Dr. Steven J. Valentino, DO

Dr. Steven J. Valentino, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 59 years old

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Care Philosophy

Philosophically, Dr. Valentino has a conservative approach to the care of his patients and encourages non-surgical treatment first. This is in contrast to many other spine surgeons who may be biased toward spine surgery because of their limited experience with non-surgical treatment options. Because Dr. Valentino is proficient with the use of spinal injections to relieve symptoms of a herniated disc, it enables him to explore non-surgical treatment options more so than other surgeons who aren't familiar with that specialty. Dr. Valentino is a caring physician with a long track record of customizing care plans for his patients. This specialized spine care results in successful patient outcomes.Read more

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Dr. Steven Valentino is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship-training in spine. He excels in helping patients return to activity...Read more

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Dr. Valentino Says:

Thank you for your feedback. Dr. Steven Valentino and Liberty Spine Care strive for every patient to have an exceptional experience, and we take feedback very seriously.

Patients with issues or concerns are invited to contact us directly at 610-265-5795. We believe quality is a journey, rather than a destination, and we are committed to continually improving.

in Drexel Hill |
Dr Valentino is a very kind and compassionate Doctor.His office is well run, cutting edge and very professional. The staff were always very sympathetic and lifted my spirits every time I went there. Dr Valentinos dedication to perfection was seen from my initial evaluation straight through to my surgery and after care / follow up visits. Would highly recommend Dr Valentino to anyone seeking a knowledgeable orthopedic surgeon.
Alaun, Thank you for sharing your experience with Dr. Valentino. We appreciate the feedback and are pleased you've entrusted Liberty Spine Care as a healthcare partner. Sincerely, Dr. Steven Valentino and staff
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My first appointment, I sat in the exam room for over an hour while the doctor talked to someone in the hallway. In the end, he said he saw nothing wrong with my back and it did turn out I had herniated discs.
We strive to provide excellent service and patient care. While we haven't been able to contact you personally and learn more details, given the opportunity, we would like to learn more about your experience. Please reach out to the office at your convenience. Sincerely, Michele Miller 610-265-5795
in Philadelphia, PA |
I found Dr. Valentino to be cold and insensitive to my condition. He spent every little time with me and was short and to the point when I inquired about alternative treatment modality for my spinal condition. I definitely would not of recommend him to anyone
Debra, Thank you for this feedback. We are sorry to learn of this experience as we strive to provide excellent service and patient care. Given the opportunity, we would like to learn more about your experience. Please contact me at your convenience. Sincerely, Michele Miller 610-265-5795
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Dr. Valentino says...

Dr. Steven Valentino is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship-training in spine. He excels in helping patients return to activity with comprehensive treatment plans. When surgery is necessary, he prefers to use less invasive procedures for patient benefit.

Dr. Valentino has practiced orthopedic surgery specializing in spine in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region for more than 25 years. Over that period, he has performed more than 5,000 successful spine surgeries. He was one of the first surgeons in the Philadelphia / South Jersey region to be trained in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement surgery.

Dr. Valentino completed his year-long spine fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Presbyterian in Philadelphia. Before that, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery where he was named "Chief Resident." During his hospital internship, he was named the "Intern of the Year."His Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree was received in 1982 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a graduate of LaSalle College and Bishop Neumann High School, both in Philadelphia.

In addition to being a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Valentino is also Board-Certified by the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and Board-Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is trained to perform Independent Medical Examinations and to provide Impairment Ratings related to on-the-job injury.He has written dozens of professional papers and presentations for publication on the subjects of back and neck pain; back injury in the workplace; back injury in sports; non-surgical spine care options and spine surgery.

Dr. Valentino's Care Philosophy

Philosophically, Dr. Valentino has a conservative approach to the care of his patients and encourages non-surgical treatment first. This is in contrast to many other spine surgeons who may be biased toward spine surgery because of their limited experience with non-surgical treatment options. 

Because Dr. Valentino is proficient with the use of spinal injections to relieve symptoms of a herniated disc, it enables him to explore non-surgical treatment options more so than other surgeons who aren't familiar with that specialty.

Dr. Valentino is a caring physician with a long track record of customizing care plans for his patients. This specialized spine care results in successful patient outcomes. 

Dr. Valentino says...

The goal of spine treatment should be to get at the root of the problem, causing the least amount of disruption to the patient's lifestyle. Dr. Steven Valentino at Liberty Spine Care is experienced in developing comprehensive and invidividualized treatment plans that can help many patients return to activity without spine surgery. In most cases, spine surgery is a choice of last resort, after all nonsurgical methods have been exhausted, or when problems like severely herniated discs or damaged vertebrae simply will not respond to nonsurgical treatments. In fact, only a small percentage of patients seen in our office are surgical candidates. Dr. Valentino is able to take care of a simple back or neck strain as well as to care for complex spine surgical cases.

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Minimally invasive spine surgeries performed by Dr. Steven Valentino

MIS Lumbar Discectomy

MIS Posterior Cervical Discectomy

MIS Lumbar Fusion

TLIF (Transformal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)

Complex minimally invasive surgery with lateral approach

Lateral interbody fusion (LIF)

Percutaneous posterior pedicle screw fixation

Endoscopic discectomy

Posterior cervical microforaminotomy (PCMF)

Anterior cervical discectomy

Artificial cervical disc replacement or total disc replacement (TDR)

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)

Mini ALIF

Laminectomy

Laminotomy

Dr. Valentino says...

Thank you for your feedback. Dr. Steven Valentino and Liberty Spine Care strive for every patient to have an exceptional experience, and we take feedback very seriously.

Patients with issues or concerns are invited to contact us directly at 610-265-5795. We believe quality is a journey, rather than a destination, and we are committed to continually improving.

Dr. Valentino'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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Why It Matters: Dr. Valentino's Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Grad Hos-City Line Ave PCOM

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    LaSalle College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • 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

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