Dr. Mark Erasmus, MD

Dr. Mark Erasmus, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Erasmus, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Albuquerque, NM. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Erasmus is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital.

201 Cedar St SE Ste 5630

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 563-6399

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Degenerative Disc Disease
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more than 94% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 89% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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.


  • Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • E Va Med Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • E Va Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Erasmus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Erasmus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Erasmus to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Erasmus' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
El Prado, NM |
I went from near paralysis to hiking several hours a day. Dr Erasmus did an amazing job with perfect alignment of my back. I'm thrilled to have my life back!
in Albuquerque, NM |
Great experience with Dr. Erasmus. He has a passion for the work he does. If he knows that he can help you, he will go above and beyond to fix your spine via bone fusion or artificial disc. I like Dr. Erasmus. He doesn't waste time in his consoltation and gets right to the point. I like that. He is very competent and excellent at his job. I hav suffered for so many years and Dr. Erasmus said he could help me and he did. I highly recommend him. I trust him implicitly. He is kind and compassionat.
in Cedar Crest, NM |
Dr. Erasmus did an excellent job removing a pituitary adenoma from my brain. I met with him in January of 2017 and was operated on at the end of March. He explained clearly what needed to be done and how he was going to do it. I was in the ICU the day of the surgery and went home the next day. By the 4th day I was feeling normal again. His staff was friendly and helpful at all times and the nurses he chose to care for me were exceptional. Highly recommended.
Edgewood, NM |
He fused L4/L5 twice.. As the first did not fuse, he recommended using rhBMP-2, which I was required to give written approval for, which I told him no due to potential side effects. He used it anyway. Now I am in more pain than before. I expressed the new pain at my 6-month follow up with Erasmus. He asked, "aren't you at least a little better?" Then downplayed my concerns and left the room. I asked if I was to make a follow up appt. He said if I had any concerns. Why was I there????
in Roswell, NM |
I went to this so called doctor May 2, 2016. The first thing he said to me I was you were really young when you had this surgery on my back then said that he would not touch me and if anyone was to touch my back they would be retiring shortly after. When I asked what should I do know and he said he didn't know and walked out. WOW I was devastated and I was alone and still had to drive 3 hours by myself. He IS NOT A DOCTOR!!!!!!! NO ONE SHOULD GO TO HIM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Albuquerque, NM |
Worst Doctor I ever went to, everything he told me changed the day of the procedure. I was told after the procedure I would walk out without and pain and everything would be fine. Day of the procedure what was to take care of both my back and leg pain was changed to only maybe the leg.
Albuquerque, NM |
Horrible Physician! My mother had back surgery and has been into the ER 3 times with severe pain. Calling his office every single day multiple times and never receiving a response. My mother has now been admitted to the hospital and they can't even get him to respond! I am terrified to think he might have ruined her life!
in Albuquerque, NM |
For the lack of empathy/sympathy towards the condition. Treating the patient as a piece of broken equipment and not a human! Unprofessional and would never recommend to anyone, ever!
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Dr. Erasmus accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
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    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Erasmus has admitting privileges

Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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