Dr. Robert Gewirtz, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Gewirtz
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Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons Inc.

955 Eastwind Dr Westerville, OH 43081

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(614) 261-0393

Dr. Robert Gewirtz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Westerville, OH and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel St. Ann's. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gewirtz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gewirtz is affiliated with Mount Carmel St. Ann's Westerville, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Gewirtz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Brain Cancer more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
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Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Myelopathy more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Gewirtz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Gewirtz accepts the following insurance:

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Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
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Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
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The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Gewirtz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gewirtz

2.9

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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(16)
4 Stars
5%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
12.5%
(5)
1 Star
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Rude! Spent no time. Said he doubts if he can help me but ordered 4 more MRI’s. He’s no Dr Zerick!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 11, 2022
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Couldn't have been treated nicer by his staff. He came in after reviewing my MRI told me I definitely needed more fusion, but he wanted a mylagram to look also at higher up.in spine. 2 weeks later I go for appt he then tell me he doesn't want to do anything. I ask about arms going numb..he says sounds like your neck. Doesn't say let's check it or anything. I get the impression he just didn't want to touch my problems..I'm now left with severe pain and looking to start over
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Cindy wallace – Sep 19, 2021
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Make an informed decision after reading. The waiting area had one hand sanitizer on the wall it was Out Of Order and there was Not a lot of social distancing. I waited 2 hours to see Dr. Gewirtz and alas I only saw a med assistant. She was passively rude when I asked why I was not seeing a doctor then it became about her delicate ego she was upset. Very unprofessional The med assistant gave me an "exam" it was not complete I have had two surgeries in the past 15 years I know how these exams are conducted this was not done well at all. Dr. G was there in a small office when I was walking back to the exam room then I saw him in the hallway as I was leaving. I filled out the paperwork at home what a joke since I had 2 hours to fill it out in their unclean lobby. It appears that Dr. Gewirtz lets his staff go out in tiny exam rooms during a deadly pandemic to play doctor and he is safe in a small room away from deadly viral germs hiding like a lazy coward. Do your job at least.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Renee – Feb 10, 2021
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In July of 2011, Dr. Gewirtz repaired my Brain Aneurysm. When he first saw me he gave me 2 choices and was straight and to the point about the "coiling" telling me it would only prolong the craniotomy and coiling would not fix the issue. I only recommend him and him only. If you are looking for someone who sugarcoats things, he is not your man, bedside manner's could be better but he fixed my issue and I promise you God forbid I ever have another one he is the one and only one I will go to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Balynda Hart – Oct 23, 2020
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Dr Gewirtz handled my craniotomy for a complicated aneurysm with great confidence. His bed-side care is not great, but that's not what I needed; I needed someone who could fix my brain, not hold my hand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kevin – Apr 16, 2020
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Glad I got a second opinion after seeing Gerwitz. He disregarded my condition as if it were nothing. He sends in a PA before seeing you who rapid fires questions at you. He’s already made up his mind on your case before he comes into the room. If you see him, get a second opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Aug 28, 2019
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Not pleasant, my husband came to Mt Carmel East hospital with terrible back pain. Dr Gerwitz was part of a group of Drs that saw him to diagnose his issue. After tests and a brief stay. This Doctor came to the room and was rude and abrupt and told my husband he would have to wear a back brace the rest of his life and be on pain pills and there was nothing he could do to help him. When we returned home my husband was told he has Multiple Myeloma. Which is not a disease that can be treated with a back brace.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Mrs Ronald Detamore in El Paso, TX – Jun 01, 2019
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Had a double aneurysm clipping 12/2015. He is awesome. I highly recommend him.
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May 14, 2019
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In February of 2014 I was taken to Riverside Hospital with a brain aneurysm and thanks to Dr. Gewirtz I am still here today. He doesn't sugarcoat anything. He tells you what is wrong and explains how he is going to fix the issue. I was offered 2 different surgeries and after talking to both surgeons my husband chose Dr. Gewirtz, and I would choose him everytime. I have nothing but great things to say about him. He is no nonsense kind of person. Very professional.
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Mar 13, 2019
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This doctor is an excellent surgeon in my experience. I suffered with trigeminal neuralgia for three years. I sought out surgical option as meds became less and less effective in controlling the debilitating pain. In July, 2014 Dr. Gewirtz performed microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery and I have been pain free since. Truly a miracle for me. Looking at other reviews on this site, I would agree that interpersonal skills are not his strong suit; brain surgery is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Paula in powell – Oct 26, 2017
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Didnt have any interest in listening to me. PA was even worse. I felt like it was a bother for me to be there. Spent a whopping 5-10 minutes talking to me. Acted as if it was stupid for me to be there. Very disappointing visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
15 people found this helpful
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Dayton, OH – Aug 15, 2017
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Dr Gewirtz was second opinion. So thankful he was referred. Instead of spinal fushion was able to get successful disk replacement. Went so well no physical therapy needed. After 2.5 years still doing great!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Denise Caiazza in Hilliard, OH – Jul 26, 2017
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Dr. Gewirtz performed a PLIF and cyst removal at L4/L5. My PCP had him #1 on his recommendation list. The results speak volumes; very little time lost from work, incision healed perfectly, zero residual pain, driving by day 14, walking every day from day 14-today(day 55) for 2+mi. Huge and pleasant change. 2-day hospital stay was fine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Steve in Columbus, OH – May 10, 2016
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suffering bad spinal pain & he gives me the smoking lecture & tells me to loose weight & i'm barely overweight! i have multiple problems in my back, broke it once & bad arthritis. he was a real smarty pants as well. he said would order a mri if i wanted one & while i was waiting to set it up i just walked out! wish i would have checked here 1st. then he looked at my hubby & said i was a hard woman!! doesnt listen, was explaining my problems with back & neck & he interrupted me constantly
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
17 people found this helpful
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Victoria Thomas in Buckeye Lake, OH – Mar 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Robert Gewirtz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Westerville, OH and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Stanford U
Fellowship Hospital
1995
The Cleveland Clin
Residency Hospital
1991
The Cleveland Clin
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
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Dr. Gewirtz frequently treats Brain Cancer, Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma), and Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gewirtz treats.

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Dr. Gewirtz's office is located at 955 Eastwind Dr, Westerville, OH 43081. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons Inc.955 Eastwind Dr Westerville, OH 43081
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mount Carmel East

Columbus, OH

Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Westerville, OH

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Mount Carmel West

Columbus, OH

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received