Dr. Caleb Behrend, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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OrthoArizona - Mezona Division

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Dr. Behrend's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behrend treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Behrend treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behrend treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Behrend treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behrend treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Behrend treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Behrend's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Dr. Behrend is focused on alleviating pain and reducing disability from spinal diseases using the least invasive effective approach to treatment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
Fellowship Hospital
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical School
2008
University Of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Medical School
2008
2008

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Behrend's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Behrend

4.8

Based on 33 reviews

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Dr, Behrend is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and accurate. I had a serious extruding disc that was causing an immense amount of pain and numbness. Within the first visit Dr. Behrend had x-rays taken and developed a treatment plan that didn't delay getting me on the road to recovery. The only downside is that there isn't a clone of this wonderful man so that he can do surgery and clinical appointments at the same time. I went from being bedridden to back on my feet almost immediately after surgery. I have already recommended Dr. Behrend to friends and family who have needed an orthopedist and would not hesitate to recommend him or see him again if the need ever arose. Thank you for giving me back my life Dr. Behrend!
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Doctor Behrend was fantastic, my knee pain even went away, I am so glad I had the surgery done, thank you
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Dr. Behrend is one of the most caring doctors i have ever meant. He explained everything so throughly . His staff did excellent job of also taking care of my needs. I highly recommend him to anyone having back and neck pain.
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I had tried everything from chiropractic, massage, trigger point injections to physical therapy. I was still unable to walk around the block. I had an MRI and was told to see a surgeon. I researched various back surgeons and chose Dr. Behrend. In our first meeting he recommended me to a pain clinic for injections to see if I could get relief. Unfortunately the pain doctor took my treatment way beyond steroid injections. I ended up having a spinal stimulator implanted in my back. This did not work. I then had a new procedure. The doctor placed a Vertiflex spacer in my spine. This also was unsuccesful. I went back to Dr. Behrend and was scheduled for decompression surgery. The first 2 weeks, I still had pain that limited my activities. After 2 weeks the pain was gone and I am now back to enjoying life thanks to Dr. Behrend.
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Over the course of life I developed neck pain, stiffness, and loss of motion. I believe that I injured my neck as a teenager but brushed it off as a mild sport injury that would heal in time. Years later it effects nearly every aspect of my life. Pain while sleeping, terrible headaches, neck/upper back/shoulder pain was all apart of my daily life. Living my life around my neck pain had become routine. My pain started to become worse, unbearable really. After an MRI it became clear I needed to see a spine specialist. My husband had a wonderful experience with OrthoAZ with his injury, so they were my first call. A call that changed my life! Not only does Dr. Behrend listen, he is compassionate and understanding. I was in a state of a miserable existence and he was able to take the time to teach me what was happening. I elected to do ACDF and it's like being reborn. I have no pain--NONE! I can do the things I only watched others do. He and his staff changed my life!
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When my pain consultant doctor, Dr Thompson refered me to Dr Behrend, i have been living with chronic back pain for a few years and did not just understand why. But only a few days after the surgery, i could suddenly feel my foot and toes touching the floor when i stood up. I had realized that i had forgotten what's like to know the full feeling of my right foot. I do not have a low back pain anymore, which is a kind of wierd concept to me. Thank you, Doctors to eliminate my back pain so that i can live a good quality of life. Stacy Goshinksa
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Dr. Behrend has been very thorough and professional concerning my condition. I have great trust in him and his abilities as a surgeon. He is very caring, personable, and spends time to answer and questions I may have concerning my diagnosis.
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I appreciate the detailed explanations of what was wrong and the time spent answering my questions. You solved my issues!
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No more numbness no more pain in my legs. I would recommend Dr. Behrend to anyone.
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Dr. Behrend and his PA Lori are nothing short of amazing. I had a laminectomy and fusion of L3-L5 due to pain and numbness in both legs and feet. The pain was gone the day of surgery. He and his staff are personable and caring. I am a provider, and will be sending my patients to him. Great results and follow up.
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