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Dr. Dhruv Pateder, MD, FAAOS

Spine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Pateder specializes in all aspects of spinal surgery ranging from complex scoliosis surgery to newer muscle sparing minimally invasive procedures. He is dual trained in both neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery. He did his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore 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 was involved in the care of many professional athletes and members of the United States Ski Team. Dr. Pateder has done extensive research in the field of spine surgery (particular with the treatment of scoliosis). His 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 designing and improvement of instruments used during spinal surgery. Affiliated with Advanced Surgery Center Bethesda and Reston Surgery Center.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Reston Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Rochester, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Fellowship in Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins University, Internship in General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins University (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Colorado Orthopaedic Society

Awards and publications

  • Washingtonian Magazine Best Physician- Spinal Surgery, 2012
  • Patient’s Choice Award, 2008 & 2010
  • Winner of Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute Outstanding Clinical Research Award, June 2007

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366540072

Office locations

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.

1860 Town Center Drive, Suite 300

Reston, VA 20190

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.

6201 Centreville Road, Suite 600

Centreville, VA 20121

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I can't say enough about Dr. Pateder. He saved my life, literally. He fixed a botched surgery that another provider from a different practice performed. Dr. Pateder is one of the best Dr.'s I have seen. I highly recommend him.
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Doctor was good but I was not impressed with the way office staff treated me. I was asked to put deposit of an approximate amount that was higher than the insurance copay. The doctor did not offer anything to relieve painbut asked me to make another appt. with his fellow doctor. Disappointed because after spending time and money no real benefit!
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Dr. Pateder was very knowledgeable and personable. Fantastic!
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Dr. Patedar came across thorough. Before him, his PA came in and did the physical examination and talked briefly about symptoms etc. This helped getting more of quality talk-time with the doctor. He was open to hear our questions and concerns.The Dr. didn't prescribe any unnecessary procedures. Excellent overall experience.
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Great office!
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The professional and courteous staff were very helpful as always.
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Professional and attentive office staff.. I'm Glad I was referred to this practice.
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Technician checked me then doctor arrived. Prescribed physical therapy.
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It was overall a good experience. Staff was good. Doctor took an interest and was knowledgible.
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Knowledgable, friendly, and to the point.
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