Dr. Lionel Metz, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Dr. Lionel Metz, MD
Dr. Lionel Metz, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Metz is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (4)
    in San Rafael, CA |
    Dr. Metz is extremely knowledgeable on diseases/pathologies of the spine. He explained my spine degeneration, plan of treatment, and possible progression all while walking through MRI and x-ray results with me. I also found his bedside manner and inter-personal skills to be exceptionally good.
    in Hughson CA |
    Dr Metz is an incredible person and outstanding surgeon. I could not walk going into surgery, came out of surgery with no pain and within 2 weeks I was walking one mile daily (with a walker). Dr Metz is the best!
    in Greenbrae, Ca |
    He is fantastic! He has true confidence in what he does. He is the first dr. That I have seen (in 28 years) that knows how to address my congenital cervical auto fusion! He can look long term and short term in managing symptoms.
    in Mill Valley, CA |
    I was very impressed by Dr. Metz. His manner was friendly and engaging and inspired confidence. He explained clearly and in satisfying and extensive detail his diagnosis and proposed course of treatment and the basis for his conclusions. He was careful to explain what was known and unknown about my condition so that I would not have unreasonable expectations. I am quite happy that I am a patient of Dr. Metz.
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    Dr. Metz'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 Spine 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

    • Arthritis of the Spine
    • Back Pain
    • Cervical Spine Disorders
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Congenital Spine Disorders
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pediatric Spine Deformities
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Dislocation
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis


    • Medical School
      Univ Of Ca

      Graduated in 2008

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At San Francisco

      Completed in 2014

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Washington University School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2015

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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