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Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Spetka

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 been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Spetka accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Benesys
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Preferred PPO
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Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Frontpath Health Coalition
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
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INTotal Health
Medicaid
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
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Mutual of Omaha
Paramount
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Medicaid
Priority Health
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
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Thrivent Financial
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
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Dr. Spetka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment 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 his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
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 his peers

Dr. Spetka treats this condition more than 91% 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
Herniated Disc
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Spetka, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Toledo, OH and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Toledo College Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Spetka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spetka

4.6

Based on 65 reviews

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
(55)
4 Stars
4.615384615384615%
(3)
3 Stars
3.076923076923077%
(2)
2 Stars
3.076923076923077%
(2)
1 Star
4.615384615384615%
(3)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My surgery went very well and it worked out great. Doctor and staff were great.
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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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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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qwhat a wonderful, caring doctor!!!trust him with my life!!!
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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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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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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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I had unbearable pain in right leg before surgery. Pain was completely gone after recovery. Surgery went well. About 48hrs in hospital pain of incision lasted about three days. All is well.
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Dr. Spetka and his staff are wonderful. Everything is gone over and explained. The surgery went very well and my follow up appointments. I would recommend Dr. Spetka to anyone.
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Dr Spetka is a awesome doctor. I am out of pain and I have been recommending him to people I work with. His staff was so helpful. It is a great feeling to be out of pain.
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He was very knowledgable regarding all my questions before and after my surgery. He took his time to ensure I understood everything involved with the surgery and my options prior my final decission. He was courtious and polite to me and my wife throughout the process. I would absolutely refer him to anyone with back issues.
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I HAD MY ACDF SURGERY 2 MONTHS AGO and COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. THE PAIN, BURNING, NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN MY NECK AND ARM IS ALMOST COMPLETELY RESOLVED. THE HOSPITAL STAY WAS QUICK AND UNEVENTFULL...SO SIMPLE. I ONLY NEEDED PAIN MEDS FOR A FEW DAYS. DR SPETKA AND STAFF HAVE BEEN WONDERFULL.
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mY EXPERIENCE WITH DR SPETKA AND HIS STAFF WAS VERY PLEASANT. i WAS HAPPY THAT HE TRIED AN ALTERNATIVE BEFORE WE WENT AHEAD WITH SURGERY. MY POST SURGERY RECOVERY HAS GONE VERY SMOOTHLY AND I AM IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK.
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Very caring. I was comfortable. Very happy with my results. Thank you.
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