Dr. Timothy Birney, MD

Dr. Timothy Birney, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Timothy Birney, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh Medical School in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and neurological spine surgery.

1830 Franklin St Ste 450

Denver, CO 80218

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Dr. Birney's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birney treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Birney treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birney treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Birney treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birney treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Birney treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Birney's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

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 ...


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


Buffalo General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Residency Hospital
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital
Internship Hospital
Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Medical School
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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

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What People Say About Dr. Timothy Birney, MD
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.
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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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