Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD

Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

12639 Old Tesson Rd Ste 115

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 849-0311

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Crane's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Crane "Dr. Crane is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who received his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago where he served his internship and residency as well. Dr. Crane completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, KY. Dr. Crane enjoys spending time and hiking with his three kids. He also enjoys playing golf and skiing."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain


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24  Procedures

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Leatherman Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crane has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Crane's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crane to family and friends
78 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (78)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Crane's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Went to Dr Crane after a rear end accident. Complaints were lower and middle back pain and severe right shoulder pain. He took xray and mri off my back. Nothing for my shoulder, said it was tendonitis. 6 months later when pain in shoulder was still there went to another doctor. Full tear in my...more
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Dr. Crane is an insensitive and condescending doctor. He "congratulated" me for being a part of the 80% of the population who experiences back pain as he shook my hand. He also let me know the the good news about my visit, "You don't have cancer and you're not gonna die." Did he check for...more
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BEWARE. Do not let workman's comp or insurance send you to this Joke of a doctor. He WILL make you worse. This man does not work for you. He works for insurance. He will not care for you properly. My dad has bulging discs and can barely walk or get out of bed because of the pain. He didn't run any...more
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Dr Crane is very rude, talks too fast, rushes you, did not listen to a word I said about my injury and just basically blew me off. Unless you need surgery or injections, you are not a money maker for him and he could care less. Front office staff was rude, he was over 30 minutes late for a 9:30 am...more
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Dr Crane spent less than 10 minutes in the room between 2 different visits! I drove a total of 6 hours between two different visits for him to see me less than 10 minutes! Never fixed the issue, offered bad advise that I was advised by a second doctor not to continue...the second doctor actually...more
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