Dr. Vikas Patel

Dr. Vikas Patel

Orthopedic Surgeon at The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital

Meet Dr. Vikas Patel

The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital specializes in treating people with back and neck pain using proven therapies and the latest technologies. Whether a patient needs physical therapy, medication, spinal injections, surgery, or any combination of approaches, our skilled physicians and staff focus on making our patients feel better, happier and healthier in the safest manner available. In addition, the Spine Center is regularly asked to evaluate second opinion cases.

The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital focuses on a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach among orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical/occupational therapists, psychologists, integrative medicine, and anesthesiologists. As the only academic medical center in the region, the Spine Center is the only provider in the Front Range to take such a comprehensive approach to spine and neck care.

Dr. Vikas Patel is a board certified spine surgeon with The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital who specializes in treatment of adult cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative spinal disorders. As an academic spine surgeon he researches the latest technologies to apply the best and most appropriate ones for each individual patient.

Doctor Quote

As an academic surgeon, it is my responsibility to stay abreast of the latest treatments and technologies in order to make the best recommendations for my patient’s specific ailments.

Directions to our primary location in

Aurora, CO

How Dr. Vikas Patel Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German


  • Acute Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Post Surgery Functional Problems
  • Post Surgery Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • BMP
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Coccygectomy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • X-STOP

Accolades for Dr. Vikas Patel

Professional Distinctions

  • Academic - Associate Professor
  • Clinical - Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • AO North America
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Spine Arthroplasty Association
  • Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine, Board Certification

Office Information for Dr. Vikas Patel

1635 North Aurora Court
Suite 4200
Aurora, CO 80045
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Profile last updated: September 1, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.