Dr. Michelle Clarke, MD

Dr. Michelle Clarke, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michelle Clarke, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in neurosurgery.

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 88% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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15  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Clarke's Reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Michelle Clarke, MD
My husband had a spinal fusion 35+ years after having a spinal tumor removed. He couldn't walk on the golf course, his legs went numb standing for more than a minute or two, and couldn't hold our grandson while standing. 2 weeks after our consult he had surgery. He missed a whole summer golfing...Read More
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MJ in Rochester, MN – Aug 10, 2018
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Rockstar surgeon, brilliant! Amazing care, highly recommend. She surgically repaired my lower spine following treatment for metastatic breast cancer tumor. Back to exercising—no pain, no complications. I believe that those who had complications were either highly inactive and overweight or they did...Read More
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RunnerMama4 in Cedar Falls, IA – Jan 15, 2018
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Horrible bedside manor and very uncaring. Once your initial procedure is complete, if any complications arise, they don't want their record tarnished.
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Dec 21, 2017
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She spoke to me like a real person and helped me understand, in normal words, what was going on. Easy to get a hold of her staff, scheduled in a timely manner, and great outcome. Highly recommend!
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Rochester, MN – Feb 11, 2017
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misplaces hardware/screws placed outside of, doesn't even places pendulum screw in the bone and uses to long pendulum screws.places pendulum screws so they protrude out the back of the spinal bone into the cortex and forgets to put in the graft. Avoids using a c arm in the operating room to know...Read More
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Fargo, ND – Aug 12, 2016
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