Dr. Robert Rovner, MD

Dr. Robert Rovner, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Robert Rovner, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Danville, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 200

Danville, CA 94526

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rovner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Rovner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rovner "Robert Rovner, M.D. specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions in pediatric, adult and elderly patients with an emphasis on the use of minimally invasive techniques. He treats pediatric deformities such as scoliosis, traumatic injuries such as disc herniations and fractures, and degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis and disc degeneration.

Dr. Rovner has recently built a new office and created a unique comfortable office to offer his patients the most focused, private and calming environment possible. He has numerous spine models and computers in each exam room to visually educate each patient about their condition(s) affecting their spine.  His staff engages personally with patients and will make sure they have a cell phone number to easily correspond for important issues.

Dr. Rovner's approach is conservative with surgery being the option after all other treatments have been discussed and/ or tried. He offers the best advancements in spine surgery for patients with degenerative disease of the spine, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, and other conditions. He has actually developed and patented procedures and devices to help give patients the best treatment possible. His ability to correct scoliosis with his novel correction approach is the first in the country and has been featured on the news.   

2012-2013  CASTLE CONNOLLY'S TOP DOCTORS AWARD—awarded by a physician led research team that reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually via a nationwide online process and are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialites.

 2008  PATIENTS' CHOICE AWARD

 2008-2013  COMPASSIONATE DOCTOR AWARD-5 YEAR HONOREE (2013)

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8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
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44  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rovner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Rovner's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rovner to family and friends
24 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Rovner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Rovner Says:
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Dr. Rovner and his staff will always try to communicate with patients regarding all concerns and issues. We're proud to have a very knowledgeable office administrator who has many years experience running medical spine practices and is fully aware of problems that might commonly arise. 

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Patient Comments (4)

Dr Rovner did back surgery on me about 20 years ago. He is awesome. If I would ever need another orthopedic surgery he would be the only doctor I would allow to perform the procedure. Awesome.
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I really won’t recommend him to any one else. My outcome of the surgery did by him turned out a twisted vertebrae between c4-5 due to C5 position being twisted when he placed an artificial disc.
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I would highly recommend Dr.Robert Rovner for anyone who has been suffering lower back pain and has tried everything possible to manage the incidious pain to avoid surgery.He carefully evaluated and diagnosed the problem and said he could help me out surgically. I had the recommended surgeries...more
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Success!! That's what I have to say about Dt. Rovner. I am 8 months post op and I can now do activities I haven't done in 10 years. After seeng 4 other surgeons 10 years ago in the beginning I decided to follow his direction and process prior to back surgery. Thank goodness I did because with my...more
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