Dr. Robert F Spetzler MD Neurosurgeon
Dr. Robert Spetzler is a neurosurgeon in Phoenix, Arizona. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Spetzler accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 25 doctors at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and one of 21 at Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Medical Center who specialize in Neurological Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including German.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Neurosurgeon: Brain & Spinal Tumor, Cerebrovascular, Skull Base
Clinical Interests: Aneurysm, Brain Neoplasms, Vascular Diseases, Meningioma, Skull base tumors, Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations, Spinal Cord Neoplasms, spinal cord vascular lesions
Education & Medical Training
University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1972 - 1977
Residency, General Surgery, 1971 - 1972
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1971
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified 35 years in Neurological Surgery
AZ State Medical License
Active through 2013
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Publications & Presentations
39th Annual Barrow Neurosurgery Symposium
2013 5 15
Left retrosigmoid craniotomy for cavernous malformation of the middle cerebellar peduncle.
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The relationship between ruptured aneurysm location, subarachnoid hemorrhage clot thickness, and incidence of radiographic or symptomatic vasospasm in patients enrolled in a prospective randomized controlled trial.
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- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Great West PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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2910 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: (602) 406-3489
Fax: (602) 406-4402