Dr. Terrence Crowder, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Sonoran Spine 2557 S Val Vista Dr Ste 103 Gilbert, AZ 85295 Get Directions
Dr. Terrence Crowder, MD

Dr. Terrence Crowder, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Crowder is affiliated with Tempe St. Luke's Hospital, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mountain Vista Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Oasis Hospital, Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

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Dr. Crowder's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Show Low, AZ |
If you are looking for an office that responds in a timely manner and professional manner, look elsewhere. I've been waiting weeks for an appointment and haven't heard back from them. Call the office I get a sense that they really don't need and more patients.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Crowder is bright, skilled, and compassionate. He freed me from dibilitating back pain.
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Crowder was on time for my appintment. However, unfortunately, that's where the positive part of the appt ended. Contrary to his warm video message on the spine center's website, I found him to be very impersonal, and he made little to no eye contact during the entire appt. He didn't seem to be interested in my medical history, and i felt he rushed through the appt. I would not recommend him at all. I would rate him as one of the worst doctors I've seen.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
I lobe Dr. crowder. He is the nicest sweetest Doctor. His bedside manners are superb. His office staff is just as caring. I wouldn't go to anyone else and highly recommend him if your having any spinal problems. He's straight up and that's what everyone wants.
Chandler, AZ |
He allowed me to be in great pain during my hospital stay. Would not give me painkillers to help relieve my pain. Worst hospital experience ever!
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Crowder is the best doctor. He is extremely competent and takes the time to think about how to help his patients. Most doctors will give a patient 15 minutes and not worry about how to solve the patients medical problems. Dr. Crowder will try to see the whole picture and refer a patient to needed medical doctors for collaboration. He thinks about how to solve the medical puzzles that a patient presents. He listens, has empathy and is highly skilled. I trust him completely!
in Show Low, AZ |
After waiting such a longtime for my appt, I was able to get in. My 8am appt ended up at 10. Being that he flies in from Phoenix, he was not able to be on time. Problem, already knowing his flight does not arrive til 930. Why have us in office knowing full well he was not available. Then when I was able to see him, did not apologize. I presented my past xray and mri showing extensive spinal damage. He did not review them or complete an exam. Said was my varicose veins, tho I had surgery past.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
After firing another surgeon last minute, but needing my surgery done by years end (4 weeks), as I was maxed out on out of pocket, I saw Crowder. He was extremely pleasant and seemed knowledgeable. I originally needed/wanted a double discectomy, DID NOT want fusion - but he talked me into it. Got the surgery done, one week hospital stay then 2 weeks rehab center, then 5 months recovery. Needed a revision done 16 months later and just had a FOURTH surgery done by someone else, He doesn't listen
in Mesa, AZ |
I have recommended Dr. Crowder to many people, even if it is just for a consultation. He was one of the few doctors that would even look at my back because of a prior discectomy 20+ years before. My operation, although a long and difficult one, has given me back a bit of my life. I can sit longer now, I can walk longer, and I am not in so much pain. He is a great listener and if I still have questions he will sit there and wait until I am done asking.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Maricopa Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    William Beaumont Hospital-Troy

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery