Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD, Tucson, AZ, 85710

Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD, Tucson, AZ, 85710

Dr. Ryan Kretzer, MD is a Fellowship-Trained Neurosurgeon with Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and affiliated partner Western Neurosurgery, Ltd. in Tucson, Arizona. He specializes in minimally invasive and complex spinal reconstructive techniques.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Neurosurgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Acute Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
Treatments
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelotomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Posture correction
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X-STOP

Languages

Languages Spoken: English

Professional Distinctions

  • Spine Fellowship Training - Johns Hopkins Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • Western Neurosurgery, Ltd.