Amit K. Bhandutia, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics

William K. Accousti, MD

Practice Location:

University Medical Center - New Orleans
2000 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112 
(504) 702-5700, for appointments

Academic Office:

1542 Tulane Avenue, T6-7
New Orleans, LA  70112
(504) 568-4680, phone
(504) 568-4466, fax


Orthopaedic Spine Surgery


Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship
Case Western University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Spine Surgery Fellowship/AO Spine Fellowship
University of Maryland Medical Center
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland


Orthopaedic Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Forbes Regional Medical Center
Akron Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Sciences
Premedical-Medical 6 Year Accelerated Program
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA


Dr. Bhandutia is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. He grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from the prestigious accelerated BS-MD program in conjunction with Penn State and Jefferson Medical College. He completed residency training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA followed by the completion of two fellowships in the field of spine surgery. The first was completed at University of Maryland Medical Center in conjunction with R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, followed by the Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship at Case Western University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He had previously worked in a multi-specialty orthopaedic surgery practice in the state of New Jersey prior to working in an academic capacity at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Bhandutia first and foremost believes in the maintenance of patient mobility and wants to return patients to their optimal function. Influenced by his mentors, he practices evidence-based medicine and believes in the most minimal operation to reach the maximum effect. He feels the most gratifying part of medical practice is returning people to their best possible function. He takes great pride in treating patients like family.

Dr. Bhandutia enjoys caring for a multitude of spinal conditions, including degenerative pathology, radiculopathy, myelopathy, spinal cord compression, spinal tumors, deformity, and including complex situations such as patients in need of revision spinal surgery. He is also involved in resident education and has a vested interest in raising the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.

Clinical Interests

Cervical Radiculopathy
Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Lumbar stenosis
Motion Preservation
Artificial Disc Replacement
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Revision Spine Surgery
Spine Tumors
Spinal Trauma

Research Interests

Tandem Spinal Stenosis
Disc Degeneration
Spinal Trauma

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