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Dr. Robert Spetzler, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Spetzler

Dr. Robert Spetzler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Il in 1971 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


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(602) 406-3489

Dr. Spetzler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Indian Health Service
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Spetzler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetzler performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Spetzler performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetzler treats Brain Aneurysm more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Spetzler treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spetzler treats Chiari's Deformity more than 87% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric

Dr. Spetzler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Basilar Skull Invagination
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Standstill Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurovascular Surgical Services
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

About Me

Care Philosophy

At BNA, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of BNA, your healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine, San Francisco, Ca
Residency Hospital
1977
General Surgery-Northwestern University, Wesley Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1971
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Il
Medical School
1977
1971

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

Dr. Spetzler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spetzler

3.2

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
55.319148936170215%
(26)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
42.5531914893617%
(20)

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Dr. Spetzler successfully clipped four aneurysms in my brain. He is the only doctor I would ever consider for this surgery. He is the best in his field, and his retirement will be a great loss.
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Simply put, he is God. He did an wonderful surgery and obliterated my AVM. I did not have any neurological deficits and was walking the very next day and just two weeks after my surgery, I am recovering rapidly and feel almost normal. I am extremely fortunate to be treated by him. He is a man of...Read More
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The entire experience of my surgery was quick, efficient, and everybody I dealt with was very friendly. Dr. Spetzler did an excellent job of explaining why having the surgery so quickly was very important. He and his staff did an excellent job of removing the brain tumor, and keeping my family...Read More
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