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Dr. Michael Janssen, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Thornton, CO and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Janssen "Dr. Michael Janssen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained and internationally acclaimed spine surgeon who was among the first surgeons in the nation to perform total disc replacement (TDR) surgery. He participated in the initial clinical studies for TDR and has performed more than 1,000 TDR surgeries since the FDA approved the ProDisc in 2006. Additionally, he has trained more than 150 spine surgeons worldwide in TDR surgery. In addition to total disc replacement, Dr. Janssen also specializes in degenerative disc surgery, disc arthroplasty, laminectomy, microdisectomy and minimally invasive spine surgery, among other procedures. His training includes two spine fellowships, one at the Lakewood Orthopedic Clinic and another at the Klinik for Orthopedic Chirurgie in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr. Janssen is the founder of the Center the Center for Spine and Orthopedics in Thornton, DO. During his career, he has participated in 13 clinical research studies, including seven as the principal investigator. He is currently the principal investigator for the Simplify Disc trial. Dr. Janssen has also published 58 research papers in a wide range of prestigious scientific journals and lectured at more than 200 domestic and international conferences. In 2015, he was awarded the Inaugural German Ochoa Traveling Fellowship Award by AOSpine. "
This content was provided by Dr. Janssen "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 Medical College of Georgia. He completed a spine fellowship both at Lakewood Orthopaedic Clinic and in St.Gallen, Switzerland. Dr. Janssen is a clinical associate professor at the University of Colorado. He enjoys research, national and international lecturing, and teaching as well as keeping up with current trends in the care of patients with spinal disorders. His hobbies include: snow skiing, snowmobiling, water skiing, motorcycles, scuba diving, fly fishing and boating."
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*