Dr. Robert D. Ecker, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 42

49 Spring St
Scarborough, ME 04074
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Dr. Ecker's Experience

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Dr. Ecker's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Ecker Performs

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

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

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Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

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MAINE NEUROSURGERY
MAINE NEUROSURGERY
49 Spring St
Scarborough, ME 04074
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    Dr. Ecker's Experience

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Neuroplasty
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
    • Ultrasound, Carotid
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
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    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.
    • 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

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Ecker & 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. Ecker's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Ecker

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ecker to family and friends

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    Dr. Ecker's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    6 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 6 responses
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    national average
    Experience with Dr. Ecker
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    7 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    7 responses
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    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    7 responses
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    MAINE NEUROSURGERY
    49 Spring St
    Scarborough, ME 04074
    (207) 885-1455 (Office)
    (207) 885-5851 (Fax)
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