Ryan E. Schnetzer, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

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

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 is listed on the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 alumni list which recognizes UGA graduates who are leaders in their industries and communities.

He serves on the governing board for the Academy for Classical Education (ACE).

Dr. Schnetzer is married and has 4 beautiful daughters. He and his family are active members of North Macon Presbyterian Church.  He is originally from Newnan, GA.

Check out one of Dr. Schnetzer’s recent articles – What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?



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
Active Member Of

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

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Amy Collins, PA-C

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Eryn Dunwody, PA-C

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2024
The Telegraph Best of 2021
Greater Macon Business of Year
Go Beyond Proffit Member
Top 100
AAAHC Accreditation
ACR Radiology Computed
ACR Radiology Magnetic
ACR Radiology Magnetic
TheOrthoForum Member
Greater Macon Business of Year