Dr. Michael Rauzzino, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lone Tree, CO and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.


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Medicaid
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Dr. Rauzzino's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rauzzino treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rauzzino treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rauzzino treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rauzzino treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rauzzino treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rauzzino treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rauzzino's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Rauzzino, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lone Tree, CO and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rauzzino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rauzzino

4.5

Based on 97 reviews

5 Stars
84.5360824742268%
(82)
4 Stars
2.0618556701030926%
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3 Stars
1.0309278350515463%
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2 Stars
1.0309278350515463%
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1 Star
11.34020618556701%
(11)

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Dr. Rauzzino gave me my life back after 2 years of severe lower back pain. The entire staff at Dr. Rauzzino's office is wonderful. I had spinal fusion in April of this year after going through 1 1/2 years of conservative treatment. Dr. Rauzzino's PA, Derrick Winkler was very understanding and did not push surgery on me at any point. He spent time with me and explained the surgery to me in detail. I went in without any fear and the surgery was the best thing I ever did. It was life changing and I cannot say enough great things about Front Range. If you are looking for a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd opinion, go there. You will probably end up with Dr. Rauzzino as your surgeon.
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Dr. Rauzzino expertly performed an extremely delicate repair to my spinal membrane, which was leaking cerebro spinal fluid (caused by a previous surgeon's mistake during fusion surgery). The area was very difficult to reach, making ordinary stitching impossible, so he creatively applied a combination of “patch” options and kept watch over me in ICU until he felt confident that it would heal properly on its own—which it has. In addition, he is a kind, compassionate person and a great communicator with a genuine interest in his patients. Anyone with a complicated situation should not hesitate to contact him—there is definitely a reason he carries the title Chief of Neurosurgery at his hospital.
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Dr. Rauzzino was a second surgical opinion for me. His PA was GREAT, and they diagnosed me/my excruciating pain based on MY issues. Dr. Rauzzino did an EXCELLENT job describing the procedure and why it would help me. He is smart, efficient, great at describing what and why, and my surgery came off without a hitch. I cannot thank him and his staff enough for giving my life back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
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Dr. Rauzzino is totally excellent at what he does. He listens to his patients with an open mind and will give you options should there be any. His followups are there and he doesn't forget you. He corrected a problem with me in replacing a broken cage in my back and did a Spinal Fusion. His staff in Colorado Springs is awesome and they don't miss anything. A very friendly practice.
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I would recommend Dr. Rauzzino 100%! I know first hand that he is warm, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. And that he goes out of his way, above and beyond for his patients. The staff is amazing as well. They are attentive, genuine and also very caring. Can not say enough great things about this office and all of my many experiences with them. You can rest assured that you will be well taken care of here.
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I had neck pain for 4 years due a combination of congenital spinal stenosis and herniated/bulging discs. Dr. Rauzzino recommended Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in two levels for my case. It's now two weeks after surgery and the pain is essentially gone. In fact I feel so well that I have to hold myself back so I don't overdo anything. I can't thank Dr. Rauzzino enough for his expertise and care. He made a tremendous difference in my life and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you!!!
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Dr R has my back! After 2 previous surgeries, I went in to see Dr. Rauzzino. I received incredible care and optimism! I left my visit with a clear understanding of my extended options. He's very intelligent, considerate, and caring. GREAT Doctor!
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I haven't felt this good in 7 years. I had emergency lumbar surgery, at Sky Ridge, that Dr. Rauzzino performed. I am eternally grateful for him being there and taking care of me. I would recommend him to anyone needing an honest opinion with a no nonsense doctor.
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I had broke my T7 back in 2006, was told by many doctors that nothing could be done. I broke my T6, T9 and T12, when he repaired my T6 he also repaired my T7. Great doctor and great chair side manner, always made me feel important and comfortable.
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I had chronic debilitating pain from sciatica. Dr. Rauzzino saw me in a timely manner, identified the problem corrected it with a laminectomy. Throughout the process he and his staff were very helpful and worked to see that I got the treatment that I needed.
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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average