Dr. Dennis Crandall, MD

Dr. Dennis Crandall, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dennis Crandall, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tempe, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

Sonoran Spine

1255 W Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 107

Tempe, AZ 85281
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Crandall performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Crandall's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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20  Procedures

  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.


  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Maryland Med Systems
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crandall has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Crandall is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Crandall's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crandall to family and friends
25 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Crandall's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Crandall is the biggest joke in town, a scam artist all his patients know this as well as the entire medical community in Phoenix. He makes most his money paid By pharmaceutical company's putting their implants in your body. He does not disclose that to patients. He messed me up, then refused...more
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I was sent to Dr Crandall by Workmans Comp. He is soft spoken and pretends to be attentive. So, I beared my sole and explained the pain and my suffering to him. Three other Neurosurgeons , one of them being Dr Hott, reported that I require cervical spine fusion. I'm in so much pain that I can...more
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I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses I told Dr. Crandall prior to scheduling surgery on my neck that I would not take blood transfusions. He said he would respect my wishes and us a cell salvage on me to conserve blood loss. But, the day of surgery as they where wheeling me into the operating room, they...more
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He was very patient with me. I felt very confident in him. His PA Claire is absolutely wonderful. Katherine goes above and beyond any MA I have ever met. Lori(surg. Scheduler) was so patient and very helpful. He has the BEST staff ever!!!!
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I had been suffering for years with folks telling me all kinds of things. I went to pain treatment for PT, nerve blocks, nerve oblations etc.... It was not enjoyable or possible to even get up in the morning sometimes.
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