Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD

Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Kretzer is affiliated with Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital.

6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 305

Tucson, AZ 85710

Contact Information

(520) 881-8400

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kretzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kretzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kretzer to family and friends
3.9
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kretzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr Kretzer was wonderful. He has done multiple surgeries, with wonderful results.
in Marana, AZ |
Caring, tell it like it is doctor. Under estimated the results. I had pretty extensive lower back surgery and I am so please with the results. I now have my life back and am no longer home bound due to inability to walk farther that 50 to 60 feet without sever leg pain. Thank you seems so inadequate. As a retired paramedic, I think I have a good handle on a doctors skill level.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Kretzer was awesome and answered all of our questions. His assistant Chelsea was awesome as well. We will have referred Dr. K. patients.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Kretzer was prepared to listen to my problems on our first visit, having reviewed my chart and my films extensively before he even walked in the door. He answered all our questions and was clear about what he was going to do.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kretzer accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Tucson HMOx
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Kretzer has admitting privileges

Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711
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