Dr. Michael Shen, MD

Dr. Michael Shen, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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44 y/o
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Dr. Michael Shen, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital, Rose Medical Center and Parker Adventist Hospital.

Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

8101 E Lowry Blvd Ste 230

Denver, CO 80230
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

With a background in orthopedics and spine care, I strive to provide comprehensive care for my patients. I work to give my patients the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services.
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Dr. Shen's Experience

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Dr. Shen'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
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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 California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • The Spine Institute At St John's Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shen does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shen and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Rose Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Shen is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Shen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shen to family and friends
3.4
based on 32 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Shen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Denver, CO |
Didn't seem sympathetic to my issues or offer any input on how to help. My appt was under 10 min with him.
in Denver, CO |
I have only met with him once, but found him to be excellent. He has one of the best bedside manners I've encountered in that he takes as much time as needed to explain my diagnosis in terms that make sense. He is not condescending and speaks to me on a peer level, which gives me confidence in his findings. He also has a conservative approach to treatment and is not at all interested in rushing one to surgery as many other orthopedists are.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Shen is an incredible orthopedist, I have had a total of 5 lumbar surgeries and fusions. When I met Dr. Shen, it was for a second opinion, as when I went to the first (at panorama), I was told that nothing(!) was wrong. Dr Shen took the time to order the right scans, and tests to see that my disc degeneration had progressed from a previous fusion (S1 to L5) and found that L4 to L1 needed to be done. It has been a year since that surgery, and not even a twinge in my back!
in Evans, GA |
Dr. Shen is very personable and caring. He takes time to explain complicated conditions and procedures in language that a lay person can understand. He neither over-reacts to nor minimizes a patient's concern and pain. Dr. Shen does not order unnecessary tests and he advises surgery only when he feels it is definitely the best option for the patient. Even then he encourages his patients to ask questions,voice their feelings, and make their own choices. I would highly recommend Dr. Shen.
in Parker, CO |
Dr Shen doesn't listen. He's arrogant and condescending. He makes you feel rushed and I didn't sense any concern for me as a patient. I've seen a lot of doctors and have never bothered to write a review. Enough said.
in US Virgin Islands |
I had been misdiagnosed by several other doctors prior to coming to Dr. Shen. He was thorough and pinpointed the problem, recomending a course of surgery that restored my mobility. He treats you like a person, not just a case number. He inspired tremendous confidence and was thorough in explaining things. He operated on my son a year later with fabulous results usung the lastest technology. His office is beautiful, organized and very helpful.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Shen is caring and compassionate. He is very understanding. He works very hard and he explains everything in terms I understand.
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Dr. Shen accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Shen has admitting privileges

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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Littleton Adventist Hospital
7700 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
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Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
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