Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5
  • 139 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 60 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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

  • 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

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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.

139 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 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

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

    He rally seemed knowledgeable, and appeared to really know the subject matter - especially how he could work with and help me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

    I have been seeing another neurosurgeon (not at OSU!) for a year. I have spent less than 10 minutes total with the other doctor. Even the day he advised I need surgery, he sent a nurse in to see me. Dr. Grossbach, in my first visit, spent close to 45 minutes. He didn't rush me, took time to review my test results and explained the recommended surgery process. A night and day difference so thankful for Dr. Grossbach!

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

    Provide a thorough description of the current X-ray which indicated that the subdural hematoma I sustained in an accident had reduced in size. I was relieved with the results & appreciate the time he took to explain things.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    I've had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Grossbach. He's a highly skillful neuro surgeon that I fully trust with my care. I'm well pleased with how much he's changed my life and helped me. He's a wonderful doctor and a blessing to me. He's my hero and always will be.

  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

    listen to my concerns

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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.