Dr. Robert Gewirtz, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Gewirtz
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Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons Inc

955 Eastwind Dr Ste 150 Westerville, OH 43081

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(614) 261-0393

Dr. Robert Gewirtz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Westerville, OH and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gewirtz has more experience with Neuro-oncology and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mount Carmel St. Ann's and Mount Carmel West. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gewirtz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gewirtz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gewirtz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gewirtz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gewirtz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (614) 261-0393.

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Meningiomas
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Meningiomas more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Brain Cancer more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

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 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Myelopathy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Myelopathy more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Spondylosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gewirtz treats Spondylosis more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Gewirtz treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Check Dr. Gewirtz's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Gewirtz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • 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
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Dr. Gewirtz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gewirtz

2.9

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
41.666666666666664%
(15)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(4)
1 Star
41.666666666666664%
(15)
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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.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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  • 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
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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.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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
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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 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gewirtz has more experience with Neuro-oncology and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mount Carmel St. Ann's and Mount Carmel West. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gewirtz to book an appointment.Less...

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

Awards

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Locations

Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons Inc

Central Ohio Neurological Surgeons Inc955 Eastwind Dr Ste 150 Westerville, OH 43081
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Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Westerville, OH

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Mount Carmel West

Columbus, OH

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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