Dr. Lars Gardner, DO

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 39

Dr. Gardner
Accepting new patients

Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

5838 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609

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Dr. Lars Gardner, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Gardner has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gardner to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gardner is affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gardner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gardner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gardner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 785-3400.

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. Gardner 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

Dr. Gardner
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Low Back Pain
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Herniated Disc Surgery
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Dr. Gardner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Gardner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Gardner and his staff made me feel comfortable from visit one. I had my surgery in March and am recovering very well and feeling no pain. He is terrific!
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
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Lisa M. – Jul 28, 2021
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Dr. Lars Gardner did surgery to correct Chiari Malformation on me in May 2019. He was simply fantastic. He is a very caring and patient doctor who took the time to explain everything in detail and answer all my questions...multiple times!! I am pain and symptom free. I highly recommend him.
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
Lesley Facello – Dec 09, 2020
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Dr. Lars Gardner performed a spinal fusion of my lumbar 2-5 vertebrae about 6 weeks ago. I interviewed 2 other neurosurgeons, and both were acceptable, but Dr. Gardner inspired me with his careful explanations of the procedure and his expertise with a robotic arm. This allowed for more precise placement of the screws and hardware he used and resulted in less tissue damage than traditional methods. I am recovering quickly and have had wonderful follow up care from Dr. Gardner and his PA's. I recommend him not only for his medical skills and knowledge, but also his personality.
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
Ellen Ollett – Nov 24, 2020
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After 3 other experienced surgeons (including one that did my past ACDF) told me to go on long term pain management for my symptoms, I was crushed. Dr. Lars Gardner came up with a plan that was not only insightful, but successful in resolving my injury and pain. I found out that he had to adapt his surgical plan somewhat after opening me up; but he made decisions that were in my best interests as the patient, not his time or pocket. He was very thorough in his explanations, courteous, did not rush me, nor was he condescending. I found him caring and helpful. His staff (especially Stephanie!!) have been so accommodating post op as well. I’ve had tons of questions and minor freak outs where I’ve called their office, and they call me back the same day, patiently explain everything I’m concerned about and help calm me down. They’ve also been very upfront about risks, recovery, and long term success. As a repeat spine surgeon patient, I would highly recommend Dr. Lars Gardner.
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
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
Anya Curry – Nov 29, 2019
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After earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, he completed a residency in neurological surgery at Stroger Cook County Hospital,...Read more


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What are Dr. Lars Gardner, DO's top areas of care?

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

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Dr. Gardner's office is located at 5838 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic

Raleigh Neurosurgial Clinic, Inc.5838 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received