Dr. Robert Spinner, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 58

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Robert Spinner, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spinner has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Mayo Medical School medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spinner to book an appointment.


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Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Dr. Spinner performed selective peripheral denervation surgery on me. The surgery successfully treated my symptoms. He is an amazing surgeon and I couldn't be happier! He is a wonderful person and I enjoyed interacting with him throughout the entire process.
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Sep 24, 2019
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I suffered for nearly 6 years with cervical dystonia and was to the point of giving up and accepting I would live in pain the rest of my life when I found out about Dr. Spinner. Incredible is the first word thar springs to mind. He and his team knew and understand what I was dealing with constantly. When I awoke from surgery, that horrible, gnawing, wrenching pain was gone and I could look straight ahead for the first time in years. Dr. Spinner gave me my life back! He is exceptionally intelligent, kind, and professional. He, and the entire Mayo team, are not the gold standard...they are platinum. Mayo is a wonderful place and should be emulated by every healthcare system in the country.
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Tamela Grabb – Sep 01, 2019
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A brilliant kind, compassionate, talented one of a kind physician who in 3 mins can do what takes others physicians days. Saved my arm. I could not thank him enough. Mayo does see an enormous amount of patients the best in the world. From the door greeters and information desk to nursing they absolutely try their hardest to please. The waiting rooms very comfortable. Artwork in halls exceed most museums I’ve been to.
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MS – Apr 12, 2019
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Mayo is a machine. Patients are not people. Everyone is one of hundreds of thousands of numbers where no one knows your name or remembers your face unless you live locally. If you come from afar and need Spinner, find out how your care will be managed back home for post op problems/concerns. Good luck ever getting Spinner on the phone after surgery. You are likely one and done. There is no compassion, no loyalty. If you need care later on for the same problem, he will turn his back on you.
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Dr. Spinner is very kind and his bedside manner is A+. This was my 2nd surgery at Mayo for the same problem and will definitely go back to Dr. Spinner if another instance pops up. My whole experience was well worth the drive.
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

Typically treats 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spinner performs Brain Surgery more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Spinner performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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

Dr. Spinner performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Spinner performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spinner performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 34% of their peers

Dr. Spinner performs this procedure more than 34% of their peers

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Dr. Spinner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Spinner, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spinner has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Mayo Medi...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Peripheral Nerve
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Residency Hospital
1999
LSU MC
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
Mayo Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus

Rochester, MN

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)