Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Golden, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities OrthoColorado Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250 Golden, CO 80401
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vanderheiden

4.9

Based on 39 ratings

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Long delays.
Long waits for surgery. Long travel for appointments. Rushed office visits.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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JOHN VANDERSCHAAF – Oct 28, 2022
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I am 6 weeks post op for an extension c spine surgery including 4 levels. This was a second surgery correcting my first failed fusion in Kansas. Dr. Vanderheiden took extra time at office visits explaining to me this extensive surgery, but he assured me that he could help me. Now 6 weeks post op I am nearly pain free with an extra 2 inched put back on my height. Thank You Dr. V for Everything!! Truly you are a man of your word. A+
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A+ – Sep 03, 2022
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2.5 weeks post op in less pain than I was pre op!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark – Aug 27, 2022
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Great, Doctor V. takes care of my needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mirtchell White – Aug 12, 2022
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Great Surgeon
8 month post-op appointment and he spent time with my husband and me explaining the MRI results I took to him, as well as the x-rays that were taken at the visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanne Clark – Jul 28, 2022
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Totally wowed
Dr. V was awesome. I wanted a second opinion and instead got a lesson in what a truly professional doc should be doing all the time. Did not feel rushed. Reviewed the MRI and SHOWED me the MRI to understand. Fully explained the options. If I had come here first, I would not have needed a second opinion. My wife was in tears of relief when we left.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ray Burnett – Jul 16, 2022
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Informed and direct
Clear, definitive answers with an informed overall evaluation from an individual perspective
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynne – Jul 01, 2022
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Great Doctor
Doctor VanderHeiden listened carefully to me, told me what he could do about my back problems, and then did it. I was just released to PT, and hope to get back to my life in the very near future. Many Many thanks!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 26, 2022
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Great surgeon
I went to see Dr. Vanderheiden a couple months ago for neck pain. It was recommended I get surgery. He was very thorough and kind. Honest about all the details and risks for surgery but unlike some surgeons who have cold callous delivery filled with medical terms, Dr. Vanderheiden spoke with kindness, didn't talk down to me or my husband. He explained everything. He has concern for his patients wellbeing and wants the best possible outcome. Even when I read the surgery report he showed kindness in the last paragraph stating that his hope for good recovery and that I will be well again. I have worked in the medical for 15 years and worked around doctors and for private practice as well as large corporate hospitals, it is rare to find a doctor, let alone surgeon, who is as good with people as he is at his job. Dr. Vanderheiden is a rare find. Truly a great person and surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tanya Z – Apr 29, 2022
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Excellent spine doctor appointment
Dr. Vanderheiden was very professional. He discussed my symptoms and how I injured myself. Then he walked me through my X Rays and my MRI, and provided me with a much clearer picture of my problems. He then explained the surgery he could do to correct the problem. I give him 5 stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carole Beckwith – Mar 27, 2022
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Highly recommend
Great physician/ surgeon. Had a spinal fusion, Dr. Lersten and Dr. VanderHeiden both ensured I understood everything they told me and that all my questions were answered. And although a spinal fusion is no minor task, they helped make it as easy as possible and tried their best to help me avoid surgery, then made sure my recovery went as smoothly as possible. Thank you both!
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Amy R. – Mar 11, 2022
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He was a good listener/ explained my condition well/Very caring And overall very pleasant experience. Many good laughs. The Nile-Sports cars- and a dollar ha ha
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Yvonne Berry – Feb 26, 2022
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I had ACDF surgery for a herniated disc in my C5-C7. I’ve seen several surgeons the last two years and had different opinions from each. Dr. Vanderheiden came highly recommended from several surgeons and PAs at Panorama. He gave me a specific plan for surgery and recovery, but never pressured me in to having surgery. From pre-op visits to post-op visits he’s been very attentive, trustworthy, honest, and caring. He is a highly skilled surgeon and 3 months after surgery I feel great! I’m happy with my results and I continue to make great progress. If you’re experiencing debilitating nerve pain in your neck and arms, than seek no more. Go see Dr. Vanderheiden at Panorama.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 23, 2022
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Dr. Vanderheiden was very thorough and explained my condition very honestly and professionally, he walked me through my X Rays and my MRI, and provided me with a much clearer picture of my issues and gave expert advice on my best outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Darin Dollar – Feb 10, 2022
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Precise, efficient, I answered this survey already.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda – Nov 18, 2021
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Dr. Vanderheiden and his MA, Avan, are thorough and personable. I’m having a second surgery with Dr. Vanderheiden in two weeks and I know I am in excellent hands. He is a brilliant surgeon and if it weren’t for him, I could have possibly suffered paralysis. I would recommend Dr. Vanderheiden and his team to anyone having spine issues. While he is a surgeon, Dr. Vanderheiden knows surgery is a last resort. He will make sure you have the best care possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle – Oct 16, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Vanderheiden and his team was excellent. Dr. Vanderheiden explained my condition and options in a clear and easy to understand manner. Appointments were not rushed. Ended up with spinal fusion surgery which went very well. Support both pre and post surgery provided my his team at Panorama Orthopedics was as great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Tozier – Oct 06, 2021
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This is a summary I have approximately four months covering major spinal fusion back surgery in which I appreciate the exceptional care and attention to detail given by this doctor and the Panorama team. Everything was spot on and outstanding! would highly recommend it considering this sort of surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Horowitz – Sep 02, 2021
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I highly recommend Panorama and Dr. Vanderheiden. Everyone at Panorama are exceptional and very nice. I went to him for my neck, He reviewed and explained my MRI. My neck wasn't as bad as my shoulders and told me I need to have surgery on my shoulders. He referred me to the Shoulder specialist and was able to get me in the same day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nadine – Aug 05, 2021
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Dr. VanderHeiden was clear and very helpful. He was direct and laid out a clear plan on how to get me back to full health. His emphasis was to ensure that I would be out of pain as quickly as possible. Just over 24 later I am well on my way to having an extremely reduced amount of pain. I didn’t feel rushed and he listened to everything I needed to communicate about my injury. I highly recommend Dr. VanderHeiden.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John N – Aug 05, 2021
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Biography

Dr. Todd F. VanderHeiden M.D. is an ABOS board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal disorders. He is a native of Colorado and has remained...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2009
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University of Colorado Hospital
Internship Hospital

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What conditions does Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD treat?

Dr. Vanderheiden frequently treats the following conditions: Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD's office address?

Dr. Vanderheiden's office is located at 660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250, Golden, CO 80401. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Is Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD is affiliated with OrthoColorado Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital.

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There is a star rating of 4.9/5 for Dr. Todd Vanderheiden, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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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. Vanderheiden's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanderheiden treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Vanderheiden treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanderheiden treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Vanderheiden treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vanderheiden treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Vanderheiden treats this condition more than 84% 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
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Dr. Vanderheiden's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Locations

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center PC660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250 Golden, CO 80401
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center - Westminster8510 Bryant St Westminster, CO 80031
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center - St. Anthony North Medical Pavillion500 W 144th Ave Westminster, CO 80023
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