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Benjamin Bjerke, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

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Dr. Benjamin Bjerke is fellowship-trained in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery and specializes in surgical procedures of the cervical spine as well as minimally invasive lumbar procedures. Dr. Bjerke has extensive training in advanced spine procedures and techniques from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and serves as a US Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Physician. He is dedicated to providing his patients with compassionate, expert spine care.


Specialty

All NEUROSURGERY and ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY conditions treated:

  • Cervical spine: neck and arm pain
  • Lumbar spine: back and leg pain
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis/spondylolisthesis
  • All other surgical conditions affecting the spine

Dr. Bjerke applies a conservative first approach to his patients and only offers surgical intervention with proven, evidence-based techniques when necessary. This means providing the most minimally invasive and safest procedures for each patient. Dr. Bjerke is proficient with the most modern advancements in total spine care, including minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques, computer-aided navigation, and motion-preserving operations.


Education


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Master’s Degree: UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Los Angeles, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


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