Dr. Caple Spence, MD

Dr. Caple Spence, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Caple Spence, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Midwest City, OK and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery.

8121 National Ave Ste 210

Midwest City, OK 73110

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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spence "Philosophy & Mission Neurosurgical problems are frequently painful and can cause movement to be difficult or impossible. Often, neurological signs and symptoms can be puzzling and frustrating to understand. We all know how we would like to be taken care of when tragedy strikes, and that drives the philosophy of our staff. In our office, you will notice the warm, courteous reception the moment you open the door. Relax in our comfortable waiting area and have a beverage. Our compassion combined with knowledge and experience is evident as we perform a thorough medical and neurosurgical evaluation then develop a unique set of treatment options using a multi-specialty team approach. We provide a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Through open dialogue we reflect on the risks, benefits and alternatives of each option and assist patients in making their decisions. We encourage questions and the collaboration of family and close friends as part of the process. Dr. Spence specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of brain, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders. We use state-of-the-art technology in both diagnosis and treatment. Being fellowship-trained, Dr. Spence realizes the value of working in collaboration with a team including interventional neuro-radiologists, neurologists, vascular surgeons, neuro-otologists, endocrinologists, pain management specialists, critical care specialists, medical and radiation oncologists. By collaborating with these specialists, Dr. Spence and his colleagues are dedicated to providing the Oklahoma city area and surrounding communities with the highest quality of healthcare. We offer treatment strategies utilizing minimally invasive techniques both in the brain and in the spine. These techniques are usually performed through very small incisions and allow for a rapid, less painful recovery. We also excel in treating complex cranial disorders, reconstructing complex spinal deformities and doing revision spinal surgery."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Geo Washington University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Hugo V. Rizzoli Award for Excellence in Neurosurgial Residency Training, 2001
Media & Publications

Dr. Spence has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Caple Spence, MD
Had a 9:30 appt today, was unnecessarily told to come 1/2 hr early, then waited 1 hr 10 mins past appt time while listening to this doctor in next room talking, joking and laughing with another patient. When my wife and I politely told him we had been waiting 1 hr 10 mins past appt time, he did not...Read More
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Tony Foreman in Midwest City, OK – Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Spence & his surgical team gave me life back! I had been in severe chronic back, leg & hip pain for awhile. I knew there was something/someone that could help. I was right! At the first visit, I felt confidence I was at the right place. Dr. Spence felt very confident he could help. He did not...Read More
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Tina Bright in Oklahoma City, OK – Apr 24, 2018
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It is a great thing when someone extremely talented and caring practices in a field as important as this. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
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Rhett Brotherton in Norman, Oklahoma – Jan 03, 2018
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I went to Dr. Spence as a referral from the Air Force. I waited 1 1/2 hrs.for my scheduled appointment, I finally had 5 minutes with Dr. Spence. He dismissed my problems/pains as arthritic and normal degeneration (I was 47 years old). Dr. Spence spent less than a minute viewing the MRI and when...Read More
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Michael in Norman, OK – Jun 14, 2017
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Dr. Spence recently performed surgery on my back and I am currently healing from it. I will admit I was a little scared about getting back surgery, but after he explained what I had nearly three times I began to calm down a little inside. I had the feeling that he knew his job and he was very good...Read More
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Jaimie in Choctaw, OK – May 02, 2017
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