Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Rodts
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Emory Orthopaedic and Spine

59 Executive Park South NE Atlanta, GA 30329

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Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rodts has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. 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. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rodts to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rodts accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Practice Areas

Spine

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 specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rodts treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 94% of their peers

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

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Dr. Rodts' 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
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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4.9

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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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C. B. (Jack) Rogers,Jr. in Vero Beach, Florida – Mar 24, 2018
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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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Holly Stiegel in Cataula, GA – Mar 12, 2018
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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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Bruce Mahood in Atlanta, GA – Feb 02, 2018
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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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Robert Rainey in Peachtree Corners, GA – Jan 08, 2018
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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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Heather Pace in Flowery Branch – Dec 21, 2017
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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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David Yankey in Atlanta, GA – Nov 13, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Gerald Rodts, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rodts has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Su...Read more

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 U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Rodts communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Rodts offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rodts offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Rodts offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rodts offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Rodts have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rodts has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Rodts offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Rodts offer evening visits?

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Locations

Emory Orthopaedic and Spine

Atlanta Office59 Executive Park South NE Atlanta, GA 30329
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Practice

Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller, MD1364 Clifton Rd Ne Atlanta, GA 30322
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Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Atlanta, GA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)