Dr. Jonathan Spitz, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Spitz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rockwood Clinic

910 W 5th Ave Ste 800 Spokane, WA 99204

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(509) 755-5120

Dr. Jonathan Spitz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Multicare Deaconess Hospital and Multicare Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spitz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Spitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz treats Obesity more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Spitz treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Spitz performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitz performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Spitz performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Spitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Spitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Asuris Northwest Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Medicare Advantage HMO
Triwest

Dr. Spitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spitz

4.8

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
93.61702127659575%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
4.25531914893617%
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Dr. Spitz saw me in a dire emergency that another hospital was mismanaging. He got me to Deaconness and did emergency surgery. Once he took over, I knew I was in good hands. I’m a Nurse and I recognize the best qualities you want a surgeon to have. Quite simply, without exaggeration, Dr. Spitz saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Pamela G. – Aug 25, 2021
Hi Pamela, we truly appreciate the kind comments...Read More
I've have had chronic pain for years and went to Dr. Spitz, did he help, no, but he tried.
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  • Wait times
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  • Office environment
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Jul 16, 2021
Thank you again for taking the time to let us...Read More
My appointment was very pleasant. I was taken back before my appointment was supposed to begin. The attendant was pleasant and very efficient. I found Dr Spitz a very good listener and thorough in examining me. His diagnosis reduced my anxiety very much. His post conference report on My Chart was thorough and accurate. I really appreciated everyone’s effort to make the appointment a reassuring experience. Great Job!
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
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No results
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Bob Nedved – Jul 14, 2021
Hi Bob, we are very happy to have provided you...Read More
Excellent. From initial scheduling flexibility, to punctual pre-op visit with clear concise professional and friendly covering of situation, options, and recommendations. Surgery was equally top notch by full staff.
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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richard kent bradley – Jun 01, 2021
Hi Richard, Thank you for sharing your...Read More
I’ve had 2 surgeries by Dr. Spitz. He’s always attentive to my needs & listens & explains things very clearly. I like his bedside manner. He makes me feel comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Spitz to my friends & family.
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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Laura Knoll – May 17, 2021
Hi Laura, we are very happy to have provided you...Read More
This doctor is great, did my gastric bypass, very caring person. He is very thorough which is what I like.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christa – Apr 28, 2021
I am starting the process for bariatric surgery. Dr. Spitz answered all my questions, and was really nice. I didn't feel like a fat person, but someone who needs and wants help.
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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Nicole – Apr 04, 2021
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I went in for bariatric surgery Mar.17th2021, and I was having sharp pains in my lower abdomen. He told me he would remove my appendix if that was the problem, and if it was worse then that he would take care of it and wait on the bariatric surgery. It was acute appendicitus and it had burst. There was a mass as well and a canerous tumor on my appendix. He removed it all and had to even remove part of my lower bowel and colon. He saved my life. I cant say enough good about him. I will have my bariatric surgery in 3 months. I dont even need chemo. Wow
What went well
  • 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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Kathryn Ellen Harding – Apr 01, 2021
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Today was my initial appointment. I went in informed and prepared. Dr. Spitz was very professional and informative. He treated me with respect and engaged in conversation relating to my visit.
What went well
  • 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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Mar 31, 2021
We are very happy to have provided you with such...Read More
Very thorough and very good excellent care excellent??
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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Lynn Wines – Mar 24, 2021
Hi Lynn, thank you for the feedback and positive...Read More
I have a great deal of confidence that Dr Spitz will solve my problems.
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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Ted Solomon – Mar 17, 2021
Hi Ted, Thank you for sharing your experience. We...Read More
Had hiatus hernia repair, very successful. So pleased to have had it done. Dr Spitz and his staff go above and beyond in explaining the whole procedure, before and after the actual surgery. His OR group were also very caring and calming, professional. I highly recommend the whole team. In less than 2 weeks, I'm on my way back to normal diet and life.
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Susan Renz – Mar 03, 2021
I was extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Spitz. I went to him for Bariatric Surgery to correct my GERD, high blood pressure and to lose weight. He explained everything at the time of surgery in an understanding and caring manner. I had no fear as I was wheeled into the operating room knowing I was in excellent hands. Due to my experience, my husband also had surgery was well as friends I work with. My surgery was a gift of health.
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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Maggie Hansen – Feb 26, 2021
Best first impression I have ever had from an increasingly technologized health industrial complex. Very impressive. I am confident that I will be in good hands. I still have a few questions and hope I will be able to talk with him directly! Thank you Dr. Spitz! Great name too!
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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Mary Jeannot – Jan 15, 2021
Hi Mary, we are very happy to have provided you...Read More
I appreciate the fact that Dr Spitz treats me and my concerns with respect and does listen to me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 20, 2020
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Dr. Spitz was informative. I was very comfortable with him. I felt he understood the difficulties I was having. He gave me a full understanding of what is going to happen and what is expected of me. There was no sugar coating, I am fully aware of the long term commitment this is going to entail.
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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Dec 01, 2020
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Never! Dr Jonathan Spitz changed my life forever, and has never taken responsibility for his mistakes. He is not a competent doctor at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 17, 2020
Hello, it's upsetting to hear that you did not...Read More
Dr. Spitz is a top notch surgeon who truly cares and listens to his patients needs. He did my gastric bypass surgery and has been very supportive and encouraging.
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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Scott A Harris – Oct 25, 2020
Hi Scott, we truly appreciate the kind comments...Read More
I saw Dr Spitz, and the dietician. I was treated with dignity and respect. All of my questions were answered. The desired procedure was explained by Dr Spitz, with all of the pros and cons. The dietician was very helpful, and explained about proper eating. From the check in process thru the two scheduled visits, I was treated very well. Thank you, KJ Escobedo
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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Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. Spitz is an excellent surgeon whom I consulted for a second opinion. He explained a surgical approach that resulted in a reduced recovery time with less overall risk. Dr. Spitz and the team at Multicare Deaconess are incredible!
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
Helpful
Joseph M. – Oct 16, 2020
Hi Joseph, we are very happy to have provided you...Read More

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Spitz, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Spokane, WA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Wayne State U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Jonathan Spitz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spitz frequently treats Obesity, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spitz treats.

Where is Dr. Jonathan Spitz, MD's office located?

Dr. Spitz's office is located at 910 W 5th Ave Ste 800, Spokane, WA 99204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rockwood Clinic

Surgical Group910 W 5th Ave Ste 800 Spokane, WA 99204
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Multicare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Multicare Valley Hospital

Spokane Valley, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average