Dr. Timothy Putty, MD

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Dr. Timothy Putty, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Northwest Neurospecialists PLLC 5860 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85741 Get Directions
(520) 742-7890

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Dr. Putty specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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4.2 based on 13 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Marana, AZ |
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.
in Tucson, AZ |
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 a normal lifestyle including golf. There may be surgeons with equal talent, although few, but there are none better.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • 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 Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Indiana University Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Putty's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Putty's Office & Staff

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients