About George A. Frey, MD
George A. Frey, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon and the founder of the Colorado Comprehensive Spine Institute. Dr. Frey has focused his medical practice on the treatment of all complex problems of the spine including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions in the adult as well as the child. Dr. Frey has extensive experience and additional training in the areas of complex spinal reconstruction surgery, revision surgery, and scoliosis surgery for the child and adult.
Dr. Frey is a highly regarded spine specialist who received his medical training from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Frey completed his residency and fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He also completed advanced specialized training in reconstructive and traumatic spinal surgery involving all regions of the spine for such conditions as scoliosis, trauma, degenerative deformities, tumors, and infections.
Dr. Frey is very active as a leader in the development of new surgical techniques, spinal systems, and implants. He has taken a prominent role in the national and international educational process of his fellow surgical spine specialists and lectures extensively in these areas. Dr. Frey has a specific expertise in emerging technologies and techniques for minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles in the area of spinal and orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Frey was born in Basel, Switzerland, and enjoys skiing, biking, vintage car racing, restoration, and motor sports. He is married to Heidi, an accomplished attorney in her own right, and has two sons.
1. "Premature Failure of Cementless Acetabular Components in Total Hip Arthroplasty after Pelvic Irradiation." Retrospective study of ten patients with failed acetabular components after THR for radio osteonecrosis. Presented at AAOS meeting, 1993. JBJS publication.
2. "Gait Analysis of the Clubfoot Patient after Posterior Medial Release." Involves study of electromyographic and dynamic joint force changes after successful clubfoot release in the pediatric patient. Presented at AAOS Annual Residents Conference 3/92. POSNA Conference 4/91.
3. "Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Indications and Technique for Far Lateral PLIF." Presented at the "Interbody Spine Surgery: Challenges and Solutions" Program, September 25, 1999. Denver, CO.
4. "Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Indications and Technique for Far Lateral PLIF." Presented at the "Interbody Spine Surgery: Challenges and Solutions" Program, December 12, 1999. Los Angeles, CA.
5. "Spine Surgery." Presented to Family Physicians at Porter Hospital, February 29, 2000. Denver, CO.
6. "Surgical Management of Degenerative Disc Diseases of the Spine." Presented at SCVIR National Meeting, March 25, 2000. San Diego, CA.
7. "Multidisciplinary Management of Spine Diseases." Presented at SCVIR National Meeting, March 25, 2000. San Diego, CA.
8. "Future Surgical Option: Bone Morphogenetic Protein, Alternative Surgical Options." Presented at "Interbody Challenges of the Lumbar Spine Discussion Group, June 1-2, 2000. Los Cabos, Mexico.
9. "Posterior Lumbar Decompression for Stenosis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Indications and Technique for Far Lateral PLIF." Presented at the Fundamental Principles and Techniques in Spine Surgery Program, June 22-24, 2000. Colorado Springs, CO.
10. "Treatment of High-Grade Spondylolisthesis in Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics." June 24, 2000. Colorado Springs, CO.
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