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Dr. Deepak Reddy is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan with a degree in zoological anthropology and a cross disciplinary research focus on the biomechanics of walking. His medical degree and residency were completed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and his research interests continued as he investigated problems of the lumbar and cervical spine. He completed the prestigious Norton Leatherman spine fellowship, the second longest running spine fellowship in the country, and has settled in South Bend. He chose South Bend Orthopaedics because "they have assembled an all-star team of surgeons that I just had to be a part of." He has numerous affiliations with professional societies but most enjoys his time with the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Reddy’s interests include travel, cars/motorcycles, and technology.


“I believe that surgery of the neck and back should always be a last resort. I don’t like to operate unless we are really going to make a positive functional change in an individuals life. In patients who have structural spine problems that have failed non-operative interventions, spine surgery may have a dramatic effect on their ability to enjoy daily actvities. We’ve made numerous advances in recent years developing more attractive options than what patients traditionally think of as “spine surgery.” From minimally invasive approaches to motion sparing devices that avoid fusion, our ability to treat the spine and relieve neurological symptoms has never been better. My goal is always to do the least amount of surgery needed to improve on a patient’s quality of life and get them back to moving as soon as safely possible.”


Dr. Reddy Practices at:

Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)
South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

4.7 out of 5
284 Patient Ratings

26 Patient Comments
Updated 2/17



University of Chicago, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL

Fellowship in Spine Surgery

Norton-Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY

Medical Society Memberships

Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association

North American Spine Society

Cervical Spine Research Society

Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Consulting Physician

University of Notre Dame

Patient Success Videos


Jim had been having lower back problems for years, regularly seeing a chiropractor for treatment. Finally, after exhausting all non-surgical options, he scheduled an appointment with SBO.

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Friendliness/courtesy of care provider
4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Care provider’s explanation of problem/condition
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Care provider’s concern for questions/worries
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Care provider’s efforts to include me in decisions
4.4  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Care provider’s information about medications
4.2  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Care provider’s instructions for follow-up care
4.5 4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Care provider spoke using clear language
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Time care provider spent with me
4.5  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


My confidence in care provider
4.4  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.5  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended




Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.


I was having neck pain, along with burning and tingling in my hand and down my arm. I also had loss of mobility and strength in my arm. I couldn’t work and I have a physical job. I couldn’t throw a softball. I couldn’t bowl like I normally do. And sleeping was very difficult. I can now do everything that I couldn’t before. The outcome has been fantastic! Dr. Reddy was very attentive and informative. He was very easy to deal with and made me feel comfortable. The experience with everyone at SBO was very good and everyone involved in my care was great! Everything went very well and I would recommend Dr. Reddy to anyone needing spine surgery. I just wish I hadn’t waited so long to get treatment. I would tell others to not wait until the pain gets so bad that you can’t function.

- Kevin S.

I had horrendous pain in my back and down my leg and hip. It shut me down. I wasn’t able to do anything. I was like an invalid. Even the simplest tasks became impossible. I got in to see Dr. Reddy very quickly. I was impressed with his great personality. He explained things to me better than any other doctor I have seen. He answered all my questions. No feeling of being rushed. He was fantastic. It was life changing because I’m back to normal now. The experience was great! And it was not just Dr. Reddy, every person I encountered along the way was just fantastic. If you want your life back, he is the man to see. I trust him now. I am leery of doctors – I’m that kind of person. He has earned my trust!

- Scott S.

I was having severe pain down both of my legs. It was getting so bad I couldn’t stand up longer than 10 minutes at a time. My legs would ache and burn with no relief. I had to sleep sitting up on the sofa because I couldn’t lay flat. I had no life. I couldn’t do my job, I couldn’t help at home. All the simple tasks I could do before, I no longer could do. I was pretty much sentenced to the sofa which is not a life. Dr. Reddy is my hero! He pretty much saved my life. Before my surgery, Dr. Reddy explained all of the procedure to me. He was very thorough in every detail. Dr. Reddy and his staff are all very exceptional people. My life is steadily getting back to somewhat normal. I can get around with no problem. I can walk and stand as long as I want. I am very happy and relieved.

My experience with SBO was great!  I could not have asked for a more concerned and helpful doctor. I really would recommend Dr Reddy to anyone considering this surgery. He went above and beyond what I would expect from my surgeon. He was genuine and concerned with my well-being. I would recommend SBO and Dr. Reddy. Mainly because my surgery was a success, but also because Dr. Reddy took his personal time to make sure my well being was met. He was always there to see my needs were met! A big thank you to Dr. Reddy and his staff. Because of your care, I think that I can now truly enjoy my retirement.

- Robert G.

I was having back pain and sciatic pain. I was just in constant pain. It hurt when I was still. It hurt when I was laying down or when I was sitting. It was painful to stand and even walk. I pretty much couldn’t do much of anything. Now I am able to do more and I’m slowly progressing to get back “like I used to be.” Dr. Reddy has a great bed side manner. He is meticulous and very detailed, which I like. He explained thing well and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Reddy and his staff were awesome! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Reddy to others, for all the reasons I just stated. Overall I had a very positive experience with him. If I had to do it all over again, I would see Dr. Reddy right away.

- Holly M.

“I had nerve pain down the right leg to the ankle. I had to take a medical leave from work and limit my regular activities throughout this time. The surgery eliminated the nerve pain in my leg. I was able to return to work and to my regular activities. My experience with Dr. Reddy and his staff was very professional and very helpful. I would recommend SBO to others because of their professional expertise and my confidence in their ability to provide a successful outcome to my surgery.”

- Timothy O.


 “I was having extreme lower back pain that radiated into my right leg. My right leg had tingling in it, was going numb, and would occasionally go out on me causing me nearly to fall. The back pain I was having was so intense at times, that it was affecting my work, personal, and recreational life. I was only getting about 3-4 hours of sleep a night, and I could neither stand nor sit for too long of a period.  The operation has been successful so far. The tingling, numbness and other issues with my right leg are completely gone. I would say my back pain has improved by about 80%, which in my eyes is a huge win. When you are 42, and have had severe back pain since your mid-twenties, I could not be more pleased with the little amount of issues I still experience.

Dr. Reddy has been the most approachable, down to earth, honest, caring, and up-front doctor I have ever worked with. When I first met Dr. Reddy, he was very approachable, he made you feel at home on the first meeting, like you have known him and been his patient for 5 years. He was honest and told me directly that “if it is not broke, I will not operate, I cannot fix something that is not broken.” I appreciate and respect those statements and values. Dr. Reddy is professional, but yet fun and down to earth.  I can’t wait to tell anyone I run into how good I feel, you really do feel like a different person. Everyone that I personally know that has back pain as severe as I did, I don’t hesitate to tell them to go see Dr. Reddy at SBO. It changed my life for the better, and I know that the success that Dr. Reddy had with my back can happen to others, and why not go through the discomfort of a surgery, for a long term solution.”

- Gary N.


 “I had pain down my left arm and numbness/tingling that kept me from sleeping for about 2 months.  It's hard to say but it looks like maybe some old sports injuries caught up to me and ultimately I injured myself lifting some of my players golf bags. My arm pain and numbness was gone immediately after surgery, I was able to get great rest and became a happy person to be around. My experience was excellent. The staff was very professional yet genuinely personable. The important thing with Dr. Reddy is that I felt comfortable with him right away. He was open and honest about everything but also gave me an immediate sense of trust - which is really important in a patient/doctor relationship.”

- Alex H.

SBO Patient 1/17

It was a very good experience.

SBO Patient 1/17

Excellent physician. Personable, informative, took his time with me answering all my questions.  I didn't feel rushed and he was concerned.  I would highly recommend him to anyone. Very happy with my care.

SBO Patient 1/17

I live in Crown Point and I don't mind the drive because of the professional service provided.

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr. Reddy was very knowledgeable he explained in a way that I could understand what needs to be done. I felt very comfortable with him and a sense of trust was developed afterwards.  I know there were a lot of people for him to see at the time but wished I had more time to ask more question. He is a very good doctor though. I will come back in 3 month to see him again as he suggested.

SBO Patient 12/16

If anyone wants a great caring place to care for them it will be SBO.

SBO Patient 12/16

Excellent care by physician.

SBO Patient 11/16


SBO Patient 10/16

All was very good.

SBO Patient 10/16

Dr. Reddy is the consummate professional. I have referred several people to him. He is very friendly, available, great at patient education, spends the time you need with him, and always answers every question. I am grateful that he was my surgeon.

SBO Patient 9/16

We didn't cover Post operative stuff, but expect we'll discuss the day of procedure.

SBO Patient 8/16

Dr does a great job explaining and using objects to demo.

SBO Patient 8/16

Doctor explained everything in detail.

SBO Patient 8/16

Wonderful job.

SBO Patient 8/16

One of the best experiences I've ever had with a medical practitioner.

SBO Patient 8/16

Great doctor - Dr. Reddy.

SBO Patient 8/16

Already have friends asking who my provider is and where located!

SBO Patient 7/16

I really like Dr. Reddy.  This was my second visit and he seemed to have listened and taken in my opinions and concerns from the first visit.

SBO Patient 7/16

My experience with the Dr was very good. I appreciate that he apologized for running so far behind.

SBO Patient 7/16

Good person.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Reddy is the best.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. Reddy - Wonderful Dr!!!

SBO Patient 5/16


SBO Patient 2/16

He was great and really explained stuff really well, which I find that most doctors don't so I appreciated him taking the time to explain in detail.


SBO Patient 2/16

Everyone was great!


SBO Patient 1/16

Friendly staff.