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Neurosurgeon

Andrew Utter, MD

Neurosurgeon

Andrew Utter, MD

About Dr. Utter

Andrew Utter, MD is a fellowship trained, board certified neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery. He received his undergraduate education at LSU. He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Utter did his neurosurgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and was the chief neurosurgery resident from 2007 to 2008. The Mayo Clinic is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest medical centers and every year between 2001 and 2008 it was ranked number one by the US News and World Report for adult neurology and neurosurgery. Following residency, Dr. Utter completed a one year combined orthopedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship under the guidance of Ed Benzel at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Utter has been in private practice in Shreveport, Louisiana since completion of his spine fellowship in 2009. Dr. Utter provides comprehensive non-operative and operative management of spinal disorders. He utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques and has interests in deformity correction, revision spinal fusion, artificial disc replacement, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, peripheral nerve surgery and management of sports related spinal injuries. He has published peer reviewed articles, authored book chapters on spinal surgery and presented research nationally and internationally.

Dr. Utter is married to Dina Rebecca Utter and they have two children: Nathan and Karleigh. His hobbies are mountain biking, snow skiing, camping and amateur endurance racing such as cycling, marathons, and triathlons. He is a member of Grace Baptist Church and a children’s leader for Bible Study Fellowship International.

Specialties

  • Spinal Reconstructive and Scoliosis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Brain and Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Motion Preserving Spinal Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery

Education

  • Louisiana State University – BS in Biochemistry & Physiology (1996)
  • Minors in Biochemistry and Physiology
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center – Doctor of Medicine – Magna cum Laude (2000)
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine – Rochester, Minnesota: Internal Medicine Internship (2000-2001)
  • General Surgery Internship (2001-2002)
  • Neurosurgery Residency (2002-2007
  • Chief Neurosurgery Resident (2007-2008)
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Spine Fellowship (2008-2009)

Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • European Association of Neurological Societies       
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen) International
  • Louisiana State University Alumni Association
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center Alumni Association
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association
  • Louisiana Neurosurgical Society
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Shreveport Medical Society

"I can't say enough about Dr. Utter's bedside manner and how well he communicated with me and my family. He took as long as necessary to explain and answer all of our questions."

Judy M.

Dr. Utter, Brain Tumor

“The first time I met him I told my family I felt 100-percent confident in Dr. Utter. When he walked out of the room that first night I said, ‘He’s it. He’s number 1.”
Judy M.

Dr. Utter, Meningioma Resection

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