Max R. Steuer, MD, Neurosurgeon with Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center

Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Max R. Steuer, who serves patients in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Steuer is a neurosurgeon who specializes in providing compassionate patient-centered care with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques for treating spine and brain injuries and disorders. He has consistently maintained high ratings for patient satisfaction and patient outcomes in comparison to others throughout the region and country.

Dr. Steuer was the first in Atlanta to use CT scan for lumbar surgery and the first in Georgia to employ stereotactic navigation for spine surgery. Dr. Steuer is currently serving patients at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. From neurosurgery to physical therapy and pain management, the team of experts working at the Center strive to deliver coordinated, thoughtful care whether it be with non-surgical or surgical treatments. 

Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center is the second outpatient surgery center in the country to offer robotically navigated spine surgery, thereby remaining on the forefront of the best technology.

Dr. Steuer grew up in Athens, Georgia before going to Cambridge, Massachusetts to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard College. After Harvard, he focused on surgery at one of the leading medical schools and training centers in the world, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. He attended medical school, served his internship, and completed his residency in neurosurgery before returning to his home state of Georgia and joining Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center in 1991. 

Staying abreast of the latest neurosurgical techniques, Dr. Steuer introduced new surgical technologies, including intraoperative CT scanning for spine surgery, to the Atlanta, Georgia medical community.

Dr. Steuer is board-certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). The broad aim of the ABNS is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health.

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders affecting any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, vascular disorders, tumors, stroke, infections of the brain or spine, trauma, and degenerative diseases of the spine. Dr. Steuer focuses on spine surgery. He views lifelong activity as the key to maintaining health, including spinal wellness.

Dr. Steuer and his wife, Lisa, have three children. Lisa is an attorney at Atlanta Legal Aid. In his spare time, Dr. Steuer enjoying golfing, reading, hiking, and going on annual canoe trips to Canada. 

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