Fernando Techy, MD

RMAortho_sRGB12.JPGFernando Techy, MD is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. His very specialized and unique education includes two complete Orthopaedic Surgery residencies (one at the Santa Casa of Sao Paulo, Brazil and one at the University of Illinois in Chicago) and a combined Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, OH. After his extensive training, Dr Techy was invited back to work as an attending Professor of Orthoapedics and Spine Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago where he performed very complex and demanding spine surgery in the academic setting until deciding to join The Spine Institute at Rocky Mountain Associates (RMA) and the Orthopaedic Stem Cell Institute, here in Colorado.

Fernando Techy's main interest and goal is to provide excellent patient care, trying to achieve the best possible result for every case. In his mind every patient is unique and nothing but his best will be offered. Treatments will range from simply understanding your condition and life style changes to indicating surgery when appropriate. Every case is carefully and individually analysed. Dr. Techy is passionate about teaching and performing research to help the advancement of Spine Surgery as well. These are the main reasons he joined RMA here in Jonhstown, CO (one of the premier Spine Surgery Research Institutions in the world!!). Fernando Techy is the author of many articles published in peer reviewed journals as well as multiple book chapters in Spine Surgery. He has reviewed and continues to review multiple Spine Surgery books for the most important medical publishers and also serves as Spine Surgery reviewer for the Medical Science Monitor Journal.  Dr Techy is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), of the North American Spine Society (NASS), of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and of The AOSpine North America.

Dr Techy enjoys teaching and training Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery residents and fellows as well as Spine Surgery colleagues from the US and abroad. Currently, Dr Techy is faculty for The AO Spine North America (arguably the most prestigious and academic Spine Surgery organization in the World), for the Depuy-Synthes Spine Surgery Institute and for the Cleveland Clinic Spine Review since 2010. Dr Techy has also helped design and perfect important implants that are used in today’s modern Spine Surgery.

Fernando Techy still participates, in conjunction with the FDA, at the AAOS Exhibits Committee, regulating how spine surgery device companies market themselves to Orthopaedic Surgery colleagues.

Outside of Medicine, Fernando enjoys spending time with his wife Angelina and son Daniel. He enjoys watching sports live and on TV, riding his road or mountain bike, snowboarding, running (6 marathons so far) and playing tennis.

Fernando Techy speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and plays a little guitar.

Specialties and Special Interests in Spine Surgery (Conditions treated):

  • •   Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Conditions.
  • •   Cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, Myelopathy, Herniated Discs, Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Spondylolisthesis, Degenerated Discs.
  • •   Spine Fractures, Infections, Tumors and Osteoporotic Fractures (Kyphoplasty)
  • •   Pediatric and Adult Spine Deformity (Scoliosis, Kyphosis)
  • •   Conventional and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. ( TLIF, XLIF, DLIF, ALIF)
  • •   Cervical and Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement.
  • •   Spine Injections (Transforaminal Epidural, Facet Blocks, SI joint)
  • •   Stem Cell Injection into the intervertebral disc and large joints). 


Dr Techy has special interest in researching Stem Cells and other biologic materials applications in Spine Surgery.