Dr. Arutyunyan is an orthopaedic spine surgeon who specializes in a broad spectrum of spine conditions. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in the Department of Orthopaedics in Rochester, Minnesota and went on to complete a spine fellowship at the University of California.
take the next step towards a consultation
Opt-in for lasting pain relief.
For All Pages
"*" indicates required fields
Dr. Grigoriy Arutyunyan
Dr. Arutyunyan is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in a broad spectrum of spine conditions. For nearly two decades, Dr. Arutyunyan has pursued excellence in medicine and developed better spine treatments through research. In recent years, Dr. Arutyunyan has predominantly practiced in the Queens, New York area. In addition to English, he fluently speaks Russian and Czech, enabling him to communicate better with his patients during the consultation process.
In 2016, Dr. Arutyunyan completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in the Department of Orthopedics in Rochester, Minnesota. That same year, he won the Castellvi Spine Research Award. In 2017, he completed a spine fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. Earlier, in 2011, he secured The Philip H. Reiswig Award from the California Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Loma Linda School of Medicine.
In addition to spine surgery, Dr. Arutyunyan is also trained in orthopedic oncology. He completed an orthopedic oncology fellowship in 2018 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York.
Dr. Arutyunyan specializes in various malignant and benign conditions that may affect the spine, including osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, metastatic cancers within the thyroid, breast, lung, or kidneys, in addition to multiple myeloma.
Dr. Arutyunyan has served as Editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Research, in addition to product development consultant and educator in clinical spine treatments for Medtronic Spine Division, Sentinel Spine, 4Web Spine, and as Medical Director for Royal Biologies.
Dr. Arutyunyan has published and presented at national and international meetings on topics pertaining to spine deformity, orthopedic oncology, and cost-effectiveness in orthopedic spine surgery. His contributions are most notably cited in the following works:
- “Robotics in Orthopaedic spine surgery: practical tips and tricks, future direction” presented at the Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellows Alumni Symposium1.
- “A Review of cervical spine alignment in the normal and degenerative spine” published in the Journal of Spine Surgery2.
- “Why Does Safety Matter to all Stakeholders?” presented at the State of Spine Surgery Think Tank3.
- “Cost Effectiveness in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery” is an invited review for Neurosurgery/Spine4.
- “What Happens To Those Who Are Lost To Follow Up in Primary Spinal Deformity Surgery?” presented at the Global Spine Meeting and the State of Spine Surgery Think Tank4.
- “Clinical outcomes of 69 symptomatic thoracic disc Herniation treated surgically through minimally invasive lateral transthoracic/ retropleural approach: A10 -year Experience” submitted to ISSLS 20175.
- “Surgical management of thoracic disc herniation: Anterior VS Posterior Approach” submitted to ISSLS 20176.
- “Is lifelong Antibiotic Suppression for Ratinaed Infected Spinal Instrumentation a Myth” accepted by the International Journal of Spine Surgery7.
- “Prognostic Factors of Early Mortality in Patients Undergoing Spinopelvic Tumor Resection” published in CORE8.
- “The Rise and Fall of the Craniocervical Junction Relative to the Hard Palate: A Lifetime Story” published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine910.
- “Management of primary and metastatic spinal tumors” published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences10.
- “Prognostic Factors of Early Mortality in Patients Undergoing Spinopelvic Tumor Resection” presented at the MAOA 3rd Annual Meeting11.
- “Prognostic Factors of Early Mortality In Patients Undergoing Spinopelvic Tumor Resection” presented at the AOS Meeting in Las Vegas, March 26, 20151.
- “The Role of Spinopelvic Reconstruction After Amputative Sacrectomy” presented at the AOS Meeting in New Orleans, March 41, 20142.
- “The Role of Spinopelvic Reconstruction After Amputative Sacrectomy” poster presentation at the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society in San Francisco, CA, October 20132.
- “The Adverse Effect of Femoral Nerve Blockade on Quadriceps Strength and Function After ACL Reconstruction” published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, March 20143.
- “The Adverse Effect of Femoral Nerve Blockade on Quadriceps Strength and Function After ACL Reconstruction” presented at the MAOA Annual Meeting, April 19, 2013, Amelia Island, Florida3.
- “The Adverse Effect of Femoral Nerve Blockade on Quadriceps Strength and Function After ACI Reconstruction” presented at the ISAKOS Congress, May 12-16, 2013, Toronto, Canada3.
- “Aesthetic Microvascular Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity: An Algorithm Prioritizing Donor Site Appearance and Function” published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, Vol 57, # 176, January 20094.
- “Aesthetic Microvascular Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity: An Algorithm Prioritizing Donor Site Appearance and Function” presented at the Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, 20094.
- “Aesthetic Microvascular Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity: An Algorithm Prioritizing Donor Site Appearance and Function” presented at the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 20th Annual Scientific Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, 20094.
- “Optimizing Aesthetics in Lower Extremity Free Flap Reconstruction: An Algorithm Focusing on the Donor Site in North American Patients” presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting, Rancho Mirage, CA, 2009.
- “Temporary rigid fixation offers benefits over the traditional method of maxillomandibular fixation to secure the occlusion in mandible angle fractures” presented at the Southern California Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting 2010.
- “Intraoperative Temporary Rigid Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Makes Maxillomandibular Fixation Unnecessary” presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Olympic Valley, AC, 05/2009.
- “Intraoperative Temporary Rigid Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Makes Maxillomandibular Fixation Necessary” poster presentation at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, March 23, 2009.
Dr. Arutyunyan has built upon his wealth of experience to assist his patients in reducing pain and improving stability by relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. He treats herniated discs using minimally invasive discectomy procedures, favoring them over open surgeries, and in some cases, employing microdiscectomy. These efforts aim to restore long-term flexibility and range of motion, in addition to facilitating quicker recovery compared to open surgery. Unlike orthopedic doctors who are not specialized in the spine, Dr. Arutyunyan specializes in treating and eradicating chronic or acute pain in the back and neck. This pain often radiates throughout the nervous system, causing serious discomfort to the patient, in addition to the loss of feeling and sensation in the extremities. He emphasizes that these symptoms are “often misdiagnosed by non-spine specialists.”
Training and Certification
Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship, Spine Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Fellowship, Orthopaedic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY