Dr. Julio Petilon, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

SpineCenterAtlanta, Atlanta, GA 3161 Howell Mill Rd NW Ste 400 Atlanta, GA 30327 Get Directions
Dr. Julio Petilon, MD
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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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.

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SpineCenterAtlanta3161 Howell Mill Rd NW Ste 400
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Dr. Petilon's Reviews

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based on 12 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Petilon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Dacula, GA |
My initial visit was fine. I was told I would be seeing the doctor but instead was seen by the physician assistant. She was pleasant and courteous. I was then scheduled for an MRI. I had to go back to the office about a week later to discuss the results of my test (had to pay for a office visit to have my results read). Seen by the PA again. She begins to discuss options/plans for pain management. I haven't even seen the pics from my MRI...we demand to see the pics so we can have a understanding
in Woodstock, GA |
Dr. Petilon's demeanor, approach, and deportment was very professional and friendly. He was easy to talk to; answered all my questions and I never felt hurried or rushed. Explained, in detail, while we were looking at my MRI and X-ray, what was happening to my spine and why I was experiencing the pain and discomfort. The staff was courteous, attentive, cordial, and professional. I was very impressed with how helpful they were. Great team. Definitely a positive experience!!!
in Decatur, GA |
I found Dr. Petilon to be an excellent doctor. Took care of my problem and now I am not in all of that pain. I would highly recommend him.
in Lexington, NC |
Dr. Petilon and everyone at the Spine Center are amazing . They really care about their patients and it shows in the care that they give. They go above and beyond what they need to do make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. We will send anyone we know that needs anything done to them the distance may be far since we are from North Carolina but the trip is worth it for the care you receive.
in Lithonia,GA |
First appointment today no rush to judgment, Dr. Is thorough and likes to work up to solutions that is in the patients interest.
in Jonesboro, GA |
My experience with Dr. Petilon was absolutely wonderful because of the honesty and professionalism he provided during my visits.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
He performed multi-level lumbar decompression that helped me regain my mobility and eased my level of pain which enabled me to travel to my godson's commissioning ceremony three weeks after surgery. He is an exception surgeon!
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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.

Dr. Petilon's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Petilon says...

Dr. Julio Petilon is a fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon who treats simple and complex spine problems. Dr. Petilon specializes in degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, deformity, disease of the sacroiliac joint and chronic pain. He has a comprehensive approach and offers non-surgical and surgical treatment plans to patients.

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 board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Portsmouth Naval Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    Portsmouth Naval Hosp

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Norton Leatherman Spine Center

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Amherst College

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection