Dr. Kristen E. Radcliff, MD

Dr. Kristen E. Radcliff, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 38 years old

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I believe in a conservative, balanced to patient care. With individual patients' goals in mind, all avenues and alternatives to surgery are explored before surgery is considered. If surgery is necessary, I will perform spine surgery utilizing the safest, most effective, least invasive technique tailored for each individual patient. I have experience performing the most complicated spinal trauma and deformity surgeries but I also have a particular interest in less invasive types of cervical and lumbar surgery when appropriate.Read more

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Dr. Kris Radcliff is a fellowship-trained Spinal Surgeon who is an Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in Orthopedic Surgery...Read more

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I would like to thank my patients for providing feedback that will be shared with others. Your feedback is critical to enable us to continuously improve patients' experience in my practice. If there is ever a concern that you would like to discuss in more detail please reach out directly to my office at 1-800-321-9999.

in Eastampton N.J. |
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in Camp May, NJ |
I was visiting with a cousin who is also a doctor that lives in Margate City. I fell down the steps. I was in pain. My cousin who is a doctor checked me out and suggested I see Dr. Radciff. He said Dr. Radcliff is the best and smartest spine surgeon in the USA. He gave me his number I called, met with him and the outcome was a very successful surgery and recovery. Now I can verify that Dr. Radcliff is the best.
in Toms River |
Dr. Radcliffe offered me a simple decompression surgery. The other doctors in Toms River wanted me to get a two part fusion surgery through my side and back. I am so glad that I treated with him.
Margate. NJ |
Excellent surgeon; patient, thorough, truthful, caring, professional, highly knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr Radcliff for spine surgery and care.
in Smyrna, DE |
Dr. Radcliff is an excellent surgeon. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he is also very personable. That is a combination that is hard to find in most surgeons. As this was my very first surgery ever, I had no idea what to do or who to turn to. I did however, know of the Rothmans Institute's reputation, so I decided to put my trust in them, and I'm glad I did.
in Tuckerton, NJ |
Dr. Radcliff was exceptional from the minute I met him. I was in severe amount of pain with a broken C-6 vertebrae in my neck.Dr. Radcliff explained I could either let it heal on its own, which it would do, or go with surgery. I opted for surgery. After a complex surgery with screws and plates, I was no longer in pain. The surgery was a success and after 12 weeks I was able to go back to normal life. Dr. Radcliff is an amazing surgeon with a great attitude.
in Belle Chasse, LA |
I was having serious lower back pain. I was told that I needed surgery,. I was told by a trusted friend that if he needed back surgery he would go directly back to Dr. Radcliff. I went to see Dr. Radcliff. I was very impressed with that visit. He is very smart, he has a way of making you feel better. He explains the surgery in a way that is easy to understand. The surgery went very well and my recovery time was very short.
in Cape May, NJ |
Dr. Radcliff is a wonderful, caring surgeon who allowed me to be pain free and able to walk again
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Dr. Radcliff says...

Dr. Kris Radcliff is a fellowship-trained Spinal Surgeon who is an Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in Orthopedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.

Spine surgery is a complex, evolving field that employs elements of both Othopedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery. In order to stay up to date with the latest techniques, spine surgeons employ techniques founded in both orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery to achieve optimal results for patients.  Although Dr. Radcliff is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he completed his spine training with both orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery faculty in order to have a well-rounded training. Dr. Radcliff continues to perform research, surgical education, and lecturing at orthopedic and neurosurgery meetings around the world. 

Dr. Radcliff specializes in the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction including minimally invasive spinal reconstruction procedures and artificial disk replacement. Dr. Radcliff is actively interested in exploring alternatives to traditional fusion surgery. Dr. Radcliff recently won the prestigious best paper award at an international meeting of cervical spine experts (Cervical Spine Research Society) for a study comparing cervical disk replacement as an alternative to fusion.

Dr Radcliff completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was exposed to hundreds of complex trauma, pediatric, and minimally invasive reconstructive procedures. Following residency, Dr. Radcliff performed fellowship training in Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury at Thomas Jefferson University, widely considered to be one of the top orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowships in the world. He has also visited and operated with leading spine surgeons in the nation and around the world.

Dr. Radcliff's Care Philosophy

I believe in a conservative, balanced to patient care. With individual patients' goals in mind, all avenues and alternatives to surgery are explored before surgery is considered. If surgery is necessary, I will perform spine surgery utilizing the safest, most effective, least invasive technique tailored for each individual patient. I have experience performing the most complicated spinal trauma and deformity surgeries but I also have a particular interest in less invasive types of cervical and lumbar surgery when appropriate.

Dr. Radcliff says...

Dr. Radcliff is an international expert on diagnosis, nonsurgical, and surgical treatment of spinal conditions. Dr. Radcliff has sixty one peer-reviewed publications, twenty two textbook chapters on diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, and numerous research awards. Dr. Radcliff was recently chosen as the liaison of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons to the North American Spine Society Low Back Pain Guideline Committee.

Dr. Radcliff says...

Dr. Radcliff regularly teaches other surgeons at national and international meetings about safely and efficiently performing spine surgery, techniques and complication avoidance in minimally invasive spine surgery, orthopedic basic science, and spine trauma and spinal cord injury. Dr. Radcliff is incoming Chairman of the North American Spine Society Young Surgeons Forum and a Board Member of the Association for Collaborative Spinal Research. Dr. Radcliff is a regular invited faculty member at the prestigious "Contemporary Techniques in Minimally Invasive Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery" course in St. Louis. Dr Radcliff was chosen to be a member of the prestigious Cervical Spine Research Society and Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Radcliff is also an active member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Lumber Spine Research Society. Dr. Radcliff is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Radcliff says...

I would like to thank my patients for providing feedback that will be shared with others. Your feedback is critical to enable us to continuously improve patients' experience in my practice. If there is ever a concern that you would like to discuss in more detail please reach out directly to my office at 1-800-321-9999.

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

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

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University School

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

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