Dhruv Pateder, MD, specializes in all aspects of spinal surgery, ranging from complex scoliosis surgery to newer muscle sparing minimally invasive procedures. Dual-trained in both neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery, he is proud to provide personalized care to patients at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates in Reston and Centreville, Virginia.
Dr. Pateder completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After completing his fellowship, he worked as an attending spine surgeon at the world-renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. There, he cared for many professional athletes and members of the United States Ski Team.
He has done extensive research in the field of spine surgery, particularly in the treatment of scoliosis. Dr. Pateder’s work has been presented at multiple national and international meetings, and his research has resulted in the publication of numerous scientific articles and book chapters. He has won multiple awards for both his clinical work and his research.
Dr. Pateder has also served as an instructor for other spinal surgeons wishing to learn advanced techniques in scoliosis surgery and minimally invasive decompressions and fusion procedures. In addition, he is involved in the design and improvement of instruments used during spinal surgery.
While Dr. Pateder is a spinal surgery specialist, he works closely with different orthopaedic specialists at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates. Many problems with other parts of the body, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, can often be related to spinal problems as well. In these cases, the best patient care can be provided by physicians who work together as a team so that communication and treatment can be planned more efficiently.
Dr. Pateder believes that for most spinal problems, surgery can be avoided by employing other treatments. However, for certain spinal pathology, surgery can be immensely helpful when performed appropriately. Regardless of whether a problem is surgical or not, he is always thorough in discussing all options and helping each patient make the decision that is best for them.
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