We found 20 spine surgeons near Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. David Wayne Polly Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
2450 Riverside Ave Hc 200
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. David Polly specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spine tumor, and neurosurgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Polly attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America; General Claire L. Chennault Award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; and David C. Wherry Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Tumor, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Daryll Christopher Dykes, MD, PhD, JD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 E 26th Street; 600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Daryll Dykes is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dykes include spine problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Dykes is professionally affiliated with North Memorial Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Tumor, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Joseph- Hector Perra, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 E 26th Str; #600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Joseph- Perra specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Minneapolis, MN, Hastings, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Perra focuses on spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine, Dr. Perra attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Spine Problems

Dr. Paul Dean Hartleben, MBA, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Minneapolis Va Health Care System; One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Paul Hartleben is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Stillwater, MN, Wyoming, MN, and Maplewood, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartleben include spine problems and neck problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Regions Hospital, and Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Dr. Hartleben attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Lumbar Fusion, Lumbar Decompression, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Carl Holte, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4200 Dahlberg Drive; Suite 300
Golden Valley, MN
 

Dr. David Holte sees patients in Edina, MN, Golden Valley, MN, and Chaska, MN. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Holte trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holte's clinical interests encompass spine problems and neck problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Holte is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Russell Hibbs Award and Best Clinical Research Paper, Scoliosis Research Society. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, North Memorial Health Care, and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Spine Problems

Dr. Ensor Edward Transfeldt, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 East 26th Street; Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Ensor Transfeldt's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Transfeldt include spine problems. Dr. Transfeldt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Patient ratings for Dr. Transfeldt average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr. Timothy A Garvey, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 East 26th Street, Piper Building; Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Timothy Garvey's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Minneapolis, MN. The average patient rating for Dr. Garvey is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in spine problems. Dr. Garvey is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Garvey attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr. Robert Andrew Morgan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
640 Jackson Street; Mc 11503l
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Robert Morgan practices spine surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Louis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Morgan's areas of expertise include spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal problems, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morgan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures, Trauma

Dr. David Patrick Kraker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Oakdale Avenue N.
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. David Kraker is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kraker accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Pinto, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 Chicago Avenue; Suite 402
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Pinto is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Pinto is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Pinto is professionally affiliated with North Memorial Health Care.

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Dr. James Douglass Schwender, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 East 26th Street; Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. James Schwender works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwender average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwender include spine problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Schwender's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine 2013 Top Doctor; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr. Manuel Reimao Pinto, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 E 26th Street; 600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Manuel Pinto is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN and Burnsville, MN. Patient ratings for Dr. Pinto average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinto include spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Pinto (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Thoracic Spine Problems

Dr. Garry M Banks, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Oakdale Avenue N.
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. Garry Banks works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Spring Lake Park, MN and Robbinsdale, MN. He is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care. Dr. Banks has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Tenner Johan Guillaume, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2530 Chicago Avenue S; Suite G070
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Tenner Guillaume is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guillaume accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Guillaume attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. Dr. Guillaume (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Kevin John Mullaney, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 East 26th Street, Piper Building; Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Kevin Mullaney is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Minneapolis, MN and Shakopee, MN. Dr. Mullaney accepts Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, and more. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mullaney include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jason Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
913 E 26th Street; #600
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jason Kelly practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Minneapolis, MN and Sartell, MN. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with CentraCare Health. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital.

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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