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E. Patrick Curry, MD

Specialties:

Back, Neck, Spine

Fellowship:

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Patient Reviews

5
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (4 patient reviews and ratings)

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Dr. Patrick Curry is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in treating cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal cord compression, and spinal deformities. He is an expert in performing a broad range of surgical procedures, from microdiscectomy to complex revision surgery. Dr. Curry is also devoted to providing each of his patients with the highest possible level of care to return them to a life in motion.

Born in Pennsylvania, Dr. Curry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from The University of Scranton, where he was a member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals under the guidance of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute surgeons. During his residency, he was selected to participate in The American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum.

Dr. Curry elected to complete additional training following his residency through an orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at The University of Utah. During this year, he gained expertise in a wide range of advanced spine surgery techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, complex adult deformities, oncologic reconstruction, and high-energy trauma.

Specialty

  • Adult deformity
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion 
  • Artificial cervical disc replacement
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical radiculopathy 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Laminectomy 
  • Lumbar corpectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy 
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Metastatic cancer of the spine
  • Myelopathy
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Revision surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy: The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship: The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Distinctions and Recognition

My Approach to Treating Patients

Spinal disorders are complex, which is why I develop a treatment approach for each patient that is tailored to meet their individual needs and goals. Many spinal problems can be managed without surgery, but when nonoperative treatment options fail to provide relief, surgery can help alleviate pain and improve function.

The decision to proceed with surgery is an important one, and it must be made with an understanding of the risks, benefits, and alternatives to surgical intervention. As your surgeon, I will carefully explain your diagnosis, imaging results, and treatment options so that you can make the decision that is best for you.

 

“Dr. Curry seemed to have a strong command in understanding my 30 plus years of struggling with severe low back pain & how we can proceed. It was thus far treated with respect & concern.”
– John R.
Patient Rating:
5