As a Christian orthopedic spinal surgeon and general orthopedist, ideally I intend to care for all my patients as I would a family member or friend. Practically speaking, however, we all 'fall short of the mark'; I simply try to do the best I can in any given circumstance. The treatment of spinal disorders can be quite challenging. Sometimes no clear-cut diagnosis can be determined, or treatment measures are limited and only palliative. Fortunately, on the other hand, there are many conditions that can be effectively treated with a high level of success. Accordingly, I tend to be conservative in my approach, reserving surgical options for necessary indications with good outcomes, and emphasize patient understanding, acceptance and self-motivation in their care.
Dr. Timothy Birney, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Birney is affiliated with Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital.