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Ari J. Holtzman, MD


Specializing In: Spine Surgery

Practice Focus:

  • Disc herniations in the neck and back
  • Degenerative conditions of the spine
  • Traumatic spine injuries and fractures
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Top Procedures:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical and lumbar laminectomy/decompression
  • Cervical disc replacement and fusion
  • Lumbar spine fusion
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    About Dr. Ari Holtzman

    Medical School:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency:

  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowships:

  • University of Washington/Harborview Spine Fellowship
  • Professional Memberships:

  • North American Spine Society, AO North America
  • Dr. Ari Holtzman is fellowship trained in spine surgery at the University of Washington/Harborview Spine Fellowship.

    He started his training in Orthopaedic surgery in New York City at Montefiore Medical Center, the largest hospital in Bronx, NY. He completed his training at the Spine Fellowship at Harborview and the University of Washington, which focused on treating degenerative spine conditions, spinal trauma, and complex spine deformity.

    Dr. Holtzman is passionate about not only treating, but educating his patients about their conditions so that they can make the best decisions together as a team. His goal in his practice is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to work with his patients to help them achieve their individual goals in treatment and recovery.

    Dr. Holtzman is a member of the North American Spine Society, AO North America, and has presented his research at national meetings, as well as published and peer-reviewed in scientific journals. He is an Upstate New York native who fell in love with the PNW during his fellowship and is now proud to call the region home. When not working, he can be found with his wife and four children, skiing, sailing, biking, hiking, and enjoying any other outdoor activities.

    "My goal is to use an individualized approach to help every patient address their pain and improve their quality of life. I strive to get to know each of my patients personally so we can work together and achieve the best possible outcome."
    Dr. Ari J. Holtzman, MD

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    Location Lakewood cLinic.

    Lakewood Clinic

    7308 Bridgeport Way West
    Suite 201
    Lakewood, Washington 98499

    Puget Sound Orthopaedics Lakewood Surgery Center

    Puget Sound Surgery Center

    7308 Bridgeport Way West
    Suite 102
    Lakewood, Washington 98499

    Location Gig Harbor Clinic.

    Gig Harbor Clinic

    2727 Hollycroft Street
    Suite 410
    Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

    Location Tacoma Clinic.

    Tacoma Clinic

    1724 West Union Avenue
    Suite 100
    Tacoma, Washington 98405

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