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Garry M. Banks, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care

Garry M. Banks, MD

Practice Overview

Garry M. Banks, MD, is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with over 20 years experience in the surgical treatment of problems in all areas of the spine. He is experienced in treating spinal problems with children and adults, as well as elderly patients. Special areas of interest include complex cervical problems, spinal deformity, lumbar reconstructive surgery, as well as minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Banks has had extensive training and experience with spinal injections.

Clinical Interest

Spine & Neck Care, including Cervical Decompression, Cervical Microsurgery, Cervical Laminoplasty, Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical Fusion and Cervical Complex Reconstruction

Spinal Deformity Surgery, including Correction of Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Flat Back Syndrome and Spondylolisthesis, including Fusions, Non-fusion Deformity Correction, Complex Spinal Osteotomies

Lumbar Surgery, including Minimally Invasive Decompression/Discectomy Surgery and Fusion Surgery


Orthopedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Minnesota, John H Moe Spinal Deformity Fellowship

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Medical Degree
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Maple Grove Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Unity Hospital

Professional Affiliations

Hennepin County Medical Society
Minnesota Medical Society
North American Spine Society


Jessica Staples, PA-C

Jessica Staples, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Sharla B.
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

March 8, 2021

Heidi W.

I’m an extreme obstacle course racer and ultra endurance runner. I travel all the way from Florida to see Dr. Banks at Twin Cities Orthopedics. He’s the only doctor I would ever let do surgery on my back! I’m at the age of 62 and am still a world champion. I wouldn’t see anyone other than Dr. Banks.

January 23, 2021

Fassou D.

Dr. Banks is the best orthopedic surgeon I have ever known. He has been our physician (for my wife and I) since 2004. When I say he’s the best, it is not only about his skills but the way he interacts with his patients and staff. Dr. Banks takes his time to listen carefully with respect to your concerns. He is a kind, knowledgeable person and is surrounded by very professional, friendly and helpful staff. My wife and I have had two surgeries each, performed successfully by him. My wife has had two cervical fusions and I have had two lumbar discectomies. Each surgery went very well and the recoveries were fast. My last surgery was done on December 22, 2020. I called it my ‘life saving surgery’ because the pain I had before it was gone. Big thanks Dr. Banks!

September 12, 2019

Paul G.

I can’t begin to describe how wonderful my back, buttock and leg has been feeling since the surgery. There has been no pain or numbness whatsoever. It was basically a perfect outcome. Thanks again, Dr. Banks!!

June 28, 2019

William C.

I had been suffering with severe pain and numbness in my shoulder and right arm from a pinched nerve in my neck. It was so bad I couldn’t even push or pull a door open. I wasn’t able to get the care I needed from another provider so I called Twin Cities Orthopedic on a Wednesday. They got me in to see Dr. Banks the following Monday. After looking at scans of my neck he recommended spinal fusion surgery, which was performed that Thursday. When I woke up from surgery, the pain was completely gone and strength had returned to my hand. Now six weeks later, I am back to full activities, including playing tennis again, which I was afraid wouldn’t happen. I can’t say enough about the care I received from Twin Cities Orthopedics and Dr. Banks.

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