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Neurosurgeons are trained as both brain and spine surgeons. They are the only physicians who surgically treat the brain and the entire spine; including the spinal cord and nerves.

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Ciro A. Vasquez, M.D.

Ciro A. Vasquez, M.D.

Dr. Ciro Vasquez was born in Bogota, Colombia and pursued his studies there before immigrating to the United States. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Biology and then obtained his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School (formerly an institute of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and now a unit of Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences). Ciro had a personal encounter with the profession through a family member illness which was the impetus for his career path.

Though not a native Minnesotan, Dr. Vasquez has a strong affection for Minnesota as this is where he met his wife and had his first child. Joining Neurosurgical Associates is a privilege for Dr. Vasquez, as he will continue to work and learn from his mentors.

Dr. Vasquez’s clinical interests are in surgery of the posterior fossa and cranial nerves, open and endoscopic skull base surgery, Chiari malformations, facial pain, pituitary tumors, brain tumors and complex degenerative spine disease.

Dr. Vasquez enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, playing tennis and biking.  He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

“I am committed to providing the highest level of personalized care to Minnesotans who present with complex problems of the brain and spine.  Patients with diseases of the central nervous system deserve technical excellence during surgery, in addition to compassionate guidance before and after surgery.”

Office Location(s):

Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd - Buffalo

Allina Health Buffalo Specialty Clinic
303 Catlin Street
Buffalo, Minnesota   55313
Location Phone: 612-871-7278
Location Fax: 612-863-8531

Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd - WestHealth

Allina General Medicine Associates Building
2805 Campus Dr., Suite 325
Plymouth, Minnesota   55441
Location Phone: 612-871-7278
Location Fax: 612-863-8531

Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd.

913 East 26th Street
305 Piper Building
Minneapolis, Minnesota   55404
Location Phone: 612-871-7278
Location Fax: 612-863-8531


Dr. Vasquez completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Minnesota. During his training he developed strong interest in skull base lesions, facial pain, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury and complex spine disease. He then went to complete a Skull base fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he had significant exposure for treatment and management of pituitary tumors, vestibular schwannomas and complex skull base meningiomas.