Dr. Scott D. Boden, MD

Dr. Scott D. Boden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Boden specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. He practices at 2 locations.

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in Carrollton, GA |
Knows his stuff. Did a wonder on my back after a discectomy. Relatively personable person in the office, but mostly down to business when it comes to your care. Bringing up what may have caused the injury may or may not be relevant to him where you may feel it is important. This is just my opinion as the injury I incurred was due to my own carelessness, and I may have been looking for someone to reassure me that I was not alone. Regardless he hooked me up, and I feel I will soon be back to 100%
in Dublin, GA |
I really liked Dr. Boden, he took time to listen to all my questions, he made sure I understood what the surgery could do and would not do and what to expect after the surgery. He is a very busy doctor but I did not feel like he was rushing through my appointment. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Boden and would recommend him to anyone.
in Smyrna, GA |
He performed surgery on my back, and I feel like a new person. It's like a miracle. Excellent.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Boden is an excellent surgeon! He performed my spinal laminectomy with spinal fusion 6 months ago and I've healed perfectly. I'm 82 by the way! He's very skilled at surgery.
in Lawrenceville, GA |
Emory Orthopedics & Spine Center is a wonderful facility (facility). My stay at the facility was the upmost comfortable hospital stay i have ever encountered. The nurses, doctors, environmental staff, food service staff provided an excellent service during my stay. All requested services were provided in a timely manner. All of the staff were freindly, outgoing, and courteous beyond the call of duty. There was no wait no matter the request. Finally, best tasting food I have ever eaten.
in Knoxville, TN. |
I had spinal stenosis for a long time! I could not trust anyone enough in Knoxville or Nashville, TN! Till I found, thank GOD, Dr. Boden,! I trusted his judgment & expertise! He operated on me 3 months ago, Laminectomy! He's been on target all along, as to what am I to expect! No complications & no pain! I'm able to walk & work! He was practical & straight forward setting the right expectations! I never forget him calling me back, first time I called his office, from CA. He was reassuring!
in Roswell, GA |
I had horrible pain down my legs for a long long long time...as long as I could stand it. Dr. Boden operated on my back and I have been PAIN FREE ever since!!!! I love him. I had NO complications or problems. He is wonderful. I would highly recommend him!
in Cortez, Fl |
Dr Boden performed major neck surgery on my neck (Mid 2000's) & they had to core a bone from my hip ( most compatible with the neck as I understand it) and wire it in place. If you have spine or neck problems, Dr Boden is your man! Thank you Dr Boden and Team as well as the Emory hospital, great JOB!!?? I live in Florida now & if I ever need back or neck work, I am Dr Boden & Emory Bound!!
in Avondale Estates, GA |
Dr.Boden thoroughly explained my medical situation and alternatives to correct it. He showed me the MRI pictures and demonstrated on a model of the spine. I chose surgery to have a large cyst removed from my spine. I had to wait two weeks only. The surgery went quite well with no complications and my recovery went without incident as well. The surgery was 100% effective and completely resolved my problem, for which I'm very grateful.
in Norcross, GA |
it was awful and patient relations, risk management refuse to talk to me about my injury, stay away from this doctor .
in Centerville, GA |
Dr. Boden diagnosed my problem and fixed it in a week.
in DeSoto, Texas |
Dr. Boden performed a spinal fusion on me in 1996. I have had nothing but positive experience since then.
in Warner Robins, GA |
This is the rudest, most arrogant, condescending medical person I have ever meet. His attitude seems to be, Why are you bothering me? He does not explain he does not talk more than to say a few grunts. I totally question his competence. Sure he presents a great public image, but he is so rude and disrespectful that why anyone would ever come back to him is beyond me. He does not even have rudimentary manners. We have, twice, experienced him just getting up and walking out. Very sorry person.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Torticollis


  • Medical School
    University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Case Western University Hospital-Spine Fellowship

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1982


Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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