Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD

Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD

Neurological Spine Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 40

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Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD is a Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, M.D./Ph.D. Program medical school in 2010. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elder to book an appointment.


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Rochester - Neurology200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905

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    Dr Elder performed 2 major back surgeries for me in 2019 and I think he was Excellent. Explained everything very well, was never in a rush and took all the time that I needed for questions. Couldn't have asked for any better.
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    Dr. Elder did my back surgery August 8th of 2018. At the time I could hardly walk 100', without resting, or go up stairs. At 74 my body is not the same as a young man; however, I am able to do 95% of what I did before the back issues. I am very grateful to Dr. Elder and hope my wife will be able to see him should she need surgery. His prognosis for recovery was right on. Thank you Dr Elder. JBV
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    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
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    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Dr. Elder's conditions and procedures:

    • Adult Scoliosis Correction
    • Aneurysm
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
    • Astrocytoma
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Abscess
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Surgery
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cauda Equina Syndrome
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Herniated Disc
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari Malformation Type 1
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Chordoma
    • Complex Spine Disorders
    • Concussion
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Dural Tear
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epilepsy
    • Epilepsy Surgery
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminoplasty
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Malignant Schwannoma
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Meningiomas
    • Migraine
    • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
    • Movement Disorders
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Neurofibrosarcoma
    • Neurological Diseases
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulator Implantation
    • Neurovascular Conditions
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Paralysis
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
    • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
    • PET-CT Scan
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
    • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
    • Refractory Epilepsy
    • Schwannoma
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Seizure
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Fracture              
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Spacer Procedure
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Disorders
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Torticollis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Upper Back Pain

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    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
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    About Me


    Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD is a Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field....Read more


    • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
    • Neurosurgery


    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine-Complex Spine Surgery/Spine Oncology|Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine-Orthopedic Spinal Deformity Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine-Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital
    Baylor College of Medicine, M.D./Ph.D. Program
    Medical School
    Yale University-M.S.

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    Does Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD offer telehealth services?

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    What are Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Elder frequently treats Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal, Brain Surgery, and Hydrocephalus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Elder treats.

    Where is Dr. Benjamin Elder, MD's office located?

    Dr. Elder's office is located at 200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.