Dr. Sean Keem, MD

Dr. Sean Keem, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

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Surgery should rarely be the first option in caring patients with spinal disorders. If patients are left with no other practical option but surgery, I strive to delivery the maximum value through minimal necessary spinal surgery.Read more

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Dr. Keem's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Kent, WA |
Dr. Keem is a great surgeon with good hands who fixed my broken neck. He is a gentleman who pays great attention when you talk to him. He never rushed me out of his office before and after surgery. I recommend him everyone whom I care with spine problems.
in Seattle, WA |
He was very no-nonsense yet somehow warm. He explained things well and was methodical.
Spring Hill, FL |
I was operated on by Dr Keem twice, most recent about 7 years ago. Thanks to him I'm able to walk unassisted even though my spine was almost severed where it meets my hip region. What a gifted Doctor and human being. Everyone I've ever referred to him has high praise, wish we still had him in Georgia.
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Dr. Keem's Care Philosophy

Surgery should rarely be the first option in caring patients with spinal disorders. If patients are left with no other practical option but surgery, I strive to delivery the maximum value through minimal necessary spinal surgery.

Dr. Keem says...

Cervical, thoracic and lumbar disc hernaition with radiculopathy and/or myelopahty

Degenerative conditions: Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal stenosis with myelopathy

Spinal deformities: Scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and kyphosis

Traumatic conditions: kyphoplasty, percutaneous/open fracture stabilization

Iatrogenic conditions: post-laminectomy syndrome, failed back, mal-union, non-union

Dr. Keem says...

ACDF, cervical arthroplasty (artificial disc), cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy

Microdiscectomy, lumbar arthroplasty (artificial disc)

XLIF of thoracic and lumbar spine

OLIF, XLIF, DLIF of lumbar spine

kyphoplasty, percutaneous fracture stabilization

Dr. Keem'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
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Keem has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (12/8/2015)
    • Amount or Range: $600,000.00
    • State: Georgia
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of California, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Craig Hospital

    Completed in 2000

    Denver Children's Hospital

    Completed in 2000

    Lakewood Orth Clin Spine Surgery

    Completed in 2000

    St Anthony Med Ctr

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Other Education
    University of Washington / Foster Business School

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection