Our Providers

Wade Ceola, MD, FACS, FAANS

Dr. Wade Ceola is board-certified in Neurological Surgery. He trained at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and practiced for 14 years in Springfield, Missouri at the Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute (SNSI). During his tenure at SNSI, he was principal investigator in bringing the first cervical artificial disc to FDA approval. Dr. Ceola has also been involved in numerous scientific studies including spinal joint replacement, spinal cord injury, facet replacement, and the MISTI III for minimal access evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage.

Dr. Ceola says, “My personal view for patient care is to treat everyone as though they are family. I treat each patient with respect and dignity. I work with patients to better understand their individual needs to better guide them to the right decision. My goal as a surgeon is to help patients regain their quality of life.”

Michael D. Campian, DO

Dr. Michael Campian is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Non-Operative Sports Medicine. He specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries in the athlete and non-athlete. This includes musculoskeletal ultrasound, electrodiagnostics, and interventional spine. He has a special interest in the care of endurance sports-specific injuries, particularly with runners, climbers, mountaineers and skiers. His conservative approach revolves around using exercise as medicine and avoiding other, more invasive, procedures when possible.

Dr. Campian obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school he completed a transitional internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego. After internship, he underwent further training in hyperbaric and diving medicine and was an Undersea Medical Officer in the US Navy where he worked for Naval Special Operations/SEALs. He subsequently completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Utah. Outside of work, he enjoys ultramarathon running, climbing, alpine skiing and ski mountaineering. He has a daughter with his wife, Andrea, who is a physical therapist.

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.”

Natalie Arena, PA-C

Natalie has been affiliated with Valley View as a physician assistant since 2009. Her career has included specialties such as general surgery/trauma and orthopaedics. Originally from Massachusetts, she obtained her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in 2005. She has a passion for treating patients from the first encounter through recovery.

In her spare time Natalie enjoys dirt-biking, snowmobiling, skiing, mountain biking and hiking.