Edward Santos, M.D.

“I am committed to providing the best care possible for all of my patients with spine disorders. I treat each and every patient as I would treat any member of my family. I believe that patients’ concerns and expectations deserve to be heard. I also believe in the importance of having a thorough discussion of both surgical and nonsurgical options, with the goal of relieving pain and restoring function.”

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Medical School
College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines — Manila, Philippines

Undergraduate Studies
University of the Philippines — Manila, Philippines

Philippine General Hospital — Manila, Philippines


  • Adult Orthopaedic Reconstruction, University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN
  • Spine Surgery, Twin Cities Spine Center — Minneapolis, MN
  • Revision Joint Surgery and Transplantation, Holy Spirit Hospital — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Spine Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital — Adelaide, Australia

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Minnesota Orthopaedic Society

Over 90 publications and presentations at local, national, and international levels.
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Personal Interests
Basketball, Photography, Social Dancing


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  • Meet Dr. Edward R. Santos

    Patient education is second nature to orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Edward R. Santos. As an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, he educated medical residents for more than a decade before joining the spine team at Summit Orthopedics.

  • Ask Dr. Santos: How Do Injections Help Diagnose Back Pain?

    At Summit, injections are one of the conservative treatments offered for back pain. Dr. Santos explains how injections can be used to diagnose, as well as treat, a painful back condition.

  • Request Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Ask Dr. Santos: Can I Request Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

    The prospect of spine surgery is unsettling for any patient. Dr. Santos explains the surgical approaches used to correct back problems, and discusses the considerations that come into play when evaluating a traditional versus a minimally invasive surgical approach.