About Dr. Stephen Pehler

Board-certified, Fellowship-Trained, Denver-Based Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Pehler is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, Denver-based Orthopedic Spine surgeon. He is a partner physician with Colorado Orthopedic Consultants, a specialty center within Orthopedic Centers of Colorado. This is the largest orthopedic group in the state of Colorado. He has combined training in orthopedics and neurosurgery, offering the best treatment options and outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Pehler is completely dedicated to being the most up-to-date on spine surgical treatment options. The key is the difference in not having your surgeon be beholden, or limited, by one particular treatment option. While your diagnosis may be common, you are as unique as your treatment options. We differentiate ourselves in having minimally invasive treatment options customized for each patient.

Our Team Members

Between Maria Kaplan PA-C and our dedicated medical assistant, Melissa Herron MA, our team is dedicated to ensuring our patients have the best response times and customer service possible. 

Our Promise to Our Patients

  • Surgery will always be our treatment option of last resort. But when we find ourselves in need of a surgical treatment, our patient’s find comfort that we offer the absolute latest and most evidence based techniques for the quickest outcomes.
  • There is a personalized treatment plan for every patient. Over 85% of our patients are successfully treated nonoperatively.
    • From physical therapy, to nonoperative pain relieving injections, to options for stem cell treatment, all non-surgical alternatives will be part of your treatment plan.
    • You will have unrestricted access to contact with your surgeon. Dr. Pehler will be involved in every treatment decision in your care.
  • Appointments are made within 48 hours with Dr. Pehler or his highly trained and specialized physician assistant.
  • We are committed to using the latest and evolving minimally invasive techniques. There are new options in the spine surgery world for muscle sparing, not muscle splitting techniques. Our goal is to get you back to a pain free life as quickly as possible.
  • Our practice is cost conscious and aware of the increasing financial burdens of healthcare. We offer outpatient care at ambulatory centers providing the best value and lowest cost for our patients.
  • We are in this together. We will guide you through to improved function and outcomes in the quickest and most effective way possible.