Dr. Stefano Sinicropi, MD

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Dr. Stefano Sinicropi, MD
Dr. Sinicropi attended the prestigious Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Medical School and then completed a combined Research/Clinical Residency at Columbia University's Presbyterian Hospital. Following residency he sub-specialized in Spinal Surgery through successful completion of the Kenton D. Leatherman Spinal Fellowship at the University of Louisville, where he trained with some of the most well respected Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic spinal surgeons in the United States. Dr. Sinicropi joined Midwest Spine & Brain Institute in 2006 and quickly developed one of the busiest practices in the Midwest. In 2012 Dr. Sinicropi was named the President and CEO of Midwest Spine & Brain Institute in Stillwater, MN and has continued to expand the Vision of "Right Diagnosis allows the Right Treatment."

7373 France Ave S

Edina, MN 55435

Contact Information

(800) 234-1826

Dr. Stefano Sinicropi, MD

Dr. Stefano Sinicropi, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Sinicropi has one of the largest and most successful practices in Minnesota because of his reputation of giving the patient REAL ANSWERS to even the most diagnostically challenging patients.  Patients who are told that they need spinal surgery often travel to see Dr. Sinicropi to see if there is another potentially less invasive option for them.    Patients who have been told "there is nothing we can do" having sometimes endured years of treatments and incorrect diagnosis, are often relieved to hear that there is a solution to their condition. 
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Dr. Sinicropi's Experience

Dr. Sinicropi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Louisville Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sinicropi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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Dr. Sinicropi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sinicropi to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Sinicropi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Cottage Grove, MN |
Dr. Sinicropi is amazing! I have had Cervical Spinal Fusion and Posterior Spinal Fusion. I was having numbness in my right and left arm, no feeling in my hands and severe headaches. I have not had a headache since the surgeries and have full feeling back in my arms and hands. Dr. Sinicropi worked with me until we found a path that would eliminate my pain. His expertise in his field allowed him to provide exceptional care and perform surgeries that gave me my life back. I'm grateful!
in Minneapolis, MN |
Dr. Sinicropi was exceptional to work with and is one of the best people you can find in the Upper Midwest for spine, neck and back issues. He had me back on my feet in minimal time following disc replacement surgery and went to bat for me with the insurance company.
in Lakeville, MN |
Dr. Sinicropi is a butcher. He has ruined my life along with many others that have not posted anything or are in such bad shape, can't. He immediately jumped me to a C2-C7 cervical fusion 3 yrs ago. According to him at the time, there was no other options, although at the time, my problem was not 5 level. His quote was 'let's just get the whole thing done now. WHAT A MISTAKE! This man does not consider PT or anything other than to fill his pockets with $$ and an ego off the charts.
in Minneapolis, MN |
I fell 12 feet from a ladder, spent 2 wks in ER, receiving pain killers. Released & told it would heal. It didn't. Pain was at 9-10 level 24/7; couldn't sleep, walk, drive... Finally I researched best Neurosurgeon's & found Sinicropi. He immediately diagnosed problem as a severe disk herniation. After same day surgery, using a new technique, Sinicropi removed a large portion of disk, I was pain-free in a week. Sinicropi isn't a hand-holder, but a brilliant Dr. & surgeon. So thankful to him!
in Burnsville, MN |
Después de sufrir mucho dolor con mi enfermedad de espondilolistesis nada funcionaba hasta que el Doctor Sinicropi me atendió y me opero de una fusión lumbar anterior y posterior ahora después de 7 meses me siento excelentemente bien a mis 46 años, la cirugía fue un éxito. Lo recomiendo por su trato con tanto respeto, profesionalismo y su diagnostico certero. Lo recomiendo ampliamente mi vida es ahora después de la cirugia que me realizo libre de dolor.
Eagan, MN |
I booked an appointment with Doctor as he came recommended to me by my Physical Therapist. When I book an appointment with an experienced Doctor, I expect that appointment to be honored and to be able to see a Doctor, not a PA. But the Doctor did not show up. I asked why, and the PA said that he was managing my case per the Doctor. Doctor apparently made the decision my case was not worthy for his time, pushed me onto PA. Made another appointment with Doctor, pushed onto PA again. Terrible.
Only met with him for 3-4 minutes during an explanation of what my surgery would entail. Surgery was at Greenway surgery center and the staff was inconsiderate. Was let out still under the affects Of anesthesia. And never spoke with Dr. Sinicropi about how the surgery went. The staff at Midwest spine was no better as I still had issues and they did not seem to care. I am worse off to this day than before I had surgery.
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Dr. Sinicropi accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
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    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
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