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Surgical Specialist, Neurological Surgeon
40 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (21)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert Spetzler is Good. Dr. Spetzler has been reviewed by 57 patients who have provided 21 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
Promptness 3.6
Courteous Staff 4.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 3.6
Spends Time with Me 3.5
Follows Up After Visit 3.6

Specialties & Research

Dr. Robert Spetzler, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 30 areas:
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer (Meningel Neoplasm)
  • Brain Disorder
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Brain Stem Cancer
  • CNS Tumor (Hemangioblastoma)
  • CNS Vascular Tumor (Central Nervous System Cavernous Hemangioma)
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Anomalies (Brain Vascular Malformation)
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Cancer
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
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Education & Awards

Dr. Spetzler graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. He has 12 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Arteriovenous Malformations
Brain Cancer (Brain Neoplasm)
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Intracranial Aneurysm
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
Skull Base Cancer (Skull Base Neoplasm)
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Vascular Tumor (Cavernous Hemangioma)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2008)


Dr. Spetzler has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • St Joseph's Hospital 
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital 


  • German
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Robert F Spetzler MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 40 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Robert F. Spetzler practice?
Dr. Robert Spetzler has 1 office location.
Dr. Robert Spetzler practices Neurological Surgery near Phoenix, AZ.
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