Dr. Cristian Brotea
Spine & Scoliosis Specialist

Dr. Brotea

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Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgery

Cristian Brotea, M.D., has a dual engineering and medical background which gives him unique insight into spinal diseases. He specializes in the conservative and surgical evaluation and treatment of upper and lower back problems, including sports and work-related injuries, disc herniations, vertebral fractures, scoliosis and arthritic and degenerative spine diseases of the neck and back. Dr. Brotea treats patients of all ages ranging from children and adolescents with spine problems such as scoliosis to older individuals with osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brotea was part of a team which included world-renowned spine neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. He has extensive training in complex spine instrumentation as well as handling spine-related tumors and infections. Dr. Brotea also has experience with some of the newest surgical interventions for the spine, including kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, as well as special minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow him to perform major spine procedures through much smaller incisions. In addition, he also offers the newly FDA-approved cervical and lumbar disc replacement procedures.

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery

New York Medical College – Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York

Fellowship: Spine Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Foundation – The Institute for Spine Health
Cleveland, Ohio

Read what our patients are saying!

Dr. Brotea was highly recommended by my primary care physician. He performed my lumbar laminectomy three months ago and I have only high praise for him. He is quite personable and he related well to me and to my family. My recovery has gone well and I have no reason to expect things not to continue on this trajectory. Of course, I am doing my part by following all post-op instructions.

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