Dr. Lonnie Loutzenhiser, MD

Dr. Lonnie Loutzenhiser, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Dr. Lonnie Loutzenhiser, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Loutzenhiser's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Loutzenhiser "Lonnie E. Loutzenhiser, MD, a board-certified Denver orthopedic spine surgeon, joined Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center in September 2008. Dr. Loutzenhiser was accepted into an accelerated medical program out of high school and completed three years of undergraduate training at Youngstown State University, where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Loutzenhiser received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, where he was chief resident for his final year. He completed his orthopaedic/neurosurgical spine fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic. Dr. Loutzenhiser is interested in operative and non-operative treatment of adult and pediatric spinal disorders including deformity, and traumatic and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He also has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and motion preservation technology (e.g., disc replacement surgery). Dr. Loutzenhiser believes in not only the treatment of spinal disorders but also the treatment of patients. He feels that it is important to build a solid physician-patient relationship by listening to the patient and educating him or her about the condition so that he or she can be involved in the decision-making process of treatment options."


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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • 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.


  • Youngstown State University, Bachelor Of Science-Combined Sciences, Cum Laude
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center/Shriner S Hospital For Children, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Fellow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Loutzenhiser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Loutzenhiser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Loutzenhiser to family and friends
based on 91 total reviews (23 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (91)

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  • 3
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Dr. Loutzenhiser's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

I had a 2 level fusion. I am feeling wonderful and I am so happy I went with minimally invasive surgery. My recovery has been so much faster than was projected with other doctors. I highly recommend Dr. Loutzenhiser.
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Dr. loutzenhiser is a gifted doctor. He did surgery on my neck and back and the success rate was outstanding! I highly recommend him if you have spine issues.
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Best dr ever. Had neck surgery 2 months ago and I feel like a new person
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I was able to get an appointment within a week, and all the staff was friendly. The doctor had my previous images ready and compared them to my new ones to see how my condition has changed.
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Dr. Loutzenhiser was my surgeon for a back 5 disc fusion. From the first visit thru follow up after surgery dr Loutzenhiser was an exceptionally good doctor. He spent as much time as I needed explaining the surgery and all of the expected outcomes. He came after the surgery to make sure I was...more
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