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David C. Holte, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Spine Surgery Fellowship

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Areas of Focus

Spine & Neck Care

Practice Overview

David Holte, MD, specializes in surgery for disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, spinal fractures, spondylolisthesis, and spinal infections; as well as orthopedic trauma and fracture management.

Clinical Interest

Spine & Neck Care, including Cervical and Low Back/Lumbar

Education

Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery, London, England

Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Centennial Lakes Same Day Surgery Center
Crosstown Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Ridgeview Medical Center
St. Francis Regional Medical Center
University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fairview Physicians Associates
Hennepin County Medical Association
Minnesota Medical Association
Minnesota Orthopaedic Association
North American Spine Society
Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society

Leadership Positions

Orthopaedic Consultants – President (1998 – 2002)
Twin Cities Orthopedics – President (2002 – Present)
Fairview Southdale Hospital

Chair of Orthopedics (2003 – 2010)
Chief of Medical Staff-Elect (2011 – 2012)
Chief of Medical Staff (2012 – 2013)
Chief of Medical Staff-Past (2013 – 2014)
Chair of Quality Committee (2011 – 2012)
Chair of Medical Exec Comm. (2012 – 2013)
Chair of Credentials Comm. (2013 – 2015)

Achievements and Awards

Russell Hibbs Award, Best Clinical Research Paper, Scoliosis Research Society (1991)

Staff

Wendy Gross, RN
Surgical Assistant

Shari Fahey, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Patient Testimonials

June 20, 2018

Shawn

After dealing with increasing pain and decreasing ability to move or sleep, having Dr. Holte perform surgery to fuse two discs and remove cysts on both sides of my spine, was near miraculous. The morning after surgery, I no longer had the pain that I had been experiencing for almost three years. I had herniated a disc many years ago, arthritis had set in and as the years went by, my back became more painful. Dr. Holte explained the procedure and recovery fully and I was totally able to trust his expertise. I will always be thankful for him and won’t hesitate to recommend him for spine issues.

June 20, 2018

Mary S.

Dr. David Holte is one of the kindest men I have ever met. He is calm, a great listener and wants to help patients eliminate pain. I was one of those patients with stabbing back pain in 2008 and again in 2018. A friend highly recommended Dr. Holte. We hit the jackpot! Through Dr. Holte’s experience and expertise, I have had two successful back surgeries. TCO has taken wonderful care of me and I feel so blessed that Dr. Holte performed my surgeries.

June 23, 2017

Mark K.

In 2000 I ruptured a lumbar disk. After putting up with pain in the back and down my legs, and periods of time where I would be incapacitated because my back would “go out” with no notice I saw Dr. Holte and on analysis of my MRI he determined there was a bulge that was touching my spinal cord. He did a Microdiscetomy, and removed a solidified piece of disk fluid. While the surgery was not for the purpose of repair of the disk degeneration that had occurred due to the rupture and while I still have to limit activity, it did stop the pain in the legs and incidences of the back “going out.” I have not had one of those incidences in the 16 years since the surgery.

March 8, 2017

Jason S.

I had a catastrophic back injury in 2005 from a work related accident where my L5-S1 disk was destroyed.  I tried every single treatment imaginable in order to avoid surgery.  I tried therapies ranging from bio-electric therapy to injections to traction to core strengthening.  None of that worked.  Strength wasn’t my issue either.  I was in massive pain for a year where it felt like I had a screwdriver stuck into my spine and someone would occasionally twist it.  I visited Dr. Holte and he knew exactly what needed to be done.  His calm and professional demeanor put me at ease.  Dr. Holte did a L5-S1 fusion where he went in through my stomach (thus avoiding cutting the smaller muscles in my back) and he fused my spine from the front.  My family said that during my recovery from surgery he spent time with them and answered every question they had as well and put them at ease.  I awoke from my surgery and never had a hint of back pain since.  It has been over a decade since Dr. Holte fixed my spine and I haven’t ever had a pain in my back.  Nor have I had any issues with any other parts of my back.  In addition, outside of having to sit down sideways to tie my shoes because my spine is fused, I have not had my quality of life diminished at all.  In fact, I golf, hunt, fish, play sports and am active with my 10 year old daughter and 15 year old boy that I mentor.  Basically I have no limitations on what I can do in life.  Dr. Holte did an amazing job with my back and his expertise and professionalism with my family was greatly appreciated.  Anyone considering having anything done with their back would be wise to see Dr. Holte first.  I literally would trust him with my life and future as he should he was more than capable of looking after mine a decade ago.

February 9, 2017

Maren

Dr. Holte is amazing! I cannot possibly speak more highly of him. Before meeting Dr. Holte, I was in constant pain following a back injury (this coming from an otherwise healthy 23 year old). I had been to numerous doctors who wrote my pain off, or told me to come back in a few weeks if not better, but no one was interested in helping me. I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Holte and had surgery 3 days later. He was fantastic! He was the only doctor that I felt truly cared, and took the time to listen to me. Thanks to him, I had no issues post op, and have not felt that pain since sitting on the gurney to go to surgery. He truly is a life changing person!

December 8, 2016

Erik S.

In 2000/2001 I had a very herniated disk. I had lost sensation and function in my left lower leg. It took 4 days from diagnosis to surgery.  Dr. Holte did a fabulous job. I had zero post-op pain and have had no issues nearly sixteen years later.

September 21, 2015

John C.

Dr. Holte is the GREATEST. Prior to surgery I was in a wheel chair for a period of time and he has made my life much more bearable. He is gentle, kind and wonderful…what a fantastic place!!

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