Ryan E. Schnetzer, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Fellowship Trained Spine Specialist in Macon, Milledgeville, and Warner Robins

Dr. Schnetzer is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon.  He completed his degree graduating cum-laude while playing football on two SEC Championship teams for the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr. Schnetzer received the SEC Male Scholar Athlete Award, Coaches Senior Leadership Award, and achieved the SEC Academic Honor Roll three years running. His special interests include treating mechanical and neurological disorders of the spine, disc replacement, spine deformity and instability. He is certified in the latest minimally invasive robot-assisted techniques for nerve decompression and fusion that provides for a shorter hospital stay, less recovery time, less blood loss and hyper-accurate hardware placement. 

Dr. Schnetzer has authored numerous national medical journal articles, medical text book chapters and has presented on a national level.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Spine Surgery, University of Wisconsin


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Florida

Medical Degree

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta


OrthoGeorgia Surgery Center
Houston Medical Center
Medical Center Atrium Health Navicent
Perry Hospital
Piedmont Macon North Hospital
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Dr. Schnetzer’s Orthopaedic Specialties

Spine Surgery and Care in Central Georgia

  • Cervical fusion
  • Cervical spine decompression and disc replacement
  • Disc degeneration/herniation
  • Fracture management
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis (arthritis of the spine)
  • Spondylolysis
  • Lumbar disc degeneration/herniation
  • Epidural injections
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Lumbar spine decompression
  • Spondylolisthesis (slippage of the spine)
  • Scheuermann’s kyphosis
  • Pediatric spine disorders and injuries

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Schnetzer’s Advanced Practice Providers

Amy Collins

Amy Collins, PA-C

Eryn Dunwody

Eryn Dunwody, PA-C

Awards and Affiliations

Sports Injury Clinic: Saturdays 9AM - 11 AM, at the Macon Building A.

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