About The Spine Institute at RMSO

At The Spine Institute at RMSO we have an unwavering goal – to make sure you can return to your favorite activities as quickly and as safely as possible. Through our team-based approach, our surgeons and staff collaborate and communicate with your personal doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist and other specialists to ensure you receive a customized treatment plan that is as unique as you are.

Surgeries by The Spine Institute at RMSO surgeons  are performed by Kenneth Pettine, MD and Fernando Techy MD  in Johnstown, Colorado .

Our surgeons  have medical privileges  at  Arete Surgical Center, University Of Colorado Health Systems: Medical Center Of The Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital


20130925 Rankin_Arete-27.jpgArete’ Surgical Center., at  a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facilitywith three operating rooms and a convalescent center for those who have spine surgery or artificial disc replacement surgery that requires an overnight stay. The facility is a cost-effective alternative to a hospital stay and is staffed with friendly, caring professionals to serve you with the highest standard of care in a comfortable and professional atmosphere., results in lower incidents of infection and complications and higher rates of patient satisfaction. It also costs less.



Minimally Invasive Treatment

The best course of treatment is not always a surgical option, and we offer minimally invasive treatments like education, physical therapy,  targeted exercises, pain management, biofeedback counseling, pharmacology and other techniques.

Adult Stem Cells

We offer Adult Stem Cell Therapy that doesn’t require FDA approval to treat lumbar and cervical spine conditions, spine pain, as well as the treatment of arthritis and joints, resulting from injury or aging, and is also involved with an FDA clinical trial investigating the use of Adult Stem Cells. 

Orthopedic Surgery

In some cases, surgery may be the recommended option. If that is the case, our surgeons will make sure that you have a thorough understanding of the procedure, as well as the recovery and rehabilitation process.

Spine Surgery

As the leader in minimally invasive spinal surgery, non-fusion spine technology and artificial disc replacement, Our team is recognized worldwide for its innovative approach to treating back pain and neck pain.


No matter what condition or injury brings you to our door, you can take comfort in knowing that our expert team will do everything possible to help you move forward.




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Our Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeons are committed to find every medical option surgical or non-surgical  for your condition. Contact Us Today