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Dr. Andrew Metzger, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Metzger

Dr. Andrew Metzger, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Metzger accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Metzger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metzger performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Metzger performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metzger treats Spinal Stenosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Metzger treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metzger treats Spine Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Metzger treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Metzger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Metzger, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
U Ca
Residency Hospital
1993
U Ca
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco
Medical School
1998
1993
1992

Awards

Dr. Metzger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Metzger

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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I saw Dr. Metzger for a consultation about a potentially serious (and terrifying) surgery that I may need. He talked with me for an hour and explained everything professionally and clearly. He answered all my questions, I never felt rushed and my husband and I found him to be very warm and...Read More
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Dr. Metzger and his entire staff have gone out of their way to accommodate me. They keep me apprised of any changes, helped me with airline insurance for cancellation and refund. Dr. Metzger and Mr. Pasternaki spend all the time needed to address all of my questions. And, my back is so much better...Read More
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The best experience that I could hope for! Seven months ago Dr. Metzger removed a tumor from my spinal Cord at T12. Before the surgery I had excruciating pain in my back radiating to my hip and down my leg. The pain would wake me from a sound sleep. I no longer have the pain and sleep better...Read More
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Dr. Metzger performed a laminectomy on L4 in November, 2001. I had had severe muscle loss, drop-foot, and numbness in my left leg and foot as well as severe pain. The muscle loss cleared up the next day. The pain was much better within a few months, but the numbness in the leg took about a year....Read More
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I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2010 and it got worse over the years to the point where I could not stand upright, and I could not walk for more than 10 minutes without sitting down. Dr. Metzger performed a laminotomy and dual medial facectomy on my L3 and L4 lumbar in June 2017. It was day...Read More
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