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Dr. Vikas Patel, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Patel

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Center

12605 E 16th Ave Fl 1 Aurora, CO 80045

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Dr. Vikas Patel, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
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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. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Coccygeal Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

I currently serve as the Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at the University of Colorado. As an academic spine surgeon, it is my responsibility to stay involved in the latest spine care research findings, techniques, and technologies. As a clinician,...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of California (san Francisco) Program
Residency Hospital
University Of California (san Francisco) Program
Internship Hospital
2004
St Johns Hospital and Health Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Medical School
2004
1997

Languages

  • German
  • Gujarati
  • English

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.8

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
64%
(16)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
8%
(2)
1 Star
20%
(5)

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Dr. Patel disrespects his patients by not appearing in-person to speak with them after they have waited for a lengthy period to see him. He speaks only through the resident who happens to be on duty that day. See any orthopedic surgeon except him.
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From my first appointment to my six month post op I have had nothing but an awesome experience. I felt the minute I met him I trusted and could work with this doctor. Telling me all the good, the bad and the ugly of this very huge staged spine surgery he made sure I had full understanding before signing the paper. He and his team went above and beyond to guide me on the path. All is looking good and I am on target for six month post op. Thank you Dr. Patel.
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I am very impressed with Dr. Patel and Susie Estes. Dr. Patel is kind and listens when you speak, whereas other Drs I've seen have either cut me off or interrupted continuously. I feel that he genuinely cares for his patients, which is hard to come by. Susie Estes is also extremely smart, kind and genuine with a great sense of humor! I will recommend anyone with spine issues to see this wonderful medical team.
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Dr. Patel explains and listens better than almost any doctor, and I felt that I could trust him. The radiologist said that everyone in the department sent their family members to see him. He ended up doing a spinal fusion on me and three years later, it is still working beautifully. The recovery was long an painful, just a heads up. Getting in to see him took a long time. I recommended Dr. Patel to a friend with complicated health issues, and she was very happy with his treatment.
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There are absolutely no words to describe the incompetence and unprofessionalism of Dr. Vikas Patel and his staff. He lacks proper judgement, listening skills, and compassion. His lack of attention and the lack of follow through by his nurse coordinator, Emily Senn, leads to critical information being lost, test results not being read, and appropriate care not provided. There are no systems in place to prevent catastrophic outcomes for his patients. I have never seen anything like it. Beware.
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Dr. Patel, on the first visit, diagnosed my wife's back pain as actually more symptomatic of sacral-illiac joint pain. His office arranged for a non-steroidal injection the next day to confirm if her pain was emanating from there. The test conclusively showed that Dr. Patel was correct. The doctors at a major clinic in Vail had been telling my wife for over two years that her pain was all back related and that surgery was the only answer.
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I am so personally grateful for the amazing work this physician and his team has done for myself, husband, brother, best friend, patients I sent in the past when I worked in Family practice as an MA. I had been through 3 previous neck surgeries. The third was botched by a screw being placed in my disc space. Dr. Patel did an 11 hour 6 level front and back redo surgery. It was a difficult recovery but I cannot imagine where I'd be without him and his assistant Susan Estes,NP.
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He saved my mom's life. She had a broken neck C2. He was just so nice and helped so much. He was able to fuse the neck.
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