Stephen P. Banco, M.D., FAAOS
Dr. Banco, a Berks County native, is a Board Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.Dr. Banco completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was the recipient of the Most-Outstanding Resident Award in 2001. Following his residency, Dr. Banco completed a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002. At the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Banco chose to return to Berks County to raise his family and establish his spine focused surgical practice. He has been practicing Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery in Berks County since 2002 with the focus of providing the highest level of personalized and compassionate spinal care.
Dr. Banco has been accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS) and maintains a 5-STAR rating from Surgeonratings.org. In January 2021, he was recognized by Becker’s Spine Review (beckersspine.com) as one of “10 Spine Surgeon Leaders to know in 2021”.
Dr. Banco currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of Clinical Spine Surgery and has authored two chapters in the textbook, The Spine. He has published original research articles in several journals including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Current Opinions in Orthopaedics, and Spine.
Dr. Banco is the founder and President of Keystone Spine & Pain Management Center, as well as a founding partner of The Surgical Institute of Reading. He maintains active surgical privileges at The Surgical Institute of Reading and Penn State/St. Joseph’s Hospital.