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Benjamin M. Weisenthal

M.D.
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Weisgarber
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Appointments: 865-558-4444

Admin Line: 865-558-4425

Medical Line: 865-558-4436

Dr. Benjamin Weisenthal was drawn to medicine at a young age when he saw how surgery could positively impact patients’ lives, including his own. At the age of ten, Dr. Weisenthal underwent spine surgery that transformed his life for the better. In high school, he joined his father, an ophthalmologist, on medical mission trips where he watched patients enter the hospital with no sight and leave with full sight. These inspiring personal experiences launched his surgical career. 

After graduating high school in his hometown of Syracuse, New York, Dr. Weisenthal spent a gap year in Chile through the Rotary Youth Exchange program where he became fluent in Spanish. He then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Following college, Dr. Weisenthal spent a year in New York City working in the research department at the Hospital for Special Surgery, which solidified his decision to specialize in orthopedics. He then moved to Rochester, New York, where he earned his Medical Degree from the University of Rochester. While in medical school, Dr. Weisenthal worked as a trainer at a local CrossFit gym and published a book chapter on CrossFit injuries.

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Dr. Benjamin Weisenthal was drawn to medicine at a young age when he saw how surgery could positively impact patients’ lives, including his own. At the age of ten, Dr. Weisenthal underwent spine surgery that transformed his life for the better. In high school, he joined his father, an ophthalmologist, on medical mission trips where he watched patients enter the hospital with no sight and leave with full sight. These inspiring personal experiences launched his surgical career. 

After graduating high school in his hometown of Syracuse, New York, Dr. Weisenthal spent a gap year in Chile through the Rotary Youth Exchange program where he became fluent in Spanish. He then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Following college, Dr. Weisenthal spent a year in New York City working in the research department at the Hospital for Special Surgery, which solidified his decision to specialize in orthopedics. He then moved to Rochester, New York, where he earned his Medical Degree from the University of Rochester. While in medical school, Dr. Weisenthal worked as a trainer at a local CrossFit gym and published a book chapter on CrossFit injuries.

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Credentials
Education
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 2010
  • M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY, 2015

Residency
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN, 2020

Fellowship
  • Norton Leatherman Spine Institute, Louisville KY, 2021

Professional Distinctions
  • Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society
  • North American Spine Society

Orthopaedic Specialty
  • Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Traumatic spine fractures
  • Tumor of the spine
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompressions
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusions
  • Robotic assisted lumbar fusions
  • Transforaminal, lateral, oblique, and anterior interbody fusions
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior cervical disc arthroplasty
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Posterior and anterior thoracic fusions
  • Kyphoplasty