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 43 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

Hospital Affiliation

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
High performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Medical Center

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Ranked #16 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1972 - 1977

Wesley Pavilion
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

Genealogy of training in vascular neurosurgery.
Chowdhry, S. A.,Spetzler, R. F.

Revascularization and Aneurysm Surgery: Techniques, Indications and Outcomes in the Endovascular Era.
Kalani, M. Y.,Ramey, W.,Albuquerque, F. C.,McDougall, C. G.,Nakaji, P.,Zabramski, J. M.,Spetzler, R. F.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • 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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