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Dr. Robert Huler, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Huler

OrthoIndy and OrthoIndy Hospital

8450 Northwest Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46278

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Dr. Robert Huler, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Huler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Huler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huler treats Spine Disorders more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Huler treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spondylolisthesis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huler treats Spondylolisthesis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Huler treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Huler treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Huler treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Huler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Huler is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty practice limited exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Huler examines over 3,000 patients and performs 400 major spine surgeries each year. He is an a...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Indiana University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Medical School
1989
1984

Awards

Dr. Huler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Huler

2.8

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
1 Star
52.17391304347826%
(24)

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Dr Huler did a spinal fusion on me. I was told I would have a small 1 inch incision on my neck. I woke up during surgery and it was chaotic. When surgery was over I woke up and the entire front of my neck looked like someone had slit my throat clear across I haven't been the same since. Just examine this mans hands. They aren't the hands of a good surgeon. Very arrogant as well. Worst Dr I've ever seen.
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I hope thousands of people read about what a terrible “doctor” Huler is. Arrogant, uncaring, never follows up, rude, inconsiderate, egotistical. Do not trust him! Please keep your family, loved ones, friends away from him.
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Dr. Huler performed miracles for my cervical spine pain several years ago so when I recently developed similar issues in my lumbar spine Dr. Huler was my go to person. My pain issues and mobility have been greatly improved. Prior to finding Dr. Huler I had undergone several procedures for my cervical spine fusions and every one resulted in superinfections witn non-fusion issues. I attribute this to the unparalleled cleanliness of the facility and Dr. Huler's impeccable expertise. I am a nurse.
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Robert Huler insulted my partner before requiring return to work until failed surgery. Spent 18 seconds saying partner would be better than before, now unable to walk properly due to greater pain, as well as new incontinence and defecation issues. I have friends who have suffered at his hands as well; misdiagnosis, rude treatment, the list goes on. Not a healer. This man has taken much from many. Nevertheless I forgive him everything. Once this post is accepted, I will think of him no more.
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I have had one surgery from Dr Huller where rods and screws were required and before I was healed from that I blew a disk and he didn't believe me and it was murder getting him to take care of me. To his credit, when he found out I did blow a disk he said he was sorry... Years later I have been in bed for 4 wks I brought an MRI of my spine for him to look at He only looked at one spot and didnt go any further on the MRI and said my back was fine, I am in so much pain I'm going somewhere else..
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dr huler is an awesome back surgeon, he has done a lower back procedure on me with good results and recently a procedure because my spine was twisting, so far with great results, i have a big scar but it was worth it, hopefully i won't ever have to have anymore done, he is a very precise, caring and compassionate dr along with his assistant lisa, i would never go to anyone else except him, great guy
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My daughter is in her mid 20s and had a herniated disc. She ended up with Dr Huler through Ortho Indy emergency care. Her pain never went away after surgery, and he acted like she was lying about it. Dr Huler brushed her off after surgery and basically said she was exaggerating her pain. She cried in front of him- no emotion from Dr. He sent her back to work where she stands for 12 hours/day with a re-herniated disc. We went to another surgeon who was FANTASTIC- she had to have an addl surgery
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Dr. Huler is an excellent surgeon, he isn't much on bedside manner. He comes across as condescending to his patients. Speaking with other people in the waiting area, he isn't a people person, but does good work if you can get past the way he presents himself.
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Dr. Huler. Operated on my lower back. The surgery was successful with an immediate reduction in my back pain. Dr. Huler was very professional throughout our office visits and the surgery process. He was totally focused on the operation he was about to perform. His confidence and professionalism made my family and I quite comfortable with the procedure.
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Over 9 years, Dr. Huler performed 4 surgeries eventually fusing me from C2 to T1 using cadaver bone. He and Dr. Kylene Huler saved my life and my sanity. He even detected the presence of bilateral kidney cancer. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would.
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First time I saw him, he brushed me off. Sent me for a MRI just in case there was really something wrong. One week later he calls and tells me he needs to speak to me about the MRI results, sounding urgent. He tells me to call back with my daytime number where I could be reached. Did so the next day. They make an appt for me to see him. He never called; went to appt. After waiting 90+ minutes after my appt. time, I left. Over two weeks later, I still don't have my test results. Malpractice?
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This man is a joke. He forgot about his oath he took. He is a work comp Doctor and lied and put me through hell until the work comp board sent me to a real spine surgeon who surgically repaired my spine. I wouldn't take my worst enemy to this doctor. He is crooked and will break your back before he lets an insurance adjuster spend money to fix you correctly. Don't trust him! Ask for an Independant exam! He's not a trustworthy Doctor!
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I had back surgery about 10 years ago and Dr. Huler was my doctor. He had to work around some cysts(that weren't operable) in order to operate on my back. I had been in a lot of pain. I am SO happy to report that the pain is all but gone. I had 3 levels of rods and pins put in and the surgery was a great success. Dr, Huler was also very professional, conscientious and his caring about his patients was obvious. I would highly recommend Dr. Huler, and I have on several occasions.
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