Dr. Timothy J. Birney, MD

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Dr. Timothy J. Birney, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Western Orthopaedics 1830 Franklin St Ste 450, Denver, CO 80218 Get Directions
(303) 321-1333

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As a Christian orthopedic spinal surgeon and general orthopedist, ideally I intend to care for all my patients as I...   Read More

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      in Evergreen, CO |
      I recently had an L3 to Sacrum decompression performed by Dr. Birney. The surgery and the post-op results have been excellent. I have found Dr. Birney to be a very good listener and am very comfortable with talking to him about my surgery and my recovery. I have no qualms about recommending him to others for orthopedic surgery.
      in Goodland, KS |
      Dr. Birney did surgery on my back and did great, Now I have to have surgery again , But it is for a injury I had , What he done made me feel pain free for year;s, The reason he doing it this time is that he is very knowledgeable at what he dose, I would recommend him highly to any one,
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Neurological Spine Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Aneurysm
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Disc Replacement
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
      • Kyphoplasty
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
      • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
      • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
      • Neuroplasty
      • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
      • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
      • Trigger Point Injection

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University of Pittsburgh Medical School

        Graduated in 1983

      • Internship Hospital
        Exempla St. Joseph Hospital

        Completed in 1985

        Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center

        Completed in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

        Completed in 1988

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Buffalo General Hospital

        Completed in 1989

      • Undergraduate School
        Dartmouth College

        Graduated in 1979

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, 1983
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Birney'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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      Dr. Birney's Care Philosophy

      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.