Dr. Glenn Buttermann, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Buttermann
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Midwest Spine & Brain Institute

1950 Curve Crest Blvd W Ste 100 Stillwater, MN 55082

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(651) 430-3800

Dr. Glenn Buttermann, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Stillwater, MN and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Buttermann has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Mayo Medical School medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital and Saint Croix Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buttermann to book an appointment.

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Dr. Buttermann is affiliated with Saint Croix Regional Medical Center Saint Croix Falls, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Buttermann

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Buttermann treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Buttermann treats other conditions, please contact the office at (651) 430-3800.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Buttermann is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Buttermann
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Chronic Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Stenosis
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High
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Dr. Buttermann's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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Dr. Buttermann accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Buttermann's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buttermann

3.5

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
57.89473684210526%
(11)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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1 Star
31.57894736842105%
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Excellent, I had a 2 level fusion a year ago and after the initial post operative pain, I have been pain free, something I have not been able to say for about 10 years.
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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Cushing, WI – Feb 15, 2019
Dr, Buttermann operated on my back seven months ago. The pain in my leg was at times unbearable from the disc and scoliosis issues I was having with my back. Although the surgery and recovery were very difficult, I am so glad that I made the move to have the operation and get my life back again. Dr. Buttermann was a wonderful, competent, caring doctor and a true blessing to me. Thank you , Dr. Buttermann!
What went well
  • 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
5 people found this helpful
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Patricia Denn in Frederic, Wisconsin – Aug 25, 2018
Dr. Buttermann, his team, assistant, talents, skills, aftercare to PT was the best experience and outcome possible I believe. It's a new lease on life. You are putting your health, care, and future quality of life in great hands in every way.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Debi Bauer in Hudson, WI – Oct 23, 2017
i would recommend Dr Buttermann to family and friends. I started seeing him after my daughter had to have a fusion of three vertebrate in her back. Her surgery was a major success. I just had my third fusion in my back. He was detailed in alternative treatments to insure that fusion was a last resort.
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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Forest Lake, MN – Feb 22, 2017
I have had several spinal fusion surgeries over the years with Dr.Buttermann , all as planned and all successful. I find him to be very thorough and I always leave with a plan and options in mind and when I leave, he's already implementing the next steps (MRI,PT, etc). He has always answered all of our (my wife's too) questions and has shown us the xrays and MRI's and pointed out how things are and how things should be. I believe he is at the top with his expertise and would certainly recommend.
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
5 people found this helpful
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John S in Coon Rapids, MN – Dec 07, 2016
I feel that Dr. Buttermann is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his field of expertise. I had back surgery one year ago, that I had put off for ten years. I am now 95%-100% pain free.. If you are looking for someone with a warm and fuzzy bedside manner, you better move on, Dr. Buttermann is probably not your guy. He is precise, matter-of-fact and let's get down to business. However, if you are looking for someone who cares whether or not your surgery is successful, give him a try.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Debra H. in Hudson, WI – Nov 26, 2016
been very professional
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Bonnie in Isanti MN – Nov 23, 2016
Personable truthfull calm. I have sent two good friends to Dr. Buttermann both of them had surgery on their back, as I did, with excellent results.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Susan Roettger in Hudson, Wi – Nov 10, 2016
I have had to have several surgeries because of degenerating disks and pinched nerves. He has done them all and they have all been successful! My pain is gone! He is very competent. I highly recommend Dr. Buttermann and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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JohnB in Wyoming, MN – Nov 08, 2016
My experience with Dr. Butterman was good. I like him personlly and as a Doctor. He explained medical in detail. I was comfortable with treatment and surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Pamela Stockland in Menomonie, WI – Apr 03, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Buttermann earned his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School following completion of an MS degree in Bioengineering at UC San Diego....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
U C S F Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
U MN
Residency Hospital
1988
University of Chicago
Internship Hospital
1987
Mayo Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Glenn Buttermann, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Buttermann has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Glenn Buttermann, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Glenn Buttermann, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buttermann frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Buttermann specializes.

Where is Dr. Glenn Buttermann, MD's office located?

Dr. Buttermann's office is located at 1950 Curve Crest Blvd W Ste 100, Stillwater, MN 55082. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Buttermann speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Midwest Spine & Brain Institute

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Buttermann is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital

Maplewood, MN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Saint Croix Regional Medical Center

Saint Croix Falls, WI

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

United Hospital

Saint Paul, MN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Western Wisconsin Health

Baldwin, WI

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average