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Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Kretzer

Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(520) 881-8400

Dr. Kretzer accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
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Golden Rule
Humana
Tucson HMOx
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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Dr. Kretzer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kretzer treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kretzer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Kretzer 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
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kretzer treats Spinal Stenosis more than 92% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Kretzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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Dr. Kretzer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kretzer

4.0

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Can't get an appointment with this guy. His front office staff just forwards call to scheduling and then you have to leave a message. It has been 4 weeks and no return call. I have tried several times to schedule only to be transferred to the scheduling person who NEVER returns your call. So,...Read More
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One of the most brilliant physicians I have met. Caring, dedicated and an amazing surgeon Empathetic And Dilligent
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Dr Kretzer is Very kind & knowledgeable about his field. We are very thankful for him & his team. He has a well trained staff. My surgery is barely 3 weeks out & I feel so much relief from pain & numbness. We thank God for the wonderful care.
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Dr Kretzer changed my life. I was not able to go for a short walk. After my surgery and recovery I now can go for long walks. I also am able to play tennis.
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Dr Kretzer saved my life. I came in numb on my left side and paralyzed in my left hand, my dominant hand. He looked at my MRI and immediately scheduled me for surgery. I freaked out and ran away to Hawaii for 3 weeks. When my condition got worse vertigo etc. I came back to Tucson. He did the...Read More
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