Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD
Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Longmont, CO. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with Avista Adventist Hospital, Longmont United Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center.

1610 Dry Creek Dr

Longmont, CO 80503

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Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD

Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Gerlach's Experience

Dr. Gerlach'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • University of San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gerlach has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gerlach's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerlach to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Gerlach'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 (9)
Kansas City, MO |
Incredibly professional, but human. Put me at ease and I feel that we were going in the right direction with my care plan. He provided true informed consent, I feel I fully understand my options and why we are making the choices we are. Staff went out of their way to schedule me when it was convenient for me. The new office is impressive and they can do most things right in-house which makes the information flow smoother.
Arvada, CO |
In the 15 years of seeing spinal surgeons, he is by far the worst. Should have his license taken away.
in Longmont, CO |
Dr. Gerlach enabled me to walk, sit, stand, sleep and even breathe again without excruciating pain. Having had 3 joint replacement surgeries I was most afraid of this spine surgery. Dr. Gerlach and Susie's skill and care expelled that fear. I'm a Medicare patient and was treated with the upmost care and respect. I recommend Dr. Gerlach to anyone who is having pain issues with their back and are afraid of the process. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Gerlach, Susie and his staff.
in Longmont, CO |
Dr. Gerlach performed surgery for a herniated disc on my lumbar spine. The surgery went great and the pain is gone. I appreciated how quickly he was able to see me. He explained my condition and treatment options. Once I decided on surgery, he was able to schedule my procedure within a week. He is very knowledgeable and an excellent surgeon. He was recommended by several friends as well as two other physicians.
in Longmont, CO |
Dr. Gerlach's skills essentially gave me a new lease on life. Formerly VERY active, I used up my spine, creating spondolythesis. I had worsening pain. After 8 yrs. I needed surgical intervention. I listened to Dr. Gerlach explain in simple detail what he could do for me. The relief was immediate. His patience & knowledge during a "road bump" continued to show me a level of caring & skill not found in today's medicine. He KNOWS his stuff & he wants to help people get better. I am thankful.
in Longmont, CO |
Great & professional! Love this office. Took care of my husband and he's on the mend.
in Thornton, CO |
Dr, Gerlach did back surgery on me on June 21, 1916. There was never any pressure to do surgery. It was presented as a good option. My husband, daughter who is an RN amwere all impressed with him. The surgery fused L4 and L5 and scooped out around the nerve to take the away the pressure. There has been no pain, numbness or turning to jelly since the surgery. What a relief!!!!! He knows what he is doing!! In addition to this he has a great "bedside" manner too. Great combination in my book!!
Longmont, CO |
Absolutely the worst! The doctor cancelled my appointment twice stating that he had an emergency surgery. How did he know he had a emergency one month in advance??? I waited 7 months to see him! When my appointment finally arrived, he spent 5 minutes with me. And did Nothing!!!!
in Longmont, CO |
Without going into detail, the worst orthopedic surgeon ever (and I have had a lot of orthopedic surgeries). I wouldn't let the stray cat I feed see him.
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Dr. Gerlach accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Gerlach has admitting privileges

Avista Adventist Hospital
100 Health Park Dr
Louisville, CO 80027
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Longmont United Hospital
1950 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
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Good Samaritan Medical Center
200 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026
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