Dr. Robert F. Spetzler, MD

Dr. Robert F. Spetzler, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 71 years old

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Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, LTD
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      Dr. Spetzler accepts 17 insurance carriers

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      17 Insurance Carriers 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
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Golden Rule
      • Indian Health Service
      • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
      • Mercy Care
      • MultiPlan
      • PHCS
      • UnitedHealthCare

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      Dr. Spetzler's Review Details
      3.2 based on 45 responses
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      • Helpfulness
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      Experience with Dr. Spetzler
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (44)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (44)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (44)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (44)
      Dr. Spetzler's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (45)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (45)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (40)
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      in Tempe, AZ |
      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 very few words, speaks very little, but does an wonderful job. He is the best.
      Gilbert, AZ |
      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 updated during the entire procedure. I thank God I live in AZ and could choose him for my doctor easily, but if if I didn't live close, he and Barrow would still have been my #1 choice.
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery
      • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
      • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • 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 Tumor
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Carotid Artery Stenosis
      • Cavernous Hemangioma
      • Cavernous Malformation Brain
      • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari Malformation, Adult
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Moyamoya Disease
      • Myelopathy
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Skull Base Lesions
      • Skull Base Tumor
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thrombosis
      • Torticollis
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Vascular Disease
      • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

      Procedures Performed

      • Brain Surgery
      • Cardiac Standstill Surgery
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Cerebrovascular Surgery
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Deep Brain Stimulation
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
      • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Microvascular Decompression
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurosurgical Procedures
      • Neurovascular Surgical Services
      • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
      • Skull Base Surgery
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
      • Stereotactic Surgery
      • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Il

        Graduated in 1971

      • Internship Hospital
        General Surgery-Northwestern University, Wesley Memorial Hospital

        Completed in 1977

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine, San Francisco, Ca

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • German
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Spetzler's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

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      Dr. Spetzler's 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 health and well-being are important to us. The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well.