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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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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.
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
Posterior cervical microforaminotomy (PCMF)
Anterior cervical discectomy
Artificial cervical disc replacement or total disc replacement (TDR)
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
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Graduated in 1982
Completed in 1987
Completed in 1986
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Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.
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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 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.
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.