Dr. Mariel Szapiel, MD

Dr. Mariel Szapiel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Mariel Szapiel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Parker, CO and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus in 2003 and specializes in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

9397 Crown Crest Blvd Ste 225

Parker, CO 80138

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
more than 86% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 84% of peers
more than 81% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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16  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Mariel Szapiel, MD
My husband is up and walking thanks to her. She is amazing. I wish she wasn't leaving Denver because now she won't be available to the people here who may need her skills and expertise.
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Debra Votta in Aurora , CO – Jun 26, 2018
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If I had been able to leave a -10 stars I would have been eager to do so. “Dr” Szapiel operated on my daughter 2+ years ago at Parker Adventist. She advocated a spinal stem implant in my daughters thigh to relieve chronic nerve pain. This operation left my child with far more acute and chronic...Read More
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Karen Woronoff in Aurora, CO – Jun 19, 2018
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Dr. Szapiel has performed both of my discectomys with her and her staff being understanding, kind, and patient with me leading up to it. She will only do surgery if necessary, and will recommend when not needed. I would return to her if ever needed and recommend her to anyone else.
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Denver, CO – Dec 09, 2017
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My 1st visit to her was great. Explained through MRI images that I had herniated 2 discs and could see it was causing me great pain. Set up injections with a colleague and told me to wait 72 hours for full effect. And wrote me prescriptions, one percocet and another muscle relaxer for spasms. Ran...Read More
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Keitha Masler in Aurora, CO – May 04, 2016
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