama to me because I’m having trouble with a herniated disc . I saw Dr Shibayama on May 14 and He is exceptional and just simply wonderful . He has a great sense of humor and will explain everything to you to make sure you understand what is going on with your injury and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with their spine. He is up front and will help you as fast as he can and wants to help you get better! If you need a spine doctor this is the man to come see!

Holly in Tullahoma

May 16, 2019

Dr. J. Is a rock star. Got e up and walking.

Murfreesboro, TN

Mar 23, 2019

Dr. Shibayama is an excellent Surgeon and his patient interaction is very kind.

Marcia in Murfreesboro, TN

Feb 09, 2019

Dr.shibayama is the most caring,compassionate Dr .i have ever met.he truly listens to your concerns.he did my 1st spinal fusion in2009,and in a few weeks ,my second fusion,which will be minimal evasive.there is no other I would ever have my back surgerydone.he is truly amazing.i am truly blessed to have him as my dr.

Barbara in Murfreesboro, TN

Apr 23, 2016

A great experience. Dr. & staff was very pleasant. Dr. took the time to explain things to me.

Greg Malvaso in Murfreesboro

Nov 04, 2018

Not only is he a outstanding surgeon, he is a just, upright, honest and Godly man. He is my Brother in Christ and Friend. He did 3 Lower back bone fusions on me and I will recommend him to everyone.

Marty Davis in Manchester, Tn.

Apr 09, 2018

I was very impressed with Dr Shibayama and would recommend him to all of my friends and family

Tina in Tullahoma, TN

Oct 20, 2017

Knowledgable, took time to explain process and procedure in a clear and concise manner. Definitely would recommend to family and friends

Shelbyville, TN

Mar 30, 2017

I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. (By the way, he has nice teeth!!!)

Nashville, TN

Feb 13, 2017
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In Short Words

Dr. Juris Shibayama is an orthopedic surgeon in Smyrna, Tennessee and is affiliated TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine. He did his orthopedic residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. He then completed a one year fellowship dedicated exclusively to spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He has been in practice 13 years.

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