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My Philosophy

I want to provide the highest quality of care available anywhere in the world to my patients in the area where I grew up. I approach each patient as a unique individual and work hard to understand their story and situation. We then make decisions together.

When I operate on a patient, they become a member of my family. My commitment isn't just for the surgery-it's for life. If I operate on someone, I expect to not just be their surgeon but to be their doctor and friend for life. I chose to join the preferred practice in the area with others who share my highest values. I accept all patients regardless of insurance. I care very much about opioid addiction, and minimize opioid use as much as possible. I am grateful for my chosen career, and I am committed to giving every patient my very best.

Robert C. Spang

Dr. Spang Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Robert Spang is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in both advanced shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine. He treats any and all conditions related to the shoulder, knee, and sports medicine. Dr. Spang attended Harvard College, then Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha for graduating among the top of his class.

  • Harvard College
  • Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surger
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Columbia Center Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Phillips Academy ANDOVER
Robert C. Spang

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Mako Robotic Joint Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. The Mako software generates a virtual 3D model of your affected joint based on a CT scan and this helps your surgeon develop a surgical plan. Precisely controlled robotic arms are used to accurately place the implants.

Joint Replacement


Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is performed using an arthroscope, a viewing instrument, to diagnose or treat a knee problem. It is a relatively safe procedure and you will usually be discharged from the hospital on the same day of surgery.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse total shoulder replacement is an advanced surgical technique specifically designed for rotator cuff tear arthropathy, a condition where you suffer from both shoulder arthritis and a rotator cuff tear.

Joint Replacement

Research & Publications

  • Comparison of Patellofemoral Kinematics and Stability After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament and Medial Quadriceps Tendon-Femoral Ligament Reconstruction

  • Jones Fractures Identified at the National Football League Scouting Combine: Assessment of Prognostic Factors, Computed Tomography Findings, and Initial Career Performance

  • Revision Acromioclavicular-Coracoclavicular Reconstruction:
    Use of Precontoured Button and 2 Allografts

Patient Educational Videos & Resources

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Understand your health and treatment options better with our animated videos and other patient resources

What Our Patients Are Saying

  • I saw Dr. Spang for a surgical consultation and couldn’t have been more impressed. Dr. Spang took his time to explain all of my options and was one of the kindest and smartest doctors I’ve ever encountered. Although I chose to wait on surgery, he followed up with a phone call, which show...

    ~ David Castelluccio ~

  • Dr Spang is a professional doctor who is thorough at his craft and personable at the same time. He takes the time to explain things to you (as he examines you) and will go over all of your options while listening to any of your questions and/or concerns. I feel very comfortable in his care and you w...

    ~ Billy Shears ~

  • Dr. Spang was attentive, thorough, professional, knowledgeable & kind. He took time to do a full assessment & effectively educate me regarding my disease process. I highly recommend him & as a veteran critical care nurse I can say without hesitation that I will consult him again for my own physical ...

    ~ Jennifer Menjívar ~

  • Dr. Spang was engaging and spent more time than he had to explaining not only his analysis of both my x-ray and MRI, but also walking through the pros and cons of the various options available to address my orthopedic issue.
    I came away from my time with Dr. Spang greatly reassured as to how ...

    ~ Ian Fitch ~

  • Dr. Spang was the surgeon for my wife’s broken kneecap, he is not only a gifted surgeon, but he is also a truly grounded human being. He takes the time to explain everything and he has a caring sincerity that makes a difficult situation the best it can be. I have a bad shoulder and knee, mysel...

    ~ Gary Richard ~

Patient Success Stories

How can I thank you? Not just for your professional skills but for the thought and concern you displayed while treating me.

Patient Success Stories

Locations & Directions

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association