Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 185 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 64 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in all types of spine disorders, including scoliosis and complex deformity surgery, robotic spine surgery, 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 scoliosis affect global spine health. My research also explores how to optimally treat these degenerative and deformity spine conditions. I'm the program director for the Neurosurgery Residency Program, as well as the Fellowship Director for our Complex Deformity and Robotic Spine Fellowship. I serve as an educator for residents, medical students, and undergraduate students. I received The Ohio State University Lawrence Mervis Teacher of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. On football game day, I also help 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 leaders in Neurosurgery, and help them provide positive outcomes to all of their patients.
  • Residency Program Director
  • Complex Deformity and Robotic Spine Fellowship Director
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons Board Certified
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the AANS/CNS Section on Spinal Disorders

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

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.

185 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 31, 2022

    Very nice. Answered questions and listened to my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Dec 26, 2022

    Dr Grosbach listened, did not rush me through the visit and was very clear in the information that he provided me. He was able to reassure me that my pace of recovery was normal and that he was available for any questions or concerns I might have.

  • Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

    He was good on all and explained all types of treatments.

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022


  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

    Very knowledgeable great bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2022

    He made recommendations to avoid surgery (physical therapy)

  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

    Very nice person. Concern about my health. Ask if I had try things like physical therapy and getting steroid shots. I said yes but the shots do not help any more and I recently had physical therapy and it didn't so he suggested surgery . He explain the procedure and what is use. He asked did I want to proceed and I said and I wasn't pressured.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Grossbach has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • DePuy Synthes
  • Medtronic
  • 3M