www.anthonycucchi.com Dr. Anthony Cucchi is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He is fellowship trained in spine surgery. Dr. Cucchi specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures including outpatient/same day surgery. He also specializes in adult spine care encompassing degenerative, pathologic, metabolic and traumatic problems. Dr. Cucchi treats the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He utilizes new technology in the treatment of his patients. Dr. Cucchi is well versed in complex spine surgery, reconstructive sugery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Cucchi received his undergraduate degree with honors from Oakland University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical school. He went on to do a traditional internship followed by an orthopedic surgery residency through Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cucchi completed his spine fellowship at Michigan Brain and Spine Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cucchi has been in practice at Ann Arbor Spine Center since 2009 servicing the Ann Arbor area. He will be transitioning to Associated Orthopedists of Detroit in September 2014. AOD is a multi-specialty orthopedic group that has been in existence for over 65 years. The doctors at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit provide compassionate, expert orthopedic and musculoskeletal healthcare to their patients. AOD physicians are leaders in the field of orthopedics and in their individual specialties. Their board certified/fellowship trained physicians work together to provide comprehensive, personalized treatment to patients with specialized orthopedic needs. For more information on Associated Orthopedists of Detroit please visit: www.AssociatedOrtho.org Dr. Cucchi is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association and American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
"Helping patients in pain with spinal disorders can be challenging. When considering surgery I always utilize it as a last resort. I feel it's important for the patient to have a good understanding of their diagnosis and different options. If surgery is contemplated, a thoughtful approach is utilized and most often it can be done though a minimally invasive approach. Every patient is an individual and their needs are different. I feel it is important to get to know the patient and their needs to provide them with the best outcome from an operative or non-operative standpoint."
Dr. Cucchi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Cucchi's Board Certifications
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med
Medical School | Graduated 2002
Henry Ford Hosp Hlth Sys
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
Henry Ford Hosp Hlth Sys
Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
Michigan Brain and Spine Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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