Dr. George Frey, MD

Dr. George Frey, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. George Frey, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Colorado Comprehensive Spine Institute

3277 S Lincoln St

Englewood, CO 80113
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Frey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frey treats Spondylosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Frey treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frey performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Frey performs this procedure more than 94% 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
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frey treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Frey treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Frey's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Frey and his entire staff, at CCSI is committed to treating each patient in a respectable, considerate, and dignified way. Throughout consultation, examination, case discussion, and treatment - all matters are handled in a confidential and discre...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthoptics

Education

Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Rush Presby St Lukes
Internship Hospital
1987
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Top Doctors in the USA, 2001 to cu
  • Spinal Research Foundation, Center of Excellence, 2010 to pr
  • 5280 Magazine Top Doctor in Sinal Surgery, 1997-2001t

Dr. Frey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frey

4.3

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
(44)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
1 Star
16.071428571428573%
(9)

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Outstanding expertise,good communications, excellent use of competent, experienced, and caring Physician's Assistants to complement surgeon.
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Exceptional surgeon. Compassionate, really listened to me and my back problems. Explained in detail what was needed to help me live a better life. As a retiree my remaining time I wanted to be pain free (or as close as I can get) so I can do the activities I want. Yes there is pain and discomfort associated with a surgery but getting better each day. Well worth it all. Great doctor, very skilled, very knowledgeable. His PA's are excellent also. Thanks Tom and Stephanie for everything.
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I highly recommend Dr. Frey and his staff. I had a three-level neck fusion surgery a little over a year ago and I am so blessed to have had the best surgeon available! My relief was immediate and my recovery went smoothly. My physical therapist was amazed at how well I moved through the rehab process and stated that I obviously had a great doctor (I agree!). Dr. Frey is easy to talk to and ensures all your questions are answered. I am pain-free and have no limitations. Life is good again!
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Not only has he incredibly improved my father's quality of life with his very complex back injuries, but he also has operated on me and helped with my degenerating disk disease and chronic pain. His whole staff is incredible and George is possibly the best back doc around.
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I have a complicated spine including a rare disease history. I was recommended to Dr. Frey after having had four spinal fusion surgeries by another doctor. That was nearly 17 years ago. He has performed surgeries for me that have allowed me continue to walk and live my life. I am forever grateful for all he has done to help me maintain my lifestyle. He is personable and kind, taking all the time needed for his patients. I highly recommend him and will continue to see him for all my needs.
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Saved my life. Micro discectomy. Im six years out and loving life!
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I was looking for the best orthopedic surgeon in Colorado and I was referred to Dr. Frey by a well known orthopedic surgeon from Chicago. He told me that Dr. Frey is extremely skilled and that he is both highly intelligent and conservative in approach. I went to Dr. Frey with fairly serious neck and back issues and it became evident after some time that surgery was the path for me. He operated on my neck and back with a successful outcome. I would confidently highly recommend Dr. Frey.
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Dr. Frey and his staff are very caring and professional. Their explanations of my plan for surgery were very clear and reasons the surgery was needed were very adequate. During my hospital stay either Dr. Frey or one of his P.A.'s were there personally to check on my progress every day a nd follow up with any concerns. If not for their smiling and caring attendance this experience would have been very difficult. I am very satisfied with my results and would readily recommend their service
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Dr. Frey is the best orthopedic surgeon that I have ever had. I would recommend him for anyone with scoliosis, I no longer need a walker since surgery, He is awesome.
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Incredible care from start to continued rehabilitation. My good friend's wife is suffering similar conditions I had, and she's trying to arrange insurance for herself. I highly recommended Dr. Frey because I'm certain he can help her. My pain and discomfort are nearly gone and I'm almost finished with physical therapy. I'm 49 yrs old and have suffered for the past 4 years until now. I'm looking forward to getting back to a more normal lifestyle soon. Thank you Dr. Frey and staff!
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Dr. Frey performed a lumbar fusion on my back in June, 2017. My pain, which was constant prior to surgery, is almost non-existent at 3 months post surgery. I procrastinated for a long time before seeking medical help. I wish I would have done so a lot sooner. I feel better than I have in at least 2 years. I truly appreciate what Dr. Frey has done for me.
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Dr. George Frey, MD, handles delicate spine patient issues in an easy-going and matter of fact manner. He operated on my painful L4, L5, S1 stenosis and eliminated all pain with a single operation. I give Dr. Frey the highest grades for keeping my family informed of the surgical processes and the expectations during recovery from surgery.
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Received very excellent care. Would highly recommend Dr. Frey and his professional staff to anyone who is considering a back surgery or dealing with complicated back problems. He is knowlegable, confident and knows his "stuff". Thank you - no more pain!!
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I have been seeing Dr. Frey and Tom Sanders for years. They have really helped me. I would not go any where else.
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Bottom line, I was in a lot of pain and couldn't walk after 15 minutes of walking but after surgery I am now pain free and walking. Dr. Frey, PA Pierce and Staff took the time to listen, reviewed my images, read medical records, explained the problems and recommended a solution. They answered all my questions and worked with a sense of urgency to get me into surgery.
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Dr Frey is incredibly professional in all aspects of his care. He made sure that I thoroughly understood what was required during the surgery, what to expect after the surgery and the recovery details, including time and physical recovery. He has developed a procedure that is meticulously well-thought out, with the intent of insuring a total and complete solution to the medical issue. I am totally satisfied with Dr Frey's care. I cannot believe that there is anyone who is better qualified.
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How does one measure a successful surgery? Mainly good results! Dr. Frey & his surgical team are the best of the best. When some other docs would not even take my case, Dr. Frey assured me that he could greatly improve my health with spinal surgery. One year later, I am free of pain & I am walking with confidence again. He is the best! I am grateful beyond words for his care, great skill and good judgment throughout my yearlong treatment. He made a life-changing difference in my life.
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Dr. Frey and the staff at CCSI are terrific. I have been a patient of Dr. Frey's for the past 20 years and can't say enough about the wonderful, compassionate care that I have received. Were it not for the care I have received, both non-surgical and surgical I am not sure how well I would be able to function on a daily basis. At the moment I am currently fused from T2 through S1 and am able to garden, quilt, sew, teach sewing and quilting and travel. I am not inhibited in any way. Thank You!!!!
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Everyone in the office is professional and courteous. Both Dr. Frey and Tom, PA, were extremely helpful in explaining everything about what the problems were and what would have to be accomplished to correct the issues. I cannot express my gratitude strongly enough for what Dr. Frey and Tom have done to correct major issues with my neck and back.
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I would 100% recommend Dr. Frey to anyone considering spinal surgery. Dr. Frey straightened my spine from S1 to T10 & titanium fused it ( I had Adult Onset Idiopathic Radical Lumbar DextroScoliosis ), a complex procedure which the ortho / spinal doctors I consulted with here in Colorado Springs said was impossible to do, and that I may end up eventually paralyzed from the waist down. Dr. Frey accomplished the "impossible" for me & I will be eternally grateful to him.
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Aetna
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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