Dr. Robert J. Benz, MD

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Dr. Robert J. Benz, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

(970) 663-3975

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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • 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
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca San Diego Med Center
    University Of California San Diego

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Universtity Of Illinois

    Graduated in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • 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

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Benz's Office & Staff

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Dr. Benz's Care Philosophy

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.