Dr. Rodney Samuelson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 48

Dr. Samuelson
Accepting new patients

Regional Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital

1635 Caregiver Cir Rapid City, SD 57702

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Dr. Rodney Samuelson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rapid City, SD and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Monument Health Rapid City Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Samuelson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Samuelson is affiliated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Colorado Springs, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
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1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (9/12/2019)View details
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Dr. Samuelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samuelson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samuelson treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samuelson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Venous Malformation
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radio Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Dr. Samuelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Samuelson

4.4

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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1 Star
12.5%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (21)
  • Office environment (21)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (20)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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I took my Mother to see Dr. Samuelson to see if she could be treated with a shunt for hydrocephalus. He proceeded to explain to my Mother and I about the evolution of man and that cavemen did not have a very long life expectancy and that my Mother had surely outlived hers. Yes, it sounds outrageous. Yes, he said it.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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SoDak Bri – Feb 19, 2021
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He is a wonderful doctor, not only very intelligent, but has a very kind, & pleasant personality, which is so very important, especially when a patient is facing a very serious & complicated surgery. I especially appreciated how Dr. Samuelson explained what was wrong, on the CT, & other tests, & what, surgically, would be necessary to repair the problem. We are so fortunate & blessed to have Dr. Samuelson in our area. Thank You for being here for us!
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M. Mikuska – Apr 20, 2020
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Very informative & seemed to really care. Explained my procedure so it was easily understood. Explained benefits as well as risks. Answered all the questions we had. He came highly recommended & I see why. I would recommend him to others.
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Kellye – Feb 17, 2020
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Excellent knowledgeable intelligent courteous thorough professional doctor. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Samuelson to enyone. I know I will have surgery in the near future and I hope I am fortunate enough to have Dr Samuelson as my surgeon again. I feel our community is very fortunate to have such an outstanding physician.
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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Lee – Feb 01, 2020
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Awesome surgeon. He has done 4 surgeries on me. He is always professional and thorough! I trust his skills and decisions about my care
What went well
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Jenn Gonzalez – Sep 30, 2019
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Went for a neck surgery consult and was told he would not do the surgery due to my life expectancy. I am currently going through chemo treatment for cancer that my team of oncologists have told me is treatable. Dr. Samuelson then tells me I have 6 months to live. Not sure why he would say such a terrible thing to a person - didn't know he was also an oncologist. Waited 25 minutes to get into my appointment as well. My doctors were informed and saw his notes in my chart and were appalled.
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Biography

Dr. Rodney Samuelson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rapid City, SD and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Medical College Of Virginia-Vcu Health System
Residency Hospital
2003
Medical College Of Virginia-Vcu Health System
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
1997
McPherson College
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Rodney Samuelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Samuelson frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Samuelson treats.

Where is Dr. Rodney Samuelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Samuelson's office is located at 1635 Caregiver Cir, Rapid City, SD 57702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Regional Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital

Regional Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital1635 Caregiver Cir Rapid City, SD 57702
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Monument Health Rapid City Hospital

Rapid City, SD

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Colorado Springs, CO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received