Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Neurosurgery

Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rodts has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

21 Ortho Lane Atlanta, GA 30329 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(404) 778-7000

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Dr. Rodts is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Atlanta, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (9/7/2018)View details
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rodts

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rodts treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rodts treats other conditions, please contact the office at (404) 778-7000.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Rodts is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
Neuroplasty
Low Back Pain
Spinal Stenosis
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Dr. Rodts' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Rodts accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Rodts' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rodts

4.8

Based on 64 ratings

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Stole years of my life
Had surgery with him in 2014 and he jacked up my cervical spine so much it caused a cascade of other conditions. 8 years of my life gone, my career gone, and not once did he look at all of the images or reports. Or order the tests that were needed to reveal the problem. Stupid me had surgery with him again in 2021 and have been suffering ever since. Neither level fused, discs are too high, constancy chronic pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 27, 2022
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Very nice, compassionate man. Explained everything very thoroughly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca Blackmon – Sep 04, 2021
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Dr. Rodts is a great communicator in addition to being the surgeon who made my pain go away. He helped me understand what was going on in my neck and what it would take to repair it. Very pleased with the results!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Rodts is the most self-assured, knowledgeable physician I’ve ever had. During our first & only visit (virtual) prior to surgery, he explained my situation, why my problems were occurring and how surgery would improve my current status. I feel very blessed to be one of hid patients.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Lee Beal – Mar 17, 2021
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He has performed spine surgery twice on my husband and we wouldn’t trust anyone other than Dr Rodts. He is passionate about his craft, studies all options carefully before deciding on surgery. Puts patients first, excellent besides manners and care! We are so blessed to have him as our spine surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy Bryan – Dec 13, 2020
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Dr. Rodts took my case on after a doctor here in Atlanta botched up my surgery. He was open, honest, and made me feel like I was now in the best hands. We knew after just a few minutes with him and his staff we were in the right hands. You may have to wait longer than you want to get an appointment, but trust me on this... he’s worth the wait! After having 2 repairs to my spine he’s never left me. Reviews matter, credibility counts.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra J Coffey – Mar 14, 2020
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Outstanding physician. Very personable. Great surgeon.
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Dec 09, 2019
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From the moment we entered Dr. Rodts clinical office, it was nothing but professional, yet warm and friendly. Dr. Rodts along with his staff treated us with concern as to how best to relieve the pain that I was in. They showed a picture of my MRI AND explained why I was having the pain and what options were available. We decide on the surgical procedure because the other options would only treat the symptom not the underlying cause. Surgery is now complete and the underlying cause of the pain is now gone. Many thanks!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Patty Werner in Marietta, GA – Jul 23, 2019
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Excellent Doctor; no more deep pain in my back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A.M.R.Z in Dallas, GA – Jun 24, 2019
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Excellent. I know 6 or 7 people who have had Dr. Rodts operate on their backs. All excellent results, including mine.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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W. Douglas Smith – Jun 24, 2019
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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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May 20, 2019
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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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Mar 30, 2019
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Outstanding care and concern with a wonderful personality and level of empathy. Well organized.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 12, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 05, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dave S in Marco Island, FL – Oct 24, 2018
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could not have been better at all levels
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jay mitchell in atlanta, GA – Oct 03, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cherry Long in Griffin , GA – Sep 10, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gordon in Key West, FL – Aug 29, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Jerry Goldstein – May 30, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C. B. (Jack) Rogers,Jr. in Vero Beach, Florida – Mar 24, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rodts has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University of California-Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1988
University of California-Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1987
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School
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What are Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rodts frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Rodts specializes.

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Dr. Rodts' office is located at 21 Ortho Lane, Atlanta, GA 30329. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute21 Ortho Lane Atlanta, GA 30329
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rodts is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Atlanta, GA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)