Benjamin P. Crane, MD

Benjamin P. Crane

Contact Information

  • Office 314-849-0311
  • Fax 314-849-4423


Main Location

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suite 100 & Suite 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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Other Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Hospital South
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Areas of Interest

Spine Surgery, Cervical Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Lumbar Surgery, Decompression with Interlaminar, Stabilization® Device, RegenaDISC®


Dr. Benjamin Crane is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of spine-related injuries and disorders. Dr. Crane is a spine surgeon at our St. Louis area South County and Fenton locations. 

Some of the spine conditions Dr. Crane treats are:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched nerve in neck)
  • Cervical Mylopathy (Compression of the spinal cord in the neck)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Nerve root compression in lower back)
  • Lumbar Stenosis (Narrowing of the spinal canal in lower back)
  • Spine Trauma
  • Compression Fractures/Osteoporotic Compression Fractures (Compressed vertebrae)
  • Osteomyelitis and Discitis (Spinal inflammation and infection)
  • Epidural Abscess (Collection of pus and germs between the brain and spinal cord)

Treatments include:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Arthroplasty (Disc replacement)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Instrumented Fusion (Removal of herniated or degenerative neck disc)
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Computer-Navigated Instrumentation
  • Lumbar Decompression and Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Discectomy (Disc removal)
  • Laminotomy and Foraminotomy (Spinal decompression)

As an orthopedic surgeon specialized in spine, Dr. Crane finds great satisfaction in problem-solving. By working with his patients, Dr. Crane pieces information together to provide accurate diagnosis' and treatment which ultimately help his spine patients get back to living their lives. 

Outside of work, Dr. Crane enjoys hiking and spending time with his three children.

Dr. Crane accepts all major insurances including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), and UnitedHealthcare (UHC). For more information, visit our Insurance page. Always verify insurance with your insurance provider. 

Related Video


Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Leatherman Spine Center
Residency: Rush University Medical Center
Internship: Rush University Medical Center
Medical School: Rush Medical College

Certifications & Organizations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Video Transcript

    Hi, my name’s Dr. Crane. I’m a fellowship-trained spine surgeon at Signature Orthopedics - South County specializing in taking care of patients with neck and back pain or arm and leg pain.

    80% of Americans see their doctor at least once in their life for neck or back pain. The good news is, most patients get better without surgery. Most of my patients are initially treated with a short burst of physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and even epidural steroid injections.

    My goal is to get you back to doing the things you like to do without surgery. If you think I can help you, please contact me at my office at Signature Orthopedics - South County.