At the Center for Spine and Orthopedics, our goal is to help our patients achieve the highest level of function possible so they may return to work and their favorite activities as soon as possible. With well over 130 years of combined experience, our spine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, and podiatrist apply leading–edge technology, the latest techniques, and the most advanced and comprehensive spine and orthopedic care to help our patients regain function.
Our own Dr. Michael Janssen and Dr. Joseph Morreale were recently listed as ‘Spine Surgeons to Know’ by Becker’s Spine Review, a publication for orthopedic and spine surgeons and surgery center administrators.
Michael E. Janssen, DO (Center for Spine and Orthopedics, Thornton, Colo.). Dr. Janssen founded the Center for Spine and Orthopedics in the early 1990s after completing two fellowships in spine surgery — one at the Lakewood (Colo.) Orthopedic Clinic and another in St. Gallen, Switzerland — and an orthopedic residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Janssen is a clinical associate professor at Denver-based University of Colorado. He was the chairman of AOSpine International and was a lead investigator on IDE clinical trials for many advanced motion preservation spine technologies.
Dr. Janssen founded of one of the first musculoskeletal hospitals in the country in 2000 and has practiced in the Denver area for the past 25 years. He also owns numerous businesses, including vast medical real estate, full-service resorts, restaurants, pubs, breweries, and a golf course. He has a master’s degree in brewing and owns and operates the historic Snowy Mountain Brewery in Saratoga, Wyo. Dr Janssen holds six world titles in offshore powerboat racing.
Joseph M. Morreale, MD (Center for Spine and Orthopedics, Thornton, Colo.). — Dr. Morreale is a spine surgeon at the Center for Spine and Orthopedics in Thornton, Colo. He was fellowship-trained at Yale University and has advanced training and expertise in degenerative disease in the cervical and lumbar spine.