Stanley Gertzbein, MD
Dr. Gertzbein is a board-certified, internationally recognized spinal surgeon, with decades of clinical experience and author of research that is still cited as the international medical standard. He has provided leadership in academia as a full professor at Baylor College of Medicine, University of Toronto, and University of Texas in Galveston. Additionally, he has lectured extensively around the country and the world.
Dr. Gertzbein specializes in conservative spine care. For most people, conservative therapy is a preferable alternative to invasive spinal surgery, and Dr. Gertzbein is the only provider in the Colorado mountains who offers this specialty with a surgical background.
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,” says Dr. Gertzbein. “I work closely with individuals to determine what treatment I can provide that will be effective. Historically, 90 to 95 percent of patients with sore backs will get better, with a commitment from the patient to follow through with the recommended treatment.”