Arête Surgical Center
4397 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Johnstown, CO 80534

E. Jefferey Donner, M.D.



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Board Certified and Fellowship-trained in Spinal Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Donner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal pain involving the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac joint areas, and he has more than 20 years of experience performing thousands of spinal surgeries that included using many innovative surgical techniques to help his patients with disabling spinal pain.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the Spinal Arthroplasty Society. He is also the former president of the Larimer County Medical Society. Dr. Donner has presented at multiple national and international spinal symposiums on the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of spinal problems, and he has published articles in several scientific journals in addition to authoring a chapter on the diagnosis and treatment of disabling whiplash injuries in the scientific publication Whiplash. He also presented a symposium on the diagnosis and treatment of cervicogenic headaches in the North American Spine Society’s SpineLine publication for spine specialists.

Dr. Donner has extensive interest and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic disabling sacroiliac joint pain. He has performed successful spinal surgery in over 180 patients over the past 16 years from over 15 states in the United States. He continues to find ways to successfully diagnose and treat these patients. He collects outcome data and trains other surgeons on his techniques. (Link to an article and information on sacroiliac joint websites.)

Dr. Donner co-founded Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in 1991 and The Spine Institute, formerly Rocky Mountain Spine Arthroplasty Specialists, in 2004. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in the management of spinal disorders. Dr. Donner’s fellowship in spine surgery was completed at the hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing his surgical internship, he gained additional clinical experience when he served as a critical care physician in a hospital in the major Philadelphia area.

He has also been co-investigator in numerous FDA IDE trials for the evaluation of cervical and lumbar motion-preservation (artificial disc replacement) technology. He continues to study and institute new and less invasive techniques and technology to help his patients return to an active improved lifestyle with less pain.

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4397 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Johnstown, CO 80534
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