Dr. Robert Spinner, MD

Dr. Robert Spinner, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Neurosurgery

Dr. Robert Spinner, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic Hospital  and Mayo Clinic - Rochester. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Neurology200 1st St SW Rochester, MN 55905
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Spinner is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital  Jacksonville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Spinner's Reviews

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3.9

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I spent 4 years in therapy and have marked atrophy and sentenced to the rest of my life with little to no use of my arm. My therapist sent me there. I was told l was not that bad. Wasted time and money in traveling there.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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May 09, 2021
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He didn't follow threw post-op. Have never been able to make contact with Dr. SPINNER. There were post-op complications that were never addressed and still have problems to this day. Continue to have the same problems as prior to surgery.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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LaRanda Thummel – Dec 03, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 21, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Tami Hensley in Roscoe, IL – Feb 10, 2016
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Dr. Spinner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spinner treats Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Spinner treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Neuroplasty
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spinner performs Neuroplasty more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Spinner performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Chiari Malformation Type 1
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spinner treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Spinner treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Spinner's conditions and procedures:

  • 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 Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Spinner, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic Hospital  and Mayo Clinic...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

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
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (507) 405-0313.

Does Dr. Robert Spinner, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Robert Spinner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spinner frequently treats Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve), Neuroplasty, and Chiari Malformation Type 1. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spinner treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Spinner, MD's office located?

Dr. Spinner's office is located at 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Spinner is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mayo Clinic Hospital 

Jacksonville, FL

91% Patients that would definitely recommend, 21% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

90% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% higher than the national average

40 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)