Dr. Jim Youssef, MD

Dr. Jim Youssef, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Jim Youssef, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Durango, CO and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

1 Mercado St Ste 202

Durango, CO 81301

Contact Information

(970) 247-5362

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 93% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Youssef's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Youssef "I am a board-certified Fellowship-trained spine specialist and surgeon. I have practiced in Durango, CO since 1997 and specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery, complex degenerative spine conditions involving the cervical and thoracolumbar spine, fracture care and motion preservation surgery. As the founder of SpineColorado, a multli-disciplinary comprehensive facility which focuses on the treatment of spinal disorders by combining the latest in non-operative and operative techniques, I remain committed to providing the most complete and effective spine treatments to my patients. Each patient is approached as an individual and I listen closely to my patient's needs. I formulate a unique plan around each patient's condition and diagnosis and believe in an active surgical recovery focused on a holistic approach to healing. The plan is always based on evidence based medicine, years of experience, and cutting edge technology, while always keeping the whole person in consideration. I recognize we all experience pain and disability differently and we all have unique goals. I perform spinal decompression surgery, disc surgery, and spinal fusions with a strong interest in minimally invasive approaches. I also have an interest in sport related injuries, disc replacement surgery, lateral interbody procedures (XLIF), and other innovative techniques. In addition to my practice, I also oversee and run an active research department. My experience and extensive research include areas of cervical spine surgery, adult spine, cervical myelopathy, minimally invasive techniques, spine trauma, disc degeneration and spinal deformity. I have authored numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of spine surgery and spinal disorders. I have served as the Medical director for the Spine Center of Excellence at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colorado since 2006. Member: Cervical Spine Research Society, American Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society, Lumbar Spine Research Society, Society of Lateral Access Surgery (Board Member), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Founding Member) and other national spine and orthopaedic societies I am married with 3 children. I am an active outdoor enthusiast who enjoys skiing, biking, running and surfing!"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Youssef "Each patient is approached as an individual and I listen closely to my patient's needs. I formulate a unique plan around each patient's condition and diagnosis and believe in an active surgical recovery focused on a holistic approach to healing. The plan is always based on evidence based medicine, years of experience, and cutting edge technology, while always keeping the whole person in consideration. I recognize we all experience pain and disability differently and we all have unique goals."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Oregon Health and Science University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Calif Davis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Youssef has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Youssef's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Youssef to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Youssef'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

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (2)

Dr Youssef replaced my c6 disc with an artificial one in 2008..I traveled from Florida and stayed in Durango for 5 weeks. It is 2018 and I am running, biking, working etc with few complaints except for normal aging issues. Thank you Dr Youssef.
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He never hurries you. He is kind, patient and understanding. I trust him with my life. He is brilliant when it comes to actual surgery.
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