Dr. Julio Petilon, MD

Dr. Julio Petilon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Julio Petilon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

3161 Howell Mill Rd NW Ste 400

Atlanta, GA 30327

Contact Information

(404) 351-5812

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Petilon's Experience

Dr. Petilon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Petilon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Petilon "Julio Petilon, MD, is an orthopaedic spine surgeon at Spine Center Atlanta, where he specializes in treating herniated discs, degenerative disease of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, deformity, revision surgery and disease of the sacroiliac joint. Dr. Petilon earned a Doctorate of Medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, then completed an internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. A Norton Leatherman Spinal Fellow, Dr. Petilon underwent a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine fellowship through the prestigious Norton Leatherman Spine Center at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. Upon fellowship completion, Dr. Petilon returned to the Naval Medical Center as a staff Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and treated elite SEAL teams, active military, and veterans. He served as Department Head of Orthopaedics at the Naval Hospital in Sinonella, Sicilly (Italy) and professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Petilon was designated a Naval Flight Surgeon, where he was primary physician for the squadron and supporting teams. He further served his country later deployed to Afghanistan as operating room Department Head to perform hundreds of procedures on victims of wartime injuries. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society, Dr. Petilon has authored numerous published works in peer-reviewed spine and orthopaedic journals and has presented at national and international spine conferences."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Petilon "Dr. Petilon evaluates each patient individually with a comprehensive approach, offering both non-operative and surgical treatment plans to help alleviate acute and chronic pain, as well as associated neurological symptoms. When surgery is indicated, Dr. Petilon utilizes both open and the latest minimally invasive techniques to provide patients optimal results and recovery."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Petilon does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Portsmouth Naval Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Portsmouth Naval Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Norton Leatherman Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Petilon has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Petilon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petilon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petilon to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (18 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Petilon's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

My husband was originally seen by a ortho and he needed surgery and they couldnt get to him til Feb and this was in Nov. So I found Dr. Petilon and made an appt and was scheduled quickly. We went in and he reviewed his records and said his disc was no longer just bulging but herniated and needed...more
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He has very through and takes time to ask all our questions. We have excellent service every time we have come here. He makes us feel comfort after traveling over 6 hours to get to Atlanta. Thank you.
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Dr. Petilon agreed to give me my MRI review as a virtual visit. This saved me a trip to Atlanta. He was courteous and professional.
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Bed side manner is AWESOME!!! Allows you to ask the questions and do his best to make sure you understand his answers.
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