Dr. Joseph Morreale, MD

Dr. Joseph Morreale, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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44 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Morreale, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Thornton, CO and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Center for Spine and Orthopedics

9005 Grant St Ste 200

Thornton, CO 80229
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 90% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Morreale's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Morreale "Joseph Morreale, MD, is a board-certified spine and orthopedic surgeon. He completed his spine fellowship at Yale University and joined the Center for Spine and Orthopedics in 2009. He has advanced training and expertise in degenerative disease of the cervical and lumbar spine and was the first surgeon in Colorado to perform lumbar arthroplasty (artificial disc replacement) for chronic low back pain. Dr. Morreale's other specialties include cervical arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, motion-sparing surgery, complex cervical spine surgery, herniated disc surgery, complex deformity surgery and spinal fusion, among other procedures. "I strive to stay on top of the latest advances in spine treatment and technology so that my patients will receive the best possible care," says Dr. Morreale. "My goal is to shorten their recovery time and enable them to return to their personal and professional lives quickly." Dr. Morreale earned his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading, skiing, cycling and spending time with his wife and two sons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Morreale "I strive to stay on top of the latest advances in spine treatment and technology so that my patients will receive the best possible care. My goal is to shorten my patients’ recovery time, enabling them to return to their personal and professional lives quickly."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

19  Procedures

  • Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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

  • Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Yale School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Morreale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Morreale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Morreale

3.8

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
(12)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
1 Star
22.727272727272727%
(5)

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Like the way he cane in , sat down, introduced himself and began to listen. I was impressed for sure and then answered my questions with no hesitation. He also explained my condition and told me what he was going to be doing to fix me. I haven’t had surgery yet but I now have no fears about my...Read More
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Gary Williams in Commerce City , CO – Jul 03, 2018
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After multiple attempts to contact Dr. Morreale, we still have yet to get any of my mothers medical records. He has not returned any phone calls to us or the physicians requesting information regarding my mothers surgery. No follow up calls not attempts to reach out to see how she is doing nothing....Read More
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Mar 13, 2018
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I like a surgeon (and/or my doctor) to tell me like it is. Not into fluff and sugar coating medical issues. That said, Dr Morreale's bedside manner is tops as well. He takes the time to listen, explain things, and field any questions.
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Terry in Broomfield, CO – Oct 24, 2017
Thank you for your feedback, Terry. Listening to...Read More
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Dr. Morreale, is an excellent surgeon & he really does care about his patients. I had 2 surgeries done by him & he did excellent. He listened to me when I told him to take a 2nd look at my c-spine MRI because the radiologist report was wrong, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten my neck surgery. Only...Read More
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Sarah in Brighton, CO – Aug 27, 2017
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I was exploring my options by interviewing several surgeons in regard to a serious back surgery. Dr. Morreale explained everything in detail from putting in a cage to inserting a artificial plastic disk. I was very happy as he took the time to explain my back problem to me, what I should expect and...Read More
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Edward Haley in Denver, CO – Jun 06, 2017
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