Dr. Mark A. Spicer, MD

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Dr. Mark A. Spicer, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Advanced Neurosurgery Associates, Murrieta, CA 28078 Baxter Rd Ste 430, Murrieta, CA 92563 Get Directions
(951) 290-4378

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It is my care philosophy to help patients regain their independence and demonstrate the Departments commitment to healing individuals and not just surgically treating their medical condition.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spicer to family and friends
4.3
based on 45 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Spicer
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Spicer's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (37)
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in Hemet, CA |
I really thought that Dr Spicer was great , I thought he really cared, after surgery , that is when I found out , no , he really do not care , will I ever go back, no, fool me once, not any more, but a person as to see for their self,
in Hemet, CA |
He says, dedicated to healing, then why is he sending me to a pain Dr after surgery, WHY? I am not one to take a lot of pain pills, that is not why I went thu hell and back from this back surgery to be walking around on pain pills, he is not the nice caring Dr that he was before my surgery, what happen?would not even talk nice to me after going back in to see him with the same pain, surgery did not help, he could have at least try to make me understand what happen, would I ever go back NO,
in Temecula, CA |
Horrible. They don't care about their patients. I have stenosis, C-6 & 7. Dr. Spicer recommended disc replacement surgery as soon as possible. He said that if I do not have the surgery, I could end up crippled. Well, that was 7/8/16. It is now 8/23, and they have cancelled my surgery 3 times. The first time they cancelled my surgery, it was the same day of my surgery! No calls from their office to reschedule until 3 days later. I am in extreme pain, left many messages, no calls back.
in Aguanga, CA |
I went to see Dr. Spicer for a 2nd opinion for possible back surgery. He LISTENED which was of great comfort considering the amount of discomfort I am in. He went over my MRI's with me explaining why this would be a difficult surgery and not very successful in relieving pain-and possibly getting worse. Although I was hoping for a yes, let's do this surgery and everything will be great, I appreciated his truthfulness.
in Lake Elsinore, CA |
I would Highly recommend Dr. Spicer as a result of my past experience. I have had a artificial disc replaced in my neck, C5 and C6, and have no problems what so ever. It's like nothing ever happened to my neck. I feel like I have a new lease on life. Kudu's to you Dr. Spicer.
in Hemmet, CA |
Dr. Spicer performed successful artificial cervical disc replacement surgery and a bilateral decompression surgery on my lower spine. Not only is he a highly skilled surgeon but he projects a genuinely friendly personality that immediately puts one at ease. His easy to understand explinations makes the entire surgical process nearly worry-free. His post-op follow up is handled equally as well. Through his expertise and kindness he has added additional happy years to my life.
in Homeland, CA |
I just left Mark's office for my post op appointment and I am a happy man. I thought my condition was untreatable. I had difficulty walking, I had no feeling in my legs and was in a tremendous amount of pain. From the moment I walked into his office and met with him I knew I had stumbled upon an VERY SPECIAL doctor. He listened to my list of woes, looked at all my tests and told me that I was very fixable. And he was right! Thank you again Mark, for giving me my quality of life back.
Dr. Spicer is a compassionate human in addition to being a highly skilled and phenomenal neurosurgeon.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Southern California-General Surgery

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Southern California

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Leeds U

    Graduated in 1985

  • Other Education
    PHD University Of London

    Completed in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Spicer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Spicer's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Spicer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Spicer's Care Philosophy

It is my care philosophy to help patients regain their independence and demonstrate the Departments commitment to healing individuals and not just surgically treating their medical condition.