1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501


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Orthopedics at Longmont United Hospital

Longmont United Hospital provides outstanding ankle, foot, knee, hip, spine, and shoulder care, physical therapy, and general orthopedics services for the Boulder, Larimer and Weld County, CO regions. Carechex named Longmont United Hospital as one of the top 10 percent of orthopedic care providers in the nation, and our practice includes both minimally invasive and complex surgical solutions.

Our orthopedic physicians provide comprehensive care in an empathetic and holistic environment and are dedicated to providing excellent patient care. HealthGrades named Longmont United Hospital as one of the top hospitals for patient experiences in the country. Our orthopedic subspecialties include an adult reconstruction and joint replacement, spine surgery, surgery of the hand and wrist, surgery of the shoulder and elbow, surgery of the foot and ankle, orthopedic trauma surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Patient care at Longmont United Hospital begins with becoming a partner with patients through introductions and education. We believe every patient should have a good understanding of what to expect during and after his or her surgery, and that's why we make every effort to carefully educate our patients about the choices they make, whether physical therapy, a minimally-invasive procedure or complex surgery. As an orthopedic patient, we encourage each person to have a good understanding of what to expect during and after surgery. If you are considering total joint surgery, consider attending joint surgery class and seminars that are periodically offered to the community.

CareChex award Orthopedics Longmont United Hospital


 +   Lumbar Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
Non-surgical Treatments

If you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, consult your primary care physician on non-surgical treatments. The more common treatments include:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Injections
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing, orthotics
 +   Surgical Treatments
Surgery Information

Two days prior to a scheduled surgery, each patient will meet with a Day Surgery Nurse to review the procedure, medical records, and answer any questions. At Longmont United Hospital, we want a complete picture of who you are and any special needs.

If you stay at the hospital, the Orthopedic Nurse along with the help of the Care Coordinator will be proactive in assuring you receive excellent care. Your Care Coordinator will complete a baseline assessment of your health care needs. If you need support at home, have stairs, need equipment, or anything else, it will be assessed at this time, then followed up to ensure you are ready to go home. Care Coordinators communicate between the multidisciplinary team of therapists and different physicians until they are confident your care is excellent. The Nurses and Care Coordinators are your champions in providing the exceptional level of care you need for a smooth recovery.



Longmont United Hospital offers the rehabilitation each patient needs. Our center provides wellness options in a medically safe environment. Our professional staff provides services to individuals to regain strength and endurance or reduce pain in mobility that affect their ability to complete everyday tasks in life independently. We have a Gym and 94º Therapy Pool along with qualified professionals to help you with your recovery.

Complementary Medicine

Health Center of Integrated Therapies, a service of Longmont United Hospital, expanded healthcare in the community with new treatments from around the world, complementing innovative practices offered by western medicine. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of qualified acupuncturists, massage therapists, and class instructors. Health Center of Integrated Therapies works with physician advisors for physical and psychology consults. Complementary medicine is available to orthopedic patients with physician permission.

Where to get medical images such as x-rays, MRIs or CT Scans?

Longmont United Hospital Diagnostic Imaging
1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont

Your doctor will have his or her office schedule an appointment for you.

Questions Patients Might Ask Their Doctor

When you meet with the orthopedic doctor, remember you have choices.

  1. What are all of my options to cope with the current pain I am experiencing?
  2. How long will the treatment reduce this pain?
  3. What will happen if I choose not to have treatment?
  4. How long will I be in the hospital?
  5. What will the rehabilitation be like? How long?
  6. Are there any side effects of my treatments?
  7. What are the financial costs and will my insurance cover the recommended treatments?
Financial & Insurance Information

We realize that health care insurance billing can be confusing. We are here to help with that process at our Business Office. The business office will bill primary insurance companies for Hospital services. You can help by bringing your most current insurance information each time you come for health care.

Please contact the Business Office at 303.651.5011

If you have questions or wish to make payment arrangements, contact the Business Office, 303.651.5011.Longmont United Hospital has financial assistant programs. A Business Office Representative can help you choose a program and explain qualification procedures.

Specialties of the Orthopedic Surgeons

An orthopedic surgeon uses both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions. Many of our orthopedic surgeons elected to do further subspecialty training, or 'fellowships', after completing their residency training. All of our orthopedic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Schedule An Appointment

If you or someone you care about requires orthopedic care in or near Longmont, CO, Longmont United Hospital can help. Contact our health providers and schedule a consultation for more information.


Robert Jelinek, MD   Robert Smith, MD certified by the Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and some related structures of the leg.