Dr. Timothy Putty, MD

Dr. Timothy Putty, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Timothy Putty, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

5860 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 100

Tucson, AZ 85741

Contact Information

(520) 742-7890

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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19  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Putty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Putty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Putty to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Putty's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Went to Dr Putty because I had sciatic nerve pain for over a year, even after shots and pain meds. The pain was extremely bad from my back down through my right leg. After X-rays and MRI he told me I had a few options. He suggested cutting the disk, and removing a systs that was pinching the...more
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Being in pain for many years and without hope,Dr. Putty gave me hope when I had none. After the back surgery to put a Coflex in I am now able to stand straight, no pain and I can rise from a sitting to standing quickly and with little or no difficulty.
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I searched for a year and saw 5 surgeons before I found Tim Putty. He made me feel relaxed, comfortable, and simply in the right place. He was by far the most professional. He performed a TLIF (lumbar fusion) at L-5/S-1 in 2012. Although it took longer to heal than I expected, I am now back to...more
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