Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 149 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 70 Patient Comments

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About Me

I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in all types of spine disorders, including scoliosis and deformity surgery, degenerative conditions, spine trauma and minimally invasive spine surgery. I received my medical training at the University of Minnesota and completed my neurosurgery residency at the University of Iowa. Additionally, I completed a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University in Chicago.

I’m actively working on research projects focusing on mechanisms that cause spinal degeneration, including how disorders such as Parkinson’s disease can lead to spine issues. My research also explores how to optimally treat these degenerative spine conditions. I serve as an educator for residents and medical students. I received The Ohio State University Lawrence Mervis Teacher of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. On football gameday, I also cover The Ohio State University football team and provide care for players suffering from head and spine injuries.

What I enjoy most about my work at The Ohio State University is educating residents and medical students in the neurosurgery department. By working with them, I’m able to inspire the next surgeons and help them provide positive outcomes to all of their patients.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • Recipient of the University of Iowa Research Foundation Inventor Award
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Diseases
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Trauma, Nervous System
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Kyphosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Curvatures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
8/29/2006 - 4/30/2010


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

6/24/2010 - 12/31/2016

Rotating Residency

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

8/1/2016 - 12/31/2016


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

1/1/2017 - 6/30/2017

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

149 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020


  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2020

    Dr. Grossbach is the best because his skill as a neurosurgeon has brought me back from all the pain that I've suffered. I would've never dreamed I'd be able to walk again or have a better quality of life. I will always be thankful and express my gratitude to him and his staff.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2020

    He explained things to me twice because I was afraid I would be able to explain it to my husband that the office would let come back with me. He was explaining a neck surgery and I told him I needed my husband to hear what he was saying to me. His idea for me was to explain it twice.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    I went for 2nd opinion, I wish he was covered by my insurance, I would go to Dr Grossbach

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

    great !!

  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

    I was very pleased with Dr. Grossbach's approach and concern for my condition on this first evaluation. His reputation and high ratings are well earned. I'm convinced that he will lead me to a healthy solution.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

    Doesn't really address problems I am experiencing

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

    Excellent - explained everything throughly, he was friendly, and professional!

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

    Listens well and offered A variety of choices For care

  • Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

    finally someone explained to me after being in pain for 17 years why I'm in pain

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Grossbach has reported no relationships with companies or entities.