Robert Benz, MD

Dr. Robert Benz is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery for the care of people who have back or neck injuries and conditions. His practice offers conservative and comprehensive spinal care for all parts of the spine. Procedures that Dr. Benz commonly performs for patients include: minimally invasive laminectomy and discectomy, minimally invasive fusion procedures, anterior lumbar fusion, disc replacement, kyphoplasty and adult scoliosis surgery. 

Dr. Benz has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles relating to the care of back and neck injuries and conditions, and he holds board certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

 

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  • Specialties
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • Locations
  • Disorders of the Back, Neck & Spine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Medical Degree
    1989-1993 — University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B. S. Degree
    1989 — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
    2000-Present
  • Fellowship in spinal surgery
    1999-2000 — Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Residency in orthopaedic surgery
    1995-1999 — University of California at San Diego
  • M.D. research program
    1994-1995 — University of California at San Diego
  • Internship in general surgery
    1993-1994 — University of California at San Diego
  • Fort Collins
  • Loveland

Resources

Do you have questions about Spine Disorders & Spine Surgical conditions that you or a family member may be experiencing? Have you been diagnosed with a specific problem and you are wondering about treatment options? Check out the links below that contain valuable information. Please note that this information should serve as a resource and should be considered only in discussion with your doctor before official diagnosis or treatment is attempted.

Spine Care Brochure
Back and Neck Conditions, Treatments at AAOS Patient Website
Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Anatomy
Common Orthopaedic Conditions & Surgeries

Testimonials

“I would like to thank Dr. Benz and the whole team at the Orthopaedic and Spine Center. My L5 Discectomy went very well. Feel like I got my life back, thank you all so much!”

“This whole place is amazing! I went down there from Casper because Dr. Benz came highly recommended. I had 7 surgeries on my neck and was never without pain. A year and a half ago Dr. Benz did the surgery and it’s been great since then.”

“I live in Cheyenne but have always gone to the Orthopedic Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins for my surgeries. I saw Dr. Benz for a bulge that was causing severe sciatica. He was always very pleasant to deal with, answered all my questions, and didn't rush me at all. The surgery went great. I woke up with NO pain at all, went home the next day, and 4 years later, I am still pain-free. I highly recommend Dr. Benz.”

“We had Dr. Benz for my husband's spinal surgery, it went great and he is healing perfectly. The staff was professional and easy to work with. I wouldn’t take a family member anywhere else!
6 weeks ago I went back to see him with back pain that I’d had for a very long time but had gotten much worse. When I woke up from the surgery I had no pain, I didn’t walk with a limp, and I felt great! Dr. Benz is awesome! I would recommend him to anyone!!”

Robert Benz, MD

Dr. Robert Benz is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery for the care of people who have back or neck injuries and conditions.

He sees patients in our Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley, CO, offices.

Dr. Benz has been a member of the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies since 2000. He holds board certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

His training includes a fellowship (advanced) training program in surgery of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. Fellowship programs provide orthopaedic surgeons with an additional, sixth year of specialized patient care and surgery in their specialty area.

Dr. Benz has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles relating to the care of back and neck injuries and conditions.

His practice offers conservative and comprehensive spinal care for all parts of the spine. Procedures that Dr. Benz commonly performs for patients include:

  • minimally invasive laminectomy and discectomy
  • minimally invasive fusion procedures
  • anterior lumbar fusion
  • disc replacement
  • kyphoplasty
  • adult scoliosis surgery

Dr. Benz works closely with our non-operative physicians, and physical therapists locally and throughout the region, to decrease the need for surgery, or optimize a person’s recovery if surgery is needed.

Dr. Benz takes care of patients from OCR’s service area of northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska. He performs spine surgery at hospitals and surgery centers in Fort Collins and Loveland.

He joins Dr. William Biggs in providing comprehensive spine care to our patients.

Outside of patient care and surgery, Dr. Benz enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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