Dr. Vikas Patel

Orthopedic Surgery
Denver, CO
23 years experience

Locations

Office

Denver, CO

Address

University of Colorado Hospital , Denver, CO
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About

Bio

Dr. Patel is an academic spine surgeon with expertise in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders. He has published many peer reviewed articles, written many book chapters and edited books on spine surgery. He remains at the forefront of research and technology related to the spine. His spine team's philosophy is to investigate the correct diagnosis and customize the latest technologies to provide the optimum treatment for each individual patient. Using this methodology, they are able to help many patients who have had failed previous surgeries or complex spinal disorders.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bad enough . . . .: If you have a diagnosis that clearly explains the source of your pain, then the decision for surgery depends on how bad the pain is versus how risky t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In the canal: A lumbar puncture is typically used to get cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal canal. It includes a needle inserted in the back between the spinous p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends . . .: If in a teen or younger and the curve is not bad, a brace can help keep it from getting worse and possibly help. In adults, mild curves will typicall ... Read More
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May 5, 2015
Dr. Patel is a fantastic surgeon as was a wonderful teacher.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1997MD
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