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Bruce J. Bartie, DO

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Spine Surgery Fellowship Areas of Focus in Microsurgery, Disc Arthroplasty, and Pediatric Spine Deformity


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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Bruce Bartie, DO, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in neck and spine conditions. Dr. Bartie specializes in microsurgery and reconstruction of the spine and neck and spinal deformity (pediatric and adult).

Clinical Interest

Spine and Neck Care, including Microsurgery/Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Spinal Deformity (Pediatric and Adult), Neck/Cervical, Spine (Low Back/Lumbar)


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1993, 2003, 2013)

Spine Fellowship at Minnesota Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1990 – 1991)

Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (1985 – 1990)
Medical Internship at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa (1984 – 1985)

Medical Degree
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

High Pointe Surgery Center
Lakeview Hospital
Gillette Children’s Hospital
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Mayo Orthopedic Alumni Association
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society
Scoliosis Research Society – Active fellow since 1993


Chad Hemminger, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Jane G., CMA
Clinical Assistant

Patient Testimonials

December 11, 2018

Kristine S.

I had a 2 level disc replacement in my cervical spine in July 2018 to replace the worn and collapsed discs that were causing me a substantial amount of pain. I noticed results immediately after awakening from surgery. The nerve pain that I had going down both my arms was gone! I am very happy with my results and I am glad to keep full mobility in my neck. Dr. Bartie and his team are very professional and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend him for anyone considering this type of surgery.

November 19, 2018

Judi A.

4-5 years ago I was in severe pain even after trying multiple treatments. Consulting another Ortho group, I was offered a tri-level fusion, L3, 4, 5, and S1. Although the pain was incessant to the point of changing my personality, I just did not feel right about the surgery and came to Dr. Bartie for a second opinion. He did not recommend the surgery and instead referred me to another treatment. I decided to try one last thing. I have now had my third Radio Frequency Ablation. My back will never be perfect but this treatment got me out of pain and able to conduct my life fairly normally. I am grateful to Dr. Bartie and the staff at TCO for their knowledge and treatment of my ailment. Dr. Bartie was not eager to perform surgery before other options were tried. It worked! Very happy with experience.

November 6, 2018

Dave P.

I would like to thank Dr. Bartie and his staff for the excellent care and treatment. I had C5/6 Microdiscetomy surgery in September and I am absolutely pain free today! I cannot say enough about the excellent care I received from Dr. Bartie and his staff, the Lakeview Hospital staff and all people that were involved in my surgery. The care and outcome of my surgery are a testimony that these people are outstanding in their profession.

December 5, 2017

Mark L.

I am personally grateful for the help I have received from Dr. Bartie. I had horrible lower back pain extending into my legs. At times the pain was unbearable. Dr. Bartie preformed a Lumbar Fusion at L5-S1 and I was feeling better right away.  His professionalism during office visits and follow ups are impressive and personal. I’m thankful for the specialist that Dr. Bartie is and that is he available in this area. Thank you!

December 8, 2016

Sandy E.

My 20 year old daughter has been a patient of Dr. Bartie since the age of 13.  She had surgery in May 2016 because of the severity of the scoliosis.  Dr. Bartie is amazing and I would highly recommend him.  He has a wonderful bed side manner, answered all the questions we had before and after surgery, extremely knowledgeable in his field.

July 22, 2016

Nancy R.

Thank you Dr. Bartie for getting the bone stimulator for me. I really appreciate it! And all the years and times that you have put me back together again. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for you. You are the best!

July 20, 2016

Dan A.

I spent almost 3 years visiting various medical professionals attempting to properly diagnose my issue. Neurologists performed 2 MRI’s and 1 EMG and were still unable to identify the issue or provide any helpful guidance moving forward. I was beginning to feel very helpless and frustrated. Dr. Bartie was able to take a scientific approach, analyze all of my symptoms as well as passed incidents, provide evidence to his finding, and give me a proper diagnosis. He was able to scan through my MRI scans and prove his theory correct. I am grateful to have found such an experienced, educated, caring doctor when other doctors have pushed me out of their office doors while attempting to convince me it’s all in my head. I can finally move forward and begin therapy.

June 15, 2016

Deb L.

Ten years ago, June 7, 2006, Dr. Bartie performed a spinal fusion on me. I am so grateful, as ten years later I remain pain-free. I will never forget what he told me. “Take care of your spine, do the correct exercises, stay healthy, and you will get ten plus years out of this fusion.” I remember telling him, “I am going to get twenty plus, if not life, out of this fusion!” I exercise daily and my spine and health couldn’t be better!

People tell me I am a strong woman. My husband, Larry, of 31 years died of ALS June 22, 2014. Symptoms started in 2010. Four years of watching the love of my life slowly die were the four most difficult years of my life. Spine surgery was a breeze compared to the ALS. Without Dr. Bartie being the best spine surgeon, I know I wouldn’t have been strong enough to take care of my husband and support him living with ALS. So thank you. I am forever grateful and truly blessed.

June 9, 2016

Ron D.

Dr. Bartie is an incredible doctor and wonderful man! Extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled, good listener, good communicator – very direct, but compassionate and caring and always takes the time to patiently address all issues and questions. He’s done 2 spinal fusions (daughter and myself) and treated 4 other back issues within the family – each experience has been very positive and resulted in highly improved quality of life!

February 20, 2016

Jill H.

Dr. Bartie performed an anterior/posterior LS stabilization surgery on me in October of 2006 and while the ordeal in and of itself was something else, Dr. Bartie and his staff cared for me throughout the entire recovery and I’d recommend them based on that experience alone, much less my latest experience. Dr. Bartie completed a cervical posterior micro-disectomy at C6-C7 on the 4th of February and AGAIN he and his team knocked it out of the park. I very much felt that the team addressed all of my concerns as well as those of my family. Given my experiences with Dr. Bartie and his staff; I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, have recommended and continue to recommend them. I feel very blessed to have been taken such good care of by an amazingly talented surgeon. I’m 46 years old and want to continue to enjoy an active lifestyle and Dr. Bartie has given me that opportunity. Thank you!

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