Robert J. Spinner, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon
  2. Orthopedic Surgeon
  3. Chair, Neurosurgery, Minnesota

Patient Stories

  1. Spinal Cord Stimulator Ends 17 Years of Chronic Pain

    A snowmobile accident left Blake Sunde with limited use of his right arm and triggered severe, chronic pain that lasted for years. But two years ago, a new treatment option changed everything and restored the quality of life Blake had been missing for so long. When Blake Sunde collided head-on with a snowmobile in 2003, [...]

  2. Surgery to Remove a Nerve Tumor Restores Rose's Joy

    Eleven years of constant pain had left Rose Boehmer worn down and discouraged. Then she met Robert Spinner, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, who not only identified the long-hidden source of her pain, he and his surgical team eliminated it -- returning Rose to a full and happy life. Rose Boehmer had endured chronic [...]

  3. Heading Forward With Gratitude and Grace

    For Marisa Bella, living with a rare neurological condition meant managing sustained pain and an unnatural head position, as well as dealing with unwanted reactions from strangers. For years Marisa navigated life while suffering the physical, mental and emotional effects of her illness. That all changed in 2018 when a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon helped her [...]

  4. Neurosurgery Inspires Athlete's Career Path

    More than a decade after nerve transfer surgery restored mobility to his right shoulder, Peter Rechenberg is not only able to do Olympic lifts, he's using his experience at Mayo Clinic to bring healing to others. Peter Rechenberg loves his job as a home health care physical therapist working with older adults who have been [...]

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