Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD

Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Reston, VA. He is 43 years old. Dr. Pateder is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

1860 Town Center Dr Ste 300

Reston, VA 20190
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Pateder performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Rochester
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital and School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital and School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pateder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Indian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Reston Hospital Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Spine Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Pateder is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Pateder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pateder to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Pateder's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
Washington, DC |
Very satisfied with medical treatment received by Dr. Pateder. He was always very professional, personal and explained processes and expectations thoroughly and clear.
in Burke, VA |
Dr. Pateder has been wonderful. Not just him, though. His staff, the staff at the office and everyone involved in my surgery were superb. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Pateder for everything he did for me. It should also be noted that this kindness and support of my wife during this was much appreciated.
in Warrenton, VA |
Excellent! Instead of just doing surgery for the money he told me to wait because my bones are to soft!I appreciate his honesty.I have had two procedures with him and am pleased with both.Thanks to you and your wonderful staff.
Reston, Virginia |
Would not recommend him to anyone. Surgery left me with more problems than before. Dr Patader suggested new symptoms could be in my head and said there is nothing else he could do! Looking elsewhere for a second opinion.
Herndon, VA |
So my two surgeries with Dhruv could not have tuned out much worst. Well I take that back, I could be in a wheelchair and I am not. Dhruv left me with severe nerve damage witch I had non prior to my first operation. I truly regret ever letting him perform any surgeries on me as it turned out with terrible results. Now I know you cannot expect to get them all right, but unfortunately I had to be the one on that day. So my message to anyone who reads this to just find another surgeon. Move on
in Reston, VA |
I had 2 surgeries with Dr Pateder. He is one of the best doctors I ever met. He cares and very detail.
in Warrenton, VA |
Dr Pateder, Lauren, April, Veronica, and the rest of his team are EXCELLENT!!
in Sterling, VA |
Outstanding care and service from Dr Pateder, his PA's, and the entire office staff. A model of what patient care and service should be! (5 STARS to all)
in Alexandria |
The most important thing to me was the surgical outcome. I don't think there is a better outcome than I got with Peteder. If you're thinking of surgery trust Peteder. I had c6-c7 fusion. One year out and the pain has not come back.
in Brandywine, MD |
Dr. Pateder was very considerate and extremely knowledgeable. He and his staff made me & my family very comfortable the issue at hand. We felt very confident having him perform my surgery. TCO staff was very friendly and made every effort to get me in right away. TCO Staff also worked with my Insurance Provider, and got my procedure pre-authorized. Follow up care has been excellent! *I have also seen Dr. Kartalian for foot surgery*
in Warrenton, VA |
Dr. Pateder gave me my life back basically. 14 months ago he straightened my spine and then inserted rods and screws in order to fuse L1-L5. This week he released me to do whatever i want. For me that is riding, jumping and competing my horse! Prior to surgery I had to stop riding because of the pain. I am now back riding on the flat and ready to start jumping again. He is very personable, answered questions and thoroughly explained everything. I am so grateful for his expertise.
in Ashburn, VA |
I had gone to another surgeon in the area and he misdiagnosed my neck condition, said no surgery was needed, and wasted time which caused my neck condition to worsen affecting my legs/hands. I saw Dr Pateder and he did the surgery. I was in bad shape prior to surgery (I couldn't walk and I lost my sense of balance). I am doing very well now 7+ months post surgery! His PA's (April & Lauren) are great too! I've already recommended 2 people to Dr Pateder...he is a compassionate and talented Dr.
in Lovettsville, VA |
Dr. Pateder is the best doctor I have ever dealt with, bar none. He is to the point. He is genuinely concerned about your health and your specific situation. I felt as if he were treating me like I am one of his own family members. His team consists of the best you can have. They work well together.
in Fairfax, VA |
The entire staff has always been concerned, welcoming, friendly, and, most importantly, current, detailed, and knowledgeable of their profession. From the front desk, through Veronica, up to Dr. Pateder, I could not have asked for a more understanding and professional team. I have highly recommended you to those in need of your services. Thank you! barbara grogan-barone (You should have an EXCELLENT star option above.)
in Sterling, VA |
Dr Pateder and his team were all excellent! Not only very knowledgeable but friendly and a pleasure to interact with I would highly recommend them to anyone!
in Washington DC |
Dr. Pateder was very thorough and honest. He was not aggressive with treatment. He only recommended surgery after I failed therapy and injections. He did a minimally invasive fusion and I feel great! I was back to work in 2 weeks. Thanks Dr. Pateder. You are the best
in Fairfax, VA |
The visit was waste of time. The doctor did not perform evaluation which is unacceptable. All he knew is from his assistance who questioned me before that. I was really dissappointed visiting this doctor. I felt like he was not interested what my issue/pain is.
in Washington, DC |
Great doctor. He actually didn't mind ME asking questions. Dr Pateder even answered questions that I didn't know to ask. He made sure I THOROUGHLY understood my spine condition, the non-existent, non-surgical options (for my situation), why surgery was needed to correct it, the type of surgery he would perform, risks, recovery, outcomes. I never felt rushed, he spent all of the time with me that I needed. I'm a stickler on lots of things, he didn't disappoint.
in Ashburn VA |
A very money oriented Doctor, not interested n the interest of patient but his income.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pateder accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Pateder has admitting privileges

Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA 20190
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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
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