Dr. Timothy J. Birney, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Western Orthopaedics 1830 Franklin St Ste 450, Denver, CO 80218 Get Directions

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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.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birney to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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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

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

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Birney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  • 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 Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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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.