Dr. Stewart Kerr, MD

Stewart M. Kerr, MD

  • Comprehensive Neck & Spine Surgery
  • Trauma / Fracture Repair
  • Joint Replacement

Stewart M. Kerr, MD

Stewart M. Kerr, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a clinical focus primarily on comprehensive neck & spine surgery, fracture repair & joint replacement.

Dr. Kerr’s practice philosophy is to treat all patients as if they are family members. He strives for superior elective surgery results by optimizing all controllable factors prior to operating, when possible. Dr. Kerr enjoys providing evidence-based, multi-disciplinary care; his strategy includes careful listening & thoughtful explanations for both surgical and non-surgical options so patients may choose treatments that best fit their individual health goals.

Dr. Kerr graduated from the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland adjacent to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Navy Medicine’s most active teaching hospital. Dr. Kerr’s advanced training includes two fellowships. He graduated from the combined Neurosurgery / Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Rothman Institute in Philadelphia under the tutelage of global leaders in spinal surgery. He later completed an Orthopedic Fracture & Trauma Reconstruction Fellowship at UCSF (Fresno), the busiest Level 1 Trauma Injury Center in California.

A decorated U.S. Navy Combat Veteran, Dr. Kerr has extensive wartime field surgery and tertiary medical center experience. He regularly deployed overseas as team surgeon for the elite military Rangers, Delta Force & SEAL Team 6 serving in both the Afghanistan & Iraq wars. Before attending medical school, Dr. Kerr worked for eight years as a Navy SEAL, after graduating with BUD/S Class #136. Dr. Kerr has served as co-director of the Comprehensive Spine Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was academic teaching faculty for orthopedic surgery residents at the Naval Medical Centers in Portsmouth & San Diego. He is AO Spine faculty and has published numerous papers, textbook chapters, and has lectured widely. He most recently practiced at the trauma center in Anchorage, Alaska.

A Seattle native, Dr. Kerr resides in the Belltown neighborhood with his wife Karen. They enjoy sharing free time together outdoors skiing, camping, and scuba diving.

Spine Conditions

  • Adjacent segment spinal fusion
  • Adjacent segment spinal decompression
  • Adjacent segment disk replacement surgery
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Neck and Back Fractures
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical-thoracic fusion
  • Complex neck & spinal disorders
  • Compression fractures of the spine
  • Deformity of the Spine
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Occiput-cervical fusion
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis (over the age of 18)
  • Pediatric Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondyloptosis
  • Sprains & strains for the neck/spine
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stenosis (of all kinds)
  • Treatment for lower back pain
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Vertebral hemangioma
  • Spine Treatments

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar fusions
  • Thoracic fusions
  • Thoracic-lumbar fusions
  • Cervical discectomy
  • Cervical foraminotomy
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Cervical laminoforaminotomy
  • Cervical disk replacement
  • CoFlex device
  • Comprehensive Spine Surgery
  • Decompression Techniques
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Endoscopic Spine surgery
  • Facet joint injections
  • Fracture Stabilization
  • Fractured spine stabilization
  • Fusion of the Spine
  • Kyphoplasty Surgery
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar lamino-foramenotomy
  • Lumbo-pelvic fusion
  • Lumbo-sacral fusion
  • Medial branch nerve ablations
  • Micro discectomy
  • Spinal Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgical techniques
  • Micro-tubular spine surgical techniques
  • Non-Surgical Spine Treatment
  • Open Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive spine surgery
  • Removal of spinal implants
  • Revision spinal surgery
  • Second opinion spine surgery consultation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator removal / insertion
  • Spinal fusion
  • Surgical Spine Treatment
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Traditional Spine Surgery
  • Transpsoas fusion (XLIF)
  • Thoracic laminectomy
  • Thoracic foraminotomy
  • Thoracic laminoforaminotomy
  • Thoracic-lumbar fusion
  • Thoracolumbar fusion
  • Vertebroplasty