Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD

Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 64 years old

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Rodney G. Olinger | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Rodney Glenn Olinger was born in 1951 in Connecticut....Read more

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Rodney G. Olinger | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute

Dr. Rodney Glenn Olinger was born in 1951 in Connecticut.  He grew up in New York City.  In 1969 he attended the University of Miami in Florida as an undergraduate.  He then went on to the University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating in 1977 in the top 1/3 of the class.  After medical school he did a surgical internship at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, followed by his residency in neurological surgery at the Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospital in New York City.  After completing residency he started practicing neurological surgery in Memphis, TN in 1983.

Dr. Olinger is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

Professional Societies Membership:

  • Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgery
  • American Association of Neurological Surgery
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Tennessee Neurosurgical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Memphis, and Shelby County Medical Society

Disorders & Treatments

  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Leg Pain
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Anterior Discectomy and Fusion for Cervical Disc Disease
  • Brain Hemorrhages
  • Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Glioma Surgery
  • Image Guided Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Workers Compensation

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Miami / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein College Med

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities