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About Robert M. Roach, M.D.

Robert M. Roach, M.D., joined Metropolitan Neurosurgery in 1993. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and was recertified in 2009. Dr. Roach specializes in spinal and cranial trauma, brain tumors, spinal degenerative conditions, lumbar and cervical disc surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and vascular neurosurgery involving treatment of abnormalities of the cerebral vasculature. Dr. Roach received his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, and earned his M.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1987. He completed internship and residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. He grew up in the Twin Cities suburb of Arden Hills and went to Mounds View High School. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and waterskiing, reading, travel, and spending time with his family, in addition to yard work—preferably involving his tractor or chain saw—on the land he owns. Dr. Roach was first listed as a Top Neurosurgeon by MSP Magazine in 1999 and has received that honor every year for the last decade. He has been active in administrative positions at several of the hospitals he attends, and is a member of the Minnesota State Trauma Advisory Council, as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Minnesota Neurosurgical Society. He works closely with Trauma Services at North Memorial Hospital, a Level I Trauma center. Dr. Roach is accepting new patients. He is on the medical staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital, Mercy Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, Ridgeview Medical Center, and Unity Hospital.

Spinal and Cranial Trauma

Cranial and Spinal Trauma refers to any type of injury sustained by the central nervous system or associated skeletal features, the skull and spine. This type of treatment is almost always urgent and non-elective, exclusively for victims of accident or assault. Metropolitan Neurosurgery offers comprehensive neurosurgical care and, in the agonizing situations necessitating these types [...]

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis occurs when the spinal canal is significantly narrowed, hindering function of the nervous system connected to the part of the spine experiencing stenosis. A wide variety of factors can cause this, such as the effects of aging, inherited traits, or injuries sustained in an accident. While the surgical procedures to remedy this problem [...]

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