Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD

Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 70

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Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Toledo, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities McLaren St. Luke's and ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spetka to book an appointment.

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St. Luke's Neurosurgery

St. Luke's Neurosurgery4235 Secor Rd Bldg 1 Toledo, OH 43623
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Dr. Spetka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spetka

4.7

Based on 77 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Wow I had multiple back issues, stenosis due to arthritis and two bulging discs, horrible pain in my lumbar area. Dr. Spetka reviewed my MRI and recommended a Laminectomy and the results were unbelievable.
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Phil M. – May 13, 2021
Dr. Spetka is awesome and it all went great!
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Dec 13, 2020
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
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
Gave me time to make up my mind. Comes very highly recommended. Had fantastic results.
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Feb 09, 2020
Very professional, kind,staff great and professional as well.
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Feb 08, 2020
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
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
Great experience with a knowledgeable doctor. He was very helpful and friendly through the whole experience.
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Jan 29, 2020
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
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Ken J. Blaine in Toledo, OH – Apr 27, 2018
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!!
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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Wanda Taylor in Toledo, OH – Oct 21, 2017
Very happy with my turn out of my surgery. Dr. Spetka is a wonderful doctor and his office staff is very caring.
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
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W.S.C. in Toledo, OH – Oct 17, 2017
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.
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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Kenneth419 in Toledo, OH – Apr 23, 2017
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Gale65102 in Toledo, OH – Apr 23, 2017
My surgery went very well and it worked out great. Doctor and staff were great.
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
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John419753 in Toledo, OH – Apr 19, 2017
I was very happy with my surgery and the results. Dr. Spetka was very good at giving me information and answering any questions.
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
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Kate61110 in Toledo, OH – Apr 15, 2017
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
1 person found this helpful
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Fostoria, OH – Mar 10, 2017
qwhat a wonderful, caring doctor!!!trust him with my life!!!
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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germaine rihacek in grand rapids ohio – Feb 02, 2017
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.
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
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Sarah84654 in Toledo, OH – Jan 14, 2017

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Dr. Spetka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetka treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spetka treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetka treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Spetka treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetka treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Spetka treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Spetka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Block
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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(419) 314-9931

Dr. Spetka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
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
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
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
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
Ohio Just4Me Health Insurance Plans
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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
Advantage
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Toledo, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities McLaren St. Luke's and ProMedica Toledo Hospital....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1981
Walter Reed Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Mc Ohio
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Burmese

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spetka frequently treats Low Back Pain, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spetka treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD's office located?

Dr. Spetka's office is located at 4235 Secor Rd Bldg 1, Toledo, OH 43623. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD speak?

Dr. Spetka speaks Burmese and English. View profile to see all.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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McLaren St. Luke's

Maumee, OH

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Toledo, OH

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

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)