Dr. Joseph Popper, MD

Dr. Joseph Popper, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Joseph Popper, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED in 2011 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

5010 State Highway 30 Ste 205

Amsterdam, NY 12010

Contact Information

(518) 842-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care

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more than 27% of peers
Bone Disorders
more than 8% of peers
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Popper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Popper "Dr. Joseph Popper is a board eligible Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon specializing in the comprehensive treatment of the neck, back, and spine. His childhood was spent in South Florida, but he eventually made his way out west for his education. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Washington State University in Biomedical Engineering and graduated Summa Cum Laude. His pursuit to help others led him to earn his M.D. at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. He went on to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was selected by the faculty as Chief Resident. During residency he also worked closely with international leaders in the field of spine surgery at the William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Michigan) as well as pioneering spine surgeons from the Twin Cities Spine Center at Gillette Children's Hospital (St. Paul, Minnesota). Following residency Dr. Popper was selected for the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota). In addition to being one of the few ACGME-accredited Spine Fellowships, the comprehensive training included working directly with the Complex Spine Neurosurgeons and Musculoskeletal Oncology Spine Surgeons and is one of the exclusive fellowships sponsored by the AO Spine organization."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Popper "Dr. Popper applies a "conservative first-approach" to his patients, and only offers surgical intervention with proven evidence-based techniques when necessary. This means providing the most minimally-invasive and safest procedures for each patient. Dr. Popper is proficient with the most modern advancements in total spine care, including minimally-invasive ("MIS") techniques, robot-aided navigation, and motion-preserving operations. He has authored several publications in many peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Popper has presented his research at over 30 national and international meetings. His particular research interests include safety in spine surgery and osteopenia/osteoporosis, and he has used this knowledge to better treat his own patients with low bone density, and in avoiding infection after surgery."
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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

23  Procedures

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Washington State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Henry Ford Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Popper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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