Dr. Kenneth A. Pettine, MD

Dr. Kenneth A. Pettine, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 62 years old

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As a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, I believe in conservative spinal care that utilizes many forms of therapy before resorting to surgery. I am also an advocate of motion preservation and am known worldwide for leading the medical community in advancing the latest procedures for optimum spinal health. Currently I also offer stem cell therapy for joint, neck and low back arthritis and other medical conditions and have extensive research to support my treatments.Read more

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in Conifer, co |
Dr. Pettine performed cervical (2 mobi-c at C5-7) and lumbar surgery (fusion/L5-S1) on me on Oct 20, 2014 as well as two stem cell IV flushes (Jul 14/May15).. Prior to meeting Dr. Pettine, I was on FMLA, bedridden and suffered chronic pain throughout my entire body as well as suffered with daily headaches/migranes that stopped me from even leaving the house. Here it is 2 years later and I am no living my life again. I am hiking 14ers, dancing, and travelling the world. Thank you Dr. Pettine.
in Ft Collins, CO |
Dr. Pettine is a compassionate doctor who explores all options before considering surgery. He keeps up on the latest advances in the field of spine and was named by Becker's as one of America's top 50 spine surgeons in the country. His office may be busy, but they will take care of you.
in Costa Mesa, CA |
Dr. Pettine fixed my bladder and bowel loss from the moment I awoke after surgery. I am so thankful to him for his surgical intervention!
in Fort Collins CO |
I have degenerative disk disease both cervical and lumbar. If it were not for Dr. Pettine I would not be able to be having a full and wonderful life, that I am. After placing the DSS system in five levels of my lumbar spine I have been back on my bike, canoeing, and enjoying the out doors again. His kindness and love for his patients has allways been made known. He has done a tremendous amount for the advancement of spinal research. Many people seem to forget the good he has done.
in Hemingford, NE |
This guy will do surgery on you if you have a pulse and probably even if you don't just to make a quick buck. He pushed a surgery on me that he should of never done released me from his surgery center with a staph infection. tore the lining of my spinal cord also performed a fusion without my knowledge. The Dr that has done my revision surgery said he's amazed he didn't kill me with all he was doing
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Dr. Pettine's Care Philosophy

As a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, I believe in conservative spinal care that utilizes many forms of therapy before resorting to surgery. I am also an advocate of motion preservation and am known worldwide for leading the medical community in advancing the latest procedures for optimum spinal health. Currently I also offer stem cell therapy for joint, neck and low back arthritis and other medical conditions and have extensive research to support my treatments.  

Dr. Pettine's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    • State: Colorado
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    • Unprofessional Conduct (5/13/2016)
    • Action Taken: Non-disciplinary Action
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    • State: Colorado
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Colorado At Denver

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Abbott Northwestern Hospital Inc

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Colorado College

    Graduated in 1976

  • Other Education
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate