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.