Dr. Michael Rauzzino achieved his MD degree with multiple honors from Texas Tech University. He completed his internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by a neurosurgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a board-certified neurological surgeon, his specialized focus is on minimally invasive spinal surgeries (MISS). Dr. Michael is widely recognized for his extensive knowledge and surgical skills in this field. He is considered a pioneer in advanced techniques, particularly in the realm of minimally invasive spinal surgeries. Notably, he has collaborated with professional sports teams including the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings, contributing his expertise. Dr. Michael's contributions extend beyond clinical practice, as he has published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals. He is affiliated with several renowned medical centers, including Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, UCHealth Memorial Hospital, Parker Adventist Hospital, and Penrose Hospital.
Best Neurosurgeons in Colorado Springs
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MICHAEL RAUZZINO, MD, FACS - FRONT RANGE SPINE AND NEUROSURGERY REVIEWS
Dr. Rauzzino was a second surgical opinion for me. His PA was GREAT, and they diagnosed me/my excruciating pain based on MY issues. Dr. Rauzzino did an EXCELLENT job describing the procedure and why it would help me. He is smart, efficient, great at describing what and why, and my surgery came off without a hitch. I cannot thank him and his staff enough for giving my life back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
Very personable, skilled and caring surgeon. He has a great bedside manner. He is simply one the kindest most caring doctors I have ever been blessed to work with. He fixed my back and leg pain. It was gone as soon as I woke up from the surgery. My back was only a little sore for a couple of weeks afterwards. I'm incredible happy that he was my surgeon. He also has a wonderful team that always returned my calls and took care of my paperwork. I recommend him to anyone considering back surgery. I was very happy with my results.
I have had 4 surgeries with Dr. Rauzzino. Every surgery has been a success. I would rate him a 100 if there was such a rating. He is awesome. He takes time with you to explain everything intil you understand. I trust him and feel no fear going through surgery. I always knew I was in excellent hands. He is compassionate and caring. His staff is amazing. They help you with whatever you need.. If you have a bad spine like me, this is your place to go..
RONALD L. HAMMERS, MD - CSNA NEUROSURGERY & NEUROLOGY
Dr. Ronald L. Hammer earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his neurosurgical internship and residency at the Loyola University Medical Center. Presently, he practices at Colorado Springs Neurological Associates PC and holds affiliations with Penrose Hospital. Dr. Ronald possesses expertise in general neurosurgery and specializes in spinal diseases, encompassing trauma and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as surgeries for traumatic brain injuries. He is an active member of professional organizations such as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Ronald warmly welcomes new patients to his practice. Colorado Springs Neurological Associates PC is equipped with advanced facilities, ensuring the provision of exceptional treatment to its patients. Notably, it is the largest neuroscience and spine practice in Southern Colorado.
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RONALD L. HAMMERS, MD - CSNA NEUROSURGERY & NEUROLOGY REVIEWS
Highest recommendation possible for Dr. Hammers! I knew during at the first visit that he was a brilliant surgeon---I trusted him and knew that he could relieve my severe, debilitating and unbearable pain from a spinal disc crushing my sciatic nerve. My surgery, recovery and post-operative visits have gone completely flawless. Dr. Hammers listened carefully to my problem, made a completely accurate assessment, performed a perfect surgical procedure and helped me return to a pain-free life!
Dr Hammers operated on herniated discs in my neck, and it was a first class experience. I've had six surgeries and have never been treated so well by a team of doctors, nurses, and office personnel. After my first visit, I knew immediately that Dr Hammers is skilled in his craft and is in complete control of my situation. He was honest with me, came up with a game plan, and executed it perfectly with the help of his staff. My recovery is already ahead of schedule, a testament to Dr Hammers skill in the OR.
Dr. Hammers is amazing. In light of a very difficult diagnosis of glioblastoma, he listened to our concerns. He was straight forward with treatment options and did not “invalidate” previous treatment decisions. Thank You to Dr. Hammers in this very difficult time. Thank you for your patience. Your patients need to appreciate you as much as we do!
PAUL BOONE, MD - CHPG PENROSE NEUROSCIENCES
Dr. Paul Boone is an esteemed neurosurgeon who holds board certification and practices at CHPG Penrose Neurosciences in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Paul Boone completed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. He is deeply committed to providing his patients with clear and understandable medical guidance, utilizing the least invasive and most advanced technologies available. Dr. Paul's expertise encompasses primary and secondary brain tumors, hydrocephalus (including NPH), and the treatment of chronic degenerative diseases and tumors affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal column, such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and adult deformity. He maintains affiliations with Littleton Adventist Hospital, where he provides comprehensive care.
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PAUL BOONE, MD - CHPG PENROSE NEUROSCIENCES REVIEWS
Very good overall experience. Dr Boone was very informative and took a lot of time to answer many questions. He explained many various items such as the approach he would take and why. Discussed the various hardware that is used as well. I was very pleased with his thoroughness and demeanor. Very good experience.
Dr. Boone, listens closely to his patients needs and ask good questions. He's extremely genuine and honest with medical advice and procedures. Outstanding Dr. Who has mastered his craft.
Dr Boone was very helpful and informative. I recommend him. I would have him do surgery on my back.