Dr. Mark Spicer, MD

Dr. Mark Spicer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Mark Spicer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Murrieta, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.

28078 Baxter Rd Ste 430

Murrieta, CA 92563

Contact Information

(951) 290-4378

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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more than 88% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 81% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • 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
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Leeds U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Southern California-General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • PhD University of London
    Other Education | Completed 1988

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. Mark Spicer, MD
AMAZING! From start to finish Dr. Spicer and his staff were beyond amazing. He never rushed through my appointments and took the time to make me feel comfortable with my condition and decision to have surgery. Spinal fusion is no small matter, but they made it incredibly easy for me. Best doctor I...Read More
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Deanna Cogdill – Jul 06, 2018
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Dealing with lower back pain and acute sciatica for 10 years nearly destroyed my life. I was finally referred to Dr. Mark Spicer who gave me the option of spinal fusion surgery. Surgery was the best decision I ever made in my life. I have my life back and I am completely pain free. Dr. Spicer is...Read More
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Sun City, CA – Apr 25, 2018
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Dr. Mark Spicer has allowed me to enjoy life again to the fullest capacity. I can now walk again without pain. Dr. Spicer is not only an extremely caring physician, he is an excellent surgeon. I'm only 52 and I needed L4, L5, S1 fusion. I could only walk with a cane, and would be crying in pain...Read More
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Kathy B. in Menifee, CA – Apr 21, 2018
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Thank you Dr. Spicer & your amazing staff, I couldn't ask for a more caring compassionate surgeon. You go above & beyond a doctors duties & are always available whenever we need you. I wish there were more doctors like you who practice not for the money but for the love of people.
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Fiona Barnhart in Murrieta, CA – Apr 16, 2018
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Dr. Spicer was recommended to me by my PCP and Orthopedist. I recently had an Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion, replacing three discs in my cervical spine. Dr. Spicer explained the surgery in detail leaving room for questions. Dr. Spicer has a great bedside manner, cheerful and professional,...Read More
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A. Abbarno in San Jacinto – Feb 08, 2018
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