My approach to treating patients
As an orthopaedic surgeon with Columbia Orthopaedic Group since 1982, I believe recovery is maximized when there is teamwork between the physician and the patient. I make every effort to return patients' health to the maximum possible state while expecting them to contribute to their own wellbeing. I ask patients to develop a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, smoking cessation, caffeine restriction and general good health habits to complement treatments that I offer.
If surgery becomes the necessary treatment, I use minimally invasive techniques to treat the pathology while leaving intact as much normal tissue as is feasible.
I am a consultant to numerous companies and have patents pending on surgical innovations to improve on minimally invasive lumbar surgery. I draw on more than 20 years of orthopaedic experience to use proven techiques and technology more efficiently to maximize patient recovery.
Other staff in my practice
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