Dr. Steven Spitz

DR. STEVEN

Steven Spitz, M.D. 

Medical Doctor at our Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Canton Location - www.spitzneurosurgery.com

Steven Spitz, M.D. is an internationally known neurosurgeon providing leading edge minimally disruptive surgeries to treat disorders of the spine and brain.  He received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then completed his Surgical Internship and Neurosurgical Residency training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.  During his neurosurgical training, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University where he helped develop a spine trauma model for the Department of Defense. He then went on to complete a complex spine fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.  Dr. Spitz then returned to Georgetown University Hospital to serve as an Associate Professor before returning home to Atlanta to join Southeastern Neurosurgical Specialists.

Dr. Spitz is recognized in the field of minimally invasive and complex spine surgery.  He has authored numerous scholarly publications and book chapters. Dr. Spitz has given lectures and presentations teaching various surgical techniques both nationally and internationally. He has also been the recipient of multiple awards for both teaching and compassionate patient care.

“I believe healthcare decisions should be a collaborative effort with the patient.  I’m not here to tell a patient what do, but to make a plan with him or her making sure to provide all the necessary information needed to make an informed decision.”

Minimally Invasive Approach

We are passionately committed to use the latest surgical techniques and state of the art treatments to provide you, our patients with compassionate care for disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. The complex delicate anatomy of the brain and spine demands a dedicated commitment to the discipline of neurosurgery.

A. Publications:

i. Published journal articles:
-Steven Spitz, Faheem A. Sandhu, Jean-Marc Voyadzis. Percutaneous “K-wireless” pedicle screw fixation: Initial experience of 98 screws with assessment of accuracy, radiation exposure and procedure time, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.
-Felbaum, D., Spitz, S,- Sandhu, F. “Correction of clival-axial deformity in the setting of suboccipital craniectomy: Technical note, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.
-Petteys, R. J., Spitz, S. M., Syed, H., Rice, R. A., Sarabia-Estrada, R., Goodwin, C.R. Design and testing of a controlled electromagnetic spinal cord impactor for use in large animal models of acute traumatic spinal cord injury, Journal of clinical neuroscience: official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.
-Petteys, R. J., Spitz, S. M., Goodwin, C. R., Abu-Bonsrah, N., Bydon, A., Witham, T. F., Wolinsky, J. P., Gokaslan, Z. L., Sciubba, D. M. Factors associated with improved survival following surgery for renal cell carcinoma spinal metastases, Neurosurgical Focus.

ii. Books or Chapters in Books

-Steven Spitz, Hasan Syed, Josh Ryan, Rory J. Petteys, Walter C. Jean. Malignant Skull Base Tumors, Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery. 2014.
-Steven Spitz, Hasan Syed, Jean-Marc Voyadzis. Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion versus Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Controversies in Spine Surgery. 2014.

iii. Abstracts for Conference Papers and Posters

-Steven Spitz, Amjad Anaizi, Faheem A. Sandhu. Post-operative C-5 Root Palsy and the Use of Neurophysiologic Monitoring, Proceedings of the 2012 American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Miami, Florida.
-Hasan R Syed, Steven Spitz, Jean-Marc Voyadzis, Faheem A. Sandhu. Complications Associated with Minimally Invasive Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF): An Analysis of 300 Cases, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
-Hasan R Syed, Steven Spitz, Daniel Felbaum, Nathan Nair. “Inadvertent intrathecal administration of a neurotoxic agent, first reported adult case: a neurosurgical emergency”, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
-Steven Spitz, Rory J. Petteys, Patricia L. Zadnik, Mari L. Groves, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Timothy F. Witham, Ali Bydon, Daniel M. Sciubba. “Influence of Preoperative Chemo and Hormonal Therapy and/or Spinal Radiotherapy on Postoperative Complications in Patients with Prostate Cancer Metastases to the Spine”, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves 2013 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona
-Steven Spitz, Faheem A. Sandhu, Rory J. Petteys, Hasan Syed. Low Back Pain and Lumbar Radiculopathy Relieved By Cervical Spinal Cord Decompression In Patients With Tandem Spinal Stenosis: Case Series, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
-Steven Spitz, Jean-Marc Voyadzis, Faheem A. Sandhu, Rory J. Petteys, Hasan Syed. Percutaneous “K-wireless Pedicle Screw Fixation: Initial Experience with 68 Screws with Assessment of Accuracy, Radiation Exposure and Procedure Time, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
-Rory J. Petteys, Steven Spitz, Patricia L. Zadnik, Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Mari L. Groves, Ali Bydon, Timothy F. Witham, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Daniel M. Sciubba. “Renal Cell Carcinoma Spine Metastases: Surgical Management and Tokuhashi Prognostic Score”, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
-Rory J. Petteys, Steven Spitz, Patricia L. Zadnik, Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Mari L. Groves, Ali Bydon, Timothy F. Witham, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Daniel M. Sciubba. “Spine Metastases of Renal Cell Carcinoma”, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
-Daniel Felbaum, Steven Spitz, Faheem A. Sandhu. “Occipital Cervical Fusion in the Setting of Prior Suboccipital Craniectomy: Technique Report and Case Series”, ISASS14 2014 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida

B. Invited Lectures:

-Poster presentation, Occipital Cervical Fusion in the Setting of Prior Suboccipital Craniectomy: Technique Report and Case Series, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Miami, Florida, 2014.
-Grand Rounds, Surgical Approaches to the Pineal Region Multidisciplinary, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, March, 2013.
-Annual Meeting Influence of Preoperative Chemo and Hormonal Therapy and/or Spinal Radiotherapy on Postoperative Complications in Patients with Prostate Cancer Metastases to the Spine AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves , Phoenix, Arizona, April, 2013
-Post-operative C-5 Root Palsy and the Use of Neurophysiologic Monitoring Proceedings of the AANS, Miami, Florida, April, 2012
-Case presentation on spinal deformity and surgical instructor on approaches to the occipito-cervical, sub-axial cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and lumbosacral spine,
SpineArt International Academy, Bangkok, Thailand, April, 2017
-Lecture on cervical spine anatomy and approaches for spinal alignment correction, K2M Young Surgeons Complex Deformity Course, San Diego, California, May, 2018


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Canton, GA Office

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Canton, GA Office

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