Benjamin Bjerke, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Clive, IA & Ankeny, IA

About Dr. Bjerke

Benjamin Bjerke, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained and Board-Certified spine surgeon at Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC, with locations in Clive, Ankeny, and Indianola.

Dr. Bjerke completed his undergraduate with the University of Wisconsin, holds a Master’s degree in organic chemistry from UCLA, and his medical degree from Columbia University in New York City. He completed residency with Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a top orthopedic institute for training, and a combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Bjerke grew up in Western Wisconsin and is delighted to bring his practice to the Midwest.

Dr. Bjerke’s practice is exclusively dedicated to spinal injuries and conditions. Only when surgery is necessary, his goal is to provide an individualized plan of care for each patient. This means providing the safest and minimally-invasive procedure that has proven to be effective. Dr. Bjerke is proficient with the most modern advancements in spine care, including minimal access surgery techniques, stereotactic computer-aided navigation, intra-operative neuromonitoring, and motion-preserving procedures when appropriate.

Dr. Bjerke has authored several publications in SpineThe Spine Journal, and many other peer-reviewed journals. He has shared his research in over 30 national and international meeting presentations. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, spending time with his family, and is a team physician for the US Ski & Snowboard team.

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Benjamin Bjerke, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained and Board-Certified spine surgeon at Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC, with locations in Clive, Ankeny, and Indianola.

Dr. Bjerke completed his undergraduate with the University of Wisconsin, holds a Master’s degree in organic chemistry from UCLA, and his medical degree from Columbia University in New York City. He completed residency with Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a top orthopedic institute for training, and a combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Bjerke grew up in Western Wisconsin and is delighted to bring his practice to the Midwest.

Dr. Bjerke’s practice is exclusively dedicated to spinal injuries and conditions. Only when surgery is necessary, his goal is to provide an individualized plan of care for each patient. This means providing the safest and minimally-invasive procedure that has proven to be effective. Dr. Bjerke is proficient with the most modern advancements in spine care, including minimal access surgery techniques, stereotactic computer-aided navigation, intra-operative neuromonitoring, and motion-preserving procedures when appropriate.

Dr. Bjerke has authored several publications in SpineThe Spine Journal, and many other peer-reviewed journals. He has shared his research in over 30 national and international meeting presentations. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, skiing, spending time with his family, and is a team physician for the US Ski & Snowboard team.


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