Dr. Timothy Kuklo, MD

Dr. Timothy Kuklo, MD

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Dr. Timothy Kuklo, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Denver International Spine Center

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 6250

Denver, CO 80218
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kuklo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuklo treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuklo treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kuklo treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuklo treats Spine Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kuklo treats this condition more than 97% 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

Dr. Kuklo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

"Timothy R. Kuklo, MD, JD, brings more than 25 years of medical expertise in his role as a principal spine surgeon and Co-Director at the Denver International Spine Center at Presbyterian / St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Kuklo graduated with honors f...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990

Awards

Dr. Kuklo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuklo

4.2

Based on 63 reviews

5 Stars
74.60317460317461%
(47)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
2 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
1 Star
15.873015873015873%
(10)

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Dr Kuklo and everyone at DISC were very pleasant in their efforts to help me. Everyone listened and truly understood what was bothering me AND then put together a plan for my next steps on the road to feeling better. Thanks!
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Unfortunately I had hit a horrible bump a day b4 my scheduled surgery, yet Dr. Kuklo pulled no stops to help me. From the second I met him, he was straight forward and up front. I knew I choice the very best spine surgery. ..thank you so much!
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It has been a pleasure working with DR. KUKLO.
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I saw Dr. Kuklo in Feb. of 2019 for losing strength in my hand and facial numbness on my left side. I had C5 and C6 fused by another surgeon in 2002. Degeneration is causing problems above and below the fusion. I'm not in pain but afraid of nerve damage. I'm having a MRI and seeing an ENT that the doctor had ordered. Dr. Kuklo recently did a Microdiscectomy on my husband in August and he's back to golf. All pain is gone. I wish Dr. Kuklo could be my PCP. He really listens and cares.
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Bad surgical outcome. Very bad care at PSL. Phone calls and portal messages never returned, that is how doctors get rod of patients when things don't go as expected. Seemed very caring and professional, until I complained of nerve damage caused from surgery, then I was blacklisted for having the audacity to expect help for a problem he caused. Was forced to find another provider.
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Dr. Kukol and the rest of the staff are very caring as well as helpful. I never feel like I am being rushed through my apointments and they listen to me. I am always told to call if I have any questions...that is what they are there for. And never f=l rushed through my appointments. Excelent care given.
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Dr. Kuklo gave me the confidence I was looking for in an Orthopedic Surgeon. He is very professional and knowledgeable.
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I am a scoliosis patient with fusion, my relationship with my Orthopedic doctor and his practice are essential to my well being. I am very choosy when it comes to Doctors, I interviewed several, when I needed someone I knew who I would call. Trust is very important, not just for me but for my family. Dr. Kuklo is professional, has amazing experience, is kind and listens. I so appreciate the wonderful care he and his staff have given me. Hope to be a patient there for a long time to come.
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Dr. Kuklo and staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, thorough and efficient. It is a good experience every time I go...even if it is not information I want! :)
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My son had spinal fusion in February. The results and recovery have been remarkable. Dr. Kuklo is not only an exceptional surgeon, but is very generous with the time given to his patients and is extremely compassionate. His staff is exemplary.
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Dr. Kuklo was engaging, professional and down to earth. I found him to be a very good listener and he did not try to overwhelm me with his technical expertise. The man obviously knows his business, because he helped me almost immediately without any invasive surgery. Thank you to Dr. Kuklo and his whole staff.
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Dr Kuklo is an amazing surgeon who makes the complex simple. After being involved in a traumatic accident, Dr Kuklo let the team of surgeons who put me back together. He told me at the time the repair would last about a decade and told me about the symptoms I could expect at the end of the decade. Almost like clockwork, a decade or so later, I began to have the symptoms he mentioned. Now living in a different state, I contacted Dr Kuklo, who saw me, replaced C3-T1, and resolved all my issues
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Thank you for the kind words, Gary!
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DR. Kuklo is a great doctor. Answered any and all questions that I had. Surgery went smoothly. Highly recommend!
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Dr.Kuklo is the ONLY surgeon on this planet that I will perform surgery on my spine. He replace my disc at c5-6. After waking up from surgery I could feel again in my right arm. Three years later, I still have the use of my arm. No more pain, tingling, or numbness. I highly recommend Dr.K. He is a genius and knows his anatomy!!
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Dr. Kuklo is the best doctor I have ever had, but also the kindest. My L4 was completely gone due to cancer. I live in a small community in the 4 corner area. If I had not been referred to Dr. Kuklo, I do not think I would be up and walking now. I went up to Denver for a consultation. He saw how urgent my case was, and he had my insurance approved, and me in surgery 5 days later. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Kuklo and his whole staff. I am very thankful for the referral I received
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After losing all hope that something could be done for my chronic neck and back pain, Dr. Kuklo came to the rescue and is helping me. He is a first class physician and I highly recommend him for your care.
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Amazing and talented spine surgeon. After four previous spine surgeries (with other surgeons) and continued problems Dr. Kuklo did what is likely a final surgery. Almost a year later I am doing very well. At 78, I have a full life with regular travel. I highly recommend Dr. Kuklo.
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I had spinal surgery 7 years ago, my third..the other 2 were with other drs. I ended up with 6 fusions and the surgery was very successful. One would never know I had a bad back! Dr Kuklo was excellent as was his PA, Katy. I am very grateful! I do water aerobics and swim 6 days a week. I am one of the lucky ones!
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We met Dr. Kuklo in August of 2014. He took one look at my husbandschool MRI and without a doubt knew there was no other way but to fuse my husbands back. All the other docs, wanted to just throw medication at my husband and move him a long. When it came time for surgery, I have never worked with a doctor so sincere. He made sure not only my husband was in good hands but made sure I had everything I needed. I highly recommend Dr. Kuklo! Thank you Doc!
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Excellent physician. At 42, he is the first doctor who seems to truly care about my condition. He is also the first MD who has ever called to see how I am doing. Highly Recommended
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