Dr. Lynn Miller, DO

Dr. Lynn Miller, DO

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Lynn Miller, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read her story

4444 W 76th St Ste 500

Edina, MN 55435

Contact Information

(952) 831-7246

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Miller performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
high
more than 90% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 89% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Miller's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Miller "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it"–anonymous I have lived by this motto my entire life, from the multiple adventures moving around the world with my family to the struggles of surviving an intense residency as a woman in a male dominated field. I continue to live by this motto today as I attempt to raise three beautiful children while still growing my practice and focusing on patient care. As a medical student, I was streamlined into a pediatric practice. However, as I went through my training I realized how much surgery and the nervous system truly intrigued me. A bold decision to drastically change my field of practice has led to a happy professional life. I have combined my interests to allow me to become an adult and pediatric neurosurgeon. Private practice was an easy decision for me as it allows me to maintain my independent style and avoid excessive bureaucracy from large hospital systems. I still have access to excellent ICUs, specialists, and hospital equipment as needed. My practice is now made up of the patients I like to see and the procedures I excel at.
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Miller "I believe in spine restoration.  I have chosen to focus my practice on disc replacement not fusion.  An artificial disc allows me to cure pain associated with a back or neck injury while still maintaining full range of motion.  This is a new and up & coming field.  I am proud to be the first neurosurgeon in Minnesota to complete successful low back artificial disc surgery as well as the first surgeon in the state to do two level artificial disc surgery in the neck.  I am working with the top artificial disc companies in the world.  I have attended training and have been certified by each company as having mastered the procedure specific to their products.

I love teaching.  I give lectures to nurses, chiropractors, lawyers, fellow surgeons & pretty much anyone who will listen about the benefits of artificial disc surgery in lieu of a fusion.  There are some cases which need a fusion.  If I can help my patient with their pain & maintain their full mobility, I will do it every time."

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8  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Integrative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

91  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Ataxia With Fasciculations
  • Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Michigan State
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Pcom
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Cincinnati Chldns Hosp Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Complex Spine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Miller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Miller's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Miller to family and friends
36 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Miller's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

If I could give a O I would, If she is so great I would like to be fixed now! 2015&16 major mess ups too many to write, proof, lying, documentation of reports. Leaving her former practice after my 1 yr after recovery and mos off drugs, suffered far worse, her reply its all mustle, I told you,...more
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Miller to family and friends. Dr. Miller is a fabulous doctor, she has a great bed side manner, explains things thoroughly, is open to questions, and really makes you feel like she cares. She is knowledgeable and gives you all of the options for care, and then is...more
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Craig, Thank you for the kind words. It is good to hear you have a great experience with Dr. Miller and MN Disc Replacement. We are happy you are doing better and we were able to help. Please let up know if you need anything else.

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I wish I had more than 500 characters to tell you how amazing Dr. Miller is as I could easily fill 500,000. I've seen no less than a dozen neurosurgeons over the past 20 years in different states and she is by far the best!
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Van, You did pretty well with less than 500 characters. Thank you for your great review. We are glad you are feeling better. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you.

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Customer Service, Environment, Other, Quality, Wait Time I was treated with kindness and compassion as well as made knowledgeable about my specific issues and what the possible surgical options and outcomes may be. Everyone was very kind and full of information, answering all my questions. Dr....more
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Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with Dr. Miller at MN Disc Replacement & Spine Restoration Center. We hope to never have to see a patient again but if we can do anything else for you, please contact us. Thank you,

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I was a patient of Dr. Millers at her previous employment. I have not seen her at her new clinic yet. I hope that I can return to her for further care. I felt that I could trust Dr. Miller and the care she was providing for me was excellent. Thank you!
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We love the comments and kind words. We hope you are pain free and you don't have to see Dr. Miller in her new clinic. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We hope you have "taken back your life".

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