Dr. Stephen Pehler, MD

Dr. Stephen Pehler, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
33 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

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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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Care Philosophy

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.

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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


  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid 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.


  • 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)
Dr. Pehler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Parker, CO |
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 surgery.. I have never met a doctor who was so knowledgeable, kind and had a great bedside manner. He litterally treated me as I were his mother. Anyone in back pain , please reach out to him.
in Denver, CO. |
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 welcoming, He is decisive, produces options, and goes above and beyond, so his patients are well informed and comfortable at the same time. I have had surgery preformed by him. Spectacular.
in aurora, co |
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 in the clinic helped me to make an excellent recovery. His professional care and encouragement has enabled me to return to independent living sooner than I expected. I am so grateful for his care.
in Denver, CO |
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 wonderful! I've seen many doctors in the last 16 months and he is one, I trust with my life. He recently did an ACDF surgery for me! He is the spine surgeon you want.
in Aurora, CO |
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 taking care of me and his skills as a surgeon.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pehler accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pehler has admitting privileges

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
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Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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