Matthew Gerlach, MD

Dr. Gerlach is a trusted and experienced spine surgeon with expertise in all aspects of spine surgery. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery where he obtained extensive orthopedic and neurosurgical training in both minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques. He specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, degenerative, and traumatic conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine in adult and adolescent patients. Dr. Gerlach commonly treats patients with sciatica, stenosis, herniated discs, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal fractures.

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  • Specialties
  • Education
  • Qualifications
  • Locations
  • Affiliations
  • Adult & Adolescent Spine Surgery
  • Fellowship
    • Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic – Lone Tree, CO
  • Residency
    • Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
  • Medical Education
    • University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
  • Undergraduate Education
    • University of San Diego – San Diego, CA
  • Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
  • Member, Front Range Orthopedics & Spine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • North American Spine Society
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Longmont
  • Lafayette
  • Westminster
  • Longmont United Hospital
  • St. Anthony North Health Campus
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Resources

Looking to learn more about your condition? Check out the resources below for more information!

OrthoInfo Educational Website
Understanding Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Understanding the Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint)

Testimonials

"When you combine a great surgeon with a great device, you get great results!" - Daniel Duzan

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"Dr. Gerlach is friendly, knowledgable, and straight-forward. He is not of the best doctors I have ever seen." - Jane Cantrell

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"There isn't anything I wouldn't try now. I wish I would have done something sooner!" - Erin Williams

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"Your team has put our team back on the path to rich and rewarding golden years with my father and mother. We can never fully articulate the depth of our gratitude, but you and your team should know you gave us a wonderful gift and we plan to take full advantage. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!" - Russ, Lori, Rod and Lou Ann

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"I am 100% pain-free and extremely glad I did it. Dr. Gerlach is fantastic and all of the staff knows what they are doing. I felt taken care of by a great team." - Kyle Snyder

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“I’m almost to the point that I need to increase my distance when I walk and ride my bike. This [the fusion] made life a whole lot more pleasant." - Jackie Such

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“The first surgery was pretty easy and it alleviated a lot of pain. The second surgery was 12 hours on the table. Dr. Gerlach worked 12 hours on my back. I’m fused from the top of my back all the way down. I have two titanium rods and 36 screws in my back. I didn’t have any pain in my back after the operation." - John McCutchon

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Matthew Gerlach, MD

Dr. Gerlach is a trusted and experienced spine surgeon with expertise in all aspects of spine surgery. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery where he obtained extensive orthopedic and neurosurgical training in both minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques. He specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, degenerative, and traumatic conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine in adult and adolescent patients. Dr. Gerlach commonly treats patients with sciatica, stenosis, herniated discs, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal fractures.

All spine surgeries require the use of intraoperative image guidance; especially those performed using a minimally invasive approach and those requiring placement of spinal implants.  Historically, 2D fluoroscopy (X-ray) was utilized in these procedures. Over the past decade, there have been significant advancements in this area. Dr. Gerlach utilizes state-of-the-art technology, for example, the O-arm 3D intraoperative imaging device, computer-aided navigation, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and motion-preserving procedures, such as cervical disc replacement.

The O-arm allows for 360-degree CT-like images in the operating room, providing a 3D view of complex 3D spinal anatomy. Having the best view of the surgical anatomy in the operating room allows Dr. Gerlach to provide each patient with the most precise surgical procedure possible.

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