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Dr. Michael Ellman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Mike Ellman is an integral part of the Denver sports medicine team at Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. Dr. Ellman, most recently with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip, knee and shoulder injuries. He brings a unique experience in treating athletes of all ages. He has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip labral tears. Young and middle-aged athletes, including those involved in running, hockey, soccer, volleyball, golf, and dancing, are at higher risk for developing pain associated with FAI and labral tears. In the past, many of these injuries went undiagnosed and untreated, but thanks to new techniques used by a select group of surgeons-including Dr. Ellman – physicians are able to successfully treat this injury. “My goal is to deliver the highest-quality care to each and every patient that walks through my door, from weekend warriors to professional athletes,” he said. “I do my best to help patients achieve their goals, whatever they may be.” Dr. Ellman completed his orthopaedic residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. As a resident, he published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters focused on cartilage biology, biochemical pathways involved in osteoarthritis, and was awarded the American Academy of Orthopaedics Baxter Healthcare Scholarship for his research in hip arthroscopy. He also participated in sports team coverage for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, DePaul University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, and several local high school football teams.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • The Steadman Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

Awards and publications

  • American Academy of Orthopedics Baxter Healthcare Scholarship
  • Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills and the Art of Medicine - University of Michigan Medical School

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1336305952

Office locations

Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center (main)

8510 Bryant St, #120

Westminster, CO 80031

Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center (main)

660 Golden Ridge Rd, Suite 250

Golden, CO 80401

Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center (main)

1060 Plaza Drive, Suite 200

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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Dr. Ellman is great! He is very personable, caring and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend Dr. Ellman!
Less than 1 year ago
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Getting any surgical procedure can be a disconcerting experience. In fact, Dr. Ellman was my "second opinion" doctor. While my first doctor wanted to push some more involved surgeries on, Dr. Ellman was confident a regular labrum repair woulddo. During surgery, the tear was larger than expected, and extra work on my hip had to be done, and they handled it super well. Dr. Ellman and his team must have done an amazing job because I have had no complications in the midst of healing. Two weeks out and I am on minimal amount of over-the-counter painkillers. I would recommend Dr. Ellman to any of my friends!
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Very nice, positive and explained my situation clearly on what my options were.
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A very kind and understanding professional. Good at making a patient feel comfortable, also good at explaining what is going on with the operation and recovery.
Less than 1 year ago
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Easygoing, direct and very professional. I chose his recommendation for the less invasive option which I appreciate. I previously had five orthopedic surgeries in addition to several others and do whatever I can to avoid additional ones.My neck and lower back have severe degeneration from multiple injuries so any preventive and minimal treatments are appreciated. My background includes over forty years practicing general dentistry so I really appreciate the consideration given to me by Dr. Ellman before he even knew of my prior professional experience.
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Dr. Elman is always very friendly and will spend time with you to discuss any questions you may have. He is always very welcoming!
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Dr. Ellman is very personable and doesn't make you feel like he's in a hurry and ready to run off to the next patient. He's also very thorough and has caught things another Doctor and Radiologist missed in my MRI and X-Ray.
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They need to get more help at the front desk. They're so rushed that they're not friendly; they can't help w/anything beyond getting us to CHECK OURSELVES IN; and I don't know if it was intentional or if they forgot totell him, but my appointment was at 1:30 & he didn't come into the room until 2:00. I heard him outside talking with co-workers & making phone calls so he wasn't running behind with other patients. They're very emphatic that we get there 15 minutes before our appointment in order to be 'courteous to other patients' but all I got from it was extra time to wait.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always polite, professional, caring and very knowledgeable.
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Courteous, efficient professional. Spent necessary time to completely answer all questions.
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I have 6 kids who are all athletes and have had to see multiple for doctors. Dr. Ellman is by far our favorite doctor. He is an expert in his field without being arrogant. He has a great sense of humorand my kids actually enjoy it when they have to see him.
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Having surgery is not fun. Having your surgeon be Dr. Ellman makes it better. From the surgery to the treatment plan, Dr. Ellman was thorough. As far as surgeries go, I can't recommend anyone more highly than Dr. Ellman and his team.
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I really liked my first meeting with Dr. Ellman. He was straightforward, gave me a few options and asked how I felt about them and what I wanted to do. I told him what I thought, and he agreed with myresponses, and we developed a calendar, moving forward. I am *almost* looking forward to my surgery!
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Gear guy. Glade he was able to assist to me. Dr. Ellman thank you
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Nice office. High tech. Comfy waiting area. Office staff was nice and informative - making sure to let patients know about wait times. Staff doesn't scream your name when they are looking for you. Dr. Ellman is obviously smart and goodat what he does. He explains everything very well.
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Though I've had only a few visits with Dr. Ellman, he has been thorough and pleasant and taken the time to outline possible treatment plans. Also, he has been willing to listen to my concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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I found Dr Ellman to be knowledgeable, thorough, providing clear explanations to questions, willing to take the time to discuss concerns and genuinely concerned about his patients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.
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He is the most sincere and kind doctor. I always request that he give me the cortisone shots in my hips rather than his assistant. He always get the shots in the correct spot the first time!
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Dr. Ellman took the time to both listen to me and explain what he believed to be my issue. He was knowledgeable, compassionate and conservative in his approach which was exactly what I had hoped. Highly recommend him!
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Dr. Ellman is caring, compassionate and considerate to his patients. He can't retire until I'm dead.
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After dislocating my knee (repeatedly) and spending 5 months with a doctor telling me I just needed a little PT, I decided to get a second opinion and was so lucky to find Dr. Ellman. I'm an avid road cyclist andwas in so much pain I couldn't even walk up stairs. Dr. Ellman was thorough in his evaluation and diagnosis, and we worked together on the plan of action. He did arthroscopy to remove a bone fragment stuck in my IT Band (that only he discovered from images), repair a torn miniscus, and did an LCL release to get my patella tracking right. I'm now 6 weeks post-op and doing fantastic! Back on my bike thanks to Dr E!
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Excellent explanations and future treatment plans
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Dr. Ellman was great, quick and easy diagnosis with good options. Wait time was almost 1:50 minutes, unfortunately when you make appointments when working, it's hard to allocate almost 21/2 hours for what took about 25 minutes with x-ray and consultation.
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Dr. Ellman was very friendly and informative. Took time to answer my questions and was very thorough in explaining my problem.
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He was incredibly informative and made me feel much better about my hip injury. Great bedside manner, very knowledgeable, I am soooo glad I went to see him! The office staff was friendly too. Excellent experience.
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Dr. Ellman's care and consideration for me from the get go has been top notch. One of the best surgical experiences I have ever had, and I've had many! Not only was my issue was resolved, the therapy afterwards and sincethen has also been extremely professional and pro-active. I would recommend the Panorama Team, and Dr. Ellman especially to anyone who suffers from hip pain and issues because he is leading the practice in the innovative and uninvasive orthoscopic procedure that was conducted on my hip. He's conservative yet decisive and very well mannered and friendly. He truly cares about his patients and it shows.
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Thought he gave me good advice. Will be seeing him again for further treatment . He was very professional.
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Dr. Ellman is an amazing practicing surgeon. Moreover, he is incredibly kind and cares deeply for all of his patients. He ensures everyone is comfortable and takes the time to answers all questions completely. I am so grateful for having theteam at Panorama treat me. Everyone has always been wonderful!
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Both my wife and I have had the opportunity to be treated by Dr. Ellman and I can't say enough good things about him. He's extremely knowledgeable, doesn't sugar coat things but also has a warm bedside manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Ellman to anyone with hip issues!
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May have discovered a completely new problem that may be causing my pain.
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Very attentive and obviously still loves what he does. He has an excitement about his work that drives him, even when he is suffering from a URI.
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Dr Ellman has been an awesome doctor. Super helpful & explains everything very well. I would rather wait in the waiting room than in the patient room if there is a wait though.
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Dr. Ellman is very knowledgable and seemed to understand the symptoms but i don't think we got to the cause of the problem. Although the results was good news: No surgery necessary. I was left a bit unsatisfied that the problemwill not reoccur. I wasn't in pain until 20-30 min after the appointment. Just a dull ache but left me wondering if PT was a good solution since the stretching seems to aggravate the condition.
More than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend Dr. Ellman. I was in severe hip pain for a year with several things going on. Dr. Ellman took a conservative approach and surgically repaired one of my issues, allowing the other one time to possibly healon its own. While in surgery Dr. Ellman found that my hip needed a replacement labrum rather than a repair. His work was beautiful, and six weeks out everything is healing and looking great. First time in a year with no pain. Dr.Ellman surrounds himself with a wonderful team . They are there for you through the whole process. Ortho Hospital where he does his surgeries is an awesome place as well.
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Would recommend Dr. Ellman in a heartbeat to my own family and anybody in pain.
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Very attentive today ??
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Great visit - spent just the right amount of time explaining the potential problem with my hip and some alternatives. He answered all the questions I had, and I left with a plan.
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I had no pain after three weeks. After a decade of pain in my hip joint. Other docs dismissed me but Dr Ellman found the problem and fixed it. FIXED IT!
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Dr Ellman was delightful! He was friendly, engaging, and very knowledgeable. He had to give me bad news about my hip but gave it in a hopeful and encouraging way. I was allowed to express all my concerns and ask allmy questions without once feeling rushed. He restored my faith in the medical community after a couple of dismissive and unhelpful consultations with 2 other doctors. I'm only sad that he doesn't do the surgery I need.
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Very impressed and explained everything so I could understand.
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I was very impressed and pleased with his sense of urgency to see that I could avoid having to return within a few days to complete the next step in my treatment plan.
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He tailored his feedback to my unique situation and was able to hear my 'extreme/unfortunate' reaction to meds post op. Very supportive and encouraging re moving forward. Thank you!
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Great bedside manner --explained everything fully and answered all of my questions!
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Dr. Ellman is great in dealing with my 15 year old daughter who will need hip surgery. He is very kind and caring and his bedside manner is impressive. We are very happy that our physical therapist referred us to Dr. Ellman!
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Very personable, felt like I could talk to him easily and openly. After seeing many Doctors over 6 months, he was able to diagnose my hip and offer solutions. It does take a long time to get to see him, butdefiantly with the wait. His staff is also very professional and nice.
More than 1 year ago
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I think Dr. Ellman is the best hip doctor in Denver. He had treated my wife and she had great results so when I had issues with my hip there was no doubt which doctor I wanted to treat me. Afterthe first visit I feel really good about the plan and the way he's approaching my case.
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Dr. Ellman is a great doctor and has been helping me become pain free!
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Dr. Ellman is absolutely wonderful!
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Dr. Ellman was kind, interested in what I had to say, thoughtful in his interaction and explanation of my condition and happy to answer all questions I had. I would highly recommend him!
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This doctor is not only obviously well versed but genuinely engaged. I appreciate being heard and wisely advised of my options. He is in my mind no doubt a very kind man as well as wildly talented. Very grateful for him being on my team.
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