Dr. Joseph Morreale, MD

Dr. Joseph Morreale, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Morreale, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Thornton, CO. He is 43 years old. Dr. Morreale is affiliated with Platte Valley Medical Center, Avista Adventist Hospital, St. Anthony North Hospital, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Center for Spine and Orthopedics

9005 Grant St Ste 200

Thornton, CO 80229
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
more than 90% of peers
Back Pain
more than 89% of peers

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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."


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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


  • 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.


  • 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 of recommending Dr. Morreale to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Morreale'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 (12)
in Broomfield, CO |
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.
Thank you for your feedback, Terry. Listening to patients helps me to diagnose the problem and determine the best options for treatment. I'm always glad to provide explanations and answers to your questions.
in Brighton, CO |
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 thing is, I wish he would listen when I ask him to check out my t-spine because I have trouble breathing and have had trauma in that area, but after surgery I only see the PA not him so it makes it hard
in Denver, CO |
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 what is realistic. I am going to have him perform my surgery because of my confidence in him.
Thank you for choosing our practice and for your confidence in my care, Ed.
Arvada, CO |
Dr . M did several spine surgeries on me and saved my ability to walk and my life. His PA, however, is rude, condescending, and has very poor listening skills. Now that I had sepsis and barely survived I have been sick for the past 2 and a half years. Also my spine needs more surgery and I am terrified to even go to another doctor and deal with more non caring people. I recommend Dr M but warn them not to use North Suburban Hospital amd be prepared to deal with a non caring and rude PA.
in Littleton, CO |
Dr Morealle, his PA Rachel Cengia, and the whole team at the Center for Spine and Orthopedics was very pleasant to work with and truly professional. I had a L5-S1 spinal fusion performed by Dr. Morealle and it was the best decision I could have made. For the first time in many years, I can now lie flat on my back, or stomach, pain free.
in Denver, CO |
When I had my first appointment with Dr. Morreale I was very tentative about going through with the micro discectomy he was suggesting. The more research I did the more comfortable I became with the procedure and in the end opted to have it done. Once I had made the decision to move forward, Dr. Morreale and his staff did everything in their power to make me feel at ease. Following my surgery , I had immediate symptom relief and wished I had gone this route when the symptoms first bothered me.
in Commerce City, CO |
Dr Morreale is a competent professional surgeon. He performed 3 surgeries. The neck surgery was successful. The othet 2 on my lower back and secro joint went well but did not solve my pain issue. Currently, Seeking assistance from pain management. Also, Dr Rachel Cengia is a good listener, gives sound reasoning. Office staff has always been courteous and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
in denver |
Long waits and 1-2 min appointments. Does not look like Dr. Morreale really has time or intention to hear you.
in Brighton, CO |
I have seen Dr. Morreale for my SI joint pain and a herniated disc in my neck. I had the shot in my back/hip and no more medications or pain for that. Just scheduled surgery for my neck. He is a very nice man and always takes the time to answer all my questions/concerns.
in Denver, CO |
Dr Morreale delivered exactly as he proposed in my initial visit with him.
in Westminster, CO |
It was great and i would tell everyone to have their SI joint done if needed. I've had no pain for the last 6 months and not had to take any medication.
in Denver, CO |
Was dismissed, bullied and treated like a cow by Joseph M. Morreale, MD. Entire staff is hostile.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Morreale accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Morreale has admitting privileges

North Suburban Medical Center
9191 Grant St
Thornton, CO 80229
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Avista Adventist Hospital
100 Health Park Dr
Louisville, CO 80027
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Good Samaritan Medical Center
200 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026
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Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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St. Anthony North Hospital
14300 Orchard Parkway
Westminster, CO 80023
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Platte Valley Medical Center
1600 Prairie Center Pkwy
Brighton, CO 80601
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