Dr. Robert Benz, MD

Dr. Robert Benz, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(33)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Benz, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Loveland, CO. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

3470 E 15th St

Loveland, CO 80538

Contact Information

(970) 663-3975

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 3 More

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Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benz "Our team takes a comprehensive approach to treating your spinal problem. We work closely with physical therapists,outside pain management physicians, chiropractors, and acupuncturist to find the least invasive way to return you to the active lifestyle you desire. When surgery is needed, we offer minimally invasive surgical solutions and disc replacement surgery when appropriate. Because cost is always a concern, we offer many surgical options including disc replacement, discectomies, laminectomies, and fusion surgeries in our surgical center."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
39

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement

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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.

Education

  • Universtity Of Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of California San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Surgical Treatment for Spinal Disorders in Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders, 1999
  • Current Techniques of Decompression of the Lumbar Spine, Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research,
  • Cervical Burst Fractures in Spine Trauma, 1997
  • Adult Scoliosis in The Spine, 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Aramaic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benz to family and friends
3.1
based on 33 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Benz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Ft Collins, CO |
I've see Dr. Benz several times for sciatica, culminating in Lumbar surgery: spinal fusion and a laminectomy (after a couple of years of nerve root injections). I chose him for his reputation as a good surgeon. At more than 6 months post op, my original pain location is gone, but more sciatica pain is back, along with unrelenting localized lumbar pain. I regret the surgery. I should have explored targeted physical therapy instead. LUMBAR SURGERY HAS DUBIOUS OUTCOMES • CAVEAT EMPTOR
Thank you for giving us your comments. I am available to discuss details if you contact me at 970-419-7140 or info@orthohealth.com. Kind regards! Armi Hall for Dr. Benz and OCR
If I could rate Dr. Benz a ZERO I would have, but 1 star was my only option. I consulted with him for chronic low back pain because I have outweighed every other option possible for my condition. Injections, nerve burns, physical therapy, medicine, you name it I've tried it with no long term relief. The first thing he asked when he walked in my room was "So, why are you here?" He treated me like I was nothing but an inconvenience and was wasting his time. I would NOT recommend Dr. at all!!!
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Our doctors and staff endeavor to provide great care and service. If we did not provide that, we apologize. I am available to discuss details if you contact me at 970-419-7140 or info@orthohealth.com. We post a general reply because the federal law on patient privacy (HIPAA) prevents us from identifying anyone as a patient without their permission. Kind regards! Armi Hall for Dr. Benz and OCR
Ft Collins, CO |
Terrible bedside manner. It was almost demeaning.
Loveland, CO |
Dr. Benz was very helpful and went out of his way to get me the treatment that I needed for a herniated cervical disc. He clearly explained the possible options to me along with his recommendation and reasons. Dr. Benz and his staff went out of their way to get me into surgery the very next day! The surgery was successful and my pain was eliminated. I appreciate very much not only Dr. Benz's skill, but also his efforts to limit the amount of time I had to continue suffering from the pain.
Greeley CO |
I was in a lot of pain and was treated w the greatest of respect. The surgery was s needed answer and handled skillfully. I appreciate this trans no nonsense approach after giving me all of the options. Went above and beyond to help w my insurance. Thank you!
in Greeley, CO |
Dr. Benz and his nurse Megan are very rude and condescending. They act as if your wasting their time and are bothered by on going conditions after the surgery. I had to undergo two surgeries and I'm still having issues that have left me living life at the pain level of 5-8. Dr. Benz's recommendation was to just have those painful nerves burned so that they don't bother me any longer. Not acceptable professional behavior in my opinion.
in Greeley, CO |
Dr. Benz is quick to judgement about conditions without adequate testing or consideration. His bedside manner is abysmal.
in Loveland, CO |
Spent 2 minutes with me. Didn't even tell me I had degenerative disc disease. Told me what he saw in my xrays was normal fir my age and what i do fir work. Asked me why I didn't go to my regular doctor for my back and nerve pain. Made me feel as though I was wasting his time.
in Cheyenne, WY |
Thank you and your staff for the amazing care that Phil Ketron received during his surgical experience. The office staff at both your office and Poudre Valley Hospital gave us such good care that we will certainly spread the word. You and Nancy answered all of our questions in such a way to take away a feeling of confidence in the procedure. Again, thank you.
in Torrington, WY |
I highly recommend that southeast Wyoming residents make the drive to Fort Collins for Dr. Benz's superior level of skill, care, and follow-up. Excellent coordination between staff at Orthopedic and Spine Center of the Rockies.
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Dr. Benz accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Benz has admitting privileges

Poudre Valley Hospital
1024 S Lemay Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Medical Center of the Rockies
2500 Rocky Mountain Ave
Loveland, CO 80538
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