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Dr. Michael Gallizzi, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. Gallizzi

Cornerstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

10103 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 213 Lone Tree, CO 80124

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(303) 665-2603


Dr. Michael Gallizzi, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Lone Tree, CO and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.


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Dr. Gallizzi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid of Colorado
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Gallizzi's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Back Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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I was drugged out of my mind by Gallizzi. My review was coerced.
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I visited Dr. Gallizzi in April of 2019 for an ongoing issue with my cervical spine. I had some herniations, some narrowing of the foramen and degenerative disc disease at C4-C6. Fought surgery for 9 years until I found Dr. G! He is a top notch surgeon with a heart of gold! His entire staff is fantastic, but he and his PA Heather are an un unstoppable healing team! I went from being severely debilitated at just 45 to feeling like a kid again! They are caring, thorough, transparent and Dr. Gallizzi is the most gifted surgeon! He did an ACDF at those two levels and I could not be more pleased with my results. I am only 3 months post op today, so I still have more recovery for the full outcome, but I would recommend Dr. G to anyone needing spine surgery. I am moving out of CO, but if I ever needed spine surgery again, for another issue, I would not hesitate to fly back and recover in CO to have Dr. G and Heather on my side!
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I am thankful for the excellent and compassionate medical and surgical care I have been provided by Dr. Gallizzi. Dr. Gallizzi coordinated excellent care before, during and after my spine surgery. I so much appreciate Dr. Gallizzi's skills in minimally invasive spinal surgery which I believe has made a difference in my health.
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Dr Gallizzi takes time with his patients and really listens. He explained everything thoroughly. Highly recommend.
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I had an F1 Fusion he was great throughout the whole thing would recommend him to anybody and everybody it felt like family going to him
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Mike and Heather make an exceptional surgical team. I followed Mike from Porter because of his strong medical beliefs and convictions. He is a true professional with extraordinary surgical expertise and skills. In all of my pre surgery meetings with Mike I would always first meet with Heather. She was so helpful, honest and forthright with what to expect regarding my surgical procedures, expectations and recovery. This team is a kind, caring and skilled pair and I highly recommend them.
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I saw Dr. Gallizzi in the spring of 2017, suffering from extreme pain. Dr. Gallizzi worked closely with my cardiologist to ensure my safety for the double spinal fusion I underwent in June of 2017. After just 10 days, my pain was gone! I followed his post surgery instructions closely for the next 3 months, and I’m happy to report that after a year, I am still pain free and back to doing all normal activities. Questions & phone calls were promptly answered by his friendly office staff & himself.
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Is this my doctor?? Dr. Gallizzi were you at Centura Orthopedics? If so I would highly recommend you to anyone. I need to have neck and back surgery, Im on a leave of absence from work and already had carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand and not going to do the right hand. So I go next Thursday for follow up with Dr. Carr. I need to schedule my neck and back surgery asap If your my doctor please contact me. I saw you in feb you referred to my condition as a double crush remember me? I
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Where is Dr. Gallizzi’s practice now. Would like to contact him for an appointment.
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Compassionate and highly competent.
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About Me

Dr. Michael Gallizzi is a Board Certified Duke University fellowship trained minimally invasive adult spine surgeon.  He uses minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art, techniques to minimize the size of the surgical incision and damage to surroundin...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Duke U Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2014
University Of Missouri
Residency Hospital
2009
R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
Medical School
2006
Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science
2003
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
2015
2014
2009
2006
2003

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • The role of iatrogenic foraminal stenosis from lordotic correction in the development of C5 palsy after posterior laminectomy and fusion., 2015
  • Bailout screw placement in the posterior subaxial cervical spine: is a spinolaminar screw a viable option?, 2016
  • C5 Nerve Palsy in Posterior Cervical Spinal Surgery: Does Width of Laminectomy Matter?, 2015
  • Sagittal Balance Correction in Lateral Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Scoliosis, 2016
  • Two-Day Staged Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Surgery: Case Series of Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) and the use of transcranial motor evoked potentials (tceMEPs) during interbody placement:,
  • Interval Effect of Prone Repositioning for Posterior Spinal Instrumentation after Lateral Interbody Fusion., 2016
  • The Impact of Lumbar Spine Disease and Deformity on Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes, 2017
  • Renal Vein Laceration During Lateral Interbody Fusion (LIF).,
  • The role of iatrogenic foraminal stenosis from lordotic correction in the development of C5 palsy after posterior laminectomy and fusion., 2015

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)