Dr. Timothy Birney, MD
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

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.

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Biography

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.

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    Dr. Birney's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birney to family and friends
    3.9
    based on 14 total surveys (2 with reviews)
    Dr. Birney'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
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (2)
    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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    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.

    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

    Awards & Recognition

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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery

    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