Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Spetka
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St. Luke's Brain & Spine WellCare

4235 Secor Rd Toledo, OH 43623

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Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Toledo, OH and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spetka has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fulton County Health Center and Mercy Saint Anne Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spetka to book an appointment.


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4.7

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Dr. SPetka has been through this journey with my back and I would not have had it any other way. He does a great job, is compassionate, encouraging and really cares. To top it off Dee is such a pleasure each time I come in.
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Jul 03, 2020
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Staff very friendly. Nurse who I called a few times after surgery was super nice. Was literally pain free when I woke up!! Heard nothing but great things about Dr. Spetka and he lived up to them.
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Jun 26, 2020
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Gave me time to make up my mind. Comes very highly recommended. Had fantastic results.
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Feb 09, 2020
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Very professional, kind,staff great and professional as well.
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Feb 08, 2020
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Was taken in as a new patient , was told what was wrong. In a day was having surgery.
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Feb 05, 2020
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Dr. was straight forward to the point. The surgery went perfect. The staff and everyone I dealt with was super very nice.
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Feb 01, 2020
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Great experience with a knowledgeable doctor. He was very helpful and friendly through the whole experience.
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Jan 29, 2020
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I became a patient of Dr Spetka after a serious accident that caused c4 and c5 fractures. He has been very helpful throughout and giving me realistic recovery time frames. Erica at check in is also very friendly and helpful and made me feel welcome and comfortable.
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May 22, 2019
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I had a c-5 and c-6 fusion and removal of herniated disc. My personal experience with Dr. Spetka Was wonderful. He was very helpful in answering all my questions, and scheduled my surgery right away. Today my stenosis is virtually gone with almost no symptoms. I thank Dr. Spetka for giving me my life back and for him, and his staff treating my family and i with the most utmost courtesy. and professionalism.
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Ken J. Blaine in Toledo, OH – Apr 27, 2018
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My sister told me Dr. Spetka was a great surgeon. I thought she was exaggerating , she wasn't. He is a very personable, caring, talented individual who treated me with every courtesy and answered every question I had. My pain is gone and my recovery is progressing well. I wish there was a rating category for AWESOME!!
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Wanda Taylor in Toledo, OH – Oct 21, 2017
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Very happy with my turn out of my surgery. Dr. Spetka is a wonderful doctor and his office staff is very caring.
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W.S.C. in Toledo, OH – Oct 17, 2017
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Very friendly staff. Doctor and the PA were very professional and treated me effectively and my surgery was done in a timely manner. He even made his own follow up calls after surgery to see how I was feeling, and also answered all questions I may have had. I was very please with my care.
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Kenneth419 in Toledo, OH – Apr 23, 2017
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I liked the staff and the doctor and felt the calls I made were answered with care. I had excellent care during the post-op time and felt comforable calling in and asking questions.
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Gale65102 in Toledo, OH – Apr 23, 2017
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My surgery went very well and it worked out great. Doctor and staff were great.
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John419753 in Toledo, OH – Apr 19, 2017
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I was very happy with my surgery and the results. Dr. Spetka was very good at giving me information and answering any questions.
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Kate61110 in Toledo, OH – Apr 15, 2017
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a wonderful Dr, glad I have him as my VP shunt doctor im not sure i'd be here today if it wasn't for him. hes so caring. and kind
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Fostoria, OH – Mar 10, 2017
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qwhat a wonderful, caring doctor!!!trust him with my life!!!
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germaine rihacek in grand rapids ohio – Feb 02, 2017
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I had a plif performed in September. I was in extensive pain before the procedure. Since the surgery, I am practically pain free. I have highly recommended Dr. Spetka to all my friends.
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Sarah84654 in Toledo, OH – Jan 14, 2017
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I had severe sciatic pain and got an appointment very quickly. Dr. Spetka did surgery 3 days later and I am pain free. Very thankful.
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Alex80527 in Toledo, OH – Jan 13, 2017
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Office staff very polite and friendly. Dr. Spetka was excellent in diagnosing problem and expertly repairing injury. Dr. Spetka had a very good bedside manner and made sure I was well taken care of.
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Gary95977 in Toledo, OH – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Toledo, OH and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spetka has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Toledo Colleg...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1981
Walter Reed Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
MC Ohio
Internship Hospital
1976
University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
Medical School

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(419) 479-5590

Dr. Spetka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Frontpath Health Coalition
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Preferred PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Mutual of Omaha
Paramount
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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Practice Areas

Spine

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.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetka performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Spetka performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetka treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Spetka treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetka treats Herniated Disc more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Spetka treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

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Dr. Spetka's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Locations

St. Luke's Brain & Spine WellCare

St. Luke's Brain & Spine WellCare4235 Secor Rd Toledo, OH 43623
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