Dr. Stephen Pehler, MD

Dr. Stephen Pehler, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
33 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Pehler, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.Read his story

Colorado Orthopedic Consultants

1411 S Potomac St Ste 400

Aurora, CO 80012
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Pehler's Experience

Dr. Pehler'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Pehler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pehler "Dr. Pehler is originally from Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University and his degree in medicine from the University of Alabama, where he was inducted into the AOA medical honors society. Dr Pehler then completed his training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Most recently, Dr Pehler completed additional training and a fellowship in Spine Surgery at arguably the best spine fellowship in the country at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City under the direction of Dr. Darrel Brodke."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pehler "I always strive to make sure my patients feel that they have a partner in the treatment process. From the time of diagnosis to surgery and postoperative care, our personalized and team approach to your care will help you to return to a full quality of life as quickly and safely as possible. Individualized and personalized care we always be delivered to our patients. We offer the latest and safest options for treating your spine health needs.

My number one goal as your spine surgeon is to provide you with the most evidence based and advanced options to treat your spine disorder. Our first line of treatment will always include team based nonoperative care; reserving surgery as a last resort."



  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Pehler does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis


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.


  • Auburn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • University of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pehler has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pehler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pehler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pehler to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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  • 2
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Dr. Pehler's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I am so happy to have found Dr. have found Dr. Pehler. He has basically saved my life. I was in so much back pain, for years. I am a 68 year old woman that has had 4 back surgeries in the last 15 years. No one wanted to touch me this time. Dr Pehler knew the pain and was willing to perfom the...more
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I would, and have recommended Dr. Peheler to friends and family. Every appointment I've had was met with an intelligent, professional, and personable staff. Dr. Peheler is also the same. He delivers confidence with his statements, is detailed, and exudes a relaxing energy that feels very...more
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Dr. Pehler is a fellowship trained spinal surgeon who listened well to my questions and answered them in language I could understand. He explained the surgery that I needed to correct my back problems and included family members in planning my surgery. His follow up care in the hospital and later...more
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Dr. Pehler has been caring for me for about 4 months. He never makes you feel as you are just another patient. He remembers you and what you've discussed, all your history and other doctors. You never have to go in and "remind him", like you do many others. His Medical Assistant, Cleo is also...more
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He includes the patient and the family with what needs to be done and why it needs to be done. He is very caring and understanding of family situations regarding the outcome of procedures. He is always available for any questions and answered out questions completely. I felt very confident him...more
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