Dr. Justin Esterberg, MD


  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Orthopedic Residency

  • University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Norton Leatherman Spine Center / Spine Institute for Special Surgery, Louisville, KY

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
  • Member, King County Medical Association
  • Member, North American Spine Society

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery
  • Proliance Center of Outpatient Spine and Joint Surgery
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish Orthopedic Institute/Swedish Medical Center
  • Swedish Medical Center – Edmonds

Justin Esterberg, MD

Dr. Justin Esterberg, MD

Dr. Esterberg has been a partner with Proliance Surgeons since 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery residency program and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his spine-fellowship training at the prestigious Leatherman Spine Institute.

Dr. Esterberg’s focus is on adult cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine issues. Dr. Esterberg has extensive experience in advanced minimally invasive (MIS) spine techniques, which have been shown to speed recovery time. Because of the advanced technology used with MIS techniques, many of these procedures can be done at an outpatient facility. He has a special interest in non-fusion techniques including artificial disc replacement and motion-preserving procedures, which can be effective alternatives to fusion procedures.

His approach is patient-centered and he focuses on education as he explores all nonsurgical and surgical options with patients. When surgery is needed, his goal is to help guide each patient through their pre- and post-operative care in order to help them achieve the best possible outcome.

In his time away from work he enjoys tennis, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family of five.