Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD

Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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37 y/o
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Dr. Colin Buchanan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

Colorado Brain & Spine Institute, LLC

499 E Hampden Ave Ste 220

Englewood, CO 80113
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 83% of peers
Myelopathy
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more than 72% of peers
Spondylosis
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more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Buchanan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Buchanan "Colin C. Buchanan, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the management of complex spinal disorders and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). He is also currently the Neurosurgery Trauma Liaison at The Medical Center of Aurora.Dr. Buchanan received his undergraduate degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, Dr. Buchanan completed a general surgery internship followed by neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his residency, he received extensive training in the treatment of brain and pituitary tumors, functional neurosurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, and traumatic brain injury. After residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in spine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic where he received training in both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery from world-renowned experts.Dr. Buchanan has conducted research on health care quality improvement. He is dedicated to continued research and advanced techniques in spine surgery, including neuronavigation. He has additional interests in neurosurgical education and has participated as an instructor at the annual Cleveland Spine Review course. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS).Dr. Buchanan is committed to achieving the best functional results for his patients. He uses both surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches to address disorders of the spine and brain. His clinical interests include: lumbar degenerative spine, cervical degenerative spine, adult spinal deformity, complex spinal reconstruction, spinal tumors, motion-preserving spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine and brain trauma, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, and trigeminal neuralgia.When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. His recreational pursuits include alpine skiing, golf, and cycling."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buchanan "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, this means maximizing non-operative treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, spinal injections, and other pain management strategies. In some cases, however, there is a clear benefit to considering surgical intervention sooner as opposed to a last resort. Ultimately, I advocate that patients select a treatment plan guided by my experience to maximize quality of life."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Buchanan does not have any board certifications listed.

59  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chordoma
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vertebroplasty
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • Denison University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Buchanan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Buchanan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buchanan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchanan

4.4

Based on 13 reviews

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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.
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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...Read More
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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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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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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...Read More
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