Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD

Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 40

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Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Aurora, CO. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buchanan to book an appointment.

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Colorado Brain & Spine Institute, LLC

Aurora1411 S Potomac St Ste 450 Aurora, CO 80012
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4.2

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  • Office environment (14)
  • Appointment scheduling (12)
  • Staff friendliness (12)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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It took weeks to get an appointment. I finally got one. I went in with MRIs I spent a lot of money on. For a five minute visit at over $500!!! He said he needs more test?!?!?! Then they wouldn’t even send the testing facility the directive of what needs to be tested!! Meanwhile weeks later I’m out looking for another doctor because they are too busy to return phone calls. COVID has nothing to do with this. My hands have gone lame and I can’t work anymore I’m not sure how I’m going to to be able to survive. The pain is unbearable!!!!!
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  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jon – Oct 30, 2020
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I appreciated how fast I was able to get an appointment, and he found something significant, on my MRI (brought in from my previous neurosurgeon/clinic) that was glaringly obvious, and completely MISSED by my former doctor. I appreciate the steppes plan he outlined for my back surgery(ies). He explained everything and was in no hurry. His staff was so professional, and nice!
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Karen Krumrine – Sep 08, 2019
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Wow! Dr. Buchanan, You saved my life... Quality of Life! I can walk again without pain in my legs. Waking up after my complicated 4.5 hour surgery, I could walk, feel my legs and all the debilitating pain I endured for years instantly GONE! Even with the complication of my spine nerve roots conjoined, you still performed my surgery laparoscopically. Your commitment and confidence to deliver a perfect surgery and avoiding infection is top rate! Dr. Buchanan is the only choice for our family.
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C.O. in Parker, CO – Oct 22, 2018
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I’m pleased with the care I received from Dr. Buchanan and his staff. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Patricia Daly in Aurora, CO – Aug 31, 2018
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My spine needed extensive surgery that was very complex. Two surgeries in three days, totaling 18 hours. I was lucky to have had Kaiser outsource me to Dr Buchanan. He and his team did everything possible to ensure my best outcome. I am thirty days out from surgery and in much less pain than prior to surgery. I would highly recommend Dr Buchanan and his team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michael Saulino in Castle Rock , CO – Jul 19, 2018
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Best Neurosurgeon there is in my opinion. Dr. Buchanan gave me every option available; took time to explain everything; and was always available. His staff is great and had no problem getting in to see him or getting help when needed. Highly recommend Dr. Buchanan.
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Billy Cole in Aurora, CO – Nov 05, 2017
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Excellent bed side manner. Great medical team who legitimately cares about their patients and ensures they get the best treatment. While a surgeon, Dr. Buchanan and his team first explored all non-surgical options to ensure I received the best possible outcome.
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Huntington Beach, CA – Oct 17, 2017
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He is a very gifted neurosurgeon. He and his staff, PA Madison and Assistant Kristi have taken care of me since 11/2015. I have had two surgeries (4/3016 and 5/2017) on my spine to correct scoliosis, adult spinal deformity, spinal stenosis, etc., he is a conscientious meticulous surgeon as well as a compassionate caring doctor. He explained in terms I could understand what he would do to correct my spinal issues. I would recommend him for any neurological surgery.
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Carol C in Aurora – Aug 31, 2017
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I was referred to Dr. Buchanan by my neurologist and am looking so happy for that. Dr. Buchanan provided excellent care and, moreover, made me a partner in my own recovery.
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Denver, CO – May 25, 2017
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Dr Buchanan is compassionate and empathizes with his patients. He listens to your concerns and has quality bedside manners for his patients. He is an excellent surgeon!
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Kim in Coeur D Alene, ID – Jan 22, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Buchanan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Myelopathy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Buchanan's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Motion Preservation Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebroplasty

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Dr. Buchanan accepts the following insurance:

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Whole Health Colorado Front Range
American Republic
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
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Blue Priority-CO PPO
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Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
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Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to achieving the best functional results for my patients. I have a conservative and comprehensive approach to spine care. In many cases,...Read more

Biography

Colin C. Buchanan, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the management of complex spinal disorders and minimally invasive surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

2014
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2013
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
Denison University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buchanan frequently treats Myelopathy, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buchanan treats.

Where is Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD's office located?

Dr. Buchanan's office is located at 1411 S Potomac St Ste 450, Aurora, CO 80012. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Buchanan has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.