GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. ― Valley View, an independent, nonprofit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is proud to welcome non-operative conservative spine surgeon Stanley Gertzbein, MD, FRCS(C) to the Spine Center at Valley View, part of the Valley View family.
Rounding out Valley View’s comprehensive spine care team, Dr. Gertzbein joins Wade Ceola, MD, FACS, FAANS; and Michael D. Campian, DO. Dr. Gertzbein will see patients at the Spine Center at Valley View, out of Valley View’s ValleyOrtho office in Aspen and the Willits HealthCare in Basalt.
A board-certified, internationally recognized spinal surgeon with five decades of clinical experience, Dr. Gertzbein specializes in non-operative conservative spine care. He is the only provider in the Colorado mountains who offers this specialty with a surgical background. Dr. Gertzbein is the author of research that is still cited as the international medical standard.
Dr. Gertzbein earned his medical degree and orthopedic training at the University of Toronto. He later trained in London, England and Hong Kong. He has provided leadership in academia as a full professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and University of Texas in Galveston, Texas.
A 14-year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, Dr. Gertzbein and his wife Marianne are parents to four grown children who live in the U.S. and Canada.
Companion to Dr. Gertzbein’s extensive experience and knowledge of spinal care is his orientation for compassionate listening. “I spend a lot of time with my patients; up to an hour. I figure out what’s wrong and give people a sense of what to do to get better,” said Dr. Gertzbein.
“Many patients prefer conservative therapy over invasive spinal surgery, and Dr. Gertzbein is the only provider in the Colorado mountains who offers this specialty with a surgical background,” said Brian Murphy, MD, CEO of Valley View. “We are proud to have Dr. Gertzbein’s extensive experience and his talent for compassionate listening as part of the Valley View team, complementing our comprehensive spine care team greatly.”
To schedule an appointment with the Spine Center at Valley View, call 970.384.8060. For more information, visit www.vvh.org/the-spine-center.
About Valley View
Valley View is an independent, nonprofit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A thriving regional medical center, Valley View is situated on a 21-acre medical campus offering 78 beds, including an additional 400,000 square feet of advanced hospital and medical offices. Its integrated network of physician practices, specialty centers and hospital provide multi-disciplinary care across the health spectrum. Valley View is designated as a Planetree-affiliated facility, representing the highest level of achievement in person-centered care. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals,” Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. It is located at 1906 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. For more information, visit vvh.org or call 970.945.6535.
About the Spine Center at Valley View
At the Spine Center at Valley View, providers approach all patients with the philosophy that surgery should always be the last resort as a treatment option. Providers work to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient, by obtaining a thorough history, conducting a physical examination, analyzing records from prior diagnostic tests, and listening to patients’ needs and concerns. For more information, visit www.vvh.org/the-spine-center.