Lionel Metz


Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Lionel Metz is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery, caring for both children and adults. He is skilled in using minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal disorders.

Metz has extensive experience in surgeries for the neck, or cervical spine; for spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and kyphosis; and for spinal stenosis, a condition in which narrowing of the spinal canal leads to pain or loss of function. He also has expertise in revision spine surgery, or procedures to correct problems stemming from previous surgery.

Metz earned his medical degree and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Metz is a member of the North American Spine Society and J. Albert Key Washington University Orthopaedic Alumni Society. He is also a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and an alumni member of the UCSF Inman-Abbott Society.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Washington University School of Medicine, Spine Surgery, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Clinics I work with

Spine Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
212 Reviews
Dr. Metz is always takes the time to be sure all your questions and concerns have been addressed. He does an excellent job of explaining the surgical procedure and what you should expect.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
212 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
212 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
203 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
208 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
206 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
207 Reviews

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