Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD

Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Centreville, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Reston Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Dhruv Pateder, MD

Dhruv Pateder, MD6201 Centerville Rd Ste 600 Centreville, VA 20121
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Practice

1860 Town Ctr Dr Ste 300 Reston, VA 20190
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At a Glance

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Pateder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pateder

4.5

Based on 152 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
1.3157894736842106%
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1 Star
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I first went to see Dr Pateder for a lumbar spine problem. However, he determined that my cervical spine needed to have an MRI as well. The test revealed severe stenosis in my neck. I believe his surgery to correct this saved me from serious loss of function. I will always be grateful for his thoroughness in diagnosis and skill in surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Mary – Mar 15, 2022
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Dr. Pateder was kind when I went to him after having neck pain for years. He offered me the option of disc replacement versus fusion and explained the pros and cons of both. I chose the disc replacement and I am doing excellent. No more pain or numbness. Thank you Dr. Pateder. He is the best. No nonsense. Tells it like it is
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andy H – Feb 02, 2022
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Dr. Pateder is warm, welcoming, thorough and lays out your path for corrective measures and recovery in a timely and clear manner. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is open, approachable and will answer all of your questions. I believe he truly cares about his patients and provides the highest level of care available.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K. McClure – Nov 11, 2021
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Dr. Pateder came highly recommended by my doctor and research information. After experiencing severe back pain which was impacting my ability to walk and sit, an appointment was scheduled with Dr. Pateder. Dr. Pateder explained what my back surgery would entail should I decide to have back surgery. My back surgery not only alleviated the severe pain, but with physical therapy and taking walks, a near full recovery is anticipated. I could not be happier with the results of my back surgery. Dr. Pateder and his staff were most helpful before and after my back surgery. I highly recommend, and without reservation, Dr. Pateder if you need back surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2021
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On 6/17/2021, Dr. Pateder recommended me to perform surgery on both of my L3-L4 and L4-L5 spine in order to fix the numbness on my legs as soon as possible. However, my chiropractor Dr. Edward S. Baek has reminded me that I should always look for second opinion. Hence, I found Dr. Fred Mo and he said that I only need surgery on my L4-L5 spine. He is outstanding and professional spine surgeon. After he performed surgery on my L4-L5 spine on 7/29/2021, the numbness on my legs are gone. In the past several decades, I have spent a lot of time and money and tried to resolve my problem and Dr. Mo fixed it. In addition, my recovery was quick and it took only 4 weeks. Right after that, my wife and I went to Europe trips for a month and enjoyed it. Thank you very much for Dr. Mo's fantastic operation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Wai Kit Li – Nov 08, 2021
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Dr. Paterder was kind, gave me his full attention and was very patient with me and my concerns about surgery. The staff in his office was very attentive and helpful. The surgery was at Reston Hospital and the staff their was also terrific. Every person in the hospital that we came in contact with had nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Paterder and made me feel very well taken care of. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to have this surgery, it was the best present I could have given myself! If I ever have back problems again Dr. Paterder will be my first call.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C Gilligan – Nov 05, 2021
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I prolonged my much needed L4/L5/S1 surgery up until the point that it was extremely difficult to walk. I met with Dr. Pateder and found his detailed explanation of my issue and the recommended course of treatment comforting. When the office staff submitted my request for surgery they initially declined the L5/S1 procedure. Dr. Pateder explained to the insurance company how important it was to have the entire procedure done. After further review the insurance company approved and I had my surgery the following week. Dr. Pateder's skills and bed side manner are amazing and I can't thank him enough for everything he has done for me. I'm one year post op and feel great! I highly recommend Dr. Pateder and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Andrew G. – Oct 12, 2021
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Dr. Pateder is an amazing Surgeon! After years of other doctors not figuring out the problem, he had it diagnosed correctly on the first appointment, and a plan of attack ready to go. L4/5 Surgery was completed quick and easy, had me out of the hospital quickly, and back home healing perfect. He is by far, the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with, and wouldn’t hesitate in the least bit, to have any other issues in the future taken care of by him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patrick Cowan – Sep 21, 2021
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Dr. Pateder has proformed surgery on my upper and lower back over the years. Each surgery has given me much less pain and more benefits in movement. Wonderful doctor, very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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Lucero Humphrey – Sep 20, 2021
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2nd fusion performed in 8 years in different location in spine. Chose Dr. P because of his knowledge, confidence and performance in the first surgery. I will continue to see Dr. P for any future ailments as I have no doubt the outcome will great. He has allowed me to continue to have an active lifestyle. I have recommended him without hesitation to others. Great demeanor, great Doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott Delcore – Aug 26, 2021
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Robotic Scoliosis Surgery I had a scoliosis of 60 degrees. I have been living with pain for decades. I met Dr Pateder through a friend’s recommendation (he did disc replacement surgery on him). After getting to know me, doing an exam and reviewing my history and images, he recommended a minimally invasive robotic scoliosis surgery. Having failed multiple rounds of physical therapy and injections, I decided to proceed with surgery. It was the beat decision of my life. While the first few weeks were somewhat difficult, I am now 90% pain free at 3 months after surgery. I am more active now than I have been for years. Dr Pateder is truly a magnificent surgeon. He is very, very skilled but he is so humble and kind. I HIGHLY recommend him and his team. If you have spinal issues, don’t torture yourself by living with pain. See Dr Pateder and get his opinion…by the way, he is not “cut happy”…he told 2 of my friends that they did not need surgery (whereas their surgeon recommended it)!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary S – Aug 17, 2021
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Dr. Pateder did a disc replacement on my neck after physical therapy and injections did not work. He was very meticulous, thorough and skilled. My pain and numbness are completely gone. I was back to work in 3 days and back to the gym in a week. I couldn't be happier. I have interacted with several surgeons over my lifetime and Dr. Pateder is simply the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Successful Disc Replacement Surgery – Aug 17, 2021
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Dr. Pateder destroyed my back with 2 surgeries on April 27th and 28th, 2020. I was in such pain for months afterwards and he said it was normal. I ended up going to see Dr Fred Mo at MedStar Georgetown on Dec 2020 and he totally redid everything on Dec 21st, total spine fusion and laminectomy as well. I feel great and pain free. Dr Mo took out everything to include 2 loose screws and put in all new parts the correct way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sal – Mar 20, 2021
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Dr Pateder is an exceptional surgeon with great bedside manner. He is thorough in his explanation of procedures, outcomes, risks and benefits. My surgery (done 6 months ago) is a complete success and my functionality is restored 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 23, 2021
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Excellence! He changed MY LIFE. No regrets, I highly recommend him. He operated on my neck (fusion) and my lumbar spine (3 level fusion-anterior/posterior surgery). I am finally in no pain after years of it.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Charity Gordon – Dec 28, 2020
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Dr. Pateder and his staff provided me with outstanding care from pre-op to post-op. I highly recommend Dr. Pateder. The best outcome I could have wished for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 15, 2020
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Dr. Pateder has been a miracle worker for me. He completed three surgeries to fuse my spine and neck, providing relief from pain and numbness in my arm and leg. He is the epitome of professionalism and expertise. I have recommended him to family and friends who have needed spinal surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joy – Jun 08, 2020
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Pateder, his staff and Town Center. They all helped me through cervical surgery with efficiency, kindness, courtesy, and compassion even during a pandemic. Pateder's team was there for me with after-care and follow up questions. I definitely recommend this group and Dr. Pateder if spine surgery is in your future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 20, 2020
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He did surgery on my lumbar spine with poor results. I ended up having to have surgery again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 21, 2019
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Dr. Pateder takes the time to go over all available options and the outcomes. He never makes you feel rushed and answers all questions thoroughly. I would highly recommend Dr. Pateder and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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K. Hailey – Sep 05, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Pateder's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Pateder accepts the following insurance:

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KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

1. Listen, listen, listen2. Educate, educate, educate3. Surgery is generally the last resort as most problems can & should be treated non-operatively4....Read more

Biography

Fellowship in Spinal Neurosurgery: Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (Department of Neurosurgery)

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Johns...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Indian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pateder has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pateder frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pateder treats.

Where is Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD's office located?

Dr. Pateder's office is located at 6201 Centerville Rd Ste 600, Centreville, VA 20121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD speak?

Dr. Pateder speaks Spanish, Urdu, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

UVA Haymarket Medical Center

Haymarket, VA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average