Surgical Specialties

Robert J. Bess, M.D., provides 30 years of experience as an Orthopaedic surgeon. His expertise includes treating trauma, degenerative diseases, and pathologies of the joints, musculoskeletal system, spine, and surrounding anatomy. He prioritizes learning and implementing surgical and medical advancements. Dr. Bess values providing the highest quality of care to his patients.

Cervical Total Disc Replacement (C-TDR)
Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)
Posterior Cervical Fusion
Lumbar Discectomy
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Total Disc Replacement (L-TDR)
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
Lumbar Interspinous & Interlaminar Instrumentation
Lumbar & Thoracic Kyphoplasty
NDN Fusion – Motion Preservation Lumbar Spine Surgery

Among one of the first surgeons to perform a disc replacement within the state of Colorado, Dr. Bess has provided comprehensive treatment and pain relief to countless individuals. After completing a Trauma fellowship in Switzerland and Germany, Dr. Bess later went on to found the Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium. He also went on to  serve as President of the Western Orthopaedic Association. His experience in Trauma surgery has established him as a well-respected leader amongst his peers.

Dr. Bess furthermore specializes in surgery of the hand, shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. As a highly trained Orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Bess has performed countless arthroscopic and traditional surgeries over the 30 years he has served in Colorado. Dr. Bess has additionally conducted numerous research studies including minimally invasive surgeries of the spine. Traditionally considered a highly invasive form of surgery, minimally invasive surgical techniques have the potential to revolutionize the patient experience by decreasing recovery time, pain, and complications. With extensive experience serving athletes from amateur to professional, Dr. Bess is a greatly attuned leader and provider of surgical expertise.



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