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Dr. Gerald Rodts Jr, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Rodts Jr

Emory Orthopaedic and Spine

59 Executive Park South NE Ste 3000 Atlanta, GA 30329

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Dr. Gerald Rodts Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Rodts Jr' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodts Jr performs Spinal Fusion more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rodts Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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Dr. Rodts Jr performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 96% of his peers

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

Spondylosis
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Dr. Rodts Jr treats Spondylosis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rodts Jr treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rodts Jr' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gerald Rodts Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of California Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of California Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1987
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1995
1994
1988
1987

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rodts Jr

4.9

Based on 54 reviews

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I am very pleased with Dr. Rodts and thus far the results of my Spine surgery!! He has very "GOOD" Bedside manners and is professional yet Human in his explanation of conditions and corrections of said conditions!! Needless to say, I think of Dr. Rodts as an asset to Emory Hospital as well as the Southeast region as a whole!!
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Dr. Rodts is my hero! After three FAILED lumbar spine surgeries elsewhere, he was able to correct the problems, and gave me my mobility back. I spent over a year wearing a back brace as part of my daily attire. After the surgery by Dr. Rodts, I wasn’t required to wear a back brace at all! I still have a little numbness, sometimes a little back muscle fatigue, but the pain is almost completely gone. He is also very caring and easy to talk to. He listens and explains everything very carefully.
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Outstanding care and concern with a wonderful personality and level of empathy. Well organized.
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I was fortunate to find Dr Rodts 10 years ago when he fixed a herniated disc. When I had a much less obvious problem and spent nearly 2 years going from specialist to specialist and no one could figure out the source of the problem, Dr Rodts knew what it was right away. He fixed it and I am doing great. He’s not just an incredible doctor, he’s also a great guy and nice to look at, too.
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Dr Rodts and his staff have been exceptional in all areas of my pre and post surgery care, and is a great communicator. Two other neurosurgeons declined my case because of the extent of lumbar damage. Dr Rodts did not hesitate to help me and at this point I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and the positive impact on my life.
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could not have been better at all levels
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I was very nervous about the condition of my neck that was explained to me by the referring doctor He assured me Dr Rodts was an excellent surgeon As soon as I met Dr Rodts he put me at ease by explaining the procedure and that he had done this surgery many times I feel blessed to have found Dr Rodts
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We cannot thank Dr. Roots enough! His surgical expertise combined with excellent follow-up care have led to a complete recovery in record time. His staff are most courteous and professional as well.
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If you are considering back surgery, there is only one doctor in Atlanta to consider -- Dr. Rodts. He has performed 3 successful back surgeries on my wife. This was my first significant surgery. I am amazed at how little pain I experienced in my time in the hospital and the weeks of recovery following my surgery. I have been going through a rigorous physical therapy program and am returning to all of my favorite physical activities without pain. The entire Emory Spine team has been great.
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Impressed with Dr. Rodts and his ability to identify your problem and solution. While it is too early to judge outcome (around three weeks) I am generally pleased with the progress.
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I'd give Dr. Rodts more than five stars if I could. He was highly recommended to me be a co-worker. I researched my condition and surgical options, learned how to pronounce "spondylolisthesis," :-) and underwent laminectomy and fusion. I have no regrets. Dr. Rodts and his nurse, Mr. Edmunds, answered all of my questions and allayed my concerns. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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Months of personal research continued to highlight Dr Rodts expertise and passion for surgical improvements. I am extremely fortunate that I was introduced and after 10 years, we both agreed surgery was the right option. It is still early in my recovery, but I am very confident in our success. He is unique, as he is gifted surgically, displays tremendous confidence and does not rush patient conversations. He is ELITE in his field and I am thankful for his attributes and special character.
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The care I received from Dr. Rodts and his team at Emory Midtown during my back surgery and recovery was outstanding. It's been 3 weeks since my surgery and I am able to perform most household tasks and I no longer need pain medication. Every question I asked since my surgery was answered promptly.
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Not sure why i'v waited so long to review Dr. Rodt's but 6 years ago to this day he performed life saving surgery on my spinal cord removing a large tumor from my spinal canal. I was scared to death until I met him. He is amazing and so genuine in how he cares for his patients.
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Great experience all around. I saw Dr. Rodts for a herniated disc. He was exceptional throughout the process from consultation to surgery and post op. The surgery went exactly as planned with no complications. I would highly recommend Dr. Rodts as he is an experienced, knowledgeable doctor.
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Dr. Rodts is without a doubt is an extremely intelligent spine surgeon. His surgical procedures are always done carefully. Dr. Rodts discusses all aspects of an operation that he will perform so that as a patient you feel completely relaxed prior to surgery by his explanations of exactly what will take place. He always speaks to the patient in the patients level so there are no misunderstandings which will put you in a very comfortable state of mind with Dr. Rodts expertise as a spine surgeon.
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Dr. Gerald Rodts, Jr, MD is the very best Neurosurgeon in the entire Southeast. He has operated on my back twice, L4-5 and recently L3-4. My husband worked for Medtronic and Dr. Rodts was doing a research project for Medtronic. At one of Medtronic's conventions, my husband ask the whole group who hey would recommend to do back surgery on his wife (me) and they all stated without hesitation, Dr. Gerald Rodts at Emory in Atlanta, he is the best. And, his bedside manner cannot be beat!
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I have already referred several patients to Dr. Rodts, one of them had surgery and is grateful to be walking without pain again!
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This is my 2nd surgery with Dr. Rodts. The results were excellent in 2011 and the early results today (6-7-17) for the 2nd surgery are excellent. He's extremely busy so getting appointments can be challenging; but he's well worth the wait.
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There are people you meet that you feel as if you have known them all your life. You feel instant confidence in what he tells you,and his own confidence in his field. I know there are a lot of Doctors out there but I am honored to have met Dr Rodts.
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