Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD

Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
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Dr. Matthew Gerlach, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Longmont, CO and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

1610 Dry Creek Dr

Longmont, CO 80503

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gerlach performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Deformities
very high
more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Gerlach's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • 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
  • Torticollis
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35  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • 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.

Education

  • 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

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerlach to family and friends
46 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Gerlach's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr. Gerlach made an incorrect diagnosis of my condition and proceeded with a fusion on my cervical spine without discussing less invasive procedures such as diagnostic epidural injections. He was arrogant and dismissive when the surgery was a failure. Would never recommend him to anyone for...more
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Doc evaluated the MRI and X-ray and then walked me through what he was seeing and what that meant. He also outlined what options there were for addressing and more importantly what wasn’t on the table (surgery). I also loved that he laid out alternative approaches instead of just cutting,...more
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Well, he just sent the PA in. I was expecting this at the initial appointment but was told I would see the doctor for the followup after the MRI; I was surprised when this appointment was also a PA. Its awfully difficult to give a positive review to a doctor who couldn't find his way into the...more
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Yes!!!!! Doctor Gerlach is a great doctor to have working to help a person overcome their medical need. Very concerned on making sure every thing is being done correctly to over come the patients need and care! Dr. Gerlach keep up the great inter-actions with your patients!
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Dr. Gerlach is an exceptional surgeon. Highly recommend him!!!
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