Dr. John Oro

Neurosurgery
Aurora, CO
42 years experience male

Locations

The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado

Aurora, CO

Address

1444 S. Potomac Street, Suite 170, Aurora, CO
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

(866) 94--7-03

About

Bio

Dr. John J. Oró, Director of the Neurosurgery Center of Colorado, is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of Chiari I Malformation and syringomyelia. Prior to moving to Aurora, Colorado in 2005, Dr. Oró served as Professor and Chief of the Division of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Neurological Surgery Training Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Research has included basic and clinical studies on motor evoked potential monitoring in spinal injury and neurosurgical monitoring. He has published one of the largest clinical outcome studies in the Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia and recently with Diane Mueller, ND, RN, FNP-BC developed the first of its kind patient based Chiari outcome scale, The Chiari Symptom Profile. Dr. Oró serves on the advisory boards of The American Syringomyelia Society and the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation and is invited nationally and internationally to speak on these disorders. In addition to directing The Chiari Care Center in Aurora Colorado, one of the largest Chiari centers in the U.S., Dr. Oró's neurosurgical specialties include evaluation and treatment of the Chiari malformation and syringomyelia, disorders of the cervical spine, and malformations at the cranio-cervical junction.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

Catalan

Doctor Q&A

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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Partial disc removal: Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
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3 cm or 3 mm?: It depends. If it is 3 cm as you state, that is severe (30 mm) and you should be concerned. If instead you mean 3 mm, then it depends if you have a sy ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Syrinx or cord canal: It depends. If it is a enlarged central canal and the fluid does not break into the cord tissue, then there may be no pain. If the central pain pathwa ... Read More
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Aug 20, 2014
Dr. Oro has an excellent reputation amongst my patients and colleagues for the treatment of Chiari malformation and management of associated conditions.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! In this case it is a syrinx. Thank you also for your strong interest in CM and SM!!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE

Awards

Americas Top Surgeons
Best Doctors in America
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Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Syringomyelia Alliance Project
Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation
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