Dr. Steven  Barrer, MD

Dr. Steven Barrer, MD

Neurosurgeon at Abington - Jefferson Health

Meet Dr. Steven Barrer, MD

Dr. Steven Barrer is a board certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who has been with Abington Hospital's Division of Neurosurgery since 1986. Dr. Barrer specializes in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, spinal disorders, brain tumors, pediatric neurological conditions, carpal tunnel and aneurysms.

Dr. Barrer is the Director of the Neurosciences Institute at Abington Hospital. He has been named Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctor Award for 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Dr. Barrer is part of the team that makes up Abington - Jefferson Health, a Philadelphia regional leader in spine surgery and treatment.

Directions to our primary location in

Willow Grove, PA

How Dr. Steven Barrer, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Aneurysms
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Concussion Recovery
  • Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Pain Pumps
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Sports Medicine
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Steven Barrer, MD

  • “As soon as I put my foot on the floor to stand [post-surgery], I realized all of my pain was gone. Since that moment, I have had no pain whatsoever. Without this surgery, I would be in a wheelchair now.... You can’t go on in constant agony. I’m so thankful to Dr. Barrer for his skill in finding and fixing the source of my pain. I’ve been telling everyone I know about my results.”
    — Joan
  • “After spinal surgery, I was able to do what I’ve wanted to do for 30 years – hike in the Himalayas!”
    — Linda
  • “When I woke up [from surgery], I got out of bed and used the walker right away, and walked up and down the floor three times. A nurse asked why I was crying – I told her it was happy tears. I had instant relief from the unbearable pain that had gone up and down my legs, my whole back. I have since told three people who are having similar pain to have the surgery – you don’t have to live like that. Get relief now!”
    — Edwin
  • “At every step of the way, from the neurologist’s office to the ETC to my operation and inpatient stay, I was treated with compassion and empathy. I always felt I had chosen the right place for my care.”
    — Melissa

Accolades for Dr. Steven Barrer, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Chief, Neurosurgery Division, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Director, Neurosciences Institute, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Medical Director, Concussion Program, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctor Award: 2010 - 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Steven Barrer, MD

Neurosurgical Associates of Abington - Jefferson Health
2510 Maryland Road
Suite 185
Willow Grove, PA 19090
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Primary Location:

Neurosurgical Associates of Abington - Jefferson Health
2510 Maryland Road
Suite 185
Willow Grove, PA 19090


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Many Insurance Plans Accepted; Call to Verify

Additional Locations

Neurosurgical Associates of Abington - Jefferson Health
125 Medical Campus Dr, Ste 205
Medical Arts Building
Lansdale, PA 19446
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Neurosurgical Associates - Blue Bell
721 Arbor Way
Suite 103
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Profile last updated: September 18, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.