Dr. Robert Ayer, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Ayer
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Robert Ayer, MD, FAANS

631 Professional Dr Ste 360 Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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(678) 312-2700

Dr. Robert Ayer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Lawrenceville, GA. Dr. Ayer has more experience with Spine and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center - Lawrenceville. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ayer to book an appointment.


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(678) 312-2700

Dr. Ayer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayer treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ayer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayer treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ayer treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayer treats Spondylosis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ayer treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Neurostimulation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayer performs Neurostimulation more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Ayer performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayer performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Ayer performs this procedure more than 54% of their peers

Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayer performs Brain Surgery more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Ayer performs this procedure more than 50% of their peers

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Dr. Ayer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Ayer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ayer

4.9

Based on 116 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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The Dr and his staff are fabulous! All my nerve pain is gone!! Dr Ayers listened to me, read my files and then made suggestions for a plan of action!
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Michelle W – Jun 01, 2020
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Patient advocate. Not an aggressive surgeon, will discuss not surgeon options and the pro’s and cons of each decision .
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May 21, 2020
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Good informative appointment
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Chris young – Apr 27, 2020
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Dr.Ayer is the best neurosurgeon. I researched in the metro area and found two neurosurgeons I would consider. I am so happy I made the best choice. He is so knowledgeable and prepares his staff before each surgery while in the operating room. Kudos to his staff, also!!!
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Phyllis Candra in Snellville, GA – Feb 24, 2020
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Excellent Neurosurgeon
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Jan 20, 2020
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My back was so bad, and hurt constantly, I was restricted in what I could do. But after Dr. Ayer operated, my pain greatly decreased. Thank you Dr. Ayer. Because another doctor had operated on me, other doctors would not touch my spine.
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Harold in Watkinsville, GA – Jan 20, 2020
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Love him! Very grateful for the excellent care
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Dec 05, 2019
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He will listen, talk to you and explain. He will even calmly listen when you disagree with something. I had a 2 level diskectomy with fusion and I adked how long before I could ride my horse. He said about a year. Well I got upset and explained all the benefits (gentle movement of the horse quietly moving almost every muscle in your body; movement so you don’t stiffen up; and the mental benefits.) I explained I had a very gentle horse who took her responsibilities seriously. He listened, asked questions and finally said don’t fall off. I did wait 2 months before I rode.
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Shari Branson – Nov 20, 2019
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Very pleased feel like a new man. Thanks to Dr. Ayer and staff??
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Randall Dillon in Buford, GA – Nov 19, 2019
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Would and have already recommended Dr. Ayer. The staff is fantastic. Thank you for everything.
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Athelstan Morris in Dacula, GA – Nov 04, 2019
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Excellent staff and. Excellent doctor great bedside manners. Love this practice,,,,
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Carrie wade in Dacula , GA – Oct 03, 2019
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Pain free after 5 weeks.
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Sep 30, 2019
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Dr. Ayer operated on my back/spinal area when no one else would. He found plastic tubing which had been left in my back next to my spinal cord by another surgeon in Florida (where I live). I will be forever grateful to Dr. Ayer. He got me out of a great deal of pain. God Bless You Dr. Ayer!!
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Shirley Mellen-Roos in Lake City, FL – Sep 29, 2019
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Wonderful experience, have already recommended DrAyer and will continue doing so. Great personality very thorough per and post op explanations. I’ll give Dr Ayer six stars ?? Robert Stroupe
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Robert Stroupe in Lawrenceville , GA – Sep 19, 2019
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He came highly recommended and now I know why. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ayer to anyone with back pain.
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Bob Rapien – Aug 19, 2019
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Thanks to Dr Ayer and his team I am able to walk without chronic pain again. Happy to get back to my life. Only wish is I’d come to him earlier.
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Aug 19, 2019
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He is the best. He performed my back surgery in January and we are now in July and everything still feels great. Thank you for everything. Great doctor will recommend to everyone.
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Julio Sanchez in Lawrenceville , GA – Aug 01, 2019
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I would recommend him to anyone
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Ivan zuniga in Buford, GA – Jun 28, 2019
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Excellent results.
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Debbie Rich in Lilburn, GA – Jun 27, 2019
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I am 2 days post op from a cervical disc arthroplasty with Dr Ayer. The numbness in my fingers are completely reversed and I already feel a huge improvement with my neck. I went through several physicians before meeting him and I knew instantly that I could trust him and his staff. Best experience I’ve ever had.
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Christina in GA – Jun 21, 2019
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About Me

I am board certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery, which represents the highest standard of ethics and safety for neurosurgery in North America. Board certified neurosurgeons have performed a number of surgeries, passed several rigor...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Loma Linda University
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Robert Ayer, MD, FAANS

Robert Ayer, MD, FAANS631 Professional Dr Ste 360 Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Gwinnett Medical Center - Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville, GA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average