Dr. Michael Janssen, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

  47 Reviews

Dr. Michael Janssen, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Thornton, CO and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Center for Spine and Orthopedics

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(303) 578-4018
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Janssen accepts the following insurance:

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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Kaiser Permanente
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MultiPlan PPO
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Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hardware Removal
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wound Repair
  • X-Ray

About Me

Dr. Janssen is Board Certified in both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Spine Surgeons. He attended the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. His internship and residency were completed at the Med...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Education

Spine Fellowship, Klinik For Orthopedic Chirurgie In St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Lakewood Orthopaedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1987
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
1992
1991
1987
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Janssen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Janssen

3.9

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
68.08510638297872%
(32)
4 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.382978723404255%
(3)
1 Star
21.27659574468085%
(10)

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Dr. Janssen is an excellent physician, and is a brilliant and talented spine surgeon. He has been a colleague, personal spine surgeon and friend for 14 years. In that time, 4 others friends/colleagues of mine have had spine surgeries with Dr. Janssen with good results, so I recommend him highly from my own two lumbar surgeries and for my friends cervical/lumber surgeries also. He takes the time to carefully go over MRI results do you understand your condition your options, and what to expect in the post-operative time. He explained risks and consequences to my satisfaction, and I was confident that whatever occurred, I had a wise, experienced technically expert surgeon to deal with anything that happened. And Ruth, his PA, was wonderful to see on post-op visits, making sure I felt supported through to he healing process. I highly recommend Dr. Janssen and his competent staff for your spinal problems.
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Dr Jansen was very professional and explained the whole process. I would recommend him to anyone. I had questions, but he answered them all.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Janssen. He explained my situation with my back to help me make a decision on future actions. I will be waiting until after the holidays to make an appointment to have surgery to correct my problem. He made me feel very comfortable with him doing the surgery.
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Worth the drive from Wyoming, he saw what two doctors missed, still requires surgery but less extensive and cost me way less then a 2 disc teplacement!
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Dr Janssen and staff have been very professional. Very skilled in every respect. My diagnosis of lumbar pain and first injection procedure went exactly as planned.
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I was hesitant to have cervical disc replacement and finally agreed to get it done after the radiculopathy and neuropathy became too unbearable. To my surprise I woke up feeling great! I'm 7 months post surgery and it has been great! Thank you Dr Janssen and Ruth Beckham NP. I really appreciate all you have done for me.
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I have been a patient of Dr Janssen's for over 20 years. He has performed surgical procedures on both me and my daughter. He is extremely thoughtful and knowledgeable in his approach and competent and compassionate in his practice. I have a high level of trust for his opinions and skills and recommend him without hesitation.
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The treatment that I received from Dr. Janssen was second to none....The surgical team all worked in unison and provided exceptional care...... His surgical assistant was Dr. Ruth Beckham whom I can not say enough good things about her follow-up attention.....My recovery from spinal fusion surgery was shorter than I anticipated....... I have had no side effects to deal with....... Truly a job well done...
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I have had three different spinal surgeons in my life. Dr. Janssenis by far the best surgeon I have come crossed. He took his time to understand my condition, he explained options to me, and he and his staff were excellent during my recovery and treatment
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Dr. Janssen is an expert in his field (research, youtube videos) and a focused, excellent surgeon. The first time we met and he explained his recommendation he said "it would be a privilege" to help me. I have never had a doctor speak so humbly and honestly to me.
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