Dr. C Tim Floyd, MD

Dr. C Tim Floyd, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

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Care Philosophy

Our goal is to help you get through your spinal injury or disorder to regain a normal, active and painfree life. It is our responsibility to look at each patient with an integrated, holistic approach, not just considering your spine, but you as a whole individual because so many other health concerns impact your spine. We can coordinate the entire range of spine treatment, but our office focuses primarily on surgical interventions. I have been a practicing orthopaedic surgeon since 1989, and have completed three Fellowships in Complex Spine Surgery, including complex adult spinal reconstruction. I have the training and experience to offer the broadest range of treatment options, reserving surgery only for when absolutely necessary. We refer to a vast number of highly qualified, professional health care providers for people with spinal problems who need other treatment options, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, weight loss, smoking cessation, etc.Read more

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My father was Air Force pilot and later a pilot for Eastern Air Lines, so we moved around every couple...Read more

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Dr. Floyd's Reviews

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based on 25 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Floyd's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Meridian, ID |
Sincere and caring. Takes all the time with you that is needed. Felt very confident having him fuse most of my spine.
in Boise, ID |
Very cautious, practical, realistic, honest, caring, and extremely capable individual. If you do not need surgery, he will recommend alternatives. He spends whatever time you need and explains everything carefully and easy to understand. I had neck and back surgery including fusions and multiple stenosis resolutions. I can walk without pain for the first time in 30 years. It has been 14 months since my last surgery and I am doing great. Cannot recommend him enough!
in Boise, ID |
I recently had spinal surgery (cervical disc replacement) and I cannot be happier with my experience with Dr. Floyd and his entire staff. They took absolutely great care of me.
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Dr. Floyd says...

My father was Air Force pilot and later a pilot for Eastern Air Lines, so we moved around every couple of years.  This gave me a broad exposure to many parts of the United States.  I chose to live in Idaho because of the people, the natural beauty and resources, the recreational activities, and the excellent medical community.

I wanted to be a physician since about age 6 and devoted my life to attaining that goal.  I chose surgery, then orthopaedic surgery, then finally spine surgery as my area of specialization.  I trained at top centers around the world in order to become the best spine surgeon I could be.  Spine surgery is complex and challenging, and it provides a great opportunity to make a real difference in peoples lives.  It is the best job I could imagine.

When my wife and I first moved to Idaho we started in Sun Valley where I cared for Olympic and professional athletes, sports medicine and spine surgery.  After nine years I advanced my training by going to the Johns Hopkins University to study under the world's top adult spinal deformity surgeon, Dr. John Kostuik.  We returned to Idaho and moved to Boise, where I first practiced with Boise Orthopedic Clinic.  In 2012 I started a solo, independent practice.

My interests outside of medicine include activities that I can enjoy with my wife, whom I met on the first day of my internship in 1982.  We have a small ranch where we raise horses.  We both enjoy long trail rides.  My other life-long interest is photography.  We also ski, hike and travel.

I joined the United States Army after 9/11 at the age of 47 and was deployed with the 934th Forward Surgical Team to far forward positions during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  It was the most profound experience of my life.  

Dr. Floyd's Care Philosophy

Our goal is to help you get through your spinal injury or disorder to regain a normal, active and painfree life. It is our responsibility to look at each patient with an integrated, holistic approach, not just considering your spine, but you as a whole individual because so many other health concerns impact your spine.

We can coordinate the entire range of spine treatment, but our office focuses primarily on surgical interventions. I have been a practicing orthopaedic surgeon since 1989, and have completed three Fellowships in Complex Spine Surgery, including complex adult spinal reconstruction. I have the training and experience to offer the broadest range of treatment options, reserving surgery only for when absolutely necessary. 

We refer to a vast number of highly qualified, professional health care providers for people with spinal problems who need other treatment options, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, weight loss, smoking cessation, etc.

Dr. Floyd says...

Timothy Floyd, MD is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and trained at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program.

He completed spine fellowships at the Texas Back Institute and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he currently holds a teaching position. Dr. Floyd was awarded the North American Spine Society (NASS) traveling fellowship to spine centers throughout North America and Europe, and was elected by his peers to "Best Doctors," a national organization that recognizes leading physicians.

Dr. Floyd has particular expertise in treating adult spinal deformity and other degenerative conditions of the spine.  

Dr. Floyd says...

Dr. Floyd trained at the top spine surgery institutions world wide, including San Francisco, Dallas, Cleveland, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy among other locations.  

For adult deformity he trained with Dr. John Kostuik at Johns Hopkins University, where he was offered a faculty position.  He instead chose to return to Idaho.  For complex cervical surgery he worked with Dr. Dieter Grob of Zurich.  Dr. Boriani of Bologna is a leading spine tumor surgeon.

Dr. Floyd was the first spine surgeon in Idaho to be trained and certified on Artificial Disc Replacement.  He has performed more of these procedures than any other surgeon in the state.

Dr. Floyd currently is the only surgeon with the expertise to manage complex fracture dislocations of the spine and pelvis.

Dr. Floyd's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Idaho not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Utah

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program

    Completed in 1989

    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Texas Back Institute

    Completed in 1993

    The Johns Hopkins University

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Medical University Of South Carolina

    Graduated in 1978

    Northwestern University

    Graduated in 1972

    University Of Florida, Gainesville

    Graduated in 1976

  • Other Education
    North American Spine Society Traveling Fellowship

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection