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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach.

Biography

Dr. Thomas Puschak, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Golden, CO. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Puschak is affiliated with St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Hospital.

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    Dr. Puschak's Reviews

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    3.7
    based on 29 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Puschak's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    in Englewood, CO |
    Dr Puschak is an amazing spinal surgeon. I have been seeing him for about 12 years now. First, he does not rish to a surgical solution, but suggests other options beforehand. He presents all options and then let's you decide which option(s) to try. And, he spends as much time with his patients as they need, which sometimes means a wait. I recently had him straighten my scoliosis curve, which meant fusing T10 - S1 and i would not have trusted anyone else to perform such a complicated surgery!
    in Wheat Ridge, CO |
    If you have cervical spine problems, Dr. Thomas Puschak is the MAN. SMART,informative, efficient in his use of time/words. Dr. Puschak pulled 5 discs out of the front of my neck, flipped me over, and fused the back of my neck in a 10-hour surgery-that makes for "one tired puppy"-him, not me. I think this man enjoys helping people. There is a sense of humility about him;perhaps he doesn't realize how truly good he is. In any case, Dr. Puschak, please accept my deepest thanks for helping me.
    Very good
    Dr. Puschak is amazing! I am not sure just how many surgeons could have dealt with my emergency situation like he did. I would recommend him to anyone!
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    Dr. Puschak's Care Philosophy

    To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach.

    Dr. Puschak'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

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Walther Cancer Institute Scholarship, 1992
      • Wabash National Honor Scholar, 1985-89
      • Donald Macchia Pharmacology Award, 1991
      • Magna Cum Laude
      • E.B. Rinker Scholarship, 1992
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    • Media & Publications
      • Pseudarthrosis Following Anterior Cervical Fusion: Treatment Options and Results, 1999
      • REcommended Treatment Protocol in the Setting of a Septic Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
      • Fixation in the Occiput, 2004
      • Posterior C1-C2 Transarticular Screws., 2003
      • Use of Artificial Disc Replacement in Degenerative Conditions of the Cervical Spine, 2004

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Infections
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Dislocation
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

    Education

    • Medical School
      Indiana University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      Indiana University Medical Center
    • Residency Hospital
      Indiana Heart Hospital The
    • Undergraduate School
      Wabash College

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment