Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5
  • 163 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 59 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
  • 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

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

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

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.

163 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 Jul 18, 2021

    It was good

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

    I have confidence in Dr. Grossbach's ability to correct the spinal conditions that have had me in pain for the last 20 years.

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

    Pleasant, knowledgeable, spent adequate time, gave good medical advice & treatment.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

    He was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything I asked him too. He also never acted like I was asking dumb questions.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2021

    Doctor was very friendly.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2021

    I have had a problem with my leg for several months and this provider is getting testing done that may reveal the problem so it can be solved.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

    My provider was excellent. Prior to this appointment with him, I had very negative experiences at OSU Wexner Medical Center. My provide completely turned that around by being professional, knowledge, respectful, attentive, and caring.

  • Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

    He was excellent

  • Reviewed on Apr 05, 2021

    doctor gave options with choices of therapy to procedure

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

    Referral for associated problem.Also doctor went out of his way To get a referral for my father who is not his patient

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Grossbach has reported no relationships with companies or entities.