Dr. Robert Spetzler, MD

Dr. Robert Spetzler, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
(47)
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Dr. Robert Spetzler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL in 1971 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Contact Information

(602) 406-3489

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
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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 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
Neurosurgical Procedures
Neurovascular Surgical Services
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
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
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 he...

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
    1977
  • 1971
    Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL
    Medical School
    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%
(0)
2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
42.5531914893617%
(20)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Spetzler's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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Insurance accepted

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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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