Dr. Michael H. Handler, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 63

13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Dr. Handler:

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Dr. Handler's Experience

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Dr. Handler's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Handler Performs

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Conditions Dr. Handler Treats

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

University of Colorado Hospital - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

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Healthgrades

9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Handler

Healthgrades

8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
1830 Franklin St
Denver, CO 80218
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    Dr. Handler's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery, 1989
    1
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    2
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Stroke
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Handler

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Colorado.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    New York University School Of Medicine Program

    Residency Hospital

    New York University School Of Medicine Program
    SUNY Upstate Medical University Program

    Fellowship Hospital

    New York University School Of Medicine Program
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Handler & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Handler's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Handler has admitting privileges:

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    • Denver Health Medical Center

    • University of Colorado Hospital - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Handler

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handler to family and friends

    26 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Handler's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    24 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    23 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 25 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Handler
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    26 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    26 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    26 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    26 responses
    below
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Handler accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

    A
    13123 E 16th Ave
    Aurora, CO 80045
    (720) 777-5132 (Office)
    B
    1830 Franklin St
    Denver, CO 80218
    C
    151 County Line Rd
    Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    (720) 777-6100 (Office)
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