Dr. Oran S. Aaronson, MD

Dr. Oran S. Aaronson, MD


Neurological Spine Surgery | Male | 48 years old

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I strive to provide excellent and compassionate care that is tailored towards specific patients and their unique conditions. Where possible I employ non-surgical management options and only recommend surgery when absolutely necessary.Read more

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I was born in London, England. Completed undergraduate studies with First Class Honors at the University of London, Kings College...Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Smyrna, TN |
dr aaronson has been treating me for 10 years he is the only dr i trust
in Brentwood TN |
Highly qualified given his years of experience. Excellent listener, provides the rationale for his recommendations. Engages with you on a personal level and is concerned if your wait was too long or there were any system issues with his office. Was voted 'Most Compassionate Physician" by Vanderbilt nurses and that has also been our experience with him. He rearranged his entire surgery schedule to attend to my husband who was in pain with a herniated disc. He is a nurses doctor..really great guy.
in Nashville, TN |
After consulting with 2 other neurosurgeons during which I felt like a cattle call for patients that need spinal surgery, I came away feeling as though Dr. Aaronson listened, explained and wants to provide the best, most appropriate care for my situation. I would recommend Dr. Parkinson without hesitation to anyone. Ditto for his staff. A very knowledgeable and helpful physician AND staff. The best of the best.
in Henderson, KY |
I suffered from back and leg pain for 6 years. After my surgery, I was up walking within 4 hours and discharged from the hospital within 2 days. My pain has completely resolved and I feel like Dr Aaronson gave me my life back! Would readily recommend him!!!!!
Portland, TN |
Dr. Aaronson is a skilled, caring Surgeon. He is the very best!
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I was born in London, England. Completed undergraduate studies with First Class Honors at the University of London, Kings College and obtained my medical degree at the University of London, St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1997. I also completed a Masters of Management in Healthcare degree at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management where I received the Dean's Award.

My post graduate training was done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I completed an internship in general Surgery and residency in neurosurgery in 2004.

Since 2004 I have been an attending neurosurgeon and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to having a busy practice treating patients, I was the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Nashville Veteran's Hospital and the Residency Program Director in charge of training the next generation of neurosurgeons. Most recently I was the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Spine Center.

In 2017 I will be joining the Howell Allen Clinic in Nashville and continue to provide comprehensive personalized spine care.

My clinical interests include surgery of the spine with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, degenerative spinal disorders such as disc herniations and spinal stenosis, complex spinal reconstruction and spinal tumors.

I am listed in the Consumers' Research Council's Guide to America's Top Surgeons and have received the Five Star Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction.

Dr. Aaronson's Care Philosophy

I strive to provide excellent and compassionate care that is tailored towards specific patients and their unique conditions. Where possible I employ non-surgical management options and only recommend surgery when absolutely necessary.   

Dr. Aaronson says...

I have over a decade of experience as an attending neurosurgeon treating patients with spinal disorders using state of the art techniques including minimally invasive options. In addition, as a prior faculty member at an academic medical center, I helped train resident physicians in the use of these techniques. 

Dr. Aaronson says...

I have extensive experience in the use of state of the art neurosurgical techniques to treat the full spectrum of spinal disorders. My expertise includes the training of other physicians in the use of these of these techniques and published articles comparing different treatment options for patients.

Dr. Aaronson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurological Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture


  • Medical School
    St. Bartholomew's Hospital and Royal London Hospitals

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Med Ctr

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Med Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of London

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery