Dr. Todd VanderHeiden, MD

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Dr. VanderHeiden
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

660 Golden Ridge Rd Golden, CO 80401

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Dr. Todd VanderHeiden, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Golden, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Denver Health Medical Center and OrthoColorado Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. VanderHeiden to book an appointment.

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I would only recommend Dr. VanderHeiden if you have a medical-support team in place to work with after your surgery. While he is a qualified surgeon and he did a good job with my microdiscectomy, there was virtually no follow-up. The patient care immediately during and after surgery was outsourced to the hospital. They provided meds and called me the next day. He provided an e-mail address to contact him, but his assistant who clearly had little medical knowledge was the only one who ever responded - and never in a timely manner. My wife was given no home-care instructions, and we had to wing it with info we could find on line. His office never called to check in on me. At my two week follow-up, he had a PA cover it and he only popped in for a few seconds. They had no record of any of the meds I had been prescribed after surgery. He seems he thinks his job ends after the last suture is in place. He is a talented surgeon but not much of a doctor.
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May 20, 2021
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Dr. Vanderheiden is the BEST Doctor ever! He listens to his patients and you can tell he cares about them. A added bonus he works with Ortho Colorado when performing procedures.
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S. Warren Wheat Ridge CO – May 03, 2021
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After talking with Dr. Todd Vanderheiden you realize that he truly cares about your whole well being not you as a paycheck I really appreciate the insight and all the options that he went over with me and what exactly would be the right thing to do in my situation. Thank you Dr.
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Anthony – May 01, 2021
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I highly recommended Dr. VanderHeiden he did my first surgery in 2010 and very satisfied
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Pennie – Mar 24, 2021
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Dr. VanderHeiden is an excellent physician. I have been working with him on my lumbar spine issues for about a year now. I plan to have surgery in the near future. During the evaluation process he discovered a degenerated hip and recommended me to Dr. Kinder for a hip replacement which went well. On another visit he discovered a stained Achilles’ tendon and referred me to Dr. Dederer. Dr. VanderHeiden is a very analytical and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as an orthopaedic physician. Larry Dobson ASQ CQE, ABET IE, ABET I T, ABET MATHEMATICS.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Larry D – Mar 19, 2021
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I am recovering from some serious surgeries necessary because after several years of hip and knee pain, finally numbness of my left leg, the surgical duo of Drs. Vanderheiden and Ridge were brought in. They replaced the degenerated bulging disc from my lumbar spine, L5-S1, anterior and posterior bracing/ fusion using a cadaver disc in that lowest vertebrae. Both doctors have worked as a team to do this holy work for people in chronic pain for years, and they both gave me clear information, showing me my MRI, x-rays, etc so I could understand any symptoms or recovery pains that would be a part of surgical healing. Dr. Vanderheiden and assistant Ethan, and Dr. Ridge and assistant Betty, fielded a lot of questions with so much care snd patience. I stayed in the hospital 3 nights. 3 weeks after the surgeries, I am out walking about 3 blocks a day outdoors, while being very loving and respectful of my body’s mending. I go back to Dr. Vanderheiden’s in 4 weeks for updated X-rays to monitor
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Christine S. – Mar 19, 2021
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Dr VanderHeiden was my husband’s surgeon for a very extensive spine surgery. Dr VanderHeiden was very good at explaining what the surgery entailed. Definitely can tell he likes to teach! He explained it in layman’s terms so we really understood what would happen. The surgery went extremely well and my husband is well on his way to a very good recovery.
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Mar 13, 2021
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When the results are above expectations, it’s my pleasure to say, “ incredible!”
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Feb 22, 2021
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Dr. Vanderheiden is an excellent doctor. I feel he explained my spine issues well to me yesterday during my appointment. A lot more difficult of a situation that I’m in than I had thought originally. But I appreciate his straightforward presentation and seeking solutions to my spine issues. Wonderful bedside manner. Appreciated the time he took with me. The only downside was I had to wait over an hour past my appointment time to see him because they were very busy.
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KARM SUNDAY – Feb 18, 2021
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After trying several years worth of ineffective non-surgical treatments for debilitating back and leg pain, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. VanderHeiden. After his evaluation and detailed discussions, I decided to have surgery that included spinal fusion and a procedure to reduce pressure on my spinal nerves - best decision I ever made as I experienced immediate relief. His manner and professionalism are impeccable. I couldn't give him a higher recommendation.
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Chris Evans in Westminster, CO – Feb 03, 2019
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I was having issues with my l4 l5 after getting no where with other dr's I went and saw dr vanderheiden my disc was completely gone and found out pain was bone on bone . I had surgery on sept 14th and now 14 weeks later feel better now and I have in a long time he takes time to listen to ya and explains things well I recommend anyone with any back or neck issues to see him hes amazing
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lisa in mead, CO – Jan 04, 2019
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I've had the honor & the pleasure of working w/ Dr. VanderHeiden several years ago & I can attest to the high level of care he provides to his patients; He truly has genuine concern for their well-being & their outcomes. As one of the staff members in clinic, I also witnessed his meticulous attention w/the details pertaining to diagnosing & interventions for surgical planning. He really does go above & beyond for his patients. I highly recommend his expertise, you'll be in great hands w/ Dr. V!
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Denver – Nov 14, 2017
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I had 3 cervical discs rebuilt by Dr. Vanderheiden and I am ecstatic with the results. I am essentially pain free in my neck and shoulders after years of suffering. He will not promise to fix you, but will set up the conditions that will allow your body to repair/recover as it is able. I could not be happier with the results.
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Ken in Parker, CO – Dec 24, 2015
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About Me

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

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University of Colorado Hospital
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Colorado Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Does Dr. Todd VanderHeiden, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. VanderHeiden has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Todd VanderHeiden, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. VanderHeiden frequently treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. VanderHeiden treats.

Where is Dr. Todd VanderHeiden, MD's office located?

Dr. VanderHeiden's office is located at 660 Golden Ridge Rd, Golden, CO 80401. Find other locations and directions 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
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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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Dr. VanderHeiden accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Humana
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Locations

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center - Golden660 Golden Ridge Rd Golden, CO 80401
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 11:00am
    • Sun: closed
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Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center - Westminster8510 Bryant St Westminster, CO 80031
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Practice

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