Spine surgeons in South Denver

Back pain and spine disorders reduce your mobility and quality of life. At Sky Ridge Medical Center’s Spine and Total Joint Center, our goal is to get you back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Our experienced orthopedic surgeons, spine neurosurgeons and nurses in South Denver work together to provide you with personalized care before, during and after your spine treatment. This team is highly trained and well-trusted by our patients, as we routinely perform the most spine surgeries in Colorado.

For more information, please call the Sky Ridge Spine and Total Joint Center at (720) 624-4906.


Sky Ridge Medical Center is designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Surgery Facility by Aetna and a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The Joint Commission, the nation's leading healthcare accrediting agency, also certified our spine surgery program.

Additionally, our hospital was named to Becker's list of 101 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs.

Advantages of our spine care program

Patients choose the Sky Ridge Spine and Total Joint Center for our:

  • Comprehensive team of specialists who provide you with personalized care
  • Advanced technology, including minimally invasive robotic spine surgery
  • Appointment with a specialist available within 48 hours of scheduling
  • Excellent recovery environment
  • Experienced, fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons
  • Nationally recognized spine care
  • Patient education, including a preoperative guidebook and spine surgery class
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation after surgery
  • State-of-the-art facility with a convenient private entrance

Spine, back and neck conditions and injuries we treat

Our spine doctors are specialized in orthopedic care and/or neurological care, and these physicians are experts when it comes to spine, back and neck care.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Bone spurs
  • Burst fractures
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc diseases
  • Disc disorders
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash

Spine surgery

Our spine surgeons stay on the forefront of surgical technology and use new techniques to provide you with the best outcomes possible. A key example of this is our use of minimally invasive robotic surgical technology for spine treatments.

Your doctor uses this advanced surgical platform to create a 3D model of your spinal cord that can be viewed from multiple angles. The technology helps the surgeon better assess your anatomy, determine the most appropriate spinal implants and develop a personalized care plan designed for your unique anatomy.

Download preoperative education guide

Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery offers many advantages when compared to traditional spine surgery, including:

  • Less pain
  • More precise placement of instrumentation via image guidance
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Learn more about one of our patient's experiences with this innovative surgical technology.

Spinal disc treatment

Model of part of a spine, two connected vertebrae

Your spine is comprised of 33 vertebrae separated by discs. These discs can be damaged through trauma, disease or degeneration over time, which may cause pain and a lack of mobility. We offer both traditional and modern treatments to treat these and other spinal disc conditions.

Using minimally invasive surgical technology, we perform procedures to replace a spinal disc with an artificial one. Through disc replacement surgery, we can preserve, and in some cases, even enhance motion in the lumbar portion of the spine.

Spine revision surgery

Spine revision surgery may be needed when, for a variety of reasons, a previous procedure starts to cause severe back pain or other symptoms. Our spine care specialists can help with this, performing minimally invasive procedures to restore your spine's function and your physical mobility.

Spine tumor treatment

In conjunction with our cancer care program, our spine doctors diagnose and treat spine tumors. Our staff is able to detect whether the abnormal cells are benign (noncancerous and not invading nearby tissue) or malignant (cancerous and possibly spreading to other parts of the body).

Spine tumors can press on nerves and blood vessels, potentially causing pain and reducing blood supply. These tumors may occur in the bones of the spine, within nerve tissue or within soft tissue around the spine.

Preoperative spine surgery class

We offer a spine surgery class to help you learn what to expect with your spine surgery and recovery. If you're unable to attend our in-person class, however, you can watch our preoperative spine surgery summary video below.

Register for spine surgery class

Additional spine care resources

It is important to learn as much as you can about your spine condition, so you can make informed choices about your care. The following websites will help provide you with additional information:

Spine care at HealthONE

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

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