Dr. Michael Rauzzino, MD

Dr. Michael Rauzzino, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Rauzzino, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Lone Tree, CO. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

Knight Spine and Sports PC

10099 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 310

Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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

Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center School
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Wake Forest University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rauzzino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sky Ridge Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Rauzzino is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Rauzzino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rauzzino to family and friends
based on 80 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Rauzzino's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Englewood, CO |
From my inital visit until after my surgery Dr. Rauzzino and his staff were wonderful! They were very thorough and explained all of my options. The front office is well organized and provided me with all the paperwork and information I needed.
in Littleton, CO |
I think Dr. Rauzzino is an excellent surgeon and a very caring person. I had two operations in two days and he made me feel like i was the most important thing he had to take care of (after making pancakes for his daughter on Saturday morning - the day of my second op). I think that his associates and staff are also very nice people and easy to work with. He fused c1-c5 from deteriorating bones, giving me back the use of my hands and legs and saved me from living in a wheelchair.
in Aurora, CO |
Doctor Rauzzino, You know when there is something so amazing and so special that there doesn't seem to be enough right words to express thankful gratitude for what has been given to you. This is how I feel about the results of my spine fusion that you performed on me. No more painful moving about and daily living has once again "given me my life back". I highly recommend Doctor Rauzzino and his staff for evaluation of any issues that he may be able to help with. Most appreciative patient!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Rauzzino and his staff were amazing! After 13 weeks of horrible packpain and no answers, I was finally referred to Dr. Rauzzino. He carefully listened to my situation and was understanding. He took time to answer my questions. His bedside manner was impeccable. My situation was urgent and ultimately needed surgery. He fit me in right away. After surgery, my pain was gone! His communication was outstanding. I cannot say enough good about him! He is the best doctor I have ever seen.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr.Rauzzino is one the kindest, most amazing doctors I have ever seen. He explained my procedure in great detail. Also, I felt extremely comfortable to undergo the operation. I am very glad that I did my surgery with one of the most talented neurosurgeons I have ever seen. His assistants are just as amazing as he is and the office staff are very caring and they respond to your needs to guide and help you. Overall, Dr. Rauzzino an amazing surgeon and doctor.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Rauzzino was FANTASTIC. I went in there feeling defeated and left with a smile on my face. He asked many questions only after hearing my story and my symptoms. He listened closely, performed numerous amounts of evaluations and provided me with a clear plan of action. The office staff was exceptional, as well. They were polite, welcoming, and made me feel good. Extremely satisfied with my experience and trust Dr. Rauzzino and his team with my health!
in Parker, CO 80138 |
On April 21, 2017, Dr. Rauzzino performed a 4 cervical fusion on my neck. He must have done a great job! I didn't have any pain afterwards and my arms and hands feel normal. I also have balance walking that I had trouble with before the surgery. I found the Dr. to have great bedside manors and he genuinely care about my health and well being. I am happy to recommend Dr. Rauzzino to anyone. He also talked to my son who was there with me for the surgery both before and afterwards.
in Littleton, CO |
Dr Rauzzino scheduled my surgery after a lengthy meeting in his office with his PA, Stephen. After answering all of our questions about anything and everything about the surgery, after the surgery and anything else we could think of we were ready to leave, but Dr Rauzzino came in and talked with us some more. It was awesome to actually meet with the surgeon and staff before the surgery even took place. His staff scheduled the surgery as soon as was able, and helped us with all of the paperwork.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
The staff is very efficient and has made me feel very comfortable in the 4yrs that I have been going there. Dr Rauzzino has done 3 surgeries on me with good outcomes each time.
Dr. Rauzzino is an excellent listener and trusts his patient's knowledge and understanding of their condition. Having spine surgery is a major medical condition, and I felt that he was very supportive of my decision either way, and that he is a very skilled surgeon with an excellent ability to communicate with patients.
in Denver, CO |
Excellent surgical results. Almost 2 years of back pain from traffic accident . . . 2 hours of surgery and I walked out of the hospital without pain. Very communicative Dr. Excellent staff. Recommend highly. Very pleased.
in Aurora, CO |
Dr.s Rauzzino and Kimball did a brain tumor removal, scored the nerve sheath for the right eye muscle control nerve bundle. I now have one less usable eye and 1/4 of my head is permanently numb. Over the course of the month after the surgery I called and left four messages for Dr. Rauzzino in order to ask a question. I never got a single call-back. Not one. I would not recommend this Dr. for a toenail removal.
in Fort Collins, CO |
Dr. Rauzzino is an excellent doctor! I had a 2 level neck fusion in October 2016 & within 3 days was off all pain meds. I was back to work within 2 weeks P/T and F/T in 3 weeks. The chiropractor and physical therapist I saw after my surgery said they have never seen someone doing so well after a 2 level neck fusion. They both said " You had an amazing surgeon!" I highly recommend Dr. Rauzzino! I live 2 hours away but it is worth the drive for him to be my doctor. Also, All his staff is awesome!
in Highlands Ranch, CO |
A most excellent surgeon who explained the procedure thoroughly and took the time to answer questions and usually with a smile which is always important for a patient when facing surgery. The surgery went better than I expected and I am more than satisfied with the results. I have to add that his staff is most impressive and the best I have ever had to deal with. Not only were they professional and answered all questions I posed but were the most friendly of all. And they always had a smile.
in Denver, CO |
What a true blessing to find a doctor who really cares about his patients. I had a c6 c7 disc replacement and I'm on the road to recovery which is going very well thank God. Did I mention I'm only 29yrs old so I did want to do anything to extreme as far as a fusion and I'm expecting to make a great recovery. He is very nice and professional and I thank God for his blessed mind,hands and heart of gold best Dr I could have asked for.
in Westminster colorado |
Came in with a serious herniated disk putting pressure on leg nerves. Went from an off the chart pain level to zero right after the surgery. From the Doctor to the PA to the office staff to the hospital I was extremely well treated and very pleased with the outcome. Other doctors should learn from him. I am very thankful and would recommend him without reservation or hesitation. Thank you for giving me my life back so soon Philippe Muths.
in colorado springs, co |
Dr. R and his entire staff are the absolute best!!! When other Dr.s Told me nothing would help my condition Dr. R and his team were able to fix my neck and lower spine. His PA's(Stephan and Derick) are the best. They are smarter than the previous MD's I have seen. Many thanks to the ladies up front. Renata, Olga,Becky and Jo. My quality of life has increased 1000%. The entire team is definitely driven to provide the best patient care.
in Aurora, CO |
Dr. Rauzzino is great. he explained the operation to me where is was understandable. He told me what to expect after the surgery and was there when I woke up after the surgery. I have recommended him to two other people and one of them has also had great success. He is very friendly and caring. His Staff are also very helpful, friendly and bring an up beat feeling to the office.
Colorado Springs, CO |
Very caring doctor. Excellent with surgery and patient care. His staff us very helpful and respectful. Dr. Rauzzino is the only doctor I would trust to do my surgery.
Denver, CO |
Dr. Rauzzino is awesome. He takes the time to listen and understands what your issues are. He is very knowledgeable. The only issue is the wait time to see him.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Rauzzino is a kind and compassionate doctor. He actually did emergency back surgery on me on a Saturday, as I had a herniated disc pressing on a nerve. I left the hospital the next day without pain. I can't thank him enough for bringing me through this ordeal.
in Parker, CO |
Dr. Rauzinno is the ultimate professional and doctor. I have dealt with him 3 times, once with a friend, once when he saved my mother from being paralyzed for life and most recently with me for a severe herniated disc. He is one of the most talented physicians I have ever had the pleasure to meet, he is professional, personable and most important has a bed side manner second to none when you are dealing with a sensitive and personal situation. I recommend him highly.
in Monument, CO |
I have put off cervical fusion for over 15 years, as I did not find a Dr. I could trust nor felt was good enough to secure a positive outcome. After visiting with Dr. Rauzzino, I knew I could trust him. He took his time to explain what my condition was as well as what he suggested to fix it. I won't lie, I was afraid, but my fear was not about the Dr. But the outcome and recuperation. I feel confident in Dr. Rauzzino's ability so much that my husband is to be operated on by him as well.
in Lakewood, CO |
This miracle was performed at Front Range Spine and neurosurgery right here at Sky View Hospital. Performed by Dr. Michael Rauzzino and Derrick Winckler. These two doctors, Dr. Rauzzino and Winckler, to me are supreme beings sent here to perform their miracles on every patient they havve performed surgery on. My Heroes.
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Dr. Rauzzino accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Rauzzino has admitting privileges

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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