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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.

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Contact Information

Dennis L. Abernathie, M.D., F.A.C.S. 1 South Keene Street Columbia, MO USA 65201 View map Phone 573 876-8628 Fax (573) 442-1277

Other staff in my practice

Luis R. Visot, NREMT-P -
Debbie Davis, LPN -
Diane Giessman

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