O. Atilla Onan, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Atilla Onan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained spine surgeon in Austin since 2002. Dr. Onan specializes in surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine.
If you have neck pain or back pain, Dr. Onan can help diagnose your condition and recommend the best course for treatment, including both surgical and non-surgical options. When more conservative, non-surgical treatments fail, Dr. Onan can consider advanced surgical options to help patients get back to their regular activities.
Conditions and treatments include:
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
- Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- Disc Herniation or Slipped Disc
- Laminectomy and Laminotomy
- Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Spinal Stenosis
Dr. Onan obtained his certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005 and has continued uninterrupted since then. He keeps up-to-date with clinical and spine research literature to maintain the Board’s rigorous standards and offer patients the latest modern technology.
Dr. Onan is a member of the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most recently, Dr. Onan was recognized by his peers as a 2021 Austin Monthly Top Doctor.
When he is not working, Dr. Onan enjoys hiking, hunting, traveling and volunteering at Texas Relays and Texas UIL as a USATF certified track official.
- Undergraduate Education:
- University of Texas at Austin -with Honors
- Medical School:
- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX -with Honors
- Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Spine Surgery in Seattle, WA
- Board Certified:
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery -since 2005
Dr. Onan trained at the following facilities:
- Ben Taub General Hospital
- Houston Methodist Hospital
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Shriner’s Hospital for Children
- St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- Texas Institute for Rehab. and Research
- VA Medical Center Houston
- Swedish Medical Center Seattle
- Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle
Dr. Onan trained under the guidance of these spine surgeons:
- Jesse H. Dickson, MD
- Wendell D. Erwin MD
- Stephen Esses, MD
- Frank T. Gerow, MD
- Richard J. Haynes, MD
- Michael H Heggeness, MD PhD
- Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
- Ken Leung, MD
- Jeff Garr, MD
- Mark Dales, MD
- Theodore A. Wagner, MD
Meet Elizabeth Stevie, MSN, MPH, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Dr. Atilla Onan
Elizabeth “Beth” Stevie received her Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and her Master of Public Health from the University of Kentucky. Beth always knew she wanted to have a greater impact on patients so she returned to school to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas. Prior to starting a career as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, she had successful positions in healthcare as a health services coordinator, a women’s health coach, and an inpatient dialysis nurse. For Beth, nursing fulfills an intrinsic need to help people live a high-quality life with optimal health. Her passion for orthopedics originated from her once being a patient at Texas Orthopedics. Her own experience allows her to empathize with patients and serves as a reminder to treat everyone with an individualized, holistic approach while keeping their health goals in mind. She is dedicated to health promotion and educating patients because it empowers them to make informed decisions regarding their orthopedic injuries. For Beth, it is incredibly rewarding to see patients progress through increased range of motion, gaining strength, improving mobility, and ultimately recovery.
Beth has lived in Texas since 2007, following her 3 sisters to eventually land in Austin. Outside of the clinic, Beth is a kiln glass artist and frequently donates her art to fundraisers, including pieces for the Austin Zoo Revue, Dogtoberfest, and a local STEM program. She creates glass art lights, jewelry, decorative pieces, functional pieces, and holiday ornaments. Beth is an avid Kentucky Wildcats sports fan and has served as the local alumni club president. Also, now a proud UT graduate, she loves cheering for and supporting her second alma-mater. Her greatest joy is her furbaby–an energetic, spoiled rotten Maltese named Pita.
Dr. Atilla Onan sees patients at the Northwest Austin, and South Austin offices of Texas Orthopedics. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Onan, please call (512) 485-0523 or schedule an appointment online.