Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD

Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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45 y/o
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Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Reston, VA. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

1860 Town Center Dr Ste 300

Reston, VA 20190
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pateder's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pateder performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pateder performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pateder performs Spinal Fusion more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pateder performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pateder performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pateder performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Pateder's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

About Me

1. Listen, listen, listen
2. Educate, educate, educate
3. Surgery is generally the last resort as most problems can & should be treated non-operatively
4. When surgery is necessary, minimally invasive approaches generally have better outcomes; however, sometimes a "traditional" approach is the best alternative.  

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital and School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital and School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University Rochester Sch Med
Medical School
1996
Emory University
Undergraduate School
1996

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Awards

Dr. Pateder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pateder

4.5

Based on 124 reviews

5 Stars
87.09677419354838%
(108)
4 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
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1 Star
11.290322580645162%
(14)

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Dr. Pateder and his staff were superb in providing wonderful medical care. Access was easy, care was compassionate and best of all, the result was excellent. Dr. P is a fabulous and caring doctor.
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He was awesome I’m feeling good much better I was in a lot of pain before my surgery Rob
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Dr. Pateder and his team have been excellent from the start of care, through surgery, and during follow up. I had a cervical fusion due to a herniated disc with significant spinal cord compression in November and have been able to return to coaching baseball with throwing, hitting, and pitching in February. He was thorough in his review of my case, surgical options, possible outcomes, and follow up. I would refer anyone with a spinal condition that requires surgery to him. Thank you so much.
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Dr Pateder is outstanding. He has performed two different spinal fusions with complete success . I highly recommend him. If I ever need another spinal surgery he is my neurosurgeon. Pete Sowa Gainesville, VA.
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Exceptional surgeon. Spent ample time with me, providing clear explanations and answering all of my questions unhurriedly. He (and his staff) were amazingly attentive and responsive. Excellent outcome to my surgery. I consider myself very fortunate to have found Dr. Pateder.
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Dr. Pateder and his staff are excellent. They are very professional and answered all my questions patiently. Appointments were scheduled quickly.
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If you require spinal surgery then this is the guy you want do it. I had a L4/L5 Fusion and I would recommend Dr. Pateder hands down to anyone requiring a similar procedure. A decade of pain: gone! He personally phoned me after the surgery to see how I was doing. I have already recommended him to friends and family.
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Great surgeon--fantastic knowledge and skills to tackle any spinal condition a patient is experiencing. Dr Pateder meets and exceeds the performance of any surgeon I have ever experienced. He has assembled a medical staff that works together as a cohesive unit to surround the patient throughout the surgical process. I truly believe you will find no other surgeon with the care and skills to make your spinal disorder a "thing of the past".
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Dr. Pateder was an excellent doctor and surgeon. He spent time with me answering my questions and encouraged me to have a second opinion before committing to my surgery. Once I had the surgery, he even called me at home on the weekend to check on my recovery. He and his team were fantastic at handling all of the details of scheduling the procedure and all of the insurance requirements. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Dr P has done two spinal fusions for me. I trust him. He is honest and he sincerely cares about my recovery and overall well being. His work is first rate. Both my surgeries were a complete success and he has enabled me to continue my life as normal as can be expected. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Don't think you could find a kinder excellent Doctor. The greatest very nice person.
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The Best doctor and surgeon I have encountered. I have had back problems since I was young and I have undergone several surgeries with different surgeons. I can confidently say that Dr. Pateder is the most skilled surgeon that I have encountered. He was honest, straight-forward and delivered what he promised. I have never felt this good in terms of my current pain and my outlook on the future (in terms of my back) has never been better. I highly recommend him.
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Destroyed my nerves completely and left me with permanent nerve damage. He did not get mine right. This is to inform you of what can go wrong with Dr. Pateder. You cannot fix what he done to me and I would find someone else to see. Terrible results , terrible surgeon.
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My husband and my father both had Dr. Pateder help them with successfully with back surgery. I had a fall off a galloping horse and Went to Dr. Pateder for help. He did not recommend surgery or even PT...just rest and time off my horse. He had my best interest in mind. I truly respect him!
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Excellent physician. He has taken care of many people I know (both with and without surgery). I obtained several opinions about my condition but I felt most comfortable with Dr Pateder. I had surgery over a year ago and I have been very happy with the outcome. Dr Pateder and his team are true professionals and I HIGHLY recommend him
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Felt very confident with Dr.Pateder’s opinion. Excellent listener. Entire office staff was very gracious and helpful.
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It was amazing from my first appt I felt so at ease with him. I knew he was the one to do my surgery
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Dr Pateder, while financially incentivized to recommend surgical intervention, took a care led approach instead, highlighting advantages and disadvantages of the various options open to me, emphasizing conservative methods first.
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Did terrific work on my neck. It has been 100% better for 2 years. Thank you and your great staff, sir.
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Dr. Pateder and his team are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Pateder took time to explain in detail why i was experiencing my pain, and what my options were. Ultimately, we decided surgery was the best option for me, and the entire process could not have gone better. I was scheduled to have my surgery within a month of the decision, and the procedure was a complete success. within a few weeks, I was exponentially better than I was prior to the surgeries. My pain and other symptoms are
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Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

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(703) 574-0838
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

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(703) 574-0838
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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