Project Description



Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr Jeffrey Coe


  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Capitola

  • Los Gatos


“My goal is to help patients to get back to their active lifestyle and that is what keeps me coming to work every day.”


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About Dr Coe

My interest in innovative spine technologies and background as an electrical engineer allows me in my orthopedic spine practice the ability to understand underlying biomechanical processes and logical problem solving to provide the best solutions for my patients with injuries, deformity and other diseases of the spine. I have been in practice in the Los Gatos, CA area since 1992. I am a native of San Antonio, Texas.

I earned my B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, graduating cum laude. My M.D. degree was earned at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. I served in the U.S. Army for 13 years with my internship and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and The Shiners’ Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis, MO. I received valuable experience serving as a staff orthopedic surgeon at the 34th General Hospital in Augsburg, Germany for three years. During part of that time I provided orthopedic coverage for the U.S. Women’s Ski Team during their training sessions in Europe and also at the World Cup Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. I returned to the U.S. for a fellowship in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. I returned to my roots in San Antonio where I served as the Chief of the Spine Surgery Service at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Ft Sam Houston, TX. During my tenure at BAMC, I served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in Support of Operation Desert Storm.

My professional interests include Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Disc Arthroplasty Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery and Cervical Spine Surgery. I have performed research in the field of spinal biomechanics, spine surgery, disc replacement surgery, scoliosis and spinal instrumentation. My work has been presented at multiple national and international meetings. I have collaborated on book chapters and published numerous articles related to the study of surgery of the spine. I am involved in teaching other spine surgeons new techniques to further the advance of the practice of spine surgery.

I am board certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. I am a Fellow in the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). I am a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS), Spinal Arthroplasty Society (SAS) / International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). I look at the total person when evaluating my patients. I take into account their goals and lifestyle. Often surgery is not indicated, therefore, I refer my patients for non-operative treatments including spinal injections, physical therapy, etc. When spinal surgery is indicated, I work closely with the patient pre and post operatively to ensure the best result possible.

  • 1979 Washington University School of Medicine
  • Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California
  • Reconstructive Spinal Surgery – Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland

Assisting the Doctor:

Melissa Clay FNP

Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled medical professionals. Dr. Coe is joined by Melissa Clay, FNP to provide the highest standard of care.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

Dr Coe is a great orthopedic surgeon!!! Very knowledgeable and does everything he can to help… gave me different options to choose from for my care.. extremely happy and very grateful.that I found such great medical care… thank you Dr. Coe for your time and help.

- Kyle C

Recovering from back surgery. Dr. Coe. really listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease with his explanations and advice. I highly recommend Dr. Coe and the office staff. They’re professional and welcoming.

- DG

I am very satisfied, grateful to doctor Coe, and the staff. His Nurse Melissa is Amazing. Dr. Coe is well Oriented and patient. His personal concern for his patients is far superior to anything you could ever expect. Dr. Coe really makes a difference in the Medical Field. Thank you for being an Excellent doctor.

- Estella B