Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 135 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 62 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

  • 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
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Trauma, Nervous System

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.

135 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 Jan 07, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    Great doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2021

    I've full confidence in Dr. Grossbach & OSU medical.

  • Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

    He explained disease/ disorder in detail that I could understand. took his time going over mri and films I brought to office. explained in detail about tests needed. Answered all my questions

  • Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

    Beside simply examining and consulting with me, he quickly referred me to a knee specialist who saw me within a week. That was very satisfying.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

    dr made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    Dr. was very good at explaining options for treatment.

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

    All good.

  • 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.

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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.